Open day at the uni

Bendigo Weekly | Bendigo Weekly | 24-Aug-2017

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See what university is really like at La Trobe University’s Bendigo campus open day from 10am to 3pm on
Sunday.

Step inside world-class facilities, meet inspiring academics and get a feel for uni life. 

Plus, design, create and plant your own virtual tree via the Living Landscapes display.

Head of campus Rob Stephenson said this year’s open day would offer a chance for school leavers to explore their options for further study, plus inspire mature-agers to consider that longed for career change.

“It’s never too late, or early, to consider your options for tertiary study and with the broad range of courses offered in Bendigo we’re bound to have something to interest everyone,” he said.

“Plus, open day is a great opportunity to simply explore the campus, get a feel for the facilities we offer and maybe even discover a career you never knew existed.

“Highlights on the day will be tours of our new exercise physiology and rehabilitation lab, plus Australia’s-only dog cognition lab, where visitors can meet our very special campus canines.”

There will be sessions on scholarships, fees and HECS, living on campus and how to apply for La Trobe’s Aspire program, which rewards volunteers with an early offer and other perks.

“Open day is always lots of fun, with roving entertainers, live music and food trucks also on the program, plus our Living Landscapes display is sure to attract attention, as it has done in Melbourne,” Mr Stephenson said.

Living Landscapes is a partnership between La Trobe and the National Gallery of Victoria. 

It invites people to create a virtual tree via a specially-designed app, then plant that tree in augmented reality. 

For every virtual plant created, La Trobe will plant a real tree.

Mr Stephenson said 2018 was set to be an exciting year to join La Trobe, as the Bendigo campus embarks on a $50 million transformation program, including expanding the library and student union and establishing a state-of-the-art engineering building.

“The new facilities will enable us to offer further engineering courses, to ensure our graduates go on to forge careers at the cutting edge of the industry,” he said.

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