La Trobe University reviews

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About La Trobe

La Trobe has a flagship campus located in the suburb of Bundoora, Melbourne. The university also has two smaller campuses in Melbourne's CBD, Bendigo, Albury-Wodonga, Mildura, Shepparton. In 2015, La Trobe had a total of 36,746 student enrolments.

We have a range of student reviews for La Trobe ranging across Arts, Law, Business (Accounting, Sports Management & more), Education (Primary & Secondary), Health (Nursing, Exercise Science, Physiotherapy), IT and Sciences.

Some of the common advice we hear from students includes:
Utilise the Uni's support services. Ask staff questions (in class or via email) whenever you need. Don't be afraid to ask for advice;
Get involved in clubs and societies - it's easy to make friends;
Figure out how you're going to get to Uni (for Bundoora students);
Try to get work experience as well as study (some courses include this)
Work hard and have fun

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La Trobe's Philosophy department experienced a significant funding cut during Abbott's government and many staff members lost their jobs. 1 hour classes & lectures- which once took place separately- were now occurring simultaneously within 2 hour seminars. These seminars were highly informative and interactive, and the lecturers/academics were dedicated to their students and patient with their inquiries.

My personal experience was very positive. Lecturers made the time to speak with students outside the seminars, and organised one-on-one meetings with students, in which ample time was dedicated to addressing the students' inquiries.

The La Trobe Philosophy staff are collectively and individually adept in their fields, very well informed and personable. In my Honours course specifically, my supervisor would meet with me once a month to track the progress of my thesis.

The feedback and advice provided by my Professor was thorough, insightful and efficient. Though I struggled with the subject matter of my thesis, my professor's academic guidance resulted in me receiving First Class Honours in my Honours degree. I feel like I could have avoided some of the trouble if my supervisor had organised slightly more meetings with me. Having said that, the department would organise numerous out-of-class seminars for postgrad students to attend, in which we communally discussed the concerns and ideas of their own theses, and provided each other with constructive advice and criticism, greatly enhancing the understanding of our own individual projects.

This was an inspiring and non-threatening environment a vast majority of the time. There was one PhD student in our group who did speak to Masters/Honours students in a patronising manner. Lecturers would often attend these meetings and conduct oral presentations about various philosophical dilemmas and topics.

I felt incredibly supported by the members of La Trobe's academic department, though some topics/subjects were harder to grapple than others as lecturers would often assume that students already possessed background knowledge of certain topics- though this was not always the case.

I'd recommend this course to a friend.

Completed in 2016

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Positives: Great fun

Negatives: Long time

My advice to future students is: STUDY

Completed in 2019

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Positives: Professionalism of Tutors

Negatives: City Location

My advice to future students is: Try to attend class of often as possible

Completed in 2010

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Positives: There was great support by the staff on hand at Albury Wodonga and I can't fault there job.

Negatives: La Trobe offers no support for there regional campuses, students often feel left out and ignored by the university and students struggle to find subjects to finish there course as subject options are extremely limited.

My advice to future students is: I would tell them to expect very little options of studying at the Albury Wodonga campus and the university it self offers very little in terms of variety.

Completed in 2018

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