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Life at La Trobe

There’s more to uni than textbooks and tutorials

When you study at La Trobe, you’re joining a vibrant student and academic community that is passionate about making a real impact – in the here and now.

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What it's like to be a student at La Trobe?

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What's your top advice for starting uni?

Eleni shares the things she wished she knew before starting uni at La Trobe.

Is it easy to make friends at uni?

Eleni shares her experience of meeting new people and making friends at uni.

What's your favourite thing about campus life at La Trobe?

Eleni explores what made her want to study at La Trobe.

What's the campus like?

Demi shares her thoughts on the Melbourne campus and advice to get to know the campus.

What clubs and societies can I join?

Naomi talks about the different clubs and societies, and the clubs she's involved with.

Student Services

At La Trobe, we want you to succeed – and sometimes a little help can go a long way to setting our students up for success when they graduate.

From social events and sporting activities to peer support and online tutoring, there’s heaps of support available to help you settle into your studies, make new friends and embrace uni life – no matter where you’re studying from.

Explore student services

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What career services are available?

Recent grad Naomi shares the career services she used at uni and how it helped get her into her career in social sciences.

What wellbeing services are available?

Franchesca talks about the different wellbeing services available to support students at La Trobe.

What library support is available?

Daphne explains what support you can get at the library helpdesk.

Was it hard to apply for a scholarship?

Naomi shares her experience of applying for a scholarship at La Trobe.

What's your advice for applying for a scholarship?

Naomi shares her top tips and why you should apply for a scholarship at La Trobe.

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Our commitment to sustainability & social impact

Top 100 Globally for Impact

We’re in the top 100 universities worldwide for our commitment towards the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

We're going 100% green

We'll be Victoria's first major university to become carbon neutral by 2029.

Learn more >

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La Trobe's Melbourne (Bundoora) Campus is home to Nangak Tamboree Wildlife Sanctuary, the only university in Australia with a dedicated wildlife sanctuary.



We’re proud to offer a dedicated climate-related major in our Bachelor of Arts and the Climate, Sustainability and Society subject for students at La Trobe’s three largest campuses.



La Trobe is home to leading environmental research centres such as the Centre for Freshwater Ecosystems (CFE) and Research Centre for Future Landscapes (RCFL).


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La Trobe University proudly acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands where its campuses are located in Victoria. We recognise that Indigenous Australians have an ongoing connection to the land and the University values their unique contribution to both the University and the wider Australian society.

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