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Sunday, July 27th, 2008
8:17 pm
A little late to announce, but...
Graduated! Yaay!

Good luck to all of you who are still students of La Trobe!

I'm outta La Trobe!

I thoroughly enjoyed my stay and I hope you do too!

Current Mood: cheerful
Wednesday, October 17th, 2007
2:45 am
Studying off campus
Does anyone know whether studying off campus is an option at La Trobe?

Tried searching, but found nothing re: LTU, only every other uni in Melbourne, it seems. Unless I've missed something.. but I'm probably being hopeful.

If anyone could let me in on anything they know, it would be much appreciated!

Thursday, July 26th, 2007
5:18 pm
A cycle bus is an imaginative phrase which describes a group cycling concept. One of the features of a bus is that it is a structure which, in the process of following a fixed and predictable route, picks people up at routine places and delivers them to routine destinations. The concept of a cycle bus is consistent with such attributes. Passengers on the cycle bus can live anywhere on the fixed route.

People of all levels of fitness are invited to participate in a bicycle bus, with no senses of obligation or commitment. The bus will probably start at Brunswick somewhere and pass through such suburbs as Northcote, Thornbury, Preston and Heidelberg and Kingsbury, however alternatives are possible.

Benefits of a Bicycle Bus:


*Community Spirit and A Sense of Participation

*Sharing of Cycling Routes By Demonstration

*To highlight the presence of presence of a minority group on the road.


The cycle bus is mainly about safety. Increased numbers mean that cyclists are more visible, making the each member of the group on average less likely to get hit.

A group of cyclists is like a herd and is possibly less likely to be cut across or side swiped by cars (but I would not rule it out).

More people are available to take down the number plates of reckless and abusive drivers.

When experienced collectively unwarranted bullying and harassment might by laughed at more readily.

Community Spirit:
It is possible to have some brief and limited conversation while cycling depending on the terrain. Regardless cycling in groups provides a sense of involvement and a relief to the mindset of solo traffic negotiation.

Sharing of Cycle Routes By Demonstration:
People can of course give criticism or advice on the best route. It will not be set in concrete unless people like it. There are at least three completely different ways to arrive at University from the Brunswick/Carlton area each of which has its own merits.

To highlight the presence of presence of a minority group on the road:
Having more of a visible impact might reinforce the existence of minority road users in the collective consciousness of car drivers. Cyclists are often taken for granted. It might be a little while to wait for better driver education, in the meantime having a continued and safe presence might help, hopefully the cycle bus could contribute to that a little bit.

Okay no one will stop preaching about the value of aerobic exercise these days. It is fashionable for psychologists to make great claims. Some examples of such claims are exercising can increase cognitive performance by increasing blood flow to the brain. Exercise results in mood alleviation. Exercise is good for longevity. I won't evaluate the validity of these claims here.

Plenty road is a big disincentive for people to cycle to University from the Northern suburbs. There are alternative routes to University that bypass plenty road, however Plenty road is the fastest route, and it could be an objective of bus to tackle it once or twice.

The link below might help to further illustrate the notion of a bicylce bus (content not affiliated):

The link following is a map of the bus route starting from an arbitrary point in Brunswick. There are no theoretical reasons why the route should have to begin so close to the University. The general bus route would depend on the needs and constraints of the passengers:

Map http://maps.google.com.au/maps?f=d&hl=en&geocode=&saddr=Harrison+St+%40-37.760750,+144.980770&daddr=Normanby+Ave+%40-37.757810,+144.984520+to:Bracken+Ave+%40-37.751510,+144.991040+to:St+Georges+Rd+%40-37.737880,+144.999830+to:-37.727959,145.047684+to:La+Trobe+University&mrcr=3,4&mrsp=4&sz=13&mra=dpe&sll=-37.74615,145.011292&sspn=0.058367,0.11673&ie=UTF8&z=13&om=1

Bus Schedule.

7:30 Nunan street East Brunswick
8:10 corner St Georges rd and Bell street
8:25 Murray road cnr high st
8:30 Northland
8:50. Arrival University

Hopefully this will allow for slow people which I will happily accomodate.

5:30pm Undercroft bus mount University.
5:45pm Playground
5:50 pm Northland
5:55 Murray road cnr high street
6:50pm 15 Nunan street East Brunswick

Friday, February 23rd, 2007
3:19 pm
hellooo all! :)

i'm Felicia from Singapore, planning to study Nursing in Australia/UK, and La Trobe's one of my choices!

Any nursing students here? Please share what you think about La Trobe's nursing course!

Thanks in advance! :D Hope to hear from you all soon.
Friday, November 24th, 2006
3:11 am
new community

Name: Know your rights...and be empowered in Queensland/
Location: Australia
About: Too often we act on information that others give us without knowing our rights. this can lead to bad choices and outcomes..this is a place where people can share their experiences and knowledge to help others in similar situations.

JOIN GUYS and help others!
Monday, November 13th, 2006
4:31 am
Studentface $300 cash grant promotion
Dear LaTrobe students,

We are running $300 cash grant promotion. There will be one winner for the next 6 weeks. Here is the video interview with our first winner (student from Sydney University) :)


Sunday, August 27th, 2006
7:23 pm
This is a long shot but anything is worth a try at this point in time!

I'm in my 3rd and final year of my psychology degree and basically our largest piece of assessment is our research project. Which requires participants. Which we don't have.

Well.... we don't have as many as we need. We've reached around 44 so far, and need to get to around 80 hopefully by the end of next week.

It's a social psychology project about meeting new people. All you would have to do is fill in a questionnaire for about 20 minutes about another person you will meet on another occassion, and depending on how interesting and exciting your conversation is, you may win 50 dollars.

Soooo simple and easy. The main reason it appears people haven't been able to come so far is because we have to administer the questionnaires at certain times when we have certain rooms booked, and they seem to clash with peoples timetables. Terrible!

If you'd be interested, drop us a line. Please :)

ps. if you are interested but scared of doing it alone, ask your friends whether they'd be interested too. the more the merrier by all means!
Wednesday, August 16th, 2006
12:22 pm

I am calling out for papers, articles, art or any other means of expression for my Post-Graduate women's newsletter. The newsletter is to be distributed electronically in Australia and I am advertising for postgraduate women or women who have recently graduated from a postgraduate degree to submit an entry. Of course articles that are a shorter version of a paper/thesis from a research student are most welcome. Creative entries of creative writing, art, poetry or a review are welcome too. If you do not have anything of such nature but would prefer to write a short article on a topic, topics recently discussed regarding postgraduate women here have been gender balance, children and postgraduate study, safety issues on campus and sexism within student politics. Please respond with an item for entry, a title, your "everyday" name at either my livejournal or my email address capa_women@yahoo.com.au
You are most welcome to submit to my first australian postgraduate women's newsletter that will be distributed to postgrad student offices across Australia that are affiliated with CAPA electronically.

Best wishes,

CAPA's women's officer for 2005 & 2006
Tuesday, August 15th, 2006
6:57 pm
StudentFace.com.au has just launched!
Dear students of LaTrobe University.

We have been developing social networking web site for 8 month and we have just launched it (one week ago). Web site address is StudentFace.com.au and it is for Australian students only. We need your feedbacks and hope you will find it interesting to use. If you find it interesting, please.... spread the word and let other students know about us. Thank you very much.


Sunday, February 12th, 2006
10:57 pm
Back again
Uni's starting up for another year. who's excited?

well, here i am, first in to use this community for what it's for.



anyone having done, or about to do these, get in contact with me! i want notes, a study buddy, i want an easy hassle free year!
Tuesday, October 18th, 2005
9:41 pm
LaTrobe vs. Deakin
Hi There! My name is Alana and I currently live in Canada. I've just finished my undergrad and I've actually recently applied to Teachers College in Australia. Now I'm trying to decide between 2 in Melbourne Victoria, Deakin and LaTrobe. I have to have my decision in the next few days so if anyone has any ideas at all it would really help me out; I've been very torn.
If I go to LaTrobe I would be in the Bundoora Campus and if I go to Deakin I would be in Burwood. Which campus is prettier? Which school is better? And where would I get a better Australian experience? I've been doing so much research and asking around here but these are the kinds of things that are very hard to get a hold of when you don't have first of or second hand access.

Please, any comments or suggestions are welcome no matter how minor; I just need somewhat of a deciding factor.

I'm so excited to have found this community! Thanks a lot everyone!!!

Sunday, July 3rd, 2005
2:10 pm
The Sour Peach Hearts play the Cue Bar this Thursday with acoustic duo Because We Can.
The Sour Peach Hearts are an all girl three piece, drawing influences from Sleater-Kinney, Origami, and Sonic Youth.

COST: Free entry, all donations welcome!
TIME: 9pm, Sour Peach Hearts on at 10pm
VENUE: The Cue Bar, 277 Brunswick St, Fitzroy

Hope to see you all there.
Sunday, April 17th, 2005
12:48 pm
blatant advertising and recruitment ;)
soooooooooo...hi. just stumbled across this group in a rather astonishing coincidence. anyway, i'm figuring most of the people here have some kind of vague interest in writing, which of course leads me to say...


you're really not all so apathetic not to care are you? but i'll quit spamming now.

i'm at la trobe too; cinema student. it's nice. pity about the whole bundoora thing though :/

Current Mood: tired
Friday, April 15th, 2005
1:35 am
Falls Fest Community
I know this is a bit early, but I've decided to set up a Falls Festival 05-06 community.
Whilst we all wait in eager anticipation for the 05-06 lineup to be announced, come and share stories or pictures of your FF experiences in past years, or pool advice for 'Falls virgins'! Join now - it'd be nice to have a substantial community operating. :) X-posted widely.

Monday, January 3rd, 2005
10:48 pm
looking for a housemate?
looking for a housemate?
I have just unexpectedly had to leave home and need accomodation asap. I am a 21 year old female, non-smoker, with full time work in Fitzroy North. I am looking for a place thats under a $100 a week. I'm a friendly and reliable type and easy to get along with. If you'd like to know more about me, my email address is pjbadseed@hotmail.com, or you can try calling me on 0409563529
Thursday, January 1st, 2004
5:12 pm
hey there
i'm deferring uni for 2005. i was wondering if someone could post updating any actions against VSU at la trobe? i'd like to stay in the loop and if possible come and support any anti-vsu actions.
Tuesday, November 9th, 2004
10:58 am
are students for next year already suppose to be enrolling? I didnt see anything about it at latrobes website?

Current Mood: awake
Wednesday, October 6th, 2004
4:05 pm
Incredible Sulk play the Evelyn tonight as part of the cd launch for Dane Certificate. Other bands include Service Station Youth, Understorey, and Epsilon Party. Doors open 8.30pm, 6 dollar entry.

Hope to see you there!

~the Incredible Sulk grrls~
Friday, September 24th, 2004
11:19 pm
Cheap cinema tickets
BUNDOORA ONLY (just because that's where I am and that's where the Alumni office is):

Hoyts & Village Special Movie Ticket Special Promotion: Purchase 8 Victorian Hoyts Or Village Movie Tickets before 31 October 2004 & receive 2 child/seniors tickets free. Ticket Prices: $9.80 Adults And $8.00 Children & Seniors Over 60 Year Of Age (While Stocks Last).

This is only available to Alumni members. So contact me, if anyone has use of 8 tickets @ $9.80 each. I have no use to use this Alumni service as I go to the cinemas in APW using a student concession for $8.50
Thursday, August 26th, 2004
8:27 am

i'm in year 12 and i've put down Medical Science at Latrobe Bundoora as my #1 preference.
is anyone doing it? or has a friend doing it?

feedback please!
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