Rundown of Reminders: La Trobe @ 50 Edition

It’s tomorrow! La Trobe University turns 50 tomorrow, the 8th of March, 2017! 

Staff and Student Birthday BBQ


50 years ago, the year was 1967, when La Trobe students started their first classes and then, in the evening, celebrated with the staff at the inaugural Staff & Student Ball. This year we are mimicking it by having a BBQ at the Simpson Lawn from 12 noon to 2 PM. Free food (with vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options) and free entertainment.


Music including Dr. Hernandez, The Harpoons, and some other surprise appearances.

Come one! Come all!

Hyllus Maris Memorial Lecture

The first Hyllus Maris lecture was given in the year 1999 by Jacquie Katona, former CEO of the Gundjemi Aboriginal Corporation in partnership with La Trobe University’s Women’s Studies Department and the then Aboriginal Liaison Unit, with Koori Women Mean Business and the ATSIC Binjirru Regional Council.

This year, the lecture will be relaunched as a part of La Trobe University’s 50th Anniversary celebrations. The lecture honours Hyllus Maris visionary work in Indigenous Education and the contribution and participation of Indigenous people in higher education across the country.

It will feature an Indigenous academic procession, a Welcome to Country, and a very special performance by Indigenous students from Worawa Aboriginal College.

This year’s speaker is Indigenous author Dr Anita Heiss.


These next few reminders aren’t about La Trobe @ 50 anymore but are relevant, nonetheless.


Remember my blog about a workshop created specifically for students who want to start uni off on the right foot? This workshop is where you can learn more about seemingly little things that you would think is unimportant but actually have a big impact on your marks. Things like time management, note taking/study tips, etc.

Register now so you won’t look like this haha


Here’s the link to book yourself a spot.

Census date

A census date is the last date wherein you can withdraw from a subject without being financially liable i.e. having to pay for the subject. The census date for 2017 Semester 1 is the 28th of March.