Top nine things to look forward to at Open Day 2018

Top nine things to look forward to at Open Day 2018

This article is brought to you by La Trobe University’s Open Day. You’ve done the research and read the guides, now visit us on campus to find your clever.


Open Day is your chance to get to know La Trobe before you start your course in Semester 1. There’s loads of important information to take in, activities to enjoy and food options to explore.

We’ve pored over everything happening at Open Day across each of our campuses this year, picking out the things you definitely shouldn’t miss.

See you there.

1. Use your clever to win great prizes

Some people are good at numbers, others are emotionally intelligent or mechanically minded. Try your hand at our ‘Use your Clever’ activation to find out what kind of clever you are and win an instant prize. It’s like a vending machine, but one that accepts clever instead of cash.

Which campuses? Melbourne, Bendigo, Albury-Wodonga, Mildura and Shepparton.

2. Take a virtual reality tour

Our health students get to practise what they learn in our clinical schools, located at hospitals such as the Alfred. We can’t bring the Alfred to campus, but you can explore our Alfred Clinical School at Open Day thanks to our virtual reality tours.

Which campuses? Melbourne and Bendigo.

3. Hear La Trobe experts discuss the big issues at a Clever Talks session

Bundle world-class researchers, academics, industry professionals and community leaders together and what do you get? Some seriously clever conversations.

Head to Clever Talks at Open Day to hear insights from our expert speakers on today’s most pressing topics.

You’ll also learn about La Trobe’s wide range of events that challenge audiences to broaden their minds and think boldly.

Which campuses? Melbourne, Bendigo, Albury-Wodonga, Mildura and Shepparton.

From clever vending machines to virtual reality tours and expert discussions, there’ll be plenty of activities to get involved in at Open Day.

4. Find your niche with our clubs and societies

The La Trobe Student Union runs more than 90 clubs and societies, ranging from societies for animal rights activists to clubs for Harry Potter fans. We also have 25 affiliated sports clubs, run by students with support from La Trobe Sport. Head to your area of interest at Open Day to chat to a club representative.

Which campuses? Melbourne.

5. Get your Aspire application sorted

Through the Aspire program, you can be rewarded for your community contributions with an early offer to La Trobe. You’ll also be able to access Year 12 exam support and our exclusive Enrichment Program. Visit the Aspire hub at Open Day to ask any questions you may have, meet our Aspire ambassadors and get your application reviewed before you submit it.

Which campuses? All campuses.

6. Drop into the Career Ready hub

Uni is your gateway to your future career, so it’s not surprising that you might have some questions about finding the right course to get you there.

Our friendly expert career advisers will be available all day for a chat about course selection and your career potential.

You’ll also be able to find more information about La Trobe’s Career Ready Advantage program.

Which campuses? Melbourne, Bendigo, Albury-Wodonga, Mildura, Shepparton and Sydney.

7. Learn how to stand out on LinkedIn

With more than 467 million members, LinkedIn is the place to be for today’s professionals. However, this popular social network is not just an extension of your Facebook profile. Discover the ins and outs of LinkedIn with ‘how-to’ sessions held at the Career Ready hub throughout the day.

Which campuses? Melbourne.

8. Take advantage of a one-on-one consultation

Our smaller Sydney Campus will be offering one-on-one consultations where you can ask questions and receive advice on a range of topics. Learn more about course selection and subject prerequisites, find out what kinds of Study Abroad and Exchange programs are available, or ask about study and career support.

Which campuses? Sydney.

Enjoy one-on-one consultations and guided tours at our new Sydney Campus.

9. …and the most important stuff

Don’t forget to track down all the info you need to get started on your journey to uni. You’ll be able to go to expos about the discipline you’re interested in studying, get to know our campuses with guided tours, meet the teaching staff, chat with current students and find out more about life at La Trobe with our range of information hubs on display.

Which campuses? All campuses.

Open Day dates

  • Shepparton Campus: 3 August | 3 pm-7 pm
  • Melbourne Campus (Bundoora): 5 August | 10 am-4 pm
  • Albury-Wodonga: 12 August | 10 am-2 pm
  • Mildura Campus: 15 August | 3 pm-7 pm
  • Bendigo Campus: 26 August | 10 am-3 pm
  • Sydney Campus: 30 August

The countdown to Open Day is on! Get prepared and plan your day.