La Trobe University reviews

(4.05) 132 reviews

La Trobe University ratings

Average ratings based on 132 reviews
Overall Rating
4.05
Job Prospects
3.73
Teachers
3.99
Course Work
4.10
Time Worthy
3.91
Money Worthy
3.91
Friend Test
3.99
Support
3.83
Facilities
4.19
Industry Contacts
3.35

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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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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Positives: A positive aspect to my course is the extensive facilities my university provides. The fully functioning studio that students are able to utilise and create within is a great advantage.

Negatives: The negative of my course isn't necessarily what is wrong with the course but more so uni life, Although with my course I find the core subjects to be irrelevant...

My advice to future students is: Make the effort and don't just do a course unless you absolutely love what you're studying, University is expensive and is very time consuming.

Completing in 2020

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Positives: - easy to apply for
- very supportive environment
- offer plenty of help with my studies and school work
- able to have placement in well known facilities

Negatives: - hard to travel to and from the University
- can not choose timetable
- some lecturers stray from study guidelines

My advice to future students is: - leave near or on campus for easy access
- have flexibility when adjusting to a timetable
- stay ahead with study materials as there is a lot of content to get through
- Contact lecturers for help with studies of you need it (they are very supportive)

Completing in 2019

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Positives: Covers a wide range of subjects to prepare for a career in business information systems

Negatives: Not a lot of opportunities to intern or gain exposure

My advice to future students is: Be focused and attentive

Completed in 2010

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Positives: Overall super interesting and gives in depth information

Negatives: Some subjects are very complicated and it can feel as though we are being overloaded with work

My advice to future students is: You have no time to waste

Completing in 2019

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Positives: The teachers are so engaging aNd look after you really well. They’re super kind and have your best interests. Also the course is very interesting and the classes are very hands on

Negatives: There is little communication between teachers and students. Placement has not been organised very well at all

My advice to future students is: Email everyone all the time, especially your teachers. Absolutely pester them for details.

Completing in 2020

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Positives: The classes are really hands on and the teachers are very knowledgeable. You really get the feel for the career you’re going into from the staff, and get to work with many professionals already in the course

Negatives: Some of the work is pretty full on. The workload from year 1-2 is a huge increase and is really unexpected. But it’s all worth it

My advice to future students is: Do your research and make sure you have an idea of what you want to learn. Even just the field and you can refine your interests later

Completing in 2020

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Positives: Being a rural university there was a great community aspect to the course. The realisation that your patients were likely to be someone you knew added a different aspect. Also helped with confidentially and privacy.
Secondly the University was great if you were struggling. They were understanding and willing to help to get you through.

Negatives: The course focused highly on academic skills. This would be great for other courses, but with nursing being a hands on professional it wasn’t as relevant.

My advice to future students is: Embrace the clinical time it is where you will learn the most skills. Don’t be afraid to ask for advice off the teachers and clinical staff.

Completed in 2010

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Positives: The course is conducted mostly online, which is extremely convenient/flexible because I have small children. The course accepts students from non-teaching backgrounds

Negatives: It was very challenging at first, because the online systems were never explained and they were incredibly confusing/overwhelming. It took me 6 hours, to figure out how to enrol.

My advice to future students is: Never feel afraid to ask questions about something which is unclear. In most cases, there are lots of other students wondering the same thing. Speak up, and save yourself the headache.

Completing in 2020

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Positives: Bachelor of Business; there was a wide variety of subjects offered which was a benefit as I could study what I was really interested in. there was also a great variety of majors/minors to choose from. these included finance, management, international management, accounting, marketing, human resources. I completed international management and had over 5 electives in this major. I really enjoyed this aspect of the course. The course has given me the knowledge and skills to be able to work for an international corporation, I learnt the basics of all areas of business, and also learnt these areas specific to international management which I found really helpful in understanding the content.

Negatives: negative aspect were the assessment tasks, a lot of the assessments were group assignments, which were difficult to complete as there were many international students of minimal English speaking background, there were also issues of organising group meetings and delegating tasks and having each team member input equally. nearly every subject I completed, had a group assignment. another negative to this is that assessment scores weren't based solely on my personal experience but rather the group in total which I found a bit unfair as it was not a reflect on my personal performance.

My advice to future students is: do lots of research on universities, see which one offers the best course structure suited to your interests. Complete electives based on future career interests, it will help with your career later on. complete group assignments to the best of your ability and make sure to review assessments before submissions if any team members have difficulties with the English language

Completed in 2014

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