Talk:La Trobe University

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The information on La Trobe uni student associations should be moved to their own page, as per a recent seperation of Melbourne University Student Union from the University of Melbourne article

  • I'd like to see a mention of the student dental service — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 04:33, 20 July 2016 (UTC)

Updating La Trobe Page[edit]


I am slowly attempting to update and expand the La Trobe University page. I have extensive knowledge and personal experience of La Trobe, as well as a reasonable comprehension of the history of higher education in Melbourne. Due to time constraints I have been including segments of information from La Trobe histories and documents available to me, as well as bits of information here and there. Gradually I'll attempt to streamline it and make it more presentable, hopefully adding some more sources along the way. I am new to Wikipedia editing so apologies if I don't use the 'right protocols' as it were.

As it is an Australian article, I'll be using '-ise', '-isation', '-ising' instead of '-ize' or 'yze' (e.g emphasise, analyse, realisation) and '-our' instead of 'or' (e.g. flavour, colour). I know that this has been the preference of La Trobe, so please refrain from converting them.

In line with the La Trobe histories I'll eventually be dividing the history section up into 'eras', consisting of 25 year periods. So after 'Background' and 'Establishment' there will be the 'First era' (1964-1989), 'Second era' (1989-2014) etc.

Chime in where you can :)

The Argus Revisited (talk) 10:37, 22 January 2015 (UTC)

Notable graduates[edit]

I've removed the prose from the notable graduates section. This had taken up a lot of space in the article, was almost entirely uncited, and included many people that are not even notable enough for a Wikipedia article. A link to the comprehensive, better cited list is now at the bottom, in a similar style to other large universities.

A short paragraph describing the number of noble laureates, or other major awards, would be useful (example). Please feel free to add. Mamyles (talk) 21:57, 20 May 2015 (UTC)

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