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Juliana Kendi

What is your role at La Trobe Melbourne?

I am the Director of Studies

What do you like most about the role?

Contributing to a quality educational program, helping others achieve their goals and the positive work environment.

What else can you tell us about yourself?

I love spending time with my family, travelling, photography and bushwalking.

What's your favourite movie?

Les Enfants du Paradis (French classic)

Your tip for university success:

Stick to a good routine of study, exercise and leisure.

Apsara Sabaratnam

What do you teach at La Trobe Melbourne?

Marketing

What do you like most about the subject?

It's a very creative subject in which people are only limited by their creativity. The subject also applies to real life and it has a practical component.

How would you describe your teaching style?

Interactive. I really like to integrate discussion and class input.

What else can you tell us about yourself?

I really love very hot and spicy food. I love travelling and my favourite travel destinations are New York and Botswana.

Your tip for university success:

Don't be afraid of seeking out help or assistance.

Doug Muirden

What do you teach at La Trobe Melbourne?

ELICOS

What do you like most about the subject?

The chance to meet people from all over the world.

How would you describe your teaching style?

Fun and easy to understand.

What else can you tell us about yourself?

I love playing and watching sport.

Your tip for university success:

Study hard, but also enjoy what you are studying.

Jacqueline Tulk

What is your role at La Trobe Melbourne?

Academic Director

What do you like most about La Trobe Melbourne?

Our lecturers have a great deal of experience and really care about our students. LTM is part of the LTU campus and it's hard to find a more attractive university campus. I'm always taking photos.

What else can you tell us about yourself?

enjoy travelling, cooking and motor sports. Especially the formula 1 Grand Prix.

Your tip for university success:

I cannot stress enough the importance of attendance in classes and participation. Both go a long way towards being successful.

Mark Lauder

What do you teach at La Trobe Melbourne?

Economics and Macroeconomics

What do you like most about the subject?

Macroeconomics helps us explain many important questions for example"Why are some countries poor and some wealthy?"

How would you describe your teaching style?

Have a structured approach always trying to deliver the curriculum in an engaging and stimulating manner.

What else can you tell us about yourself?

I'm a swimming enthusiast both in pools and surf. I also have a collection of over 1500 "Phantom Comics".

Your tip for university success:

University is very different from your previous education experience - try to develop independent study skills.

Paul Lochland

What do you teach at La Trobe Melbourne?

EAP and Academic Study Skills

How would you describe your teaching style?

Engaging, entertaining, with a focus on communicative competence and effective learning behaviours.

What else can you tell us about yourself?

I have an identical twin who makes a really good stunt double.

Your tip for university success:

Be proactive. Set clear, achievable goals, but remember to have short-term milestones to keep focused.

Pamela Dedman

What do you teach at La Trobe Melbourne?

Chemistry

What do you like most about the subject?

Experimental work, the link between theory and reality. Students love it when things go Bang!

How would you describe your teaching style?

Relaxed, friendly and approachable.

What else can you tell us about yourself?

I'm a keen traveller, and am going to Sri Lanka during the summer break.

Your tip for university success:

Study hard, but make the time to socialise.

Bert Jackson

What do you teach at La Trobe Melbourne?

Economics and Microeconomics

What do you like most about the subject?

t is involved with the real world. It addresses issues that are relevant to all countries and individuals but recognises that we respond to issues in different ways.

How would you describe your teaching style?

Interactive. Students must be involved in their learning.

What else can you tell us about yourself?

I love running, collect wine and love a good discussion on political and social issues.

Your tip for university success:

What is not started today will not be finished tomorrow!