Students put out the word

La Trobe University Bendigo Campus senior lecturer Dr Sue Gillett, second from right, with students Jeff Ullah, of Mildura, Jude Parsons, of Bendigo, and Hannah Jenkins, of Melbourne. Picture: Carmel Zaccone

La Trobe University Bendigo Campus senior lecturer Dr Sue Gillett, second from right, with students Jeff Ullah, of Mildura, Jude Parsons, of Bendigo, and Hannah Jenkins, of Melbourne. Picture: Carmel Zaccone

A RECORD number of La Trobe University students is getting hands-on writing experience this week at the Mildura Writers Festival.

On Thursday, a total of 35 students and five interns began the La Trobe University Writers in Action subject, which will allow students to work as writers, critics, journalists, publicists, researchers and bloggers – all while completing an accredited university subject.

Senior lecturer from Bendigo Dr Sue Gillett said she was ­excited to see the number of students increase markedly this year.

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