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19 Jul 2021

Meet FS teacher John Murphy

English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Deputy Subject Leader John Murphy shares a funny story from the classroom and tells of the time he went head-to-head with...

Category: Foundation Studies

12 Jul 2021

Girl Power: the program getting young women into engineering and IT

Girl Power alum and current mentor Millie a’Beckett explains what the recent Girl Power program facilitated by Trinity College was all about, and how it’s...

Category: Foundation Studies

22 Jun 2021

Alex Chieng shares his experience of moving to Australia for Foundation Studies

When Alex Chieng moved to Melbourne for Foundation Studies in 2015, the city captured his heart. He now can’t imagine living anywhere else. Here he shares...

Category: Foundation Studies

21 May 2021

Meet FS teacher Paulo Mendonça

Foundation Studies physics teacher Dr Paulo Mendonça shares his favourite subject from school (it's not physics) and the progression of careers he wanted to...

Category: Foundation Studies

24 Apr 2021

Meet FS teacher Kanika Dhamija

Accounting lecturer Kanika Dhamija tells us about the most pivotal moment in her life, and why teaching brings her so much joy.

Category: Foundation Studies

16 Apr 2021

How Foundation Studies prepared Laurel Chen for uni

Laurel Chen joined Trinity’s Foundation Studies program in 2019 and says the program played a pivotal role in improving her English and preparing her for...

Category: Foundation Studies

09 Apr 2021

Meet FS teacher Harry Dao

Harry Dao is an economics lecturer and has been teaching at Trinity since 2017. Here he shares some of his favourite things, plus advice for students...

Category: Foundation Studies

29 Mar 2021

How journeying from China to Melbourne opened up many opportunities for Siana

Former Trinity College student Siana Xue explains why choosing Trinity was one of the best decisions of her life and why she thinks other international...

Category: Foundation Studies

15 Mar 2021

ēthikos: when consumption meets sustainability

In Ancient Greek, ēthikos means 'arising from habit' and 'morality’. For Abigail Tuscano (TCFS 2011), these concepts rang true and formed the cornerstone of...

Category: Foundation Studies

15 Feb 2021

From Instagram to pop-up: Priyansh Parekh’s vegan food journey

Pop-up restaurants have risen in popularity around the world in recent years, and one of our very own Trinity alumni has jumped on the bandwagon, aiming to...

Category: Foundation Studies

12 Feb 2021

How Trinity students celebrate Chinese New Year

Many Foundation Studies students celebrate Chinese New Year, and here, three students share how they celebrate in Melbourne.

Category: Foundation Studies

08 Feb 2021

Meet former FS student Kaylor Huo

Kaylor shares what she loves most about Melbourne, how she made friends, and how Australia’s education system is different to that in her home country of China.

Category: Foundation Studies

25 Jan 2021

FS meet a teacher: Rita George

Psychology lecturer Dr Rita George explains how cushions played a key role in helping her reach her career goals and why Finding Nemo is the movie that has...

Category: Foundation Studies

06 Jan 2021

Teacher reflection: what 2020 taught us and where to next

Dr David Collis, our Pathway School’s Director of Curriculum and Academic Development, reflects on the silver linings of the pandemic and encourages us to...

Category: Foundation Studies

10 Dec 2020

2020 student reflection – Foundation Studies

Foundation Studies student Ivan Ilin is studying our October Fast Track program from Saint Petersburg in Russia. Things have been challenging in 2020, but as...

Category: Foundation Studies

30 Nov 2020

Low international student numbers crippling local businesses

A pilot program has been announced to let a small number of international students back into Australia via Darwin this week, however earlier comments made by...

Category: Foundation Studies

13 Nov 2020

Announcing our 2020 FS Alum of the Year!

The Trinity College Foundation Studies Alum of the Year award recognises the outstanding achievements of an alumnus or alumna in the previous year.

Category: Foundation Studies

12 Nov 2020

Trinity FS students’ scholarship success at Melbourne University

We are delighted to announce that in 2020, twice as many Trinity College Foundation Studies graduates were awarded a commerce scholarship at the University...

Category: Foundation Studies

23 Oct 2020

Running red hot

In recognition of International Artist Day on 25 October, we share the story of Foundation Studies alum and renowned installation artist 'Red' Hong Yi.

Category: Foundation Studies

10 Jul 2020

Getting the full Australian experience: Dennis Qian tells of his move from FS to RC

After completing Foundation Studies in 2016, Dennis Qian moved into Trinity’s Residential College while studying at the University of Melbourne, and couldn’t...

Category: Foundation Studies

19 May 2020

How do you teach drama virtually? A teacher explains how.

Last week we shared the story of how our drama program came into being; this week we share how it’s been adapted to the online learning environment. No easy...

Category: Foundation Studies

06 May 2020

How this social change agent is influencing politics through research

In times like these, we’re reminded to look at the big picture. That’s what our alum Dr Sabrina Anjara has been doing her whole career.

Category: Foundation Studies

01 Aug 2019

Buddy program helps new students settle into Melbourne life

Moving to a new country to start a new life chapter can be daunting, but Trinity eases the anxiety by offering a buddy program to new Foundation Studies...

Category: Foundation Studies

07 Jul 2019

Trinity student goes from garbage dump to graduation, the inspiring story of Sophy Ron

Media in Australia and around the world have picked up the incredible journey of one of our Foundation Studies students.

Category: Foundation Studies

07 Jun 2019

New addition to Trinity portrait gallery: Serene Yong

We’ve officially unveiled the latest addition to our revered portrait gallery.

Category: Foundation Studies

Serene Yong_Trinity College
22 May 2019

Artist ‘Red’ Hong Yi named inaugural FS Alum of the Year

On Friday, more than 70 of our Foundation Studies alumni got together for a night of mingling and fun at Trinity College.

Category: Foundation Studies

Red Hong Yi_Trinity College FS Alum of the Year 2019
01 Feb 2019

Trinity Infinity codes NASA robots to become world robotics competition finalists

A group of Mathematics 2 students from Trinity College’s Foundation Studies program finished in first place in the domestic phase of the Zero Robotics...

Category: Foundation Studies

Dr Amy Nisselle
13 Dec 2018

Trinity student ranked number one for robotics in Australia

Trinity College Foundation Studies student Rachel Ye won two awards at the recent Australian national robotics competition. Rachel took out the tournament...

Category: Foundation Studies

Rachel Ye, national robotics competition winner, Trinity College
25 Sep 2018

Community Planting Day

On Saturday 1 September the Residential College partnered with the Pathways School’s Foundation Studies program to host the annual Community Planting Day at...

Category: Foundation Studies

16 May 2018

A home away from home: Finding community in residence

It’s never easy to move out of home and study with hundreds of other students in residence. Now, imagine doing this in a foreign country far from your...

Category: Foundation Studies

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