Are you good at networking? Do you approach people at events? Do you only stick to people you know? Do you avoid talking to new people where you can help it? I was reading an article on Stuff this month called New Zealanders don’t mingle well at parties. Why? Even though the article was based around […]

It’s Leadership Week at Victoria and we encourage you to think about how you can develop your own leadership. To help you discover what sort of leader you want to be, there are many opportunities on campus to participate in leadership roles. Check out the Get Involved web page and look for roles such as Campus Coach, […]

Some days in the office, I have up to three coffees before lunch time. To me, this is an improvement on the habit I picked up during my first year of university when I couldn’t even bear to walk into my 9am lecture without a 500ml can of V in my hand. It didn’t help […]

Use an ePortfolio What can you do with an ePortfolio ? An ePortfolio gives you a storage and sharing tool for your thoughts, ideas and self-written articles about your activities and experience. It’s like writing a blog to your future self; it’s a learning journal; a professional development tool; your achievement record. You can share it, […]

There’s a lot going on in there (your mind). So how do you know what’s useful or not? There’s so much. How do you decide what to keep and what to forget ? (IF you can! I remember what I don’t want and forget what I do.) OK, it’s a mess, but there must be […]

Do you need a mirror to reflect? No. As any creative person will tell you, reflection happens in the bath … when you run … while you sleep … when you’re relaxed … Ideas pop into your thoughts, often when you’re relaxing. Get in the habit of writing these insights down, whether you use a […]

Like most of my friends I’ve been glued to my screen for the past few months reading the latest news in our seemingly fast deteriorating world. I know it’s not good for me to dine on disaster but it’s just so darn engaging (damn you Trump!). As an antidote to apocalyptic headlines I came across […]