On Thursday 6th December we held the annual Leadership Awards Ceremony which recognises students who completed the Victoria Plus Programme and the Victoria International Leadership Programme. This year 48 students received the Victoria Plus Award and a further 49 completed the Victoria Plus Certificate. Congratulations to all of this year’s awardees! Below are the profiles […]

We’ve recently formed a partnership with Outward Bound which gives students on the Victoria Plus Programme an opportunity to complete the 21 day course at a heavily reduced price. Eight Victoria University students recently took advantage of this awesome scholarship. Here’s what Laura Parker who’s studying towards a BCom had to say about the experience: […]

There’s been a bit in the media lately about the relative merits (or otherwise) of social enterprise. To some, social enterprise is the panacea for an under-funded community sector; a way to decrease community organisations’ dependence on donations and government funding. To others, social enterprise is merely green-wash; a way for businesses to profit from […]

Liz Ryan has worked in HR since 1980, is the author of “Reinvention Roadmap: Break the Rules to Get the Job You Want and Career You Deserve” and is a contributor to Forbes.com and LinkedIn. She’s written an article titled “Ten things I look for in a job candidate”. Here’s an abbreviated version of her […]

“It’s not what you know but who you know.” Time and again I hear this statement repeated when people are talking about finding work. Indeed it’s certainly been my experience – six of the seven jobs I’ve had since completing my studies have come through my networks. So if the work you do in lectures, […]

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 […]

“Don’t worry if your first job isn’t where you want to be – the important thing is to start somewhere” Starting with such sound advice, this article from the Guardian goes on to identify five tips for people entering the workforce: Get as much work experience as possible Keep an open mind when it comes to […]