After a year of arduously slaving my way towards a First Class Honours Degree, I thought I’d be able to pick up a job as easily as a packet of Extra chewing gum at the New World self-checkout. Incidentally, so did my parents, and my friend’s parents, and just about every Baby Boomer that I […]

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, […]

This week is Student Volunteer Week, a time to thank and recognise our valuable student volunteers at Victoria, and to celebrate all that they do. The Victoria Plus Programme enables students to gain recognition for their significant contribution to student support and their community, as well as encouraging others to volunteer. Victoria Plus students are […]

You’ve arrived at your interview, 10 or so minutes before the scheduled time. Perfect – not too early or too late. The thing to remember is that your interview started the minute you walked into reception. How best to use those minutes to impress? Be polite Reception and frontline staff are watching you and it […]

If you’re starting university as a new student, you’re likely to be dealing with a mix of excitement, trepidation and nerves. Leaving home for the first time, being in a new city and surrounded by thousands of unfamiliar faces can be overwhelming and you may have the sense of feeling out of place ‘como un […]

There’s one in every office; the practical joker for whom April 1st is like Christmas and who looks like butter wouldn’t melt. You know, the one who could angelically hand out wasabi flavoured candy to unsuspecting co-workers without batting an eyelid. So a colleague decided to take on our Little Miss Mischief Maker and have a bit […]

You will have heard the saying ‘It’s not what you know, but who you know’ that gets you a foot in the door. This was certainly true when I started out after completing my BA at Victoria. Having a flatmate with a job in a recruitment agency, who told me about their need for a […]