As the second half of the academic year draws to a close you notice blossom on the trees, warmer days and lighter evenings. Friends invite you for a walk on the waterfront or to kick a ball on the field. Then the conversation turns to what are you doing over the summer. If you haven’t […]

A recent articles titled ‘A growing number of people think their job is useless. Time to rethink the meaning of work’ caught my eye. In my careers and employability work with graduate employers and students we often look at what the world of work will look like in the future, what skills will be in demand and how […]

Victoria University has some very well run student support programmes. These programmes require high quality student leaders to step up to deliver services and be prepared to work hard to help their peers. The leaders need integrity, excellent communication skills and resilience but perhaps the most important quality is empathy. I am therefore reminded of Simon Sinek’s ‘Leaders Eat […]

At the recent Victoria University 2016 Leadership Awards two good friends, Natalia Fareti and Chelcia Gomese, looked back on their leadership journeys together. Natalia achieved the Victoria Plus service and leadership Award back in 2008, its first year. She graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce and Administration (Economics & Commercial Law) and Postgraduate Diploma in […]

I am not usually one to advise students to spend lots of wasted hours looking at suggested posts on their Facebook feed, getting side-tracked into the lives of people they hardly know and generally filling one’s head with nonsense. Although, a good giggle at certain memes can certainly lighten up the working day. However, I have […]

“I should have started the preparation for applications sooner” says Josh, one of many students I have recently seen rushing and stressing at the last minute to get in graduate job, summer intern or scholarship applications. They didn’t realise how much time it would take. Luckily at least they were using their University careers service […]

Having a workplace or study environment where you can be productive and happy is important. Recently I have noticed the latest craze in the UK which is all about the Danish concept of ‘hygge’ or living cosily (Pronounced ‘hoo-gah’) – the wellness trend originating from the world’s happiest nation. Nine books will be published this […]