I thought it was high time I shared a recent inspiring week before the memory faded and it was lost forever in the hum-drum of winter. I was part of the Vic Voices choir for a chunk of the first Trimester – a mix of staff, graduates and current students, including amazing Music students. We […]

Sometimes I just need to pause for a moment. Take time out from this busy life to recharge. Make myself unavailable for a day. No plans. No alarms. No schedules. And without this downtime I wouldn’t be able to keep up with the pace of every other day. I can’t always be striving, be rushing, be […]

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 […]

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 […]

They say a change is as good as a rest, and I personally think the opposite is also true. A staycation is as good as a vacation and Easter weekend provided me with some much-needed time to recharge both physically and mentally. I felt like I was able to reconnect with Real Me and what’s important […]

Have you ever wanted to do Outward Bound?  Did you think your opportunity had past?  Well…. I have good news for you!  Opportunities are abound! For those of you who aren’t familiar with Outward Bound, it is located in the Marlborough Sounds, and it offers a programme of outdoor adventure courses which are all about […]

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 […]