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 […]

I ask the question but am relying on you dear reader to be sufficiently curious to find the answer for yourself. Leadership is a journey not a destination. Whether you are seeking to understand those who lead you, or to become a leader yourself, ‘good’ leadership is something that it is important that we all […]

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 […]

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 […]

Last week the Victoria Plus Programme, which helps students develop leadership, social responsibility and employability skills, invited the Sustainable Business Network and Conscious Consumers to talk to students. It was a good turn out…. and a very interesting session. In our personal lives, places of study and at work, sustainability is a word you hear […]

It’s Leadership Week at Victoria and we encourage you to think about leadership and how you can develop your own leadership skills. On campus there are many opportunities to participate in leadership roles. Check out the Get Involved webpages and look for roles such as Campus Coach, Club Executive, Class Rep, Student Representative and Team […]

This time of year is graduation. Graduands of all disciplines are donning their caps and listening to words of wisdom at their ceremonies. Honoured by the academics and professional staff at their institutions. Celebrated by proud families and friends. As you go forth into new adventures you may remember the big milestones, the unforgettable ups […]

I came across an interesting article a while back on a site called The Quiet Revolution: Advice and stories for introverts and extroverts alike on how to appreciate our quiet sides. The article was called Why Creative People are Rarely Seen as Leaders. Even the title was maharahara or thought-provoking (I’m learning some great vocab at […]

In association with Volunteering NZ, Victoria University is celebrating all the fantastic students who volunteer on our campuses and in the community this week. We have a wealth of stories to share. This booklet focuses on some of the roles students get involved with at Victoria. Many students also help in their communities and connect […]

Victoria University offers a service and leadership programme to all its students. Completion of Victoria Plus is formally acknowledged on the academic transcript and noting it on a CV helps a student stand out in competitive graduate job markets. So why should you get involved? Here are ten reasons from a few of our 2015 Award finishers: […]