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: […]

Victoria University is celebrating the ten-year anniversary of the Victoria Plus Programme and the Victoria International Leadership Programme (VILP) — both designed to recognise student leaders and their contribution to the local and global community. My journey with the Victoria Plus Programme and VILP began during Orientation Week of 2016, my first year at Victoria […]

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National Volunteer Week is an opportunity to recognise and celebrate the extraordinary effort and impact that volunteers make in our community. 1.2million Kiwis volunteer every year in Aotearoa New Zealand and we rank second equal in the world for volunteering. You could say volunteering’s in our DNA – we certainly see this through the Victoria […]

Most of us think that we are way to young to retire even if we are that age. Life’s like that.If you are newly graduated, it seems like an eon away. I’m thinking about retirement because our Manager of Careers and Employment, Liz Medford did in fact do just that after 31  years of growing our […]

I’m tired of reading career-related blogs about New Year resolutions. They tend to be accompanied by stock pictures of fist-pumping, high-fiving, fresh-faced young people in power suits who are clearly passionate about working in their glassy corner office on the 130th floor in downtown Manhattan. More realistic would be a picture of someone sunburnt and […]

Have you been in your current job for a while? Do you feel you would like more responsibility? Do you want to challenge or stretch yourself a little further? Do you see an opportunity for a promotion that you would like to put your hand up for? I read an article by Jim Morris in The Muse, […]

It wasn’t so long ago (2008), my then colleagues and I were standing around laughing heartily at The Flight of the Conchords and their Robot song. “It is the Year 2000! Robots rule the world” we chortled. Haha – that stuff never happened. Haha. Well, I don’t know about you, but I’ve started noticing now […]