How are you feeling about your upcoming exams?  Are you someone who feels like they have it sorted, or does the very thought of exams create an overwhelming feeling of dread in the pit of your stomach? I confess when I sat exams, I was more in the latter category.  Where I could, I chose […]

In our Job Search workshop this week someone asked me how I stay motivated when trying to find a job. People often underestimate how tough and long the job hunt can be. While it’s entirely possible to find a job easily (and before you even graduate) this isn’t always the case. Figures vary from year […]

We all experience disappointment, hurt, and even anger when university course results aren’t quite what we hoped for. Sometimes we realise that the results are actually what we deserve; we simply didn’t do the work required to earn a better result. But sometimes we know that we worked incredibly hard. In this instance getting past […]

We all want to be our best selves in our spoken communication particularly when we need to connect with and impress others with our knowledge of a topic, present information persuasively, report on action taken or offer a cogent argument. One of the key ways in which we may sabotage this objective is with our […]

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, […]

Use an ePortfolio What can you do with an ePortfolio ? An ePortfolio gives you a storage and sharing tool for your thoughts, ideas and self-written articles about your activities and experience. It’s like writing a blog to your future self; it’s a learning journal; a professional development tool; your achievement record. You can share it, […]

There’s a lot going on in there (your mind). So how do you know what’s useful or not? There’s so much. How do you decide what to keep and what to forget ? (IF you can! I remember what I don’t want and forget what I do.) OK, it’s a mess, but there must be […]

Do you need a mirror to reflect? No. As any creative person will tell you, reflection happens in the bath … when you run … while you sleep … when you’re relaxed … Ideas pop into your thoughts, often when you’re relaxing. Get in the habit of writing these insights down, whether you use a […]

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 […]

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 […]