On Thursday 6th December we held the annual Leadership Awards Ceremony which recognises students who completed the Victoria Plus Programme and the Victoria International Leadership Programme. This year 48 students received the Victoria Plus Award and a further 49 completed the Victoria Plus Certificate. Congratulations to all of this year’s awardees! Below are the profiles […]

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: […]

There’s been a bit in the media lately about the relative merits (or otherwise) of social enterprise. To some, social enterprise is the panacea for an under-funded community sector; a way to decrease community organisations’ dependence on donations and government funding. To others, social enterprise is merely green-wash; a way for businesses to profit from […]

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 […]

Thanks to Barbara Lemon for this guest blog. Engineers and architects have a special responsibility to build sustainability into their projects. So say three graduates with the Beca Group in Wellington, who gave a special presentation for students at Victoria. Nina Ives, Ellie Craft and Michael Green gave us some great examples of sustainable building […]

The second in our series – Top career questions asked by students is that big question common to many, if not most, students and grads (and people with experience, believe me) – What if I don’t have experience that is relevant to the job? What if I am just starting out, or changing careers – will […]