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 […]

With competition for jobs high and employers looking for work experience, the demand for internships is increasing all the time. Whilst many of these internships are paid, we are seeing a growth in the number of unpaid internships being offered. Internships are not defined in the Employment Relations Act and unpaid interns are considered volunteers […]

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 […]

It’s National Volunteer Week (NVW) this week and it’s a fantastic chance to celebrate the invaluable knowledge, skill and time contributions given by Aotearoa’s past and present volunteers. This year’s theme is “There is a place for you to volunteer” or “he wahi mohou hei tuao” which highlights the diversity of volunteer opportunities, volunteers themselves, and […]

This is a tale of ale. Something many students are at least familiar, if not overly familiar with. First let me introduce you to my brother-in-law Scott. Scott hails from the south-west of England and is a sociable chap who likes a good joke and is blessed with the gift of the gab. He has […]

It’s a known fact: many great opportunities/jobs are never advertised. Instead, candidates are called upon by employers directly. When and how to make this happen? Let’s hear and learn from some of our fellow students/graduates… Caitlin – Redwood School Primary School Teacher “I knew finding a teaching job would be difficult, so I set out […]