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If you think that studying has to press pause on your travel dreams, think again.
What if you’re interested in law, but not keen on a life in court? Don’t stress – a law qualification offers countless careers in one degree.
Starting tertiary study doesn’t have to mean leaving everything familiar behind. In fact, there are some great perks to picking a uni close to home.
You can be disappointed by your ATAR and still go on to have the career of your dreams. Passion, determination and hard work are all you need.
Whether it’s your first degree or postgrad studies, it’s time to smash old excuses and discover how much you could gain by returning to uni.
What do all these new terms mean? And why are they important to you?
People of just about every age are discovering their inner student. Forget astrology, find yourself in the generational student horoscopes and see if we nailed your gen!
When was the last time you woke feeling refreshed? VU Professor Dorothy Bruck explains how sleep deprivation has the potential to contribute to numerous health conditions.
Michael Deppeler, VUSU Queer Collective Officer, talks about the best approaches to becoming an ally to the queer community.
Desperate for a pampering or want to get active? Take care of yourself with these VU services.
Dermal Clinician and VU lecturer Jennifer Byrne answers your burning questions for the best of summer skin health.
The places where we work, study and live truly can affect how we feel and behave. Here are just a few of the ways building design impacts us for the better – and worse.
If you see yourself in this career, here are a few reasons why there’s never been a better time to get started.
Aaron Fitzgerald – CEO of Grill’d International and COO of Grill’d Australia – tells all on what employers are looking for now and in the future.
Here are six of the highest-growth fields in the sector - and some inspiring and dedicated people who spend their days helping others heal.
If you’re keen to be a champion of change and innovation, there are several things you can do to ensure the success of your business and your people.
Discover the benefits of giving and getting one-on-one support and advice.
Former asylum seekers and identical twins Fatemeh and Zahra share their career dreams and the incredible journey they're on together.
Ever wondered where student midwifes, nurses and paramedics hone their skills? Discover the world of simulated learning labs and high-tech mannequins.
Senior lecturer Dr Aughey explains how altitude training and the ‘live high, train low’ program can lead to performance improvements for elite athletes.
What happens when an electronic engineering graduate gets to ask a NASA scientist for career advice? We find out.
Whether you call yourself an entrepreneur, an inventor, a business owner or a side-hustler, find out what startup stimulators like the VU Hanger can offer you.
Last year Australians lost more than $90 million to scams. Help protect yourself online and beat the scammers with these easy tips.
We teach our courses differently so you get more one-on-one time with educators and complete one unit at a time. Find out how this learning style can benefit you.
Celebrating refugee successInspirational refugee student success stories to celebrate World Refugee Day.
Bring on the junk: the TV epidemic we can’t get enough ofWe know reality TV is bad for us, so why do we keep coming back for more?
Cyber security - what's the big deal?It is such a big deal, that it’s hard to know where to start. Find out how you can get started in IT at VU.
Developing an intercultural mindset: A 21st century skillMillions worldwide tuned in to witness the marriage of Harry and Meghan – a union of a biracial American and a British royal. But the big...
Five apps designed to help you study more effectivelyThese five study apps and websites have been designed to help improve your study focus and increase productivity.
Five foolproof tips to settling into uniWhatever your story is, whatever has drawn you to apply, transitioning into uni life can be a challenge for even the most prepared.
Golden opportunities at the GamesWhile VU’s elite athletes are making us proud in the spotlight at the Games, our alumni behind the scenes are running the show.
How to outclass in first year uni (from someone who knows)We caught up with successful alumnus Eoin McVeigh – who’s now working in London as a performance analyst – for his top tips on getting the...
Internationally proven: VU's Block Model mirrors overseas successVU’s First Year Model mirrors the ‘block teaching’ successfully tried and tested at universities across the UK, Canada and Europe.
Journey to NASA: The Romanian Australian who made the giant leapVU PhD Professor Stoica's incredible career journey has taken him from Cold War Romania, to sunny Australia – and onto NASA.
Lectures & lullabies: Can you study with a toddler in the house?Is it really possible to make a winning combo from lectures, books and research papers – and blankies, bottles and bibs?
Mooting. What is it? And why is it so important?Heard of mooting but not sure what it means? Find out why it's such an integral part of legal education.
Network your way to a new careerChoose a career-focused uni to help you network your way into a new profession.
Power-house of attorneysThe McDermott family’s third and youngest child to graduate from VU Law School is charging towards the bar with flying colours.
Smart cookie: From humble beginnings to lead UI designer at GoogleVU grad Christine Soriano tells us what it’s like at Google and how she got there.
Starting uni a family affairBeginning uni in 2018 at Victoria University, Madison Souter was part of the first cohort of students to study within VU’s Block Model.
Three simple ways to transition into uniCompared to school, university is an entirely different ball game. No one's going to stop you from heading to the pub for a parma for lunch...
Top four industries for employment growth in AustraliaWe’ve pulled together some key growth industry forecasts, to help you make an informed decision about your future.
Transferrable skills: what you need for a career for the futureWhat are the skills you’ll need to set you up for the ever-changing career of the future, and how can you get them?
What's binge-worthy on NetflixWhat does an expert in screen media and film-making reckon you should be watching?
Where is Eddie the Engineer?Akhtar Kalam reflects on what the drought of engineers means for Australia, and why fewer young people are choosing the profession.
10 places a law degree can take youA law degree doesn't restrict you to becoming a lawyer – here are 10 career alternatives for law grads.
4 amazing ways VU students have shaped the future of educationHere are four ways students helped create VU's New Way To Do Uni.
4 reasons an Arts degree is your greatest assetIs a BA worth the paper its written on? Would you be better off not studying at all? Here are some great reasons to invest in your personal...
5 in 5 with Ellyse GambleAFLW Bulldogs star and VU student Ellyse Gamble talk to us about footy, first year and freedom!
5 in 5 with Tom Boyd5 questions in 5 minutes with Western Bulldogs premiership champion and VU student Tom Boyd.
5 steps to first year success5 top tips from current first-years – to ensure you succeed in VU’s Block Model.
5 ways picking a uni close to home can make you more successfulThinking of picking your local uni? Find out why you're making the right choice!
5 ways to turn disappointment into successWith the help of an expert, find out how you can turn things around in your favour when you're faced with disappointment.
6 most in-demand jobs in mental healthFind out which jobs in mental health need you!
8 things to do before your first day at uniHere are 8 things you’ll need to do to ensure your transition to uni life is a smooth one.
A first year for the history booksDespite some initial fears about the transition from school to uni, Charmaine was delighted to have a great first year experience and...
Are you ready to lead the change in your organisation?The corporate landscape is constantly evolving and revolving. It’s important to keep up, or better still, lead the change.
Change of preference 101: Everything you need to know post-ATARAll the essentials you need to know about the change of preference period.
Changed your mind on your career path? 5 ways to get your parents on boardChanged your mind about your course preference? Here's how to convince your family to get on board when your career train has changed...
Don't let your ATAR get you downDidn’t get the ATAR you were hoping for? Have we got news for you!
Don't make these 3 common mistakes when picking your uni preferencesThis is one of the biggest decisions of your life! Here are three pitfalls to avoid when selecting courses and universities.
From business owner to educator - how Emma-Jane found her callingWe chatted with Emma-Jane about the magnetic pull towards teaching, how she juggles her life, and the surprising trick that keeps her...
From dish washer to food aficionado: How Tom became a top chefTom Capell’s rare combination of talent and toil have taken him to global culinary heights.
Graduation day: decoding the colours & cloaks of academic celebrationThe cloak, the cap and traditions synonymous with graduations – what do they signify and why? We take a look at the origins of these...
Healing, learning & earning: how to find the magic in musicEmily Pritchard’s passion took her to teaching and performing in Chongqing, China. We caught up with Emily to find out how she found her...
Here’s how to make the best uni preference list for youFour quick questions to ask yourself to make sure your course list is true to you.
History of her makingVU Arts graduate Olivia Slater (Yamatji/Noongar) is making history as the first Indigenous Australian woman to undertake a PhD at Cambridge...
How do course preferences work?Don’t know when and how to make your uni preference list? We've got you sorted.
How integrity can lead to legal successLewis Truong follows his career dreams around the world, but he never leaves home without his most important assets: pride in where he came...
How to make the most of uni open daysHere's a quick and easy checklist to help you make the most of open day events.
How to nail VCE: 4 tips from students who scored over 90Tips for acing exams and being your best at VCE from current VU students who scored an ATAR over 90.
If I use SPF will I still get my Vitamin D? 10 weird skin tips & busted mythsThanks to our own industry expert, we answer your burning questions, provide timely tips, and bust a few myths for the best of summer skin...
Laura's inspiring Aurora internshipRecently graduating from VU’s Bachelor of Legal Services, Laura Rose describes her Aurora Internship as one of the highlights of her...
Lower the cost of postgraduate study with these tax deductionsThe good news is that you can claim deductions for a wide range of things as self-education expenses.
Many pathways, zero regrets: what to do with an unexpected ATARHow to get to your dream career no matter your ATAR.
Now is a great time to be a speech pathologist – here's whyIf you see yourself in this career, there’s never been a better time to get started.
Parents: Could returning to study make your kids smarter?Studying with young children can be a challenge – but the benefits go both ways.
Parents: Your Uni Open Day Hit-ListUni Open Days can be a parent’s greatest resource when it comes to helping your child decide on the right course and institution for them....
R U OK? How VU can help when you’re notAt VU we offer a range of support services and a community designed to help you thrive.
Sean’s first year grand slamAs one of the first to begin his degree under VU’s revolutionary Block Model, Sport Science student Sean Spralja’s results speak for...
Stronger together – identical twins’ journey from Iran to VUFormer asylum seekers and identical twins Fatemeh and Zahra share their career dreams and the incredible journey they're on together.
Support for people affected by the bushfire crisisVictoria University offers support to students, staff and the community during the bushfire crisis.
The Benefits of ExerciseFeeling tired or stressed after a long day of work or study? Find out how exercise can help you feel good about yourself.
Time for a career change? Further study might be your next step...If you’re seeing any of the following five signs, it could be time to think about moving up, moving on, or undertaking further study at VU.
Top 3 reasons to study abroadIf you think that studying has to press pause on your travel dreams, think again.
Turn up the heat up on summer safetyWith sunny days calling, don’t forget about the important stuff that could keep you alive at this time of year. Now’s the time to install...
Uni lingo bustedATAR, VTAC, HECS – what do they actually mean? Here are some quick definitions of all that confusing uni jargon.
What if I pick the wrong course?Are you too scared of picking the wrong course choice to finish your preference list? We're here to help.
What the VU Block Model means for the future of educationIn 2018 Victoria University revolutionised tertiary education in Australia. And it’s clear things will never be the same.
When a career break leads to a career boostAn experienced accountant, Caesaria Sutoyo chose Australia and postgraduate studies at VU, to experience a new way of life and expand on...
Why I'm happy I didn't study my first preferenceAward-winning lawyer Michael Tourkakes is living proof that a change of heart can lead to the best outcomes.
Why you need to get involved in mentoring ASAPWhat is it about mentoring that will set you up for success? Find out how you can get involved in either mentoring or being mentored.
Why your redundancy isn't the end of the worldWhether it’s a professional nightmare or your dream come true, there’s no denying a job redundancy is an emotionally charged experience.
Lectures & lullabies: how to ace your studies despite the toddler tanty.
When practice makes perfect: teachers and principals reveal it’s hands-on experience that gives Education graduates the edge.
Where did reality TV come from? According to VU Screen Media expert Dr Marc C-Scott, it all began in the bygone era of live TV.
This young man grew up to be an academic, an author and a leader … all after he failed Year 12: Dr John Weldon's story.
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