It’s important for your health and wellbeing to keep your interests going outside of uni. With the block model at VU, you can keep working, keep your active social life, nurture relationships and continue hobbies and sport. That’s because you’ll only have three classes a week. That’s right – three, three-hour workshop-style classes a week. So you’ll have loads of time out to do whatever else you choose. And you don’t have to hang around campus between classes like your friends at other unis.
Osteopathy student Akeisha Sandhu – who achieved distinctions and high distinctions – says:
“Doing one subject at a time is less intense and gives me more time to focus on my soccer. It’s three days on, two days off, it’s really nice to have that break.”
The study–life balance of our students is paying off, shown by a dramatic increase in grades, with 48.9% of students now achieving distinctions and high distinctions (compared to 35% in 2017).
In addition, retention rates are also on the rise (88% after Block 5, compared to 82% in 2017).