Our First Year College and VU Block Model are designed to enhance the university experience of first-year students.
The success of this model relies on a highly trained, enthusiastic and dedicated team of academic and administrative staff who are focused on helping students adapt to higher education – improving their experience, satisfaction and overall engagement.
Students no longer study four units at the same time, or sit anonymously in large lecture theatres with hundreds of other students.
With the new block model, students work:
- closely with academic teaching staff
- with a smaller group of peers
- on one unit and its assessment tasks at a time (over a four week block).
This will equip students to succeed and excel in their chosen field of study.