Victoria University began its life as Footscray Technical School in 1916 when the 'Door of Opportunity' was opened to students from the greater western suburbs of Melbourne.

VU still prides itself on opening that door as the University of Opportunity and Success. We welcome and encourage participation by our alumni community in a wide range of activities, events and programs aimed at ensuring our diverse student population is given every chance to thrive.

Whether you're looking for a way to share your time and talents on campus or closer to home, find your inspiration right here.

Key opportunities

Mentor

Mentor current students as they transition from VU to employment.

Become a speaker

Share your expertise and become a speaker or panel member.

In your workplace

Recruit VU graduates or support and intern at your company.

Support others

Support the community through volunteering or donations.

Make sure your personal details are up to date so that you hear about new events and opportunities as they arise.

Be a speaker or panel member

Join a line-up of distinguished alumni who have graced the stages at VU!

Past speakers have included leaders of major government agencies, startups, not-for-profits, public legislatures, partners at private law firms and, of course, academic researches and teachers. Help us expand the variety of influence we can offer our students!

If you are interested, please contact [email protected].

A VU alumnus speaks to an audience.

Speakers & event panels

  • Graduation ceremonies
  • College Awards evenings
  • Alumni Knowledge Network series
  • Student Leadership forum and conference
  • Industry insights with first year students
  • Employability workshops with final-year students.

Course advisory panels

Course advisory panels provide industry and content-specific advice and guidance to help develop and revise courses offered at VU.

VU regularly seeks the support of alumni who are leaders in their field to participate in these panels. Bring your expertise and knowledge of current industry requirements to help us keep our courses up to date.

Students & graduates in your workplace

Provide a workplace learning opportunity

VU is committed to learning in the workplace and community. This is an innovative way for our students to gain practical work experience in a trade, industry or profession while studying. It allows students to produce work that has real benefits to industry and the community.

Find out how you can recruit or place a VU student.

Recruit a VU Graduate

You can post vacancies on the VU Learning Hub free of charge. To access our range of services to promote the employment opportunities available at your organisation, please contact us or visit the CareerHub.

Email: [email protected]
Phone: +61 3 9919 5752.

Contact us

To find out more about how you can get involved with the VU alumni community, contact the Advancement Office.