Student advising for success

When it comes to studying, we understand that it may be difficult to know where to start – especially if you’re new to university.

To make it easier, as a commencing student you are able to meet with a dedicated Student Advisor for personalised advice and support, to ensure that you succeed in your studies and to help you get the most out of university life.

Advising for Success

Our Advising for Success program is available to all commencing higher education students (domestic and international onshore). The program provides an opportunity to:

  • welcome you to VU and our student advising network
  • offer you a personalised meeting with a dedicated Student Advisor to discuss your study goals
  • develop a tailored Student Success Plan that will help you succeed at your studies and get the most out of your university experience
  • explain how to access the range of support and resources available to you during your time at VU.

Student Success Plan

Our Student Advisors will work with you to develop a tailored plan intended to help you set and achieve your goals.

The Student Success Plan gets you thinking about:

  • the reasons you chose your course
  • how ready you feel to begin your studies
  • academic goals you'd like to achieve
  • potential challenges or issues that may impact your studies
  • practical steps you can take to make the most out of your university experience.

Your advisor will explain the range of support services available at VU that may help you throughout your studies. They’ll also set a follow-up date to meet with you again and see how you’re tracking towards your goals.

Meet with a Student Advisor

Our Student Advisors are located at VUHQ.

Make an appointment today – we're available to chat face-to-face or over the phone.

Advisors by College

College of Arts & Education

Arts stream

  • Jessie - appointments by phone
  • Jordan - appointments at Footscray Park
  • Sharon - appointments by phone

Education stream

  • Marisa - appointments at Footscray Park
  • Natalie - appointments at St Albans
  • Sophonie - appointments by phone
  • Tim L - appointments at Footscray Nicholson
  • Tim N - appointments at Footscray Nicholson

College of Business

  • Brea - appointments at Footscray Park
  • Eduardo - appointments by phone
  • Jittra - appointments at City Flinders
  • Sam - appointments at City Flinders

College of Engineering & Science

  • Anna - appointments by phone
  • Asa - appointments at Footscray Park & Werribee
  • Ngoc - appointments at Footscray Park

College of Health & Biomedicine

  • Asa - appointments at Footscray Park & Werribee
  • Carol - appointments at St Albans
  • Eduardo - appointments by phone
  • Kane - appointments by phone
  • Natalie - appointments at St Albans
  • Reham - appointments by phone
  • Sam - appointments at City Flinders
  • Tim L - appointments at Footscray Nicholson
  • Tim N - appointments at Footscray Nicholson

College of Law & Justice

  • Daniel - appointments at City Queen
  • Michele - appointments at City Queen
  • Rohini - appointments by phone

College of Sport & Exercise Science

  • Jagriti - appointments by phone
  • Mandy - appointments at Footscray Park
  • Rohini - appointments by phone

VU College

  • Jittra - appointments at City Flinders
  • Tim L - appointments at Footscray Nicholson
  • Tim N - appointments at Footscray Nicholson

Our Student Advisors

Our friendly team of Student Advisors will assist you to get the most out of university.

Get to know your dedicated advisor.

Course & Unit Administrators

Our Course and Unit Administrators (CUAs) provide a range of academic administration services and course and unit advice.

CUAs are connected to our Colleges, for example the College of Arts and Education, or the College of Science

If your query relates to one of the following, they will be able to help:

  • mapping your course
  • choosing or changing units or electives
  • creating a study plan to fit around your commitments
  • resolving timetable issues
  • short assignment extensions
  • unit waivers
  • cross-institutional study applications.

If you're unsure whether you need to talk to your CUA, try VUHQ and your Student Advisor first. They'll be able to put you in contact with the right person.