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 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.

Success planning

Once you're enrolled, you'll find a 'Start your success journey now' tile on your MyVU.

You will then be asked to answer a short series of questions to create a personalised Success Plan, tailored to your goals. 

Once you have your Success Plan, you'll be introduced to your dedicated Student Advisor, who will guide you through your studies at Victoria University.

Your personalised Success Plan gets you thinking about:

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

You then have the opportunity to make an appointment to meet your Student Advisor, either face to face or via a phone appointment. In some cases, your Student Advisor will contact you to see if there is anything they can assist you with and check in with how you're tracking towards your goals.

 

Meet with a Student Advisor

Our Student Advisors are located at VUHQ.

Make an appointment today by called us on 9919 6100 – we're available to chat face-to-face or over the phone.

Student Advisors by College

College of Arts & Education

  • Jessie - appointments by phone
  • Jordan - appointments at Footscray Park
  • Natalie - appointments at St Albans
  • Ngoc – appointments at St Albans
  • Sophonie - appointments by phone

College of Business

  • Brea - appointments at Footscray Park
  • Chloe – appointments at Footscray Park
  • Claudia – appointments by phone
  • Jagriti – appointments by phone
  • Jittra - appointments at City Flinders
  • Luke – appointments at City Flinders
  • Sam - appointments at City Flinders

College of Engineering & Science

  • Asa - appointments by phone
  • Brea – appointments at Footscray Park
  • Jordan – appointments at Footscray Park
  • Philip - appointments by phone

College of Health & Biomedicine

  • Asa - appointments by phone
  • Chloe – appointments at Footscray Park
  • Jagriti – appointments by phone
  • Joanne – appointments at Footscray Nicholson
  • Mandy – appointments at Footscray Park
  • Martha – appointments at City Queen
  • Michele – appointments at City Queen
  • Natalie - appointments at St Albans
  • Ngoc – appointments at St Albans
  • Sam - appointments at City Flinders
  • Tim N - appointments at Footscray Nicholson

College of Law & Justice

  • Martha – appointments at City Queen
  • Michele - appointments at City Queen
  • Sophonie - appointments by phone

College of Sport & Exercise Science

  • Jessie - appointments by phone
  • Mandy - appointments at Footscray Park
  • Philip - appointments by phone

VU College

  • Jittra - appointments at City Flinders
  • Joanne - appointments at Footscray Nicholson
  • Luke – appointments at City Flinders
  • Sophonie – appointments by phone
  • 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 Engineering and 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.