There are opportunities and programs throughout the year to develop your leadership skills and experience.
Leadership is a valuable skill you can learn at university to enhance your employability and personal development.
GOLDEN KEY INTERNATIONAL HONOUR SOCIETY
Golden Key members have networking and scholarship opportunities and the society promotes academics, leadership and service through the events held at Victoria University and across the state.
STORY WRITING IN REMOTE LOCATIONS (SWIRL)
Story Writing in Remote Locations (SWIRL) is a literacy re-engagement program which has been running in remote Aboriginal communities in the Northern Territory since 1995. Pre-service teachers from Victoria University undertake a placement in these remote communities and work with children to support them in writing their own stories.
The idea for SWIRL came about when founder Lawry Mahon realised how the texts children were reading in schools did not represent their lives. He saw the opportunity for them to create their own books of their experiences and cultures which included photos and artworks of their stories. The children keep a copy of any book they create and a copy is put in the library. Hundreds of VU graduate teachers now call themselves SWIRLers and many of them return to the NT to teach.
For more information about the SWIRL program, contact:
STUDENT LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE
STUDENTS AS PARTNERS
Victoria University is committed to creating a space where students and staff work together on all aspects of university life. We call this 'Students as Partners'.
Throughout the year, we hold events such as network meetings and roundtable discussions to engage with students and stakeholders from across the University community.
VU students are represented in by a Chair and Coordinator, as well as an extended Students as Partner network.
Contact the Students as Partners team for more information:
STUDENT LEADERSHIP SUMMIT
The Student Leadership Summit is a great opportunity to learn, grow and network with other students and the Student Leadership Team.
- participate in leadership workshops
- network with other student leaders
- meet the Student Leadership Team including the LEAD Program facilitators
Stay tuned for details about the 2023 Student Leadership Summit.