Leadership groups, events & opportunities

There are opportunities for students throughout the year to be involved in leadership activities through various groups and events.

Our major event during the year is the Student Leadership Conference, but there are many other activities during the year where you can enhance your leaderships skills. 

Effective group leaders are characterised by group involvement, mutual respect, and excellent communication no matter the leadership style.

Student Leadership Conference

The Student Leadership Conference is a one day event, with keynote speakers and workshops.

Organised by students for students it aims to assist you develop invaluable leadership and personal development skills for use in both your personal life and future career.

Email: lead@vu.edu.au.

VU Academy for Social Change & Leadership

Join our student leadership academy – VU Academy for Social Change & Leadership.

The VU Academy is for students who have a:

  • desire to succeed
  • passion to make a difference
  • commitment and capability to take on challenges for the benefit of others and for greater good.

Email: vuacademy@vu.edu.au

Phone: +61 3 9919 4281.

Aspire: Young Muslim Women's Governance & Leadership program

Aspire is a leadership and governance training program for high-achieving young Muslim women.

It's designed to help you become a leader and influencer in your community. Applications are now open for the Aspire program.

Email: sophie.moore@vu.edu.au

Phone: +61 3 9919 1841.

Golden Key International Honour Society

The Golden Key Society recognises students who perform within the top 15% of their College in 400 universities around the world. Golden Key members have networking and scholarship opportunities and the society promotes academics, leadership and service through the many events held at Victoria University and across the state.

Website: Golden Key website

Facebook: Golden Key VU on Facebook

Email: goldenkeyvu@gmail.com.

Housing Mentor program

The Housing Mentor program helps international students find accommodation. To be eligible to be a housing mentor you must:

  • have experience in finding accommodation for yourself
  • be interested in assisting new students to find accommodation.

Full details and application form is available on the housing support programs page.

International Orientation Hosts

International Orientation Hosts are local and international students who welcome new international students to VU.

As an International Host you will have opportunities to:

  • develop new skills
  • share your knowledge of life at VU
  • network with other students
  • build friendships across cultures
  • learn more about VU
  • help new students.

The International Host program is affiliated with the VU Student Leadership program.

Email: sue.oulton@vu.edu.au

Phone: +61 3 9919 5514.

Peer Career Advisor (PCA) program

Peer Career Advisors (PCA's) are employed by Career Development and Employment at Victoria University. They work in the Learning Commons at Footscray Park, St Albans, City Flinders and Footscray Nicholson campuses. PCA's assist students and graduates with job application and resume reviews, and answer general career inquiries during drop-in sessions and online. As part of Career Development and Employment, they also participate in a range of career development activities.

Positions generally open for application during semester two of each year and are awarded through a competitive process on individual merit. Full training for the role is provided.

Website: vu.edu.au/careers/career-services-for-students

Email: careers@vu.edu.au

Phone: +61 3 9919 4944

Facebook: www.facebook.com/victoria.jobs.

Sports Team Managers

Sports Team Managers provide a link between athletes and sport services. The primary role is to coordinate before, during and at the conclusion of events for your team.

Email: wade.spencer@vu.edu.au

Phone: +61 3 9919 8173.

Student Library Assistants

Student Library Assistants provide basic support on a range of library and IT matters during extended hours of opening, such as late evenings and weekends.

Email: peter.ring@vu.edu.au.

Student Rovers & Student Mentors

Student Rovers work within the Learning Commons, assisting students with basic information relating to core facilities, information services and computers.

Student Mentors lead weekly group sessions to support other students with specific units of student, or to help students improve their writing.

Learn more about becoming a Student Rover or Student Mentor.

Email: studentlearning@vu.edu.au.

Story Writing in Remote Locations (SWIRL)

SWIRL aims to engage remote Aboriginal children in traditional and contemporary activities for the month that the project runs.

Email: lawry.mahon@vu.edu.au

Phone: +61 3 9919 4807.

VU Vollies

The VU Vollies are VU students who volunteer their time and energy to help deliver amazing student experiences, events and activities both on campus and in the community throughout the year.

Email: vollies@vu.edu.au.