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Online orientation: Getting Started

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Welcome to VU.

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  • Getting Started
  • MyVU
  • Your Success Plan
  • VU Calendar
  • VU Collaborate
  • Student Wellbeing
  • Learning Hubs
  • Library Resources
  • Career Support
  • Campus Life
  • Free Student Apps
  • Stay in Touch!

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We're going to give you the best chance to succeed in your studies.

This short video will take you through your Getting Started checklist.

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MyVU Your digital home

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1: login to MyVU, your digital home.

You will be able to manage your enrolment and timetable, access your student email, and request your student ID card through MyVU.

Use MyVU to find out about events and opportunities relevant to you, and access VU Collaborate, the online portal for all your class information and study material.

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Your Success Plan

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2: Start your journey to success. Create a personalised success plan by answering a few questions on MyVU. You will also be assigned a student advisor who will help you on your journey.

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VU Calendar

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3: Calendar. To access your timetable and allocate your classes, choose VU Calendar.

On this page, you will see all VU events.

This is a great way to see what is happening on campus, meet new people, and get involved. Click Follow this Link on the top of the page to proceed to your timetable.

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VU Collaborate

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4: Access VU Collaborate. VU Collaborate is where you view your unit content and upload assessments.

You can also communicate and collaborate with your peers, tutors, and instructors, and stay up-to-date with your learning progress.

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Student Wellbeing

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5: Learn more about our support services.

Balancing study with work and life commitments isn't always easy, and we know that our students come from diverse backgrounds and circumstances.

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  • Support services
  • Counselling
  • Accessibility
  • Advocacy
  • Welfare
  • Financial
  • Health
  • Wellbeing
  • More

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Explore our wide range of free support services such as counselling, accessibility, advocacy, welfare, financial support, health, wellbeing, and more.

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Learning Hubs

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6: drop into a Learning Hub on campus or online.

VU Learning Hubs are welcoming in collaborative spaces where you can access academic support in skills development, setting you up to succeed in your studies and beyond.

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Academic & Study Skills:

  • Essential Activities
  • Workshops
  • Jobs Board
  • Resources

Drop in sessions:

  • Writing
  • Maths
  • Research & referencing
  • Communication & presentation skills
  • More

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Students can visit the Learning Hub for essential activities tailored to your year of study, workshops, jobs board, resources, and drop-in sessions in writing, maths, research and referencing, communication and presentation skills, and more.

Student mentors are available to help with the transition to uni life and finding your way around the physical and online campus.

They run regular college-based study spaces and more.

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Learning Hub Online:

  • Essential Activities
  • Drop-in Times
  • 24-7 Support

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Book your essentials activities, check drop-in times, and access 24/7 support through Learning Hub online.

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Library Resources

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7: explore library resources.

Seven libraries across our campuses and the library website offer a range of resources, facilities, and services.

Libraries provide access to individual and group study spaces, PCs and printing.

The library website provides access to online resources such as eBooks, eJournal articles, and videos.

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Ask the library service:

  • Online Guides
  • Training
  • Workshops

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If you can't find a resource, get help through the Ask The Library service, online guides and training, and workshop opportunities.

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Career Support

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8: Access VU's Career and Employability Support Service, VU Employ.

The team offer personalised career advice and support from job applications to career planning. You can also participate in employability programmes, job expos, and mentoring programmes.

Visit the website or log into VU Employ Collaborate to discover our full range of services.

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Campus Life

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9: Get involved in campus life.

Uni isn't just about study. VU Student Life and Leadership team hosts orientation and student welcome events for new students and offers a range of exciting events and activities throughout the year.

Keep an eye out for Clubs Fest, cultural festivals, Stress Less Fest, and more.

Make friends and give back to the community by joining a club or signing up to volunteer with the VU Vollies programme.

Develop your skills through the lead programme.

The VU Student Union or VUSU is the Peak student body elected to represent all students at Victoria University. Getting involved with VUSU to join the International Students Association, ISA, or your college society to contribute an article or artwork to the Hike Magazine or to connect with your elected representatives including Queer, Women's and

Cultural Diversity offices.

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Student Apps

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10: Check out these useful student apps. Download the Victoria University app to access VU Collaborate, MyVU, timetable, and your digital student ID card on your phone, browse, book, and track your

Learning Hub activities, and find your way around campus with handy interactive campus maps.

You can also turn on assignment reminders, access games, surveys, and more.

VU Safe is VU's official mobile safety app, connecting staff and students to campus safety, security, and support resources and information.

Safer Community is a central point of inquiry, response, and support for concerning, threatening, or inappropriate behaviour.

We provide support at all stages of responding to complex and sensitive situations.

Victoria University has a zero-tolerance approach to sexual assault and harassment with a strong commitment to improving prevention and response.

Refer to our resources on sexual assault and harassment for more information.

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Stay in touch!

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11, Stay in touch. We are here to support you during your studies at VU.

Make sure you check both your student email and MyVU weekly for important updates and information about your course.

If you ever need assistance, you can always contact us at Ask VU via live chat, over the phone, or in person at any VU HQ.

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Find out more

myvu.edu.au