Victoria University has opened a new community hub in the heart of Footscray as a key part of its Footscray University Town project.
VU at MetroWest, located on the Nicholson Street Mall, is a buzzing hub for VU in downtown Footscray as the University expands beyond its campuses to build stronger links with residents, local businesses and community organisations.
- a funky Co-op bookstore and reading area for students and the wider community;
- a vibrant café;
- VUHQ – a future students centre offering free one-to-one career advice and information sessions;
- a psychology clinic (opening in 2015) staffed by trained VU psychology students and supervisors;
- student-led communications agency;
- Centenary exhibition, a celebration of the founding of Footscray Technical School in 1916, and the 25th anniversary of VU becoming a university;
- alumni students’ art exhibition;
- hot desks for students or community;
- meeting rooms and space for community events.
MetroWest is located at 138 Nicholson Street, Footscray.
It is open weekdays 8am - 6pm and Saturdays 9am - 2pm.
For media tours contact Bec Carey-Grieve, VU at MetroWest program and space coordinator, on 9919 7043 or [email protected]
VU Media Contact:
Ann Marie Angebrandt, Media Producer
Marketing and Advancement, Victoria University
Phone: (03) 9919 5487