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MetroWest brings VU into heart of Footscray

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.

MetroWest includes:

  • 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
[email protected]
Phone: (03) 9919 5487

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