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Make new friends by joining a university club or society. Meet other people studying your subject, students who live near your campus or just people with similar interests.

You can join an existing group or start your own.

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Art & music

Victoria University Photography Club

This club is for all VU students who are interested anything regarding photography. It creates a playground specialised in photography, builds a network for photography related jobs, provides career advice, promotes local talents through exposure of personal works and projects.

For more information, please contact: vuphotoclub.info@gmail.com.

VU Theatre Company

A group of arty students running a range of events from small fund raisers and performances at Orientation events to a large musical production for all students to attend!

Like VU Theatre Company on Facebook or email theatrecompany.vu@gmail.com to join!

College societies

College of Arts Society (VUAS)

The peak representative body for all students within VU's College of Arts.

VUAS at O-Fest 2015

Annually we hold social events ranging from our yearly toga party in semester 1 to a charity comedy night in semester 2.

Aside from the social aspect, we currently are building a petition to bring back languages to VU and are establishing communication with the Dean of Arts and the College itself with the hope to work closer together in the future.

VUAS is proudly supported and funded by the Victoria University Student Union.

If you are interested in getting involved with VUAS, please do not hesitate to contact us via our Facebook page or email: vuas@live.vu.edu.au or collegeofarts@gmail.com.

College of Business Society

The society for students of the College of Business at VU.

We aim to enrich the social and study experiences for students in VU's College of Business, by providing support through proactive engagement in a fun and professional environment.

We have networking nights, movie nights, presentation workshops, mentoring for first-year students and much more. We also have competitions with sweet prizes and benefits for you guys so sign up, it’s free!

The College of Business Society is proudly supported and funded by the Victoria University Student Union.

Contact us via Facebook or email: cobs@live.vu.edu.au or cobsvu@gmail.com.

College of Education Society

VU's College of Education Society works to encourage, engage and enrich the experience of students studying Education courses at VU.

Our goal is to create a fun atmosphere and bring further enjoyment to university life. We organise social get-togethers, barbecues, and education-based learning experiences to generate further involvement and entertainment across VU campuses.

The College of Education Society is proudly supported and funded by the Victoria University Student Union.

Join today to get involved and be in the know about future events: facebook.com/vueducationsociety or contact us at vues@live.vu.edu.au or vu.educationsociety@gmail.com.

College of Engineering & Science Society

A representative body for students in VU's College of Engineering & Science.

We hold forums and social events to find out what is important to you and make uni life more enjoyable.

The College of Engineering and Science Society is proudly supported and funded by the Victoria University Student Union.

Contact us through the Engineering & Science Society Facebook page or cess@live.vu.edu.au or vuengscisociety@gmail.com.

College of Health & Biomedicine Society (CHABS)

A student-run society aimed at elevating the student experience through academic and social events and opportunities.

We are aimed at those studying: anatomy & cell biology, dermal science, food, nutrition & dietetics, medical physiology, midwifery & women’s health, nursing, osteopathic medicine, paramedicine and public health.

We provide support to students by organising social, academic, up-skilling and networking events along with providing a fun and professional environment for all students. Becoming a member is FREE! As a member we provide you with exclusive invitations to events, discounted/free events, networking opportunities, leadership opportunities.

CHABS is proudly supported and funded by the Victoria University Student Union.

For more information on anything, contact CHABS via email chabs@students.vu.edu.au or check us out on Facebook CHABS VU Facebook.

Dictum Society

The student society for VU's College of Law & Justice.

Dictum Society strives to provide academic, professional and social development for all students studying at the College of Law and Justice. We do this by organising seminars, workshops, publications and competitions that can help hone your skills as a lawyer and help build your connection with the industry.

We also endeavour to organise social events from big to small and do our very best to bring some spirit and cohesion to everyone studying at the Queen Street campus. You can also visit the Dictum Society website: www.dictumsocietyvu.com for more information.

Dictum Society is proudly supported and funded by the Victoria University Student Union.

Connect with Dictum Society through the Dictum Facebook page or email dictumsociety@students.vu.edu.au for any queries about the society.

College of Sport & Exercise Science Society

The student society for VU's College of Sport & Exercise Science.

College of Sport & Exercise Society at O-Fest

Studying a sport or exercise related degree? Passionate about sport?

The College of Sport & Exercise Science Society at Victoria University is a student-run society that aims to bring together all students with an interest in sport; we organise a variety of social, networking and sport-themed events throughout the year.

The College of Sport and Exercise Science Society is proudly supported and funded by the Victoria University Student Union.

To discuss membership and for more information please contact us via email: vusess@live.vu.edu.au or vu.ses.society@gmail.com. Like our page Facebook for updates: ‘VU College of Sport and Exercise Science Society’.

Community

Community Development Association

Bringing people together who are passionate about community development, with the purpose to empower, inspire and learn in an environment where students can also connect with others who have similar interests.

Email: cdavu@outlook.com.au or like the Community Development Association on Facebook.

Enactus (previously Students in Free Enterprise)

We encourage you to take what you learn in the classroom and apply it to real working situations. Enactus students can make a difference in their local community. Being involved with Enactus can increase your employability and further enhance your university experience.

Email: enactus@students.vu.edu.au or join Enactus on Facebook.

Entrepreneurship Society

The Entrepreneurship Society inspires young entrepreneurs, gives them work experience and embarks them on a journey to success. We provide influential guest speakers, innovative workshops and social events to challenge students and prepare them for the future.

The Entrepreneurship Society will develop student entrepreneurship skills by getting them engaged in real life projects and by assisting their business ideas with events, workshops and scalable infrastructure.

For more information contact info@uniteideas.com or visit our website (registration required).

Sustainable Living & Urban Gardening Group (SLUGG)

A collection of students across different colleges with a desire to implement sustainable principals and practices.

Email: sluggvu@gmail.com or like SLUGG on Facebook.

Courses & academia

Accounting, Finance & Investment Student Society (AFISS)

AFISS students at 2014 O-Fest

AFISS is Victoria University's largest business student society. We aim to ensure that Victoria University business graduates are empowered to successfully enter the competitive market with confidence and a network of support for the future. Our industry guests include managing directors, partners and senior staffs from multi-billion dollar companies such as CPA Australia, NAB, Westpac, Commonwealth Bank, ANZ, PwC, EY, Deloitte, KPMG, Bloomberg, BDO, Telstra, AMP and many more.

Take a look at the AFISS website.
Like the AFISS Facebook page.
Email us for more information: AFISSinfo@gmail.com.

Golden Key International Honour Society

We recognise students who perform within the top 15% of their College in 400 universities around the world, Victoria University being a Chapter of the society. Once you are invited to join Golden Key, you have the opportunity to network with any of the 2 million members across the globe.

All together we aim to promote Academics, Leadership and Service through the many events held at Victoria University and across the state. Members are encouraged to apply for scholarships within Golden Key, attend events to meet like-minded people and give back to the community through Service.

If you have any queries, please send an e-mail to goldenkeyvu@gmail.com.
Visit the Golden Key Victoria University website.
Like Golden Key VU on Facebook.

Home Economics Victoria University (HEVU)

HEVU is a club that welcomes anyone who is passionate about home economics being the empowerment of families and individuals, good food, mental and physical health, overall well-being and textiles.

We aim to run events and provide links to professional development that builds and supports an understanding of the relevance and importance of home economics in today’s world.

Email homeeconomicsvu@gmail.com or like HEVU on Facebook.

VU Motorsport

Victoria University Motorsport (VUM) is a student group led by mechanical engineering undergraduate students, and is open to all undergraduates studying at VU. Students design, build and race a race car.

Email: VUMotorsport@students.vu.edu.au.

Student Osteopathic Medicine Association (SOMA)

SOMA is a club that provides social and educational opportunities to the students of Victoria University, with a direct focus on students enrolled in osteopathy.
SOMA offers a range of beneficial seminars that are not offered within the osteopathy course, allowing students to expand their knowledge and skills. These seminars are open to all students.

For more information, please email william.dao1@live.vu.edu.au or megan.brooks@live.vu.edu.au.

VU Student Paramedic Association (VUSPA)

A faculty based club which invites all paramedic students to take part in both social and educational activities.

Email: vuspaevents@gmail.com or join VUSPA on Facebook.

VU Psychology Society (VUPS)

VUPS at O-Fest 2015

The VUPS is an inclusive student psychology society that welcomes student members who are currently studying or have an interest in psychology. The VUPS intends to better link psychology students with each other and with VU psychology staff in a relaxed and fun environment.

Email: aron.micallef@live.vu.edu.au, vups.committee@gmail.com or like VUPS on Facebook.

Victoria University Social Work Society

A forum where social work students at all stages of their learning can come together to discuss relevant social, political and personal concerns and concepts. VUSWS enables interaction between social work students and staff to become actively involved in the community. There are mentoring opportunities as well as the ability to connect with local organisations, fundraising and workshops.

For more information, please contact: swsociety.vu@gmail.com.

Youth Work Student Association

This club represents and supports youth work students at VU. It provides mentoring opportunities for new students, supports students and their needs, and runs social events for students to keep them engaged in university life.

To find out more about us and receive updates on events we run at VU, like the Youth Work Student Association on Facebook or email us at brianna.stevenson@live.vu.edu.au.

Fun & friendship

Aussie Mates Events Club

We welcome exchange students from across the world and organise social events on campus and across Victoria. Aussie Mates Events Club is a great place to meet amazing people from a range of disciplines across the university. We support a strong welcoming culture within our campuses. If you are a local VU student and would like to be an Aussie Mate please go to our information page. If you are coming to Victoria University on exchange or on a study abroad program and you would like to connect with an Aussie Mate when you arrive, please connect with us through our page.

Email: lindsey.meldrum@live.vu.edu.au if you have any enquires.

Beer Appreciation Club

From Abbotsford Stout to Victoria Bitter and everything in between, the Beer Appreciation Club is here to promote and recognise excellent beer in all its forms.

Beer Appreciation Club

We’re looking to create a fun, safe and relaxed environment where new and current students can interact together over our favourite brew and enjoy our time at University together. We’re dedicated to providing you with premium beer, good times and an excellent year with us.

Find us through our Facebook page for detailed beer reviews, beer news or anything else beer related for that matter. We look forward to seeing you!

VU Games Club

This club is about the love of games and the playing of games, both of which are worthwhile causes; we love board games, card games, role-playing games and video games! The club wishes to provide a place outside of the home for gaming and for members to make new friends who they have a common connection with.

Email: vugamesclub@gmail.com or just join VU Games Club on Facebook.

VU International Student Association (ISA)

VU ISA at O-Fest

VU-ISA is currently affiliated with the Victoria University Student Union (VUSU) and was founded in 2002. It is the peak representation of all international students within VU, acting to provide guidance and advice when students need it most. We are committed to running diverse events for students from multicultural backgrounds; aiming to ensure international students enjoy their new life at VU, through our innovative activities and practical advice in career and academic opportunities.

Please check the VU-ISA website regularly to find the activities you are interested in. Join the VU ISA Facebook page or email: ISA@vu.edu.au.

The ISA office is located in Building M 119, Footscray Park Campus and Room FLG27 at 301 Flinders Lane in the CBD.

VU Pride

VU Pride recognises there is a range of sexualities and genders at Victoria University and we aim to celebrate such diversity. VU Pride plans to combat negative attitudes towards LGBTQIA people at Victoria University by creating support networks between LGBTQIA people and straight-identifying students. We also aim to create a socially inclusive environment which helps generate unity among all students.

Email: VictoriaUniversityPride@gmail.com or join the VU Pride Facebook group.

Multicultural

VU-CSSS (Chinese Student & Scholar Society)

VU-CSSS is a service-oriented association that aims to link Chinese students and scholars in Victoria University. We want to create a community both on and off the VU campus to help Chinese students and scholars get to know more about Australia and also to promote Chinese culture to our fellow students and students from all over the world.

We aim to help answer questions about housing, studying, travelling and anything else about living in Australia! We also organise activities that can help people get to know each other and make friends.

VU-CSSS is also open to people from all over the world, the only requirement is an interest in Chinese culture.

Contact us by email: CSSSVU@gmail.com or visit the VVU-CSSS Facebook page or VUCSSS WeChat and QQ-Group Site

Greek Society (VUGS)

VU Greek Society at O-Fest

VUGS is an all-inclusive Greek cultural club that aims to promote and celebrate our unique culture with Greek and Philhellene students alike.

Email: vugs@nugasvic.org.au
Join the Vugs VicUni Facebook page, and
The VUGS-Victoria University Greek Society Facebook group.

Indonesian Students Association

VUISA (Victoria University Indonesian Students Association) is an organisation for Indonesian students to share knowledge and experience both in academic and non-academic issues. We build social networks between students and alumnus from all parts of Indonesia and learn about leadership and communication skills. Come and join us.

Social activities (with lots of fun and foods) are regularly arranged to help you cope with challenges during your studies.

Contact: vuisa.victoria@gmail.com or join VUISA on Facebook.

Kuwaiti Students Group

The Kuwaiti Students Group (KSG) is a society that aims to gather Kuwaiti students together and to represent Kuwaiti culture at VU. We want to support academic life for Kuwaiti students at VU by offering social and sporting events to Kuwaiti students.

For more information, please contact the president, Khaled Alasfar, on khaled.alasfar@live.vu.edu.au.

Malaysian Association (VUMA)

VUMA aims to represent the interest of the Malaysian students while promoting social and cultural exchange with other students in Victoria University. Be a part of our family and get to know more about our beautiful country that is filled with exotic culture. We welcome everyone to be a part of us.

Email us at vuma.victoria@gmail.com or like VUMA on Facebook and join the VUMA Facebook group.

Pacific Students Association

We are a network of students who offer moral, social and academic support to local and international Pacific students. We run sports activities like tennis and volleyball at the Student Village and many cultural activities.

Find out more about the VU Pacific Students Association.
Email: vupsa2014@gmail.com.

Sri Lankan Students Association

We are a group of Sri Lankan students who aim to spread the Sri Lankan culture, especially to give these students who have moved abroad a sense of belonging. We aim to assist Sri Lankan students throughout their academic years and to provide social and student support by holding events and workshops throughout the year. Don’t forget to like the Sri Lankan Students Association Facebook page or email us at srilankanstudentsvu@gmail.com.

VU Nepalese Students Association (VU-NSA)

VU-NSA is a common platform for all Nepalese students at Victoria University to work together, share ideas and experiences, and engage in social and cultural initiatives. It will also act as a cultural bridge between Nepalese students and students from other countries. We aim to promote and assist students in their social and educational activities at the University. Contact us at nepalesestudentvu@gmail.com

Victoria University Vietnamese Association

VUVA is an association of Vietnamese students that are studying in Victoria University, a home for Vietnamese students. We take care of the welfare of Vietnamese students and bring entertaining experiences to Vietnamese students through music and outdoor activities at VU.

For more information please contact vuva.melbourne@gmail.com.

Political

VU Student Union (VUSU)

VUSU at O-Fest

The Victoria University Student Union is the peak student body representing all students at Victoria University. The objectives of VUSU are to provide a range of representation and general services to a student population of approximately 45,000, across all campuses, and all educational disciplines of the University.

Keep a look out for the VUSU Annual Ball, weekly breakfasts, and our famous O-Week parties! It's going to be an awesome year for "FUN AND REPRESENTATION"!

Contact us via the VUSU Facebook page or email President.vusu@live.vu.edu.au.

VU Greens Group

VU Greens Group is made up of like-minded people who share similar political views about social justice, human rights and the environment. The group provides a supportive atmosphere where students are able to discuss these important topics and create awareness about other Greens’ aligned issues. VU Greens Group also offers a safe space for alternative policy debate.

You don’t need to have a political affiliation to join us.

For more information please email: vugreensgroup@gmail.com or connect with VU Greens on Facebook.

Labor Club

The Victoria University Labor Club aims to promote politics within the student population. It brings together students with similar political interests, while acting to promote networking capabilities and provide a general forum for discussion.

Join us on the VULaborClub Facebook page or by email: ashleigh.davey1@live.vu.edu.au.

Labor Left Students

Labor Left Students stand to support students who believe in the key principles of the left of the Australian Labor Party. We provide a forum for debate and discussion of key current political issues and provide networking opportunities for students with a similar ideology and an interest in politics.

Email: michael.albert.ford@gmail.com.

Victoria University Liberal Club

Our club holds regular meetings, social gatherings and meets frequently with prominent Liberal figures from across the country.

Email: Celal.sahin@live.vu.edu.au.

International Youth & Students for Social Equality

Aims to develop a movement of students against militarism, war and social inequality.

Email: goma.ghimire@gmail.com.

The Socialist Alliance

The Socialist Alliance is an anti-capitalist political organisation with members throughout Australia. We support a democratic society run by and working for people, not the destructive elite that currently rules. Members of the socialist alliance are active in campaigns on a wide range of issues.

Contact us today to get involved. Email: nick.j.fredman@gmail.com or join the Socialist Alliance society on Facebook.

Professional development

Student Leadership Council

The Student Leadership Council comprises members of all of the VU activities that involve Student Leadership.

Members meet on a regular basis to discuss their Student Leadership program and any issues or initiatives undertaken within the program.

VU Toastmasters Club

Toastmasters helps men and women improve their public speaking, presentation and leadership skills in a mutually supportive and positive learning environment. Members deliver prepared and impromptu speeches and develop skills related to timekeeping, chairing and facilitating meetings.

Email: sara.abbay@live.vu.edu.au.

Spiritual & religious

ACF Christian Fellowship

A Christian club at Victoria University to touch the lives of VU students with God’s love, bonding and growing together as a family in order to serve and glorify God.

Email: uloveacf@gmail.com like us on our Facebook page.

Islamic Society of Victoria University (ISVU)

A student body that represents Muslim students at VU, with cultural, social and religious events both on and off campus. The aim of the society is to bring together Muslim students at weekly, monthly and annual events.

Email: isvu@live.com or like us on Facebook.

Sport & recreation

VU Vipers Cheerleading

The VU Vipers are a co-ed cheerleading squad that compete In both cheer and dance disciplines. In the past few years, Vipers have had great success, gaining national titles in cheer and dance. Vipers train four times a week: Monday and Thursday (6:50-8:45am cheer), Wednesday (6:50-8:45am dance) and Friday (6:50-8:45am stunt).

It is a fantastic environment to make new friends, have fun and get fit! Males and females accepted and no experience required!

The Vipers have been around since 2009 - read more about the background of the Vipers Cheerleaders and contact us by email: vuvipers@live.com.au or visit us on Facebook.

Outdoor Adventure Club

For those interested in participating in a range of outdoor adventure and recreational activities and trips.

Email: vuoutdooradventureclub@gmail.com

Victoria University Social Sport Society (VUSSS)

VUSSS at O-Fest 2015

VUSSS is a social sport club at Victoria University, which aims to create social, sporting and network opportunities. We aim to run over five events each year, with the desire to attract both new and existing students from an array of courses. We encourage involvement in university sport in a number of different capacities.

Email: vusss@live.com.au or join VUSSS on Facebook.

Other sport clubs

There are a number of sport clubs affiliated with VU Sports.

A full list of sport clubs can be found on the Sport & Fitness page.

Start your own club or society

If you're interested in starting a new club or society, the first step is to talk with the Clubs and Societies Officer by emailing clubs@vu.edu.au.

You can affiliate or re-affiliate a club or society to the University.

Once you have successfully completed your club affiliation documents your club will be automatically allocated some funding.

Show some initiative

There is also another path if you wish to apply for funding. Show some initiative is a grant which is given out to groups of students, individuals or clubs that encourage students to actively participate in self-driven student-student engagement activities and events which are socially inclusive.

Download the Show some initiative application form and make an appointment to chat with your campus recreation officer about your project. The Show Some Initiative Grant Committee meets monthly so make sure you leave plenty of time to complete your application prior to your event or activity.

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