Students who had not considered studying at university can experience university life through workshops and activities run by our academic colleges.
Year 10, 11 and 12 students interested in digital media and coding are invited to participate in VU’s innovation challenge. Interactive MasterLab workshops on campus give students the opportunity to learn how to design, code and market digital stickers (used in mobile messaging) for the App Store. Stickers with the most downloads at the end of the competition are awarded a prize at Open Day 2018.
Find out more and register for the innovation challenge.
VU's College of Engineering and Science offers students in years nine to 12, free hands-on activities, providing them with opportunities to use measurement and design skills to come up with creative prototypes. Each activity is designed to give students a general understanding of the engineering processes from design to construction and testing.
For more information and to register your school, email Tricia Fidler: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Sir Zelman Cowen Centre and College of Law and Justice at Victoria University runs a number of school education and careers programs to expose students to a range of careers in the wider justice and legal sector.
The Michael Kirby Contract Law Moot Competition is a fascinating opportunity for students interested in legal studies to experience a simulation of live courtroom proceedings at our City Queen Campus.
Students are invited to attend as observers or volunteers.
Civics education network – Mix it up
In 2018 the Sir Zelman Cowen Centre will be running Mix it up, an intercultural civics education network for students in years 10-11 in the Brimbank local government area.
Schools in the Brimbank area are encouraged to contact the Mix it up Coordinator at email@example.com to find out more about the program.
Head Start in law
Head Start day is a one day workshop for year 11 students interested in legal studies and learning more about the wider legal and justice related professions.
The workshop will be held at the Sir Zelman Cowen Centre, in the heart of Melbourne's legal district.
Individual workshops at schools will not be available in 2018.
Learn, Experience, Access Professions (LEAP)
The Sir Zelman Cowen Centre was the lead agency delivering LEAP into Law for five years. Funding for LEAP concluded in 2017, so the program is no longer running.
Students and teachers can still access the LEAP website for:
- resources about the professions
- study options.
Schools previously involved in the LEAP into Law program will be invited to attend Head Start Day in Term 3/4 in 2018.
Sport & Exercise Science
The Sport and Recreation Industry Pathway (SARIP) program provides activities and programs that complement students' VCE study. Through SARIP, students also gain exposure and access to leading academics and researchers in sport. They also get exposure to VU's state-of-the-art sport and learning precinct and benefit from VU's extensive list of industry partnerships, including the Australian Institute of Sport and the Western Bulldogs AFL Club.
Please note that some SARIP activities do incur a fee.