Supporting students to make the best career and study choices for them is your most important role – and one we also see as ours.

That's why we offer a range of informative and engaging events, services and publications dedicated to facilitating students' successful transition from secondary to tertiary education.

Who are the VU Future Students team?

Our Future Students team works collaboratively with career practitioners and teachers to ensure that future students receive the most relevant, up-to-date information. We deliver presentations at schools, career expos and information evenings, and offer on-campus tours and activities at VU.

We take part in:

We also offer one-on-one consultations to mature-age students who are interested in returning to study at any level.

Find out more about VU's Future Students team in their bios below and contact us to discover how we can help guide your students to success in tertiary studies with our exciting VU Block Model.

Alex Sims

Director, Future Students
[email protected]

With nearly 20 years' experience in student recruitment in the tertiary sector, Alex leads the Future Students domestic team.

Kate Galati

Senior Manager, Future Students
+61 3 9919 5858 | [email protected]

Kate, an alumni of Victoria University in secondary education, has a wealth of experience in teaching VCE as well as in student recruitment and marketing. She manages the Future Student Adviser team.

Emily Bodey

Future Students Program Manager
+61 3 9919 5761 | [email protected]

Emily manages the VU Guaranteed program as well as a large number of recruitment projects such as VU in Focus and VU News.

Jessica Bartolotta smiles at camera

Jessica Bartolotta

Future Student Adviser
+61 3 9919 5386 | [email protected]

Jessica is driven to connect with students and help them find their passion. She comes with extensive experience in higher education, working with students at high school, university and postgraduate level. In addition, she has also been in the classroom teaching economics and English as an additional language. She loves supporting communities and has volunteered with a number of organisations including Western Bulldogs Community Foundation. She’s a proud Westie!

Joanna Little, smiling, outdoors

Joanna Little

Future Student Adviser
+61 3 9919 5261 | [email protected]

Joanna works part time (Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays) and is a highly experienced Future Student Adviser at Victoria University. She supports schools in the north west of Melbourne, as wells as having a focus on the schools in the Ballarat region and Western Districts of regional Victoria.

Chris Skevofylakas

Future Student Adviser
+61 3 9919 4659 | [email protected]

An alumni of Victoria University in Psychological Studies and Business (HR Management), Chris is an experienced Future Student Adviser at Victoria University. He supports secondary schools in the East and South of Melbourne as well as the Latrobe Gippsland region.

Alex Hanlon

Alex Hanlon

Regional Recruitment Manager
+61 3 9919 5078 | [email protected]

Alex is part of the Victoria University International Future Students team and supports recruitment activities for international students in Australia and New Zealand.

Melanie Inturrisi

Administration Assistant
+61 3 9919 5495 | [email protected]

Mel assists the Future Student Adviser team. For general enquiries and event bookings please email [email protected].

 headshot of Jonathon Ioannou

Jonathon Ioannou

Future Students Adviser
+9919 5191 | [email protected]

Jonathan has a wealth of experience in the Higher Education sector, particularly in TAFE. He will be supporting schools west of Melbourne, as well as the Bendigo region. Jonathan always has a smile on his face and is very approachable, he has a passion to help students find the course for them.


 headshot of Callum Willis

Callum Willis

Future Students Adviser
+9919 5180 | [email protected]

Callum is passionate about the difference that tertiary education can make for young people. He comes with worldly experiences as well as having an extensive career with professional sporting organisations, particularly the AFL. He supports schools in the north and east of Melbourne and the Albury Wodonga, Shepparton and Mildura areas of Victoria.