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.

Engage with VU

We love getting the chance to engage with you and your students. We offer a range of activities on campus, where students can experience life at VU and discover their course and career options. We are also happy to come to present at your school.

VU at your school

Are you having an event at your school and need a guest speaker? Or would you like us to come and talk to your students in class?

We are able to come out and present about all things VU, including our early admissions program and VU Guaranteed for students years 10-12. We are also happy to attend your school expo to chat to students and parents.

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Campus activities for Year 11 & 12

In their final school years, students begin to think seriously about their course options and future career. That’s why, for year 11 and 12 students we offer a university-focused experience, including:

  • a guided tour of the campus so that students can get a feel for where they may be studying
  • an in-depth presentation about VU and the courses we have on offer.

These presentations will be conducted by either a Student Ambassador or a Future Student Advisor.

Campus tours are available at:

  • Footscray Park Campus
  • City Campus
  • St Albans Campus.

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Campus activities for Year 9 & 10 

Year 9 and 10 students are not usually ready to compare and choose courses; instead, they are thinking more generally about career options. Our on-campus activities are designed to let your students explore areas of study and connect courses with career outcomes.

We offer activities for small and large groups. If you’d like to arrange multiple sessions on one day, we can work with you to organise this. We can also cater to groups who would like multiple activities run across a day. 

Please call or email us any time to discuss your options and arrange activities.

A great option for large groups; students explore Footscray Park Campus in groups of five, gathering clues, exploring facilities and student life, and competing for the number one spot. The winning team takes home a token prize.

Length: 1-1.5 hours
Max number of students: 200
Campus: Footscray Park
Days: Monday–Friday

If your students are considering future careers in nursing, midwifery, speech pathology, physiotherapy, dietetics, or related fields, please get in touch with us to arrange an Explore Health session.   

In this activity, students can:

  • learn about the importance of blood pressure as well as complete a fun activity around anatomy
  • tour our health labs and facilities (subject to campus and availability).

Length: 1 hour
Max number of students: 25
Campus: St Albans, Footscray Park, City
Days: Monday-Friday

The Explore Business activity introduces students to some key concepts taught in our business courses. Students will learn about the importance of advertising, and the fundamentals of marketing tools.

Length: 1 hour
Max number of students: 50
Campus: City, Footscray Park
Days: Monday-Friday

Our interactive law workshop gives your students a chance to find out what it's like to study law and to become a lawyer.

We'll take students through:

  • the transition from school into a university law course
  • subjects they can study
  • career options once they finish their law degree.

We'll also explore a mock criminal law trial – students will be asked to piece together the clues and build the legal case!

Length: 1 hour
Max number of students: 50
Campus: City, Footscray Park
Days: Monday-Friday

Our Explore Engineering workshops allow students to discover engineering processes using measurement and design skills.

The activities involve:

  • using engineering equipment such as our wind tunnel, wave pool or earthquake simulator
  • problem-solving in groups to come up with practical solutions.

Length: 1 hour
Max number of students: 30
Campus: Footscray Park
Days: Monday-Friday (subject to lab availability)

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®.

Administration Assistant

+61 3 9919 5495 | [email protected]

For general enquiries and event bookings please email [email protected].

Emily Bodey

Future Students Senior 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.

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.

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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.

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Jessica Laverdure

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!

Melanie Inturrisi

Future Student Adviser
+61 3 9919 4623 | [email protected]

As an alumni of Victoria University, Melanie is passionate about VU and aims to continue creating positive outcomes for education, industry and our community. She supports schools in the north and east of Melbourne and the Albury–Wodonga, Shepparton and Mildura areas of Victoria.

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Jonathon Ioannou

Future Student Adviser
+61 3 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.