The VU Future Students team invites you to join us for the 2020 VU Forum for career practitioners, at St Albans Campus.

The theme for this year’s forum is 'Tech Savvy, Work Ready, Future Focused'.

We’ll explore how VU prepares students for work and life, and teaches them to seize opportunities created by tech advancements. Through our practical approach to learning, strong connections with industry, and focus on emerging technologies, we produce graduates who are ready to work in our tech-driven world.

 

VU Forum: Tech Savvy, Work Ready, Future Focused

Date: A new date for the VU Forum will be available shortly

Location: VU St Albans Campus

 

 

2020 VU Forum program

career practitioners network during a break

Take a look at the program for our 2020 forum: Tech Savvy, Work Ready, Future Focused.

We've got a day of insight and activities planned, with a talk by a VU alumnus and an industry panel in the morning, and hands-on workshops in the afternoon. Throughout the day, you can take advantage of networking opportunities, and enjoy our delicious catering.

Order of proceedings

The VU alumni community is a global network of over 240,000 people across 130 countries.

Hear from a VU alumnus about how Victoria University prepares our students for work – and supports them as they launch their careers.

Gain industry insights from our partners, as they discuss what employers are looking for in graduates, and how the work environment is evolving.

Panel members include:

  • Marvel Stadium – Casey Price, operations manager
  • Transurban representative
  • WEstjustice - Vu Kim, lawyer and acting clinical coordinator

Find out how VU is embracing tech advances through our new cyber facility, tech precincts and Sunshine Skills Hub.

We'll focus on how VU is educating future professionals in the emerging fields of Artificial Intelligence (AI), 3D Printing, drone surveying, construction robotics, data analytics, ehealth and cyber security.

Morning tea


Workshops

Workshops will be run in three sessions.

Want to see how our nursing students prepare for life on the ward? Our nursing and paramedic laboratory facilities are fitted with state-of-the-art technology, designed to simulate a hospital environment.

In this workshop, you'll participate in a simulated nursing scenario, like those undertaken by our students, developing practical skills and an understanding of clinical problem-solving.

As technology surges forward, so too do unthinkable threats to our security.

From TAFE, to higher education and postgraduate specialisations, VU has courses that focus on cyber security, mobile networking, cloud technology, software engineering, data analytics and more.

Participate in a cyber security experiment and learn more about this rapidly-expanding industry, in our Cisco lab.

Startups are one of the largest contributors to job creation nationwide. The startup economy has become an important part of Australia’s strategy for economic diversification and growth.

Find out how entrepreneurship has changed the way we do business and what it means for your students.

Learning Hubs are welcoming, collaborative spaces that provide academic support and career guidance to Victoria University students.

We offer learning activities, practical workshops and drop-in sessions to all of our students – from first year to postgraduate study – as well as 24/7 online advice and support.

Dedicated advisers in maths, writing, careers, and research and referencing help design our services and resources.

Find out how we support our new starters to achieve success at uni.

Our anatomy 'wet' labs are key facilities used by our health and biomedicine students.

Tour our wet labs and see our specimens up close.

Lunch


Campus tour (optional)

You have the option to round out your day with a student-led tour of our St Albans Campus after lunch.

 

About St Albans Campus

Our 2020 VU Forum takes place at St Albans Campus – our hub for health and nutrition teaching and research.

The campus has a modern community feel and is set in gardens of native grasses and gum trees.

A free shuttle bus is available to bring you from St Albans Station to campus.

2019 VU Forum

VU Forum 2019 saw more than 120 career practitioners from across Victoria discover the exciting opportunities for students at Victoria University and VU Polytechnic.

 

Presentations and panel sessions on the day covered:

  • the extraordinary success of the VU Block Model which has increased overall pass rates 7.9 percentage points to 83.9 percent
  • the many new building developments VU has planned over the next five years
  • updates on Free TAFE and pathways into Victoria University
  • talks from our leading educators in business, education, screen media, law, science, sport and more
  • tours of specialised facilities.

If you weren’t able to make it, you can take a video tour of our campuses and facilities or download copies of the presentations:

 Career practitioner asking a question at the VU Forum.

Get in touch

Let us know if there is any additional support we can provide to you and your students.

Email: [email protected]
Phone: +61 3 9919 5044

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