Student activities, events & opportunities

Being a student is more than just going to classes.

We have events, clubs and learning opportunities to help make your time at VU unforgettable.

Find the right balance between study, work and play.



The Orientation Festival, or O-Fest as we call it at VU, is a great way to start university or TAFE.

Your O-Fest will be held about a week before your first week of classes and is a great way to meet people and make new friends, and to get an overview of your course.

International student orientation

If you’re an international student, you must arrive in time to attend a separate international orientation to meet your International Student Support team in addition to attending your academic orientation session before starting your course.

We'd also love you to attend the O-Fest social events.

Clubs & students groups

Joining a club or student group is a great way to become part of the Victoria University community.

We have a variety of student-run clubs, including:

  • Australian Rules Football
  • soccer
  • cheerleading
  • music
  • writing
  • international cultural groups
  • free enterprise.

There are free music lessons, health information sessions and law competitions. You could dance at a ball or join an excursion or study group.

Many of our sporting clubs offer social sport days, so you can come and try a new sport for fun.

And if there's not a club or society to suit you, you can start your own!

Sport & fitness

Stay active while you study with our campus and social sport activities.

We have sport and fitness centres at five VU campuses, including:

  • an aquatic centre
  • sports courts
  • an athletics track
  • gyms with personal trainers and group fitness classes.

Campus lunchtime sport helps you get active in your lunch break for free with friends and classmates.

For fitness with heart, join the VUnite team for various community fitness and fundraising events such as Run for Kids, Oxfam Trailwalker and the Mother's Days Classic.

If you excel at your chosen sport, you can represent VU at one of our sporting competitions. Or, apply for the elite student athlete program to combine your studies with training/competing in your chosen sport.

If you'd rather keep your spot on the sideline, you can volunteer your time to help out with sports administration, managing, coaching or refereeing.

Events on campus

At VU we love to celebrate our diversity.

Come along to one of our many week-long celebrations, which include:

  • sustainable living week
  • pride week
  • law week
  • refugee week.

You’ll never be bored on campus with many events, exhibitions, seminars and talks to attend.


While you’re studying at VU you’ll have opportunities to take part in all areas of university life. 

Opportunities you might like to consider include: