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ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY

Victoria University acknowledges the Ancestors, Elders and families

of the Boonwurrung and Woiwurrung language groups of the Kulin who are the

custodians of university land.

One of the last remnants of Indigenous grasslands on Kulin lands is located

near Iramoo at the St Albans campus. We acknowledge that the land on which we gather and learn is the place of age

old ceremonies of celebration, initiation and renewal and that the Kulin people’s

living culture has a unique role in the life of this region.

To learn more about Victoria University’s Aboriginal programs and our commitment to the local Aboriginal community, please

contact the Moondani Balluk Academic Unit by calling +61 3 9919 2836 or emailing

[emailprotected]

CONTENTS

WELCOME 1

FESTIVALS AND EVENTS 2

OUR SERVICE COMMITMENT 6

GET STARTED 10› Steps to success 11› Enrolment 12› MYVU Portal 14– Update your details 14– VU student email 14– Online learning 15– MyTimetable 15

› ASKVU 16› Student ID card 17

GET INFORMED 18› Fees 19› Scholarships 20› Library 21

CREATING A SAFER COMMUNITY 22› Safer community 23

KNOW YOUR CAMPUS 24› City 26› Footscray 28› Outer West 32› Transport 36› Student spaces 37

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GUIDE TO VUFOR ALL VU STUDENTS

A GUIDE FOR INTERNATIONALSTUDENTS STUDYING AT VU

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WELCOME 1

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GET STARTED › Steps to success › Enrolment › Online Resources 14

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– MyVU– VU student email– VU Collaborate– MyTimetable

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places of worship› Childcare

GET INVOLVED › See the world› Careers and employability› Students as staff› Entrepreneurship› Leadership and

professional development› Clubs and societies› Top student apps› Vollies› Sport

GET HELP › VUHQ› International student support› Academic support› Financial advice› Housing and accommodation› Accessibility services› Complaint resolution› Student advocacy› Counselling› Student support› Alumni 59

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WELCOME

YOUR VU JOURNEY COULD INVOLVE: › an internship with one of our industry partners,

like the Western Bulldogs or the Malthouse Theatre, gaining frontline exposure and experience

as part of your degree

› studying in another country with ourexchange programs and study tours

› learning from experts in your field.

This guide is full of useful information to help you on your way at VU. Read on for key dates and great activities, support networks available to you as a student, and how

to enjoy your time with us while you study.

If you need anything – help, support, guidance, or just want to know where the best coffee or nearest ATM is – we’re never far away. Live chat with us, ask a question

at ASKVU (askvu.vu.edu.au), call us on +61 3 9919 6100 or visit VUHQ. We’re always happy to help.

Whatever your reason for coming to VU, we’ve got your back. You’re on your way to success –

congratulations and welcome!

We’re thrilled you’re here! Whatever your path is, we’ll be by your side every step of the way, with services to help you,

words of encouragement and opportunities to inspire you.

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JANUARYST JEROME’S LANEWAY FESTIVAL

St Jerome’s Laneway Festival is one of Australia’s premier music festivals, staged on the banks of the Maribyrnong River and featuring international artists and bands.melbourne.lanewayfestival.com

WOMINJEKA

Now in its 7th year, Wominjeka continues to be in the Footscray Community Art Centre’s annualprogram with a festival dedicated to the achievements of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.footscrayarts.com

JANUARY – FEBRUARYGOWEST

GOWEST was originally launched as part of Midsumma 2010, an initiative of Hobsons Bay City Council to support, represent and celebrate the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer (GLBTIQ) communities of Melbourne’s west.

It has now expanded to embrace most of the western suburb municipalities: Hobsons Bay, Brimbank, Maribyrnong, MooneeValley, Moreland and Wyndham.midsumma.org.au

There’s always something to see or do at and around VU – from free community events and cultural activities, to the student orientation carnival and local festivals. Mark them in your VU student diary, get out into the community and get involved!

FESTIVALS AND EVENTS

DON’T HAVE A DIARY YET?

Pick up your copy at your nearest

VUHQ.

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JANUARY – FEBRUARYST JEROME’S LANEWAY FESTIVAL

St Jerome’s Laneway Festival is one of Australia’s premier music festivals, staged on the banks of the Maribyrnong River and features international artists and bands. melbourne.lanewayfestival.com

WOMINJEKA

Now in its 7th year, Wominjeka continues to be in the Footscray Community Art Centre’s annual program with a festival dedicated to the achievements of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community. footscrayarts.com

GOWEST

GOWEST was originally launched as part of Midsumma 2010, an initiative of Hobsons Bay City Council to support, represent and celebrate the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer (LGBTQI+) communities of Melbourne’s west.

It has now expanded to embrace most of the western suburb municipalities: Hobsons Bay, Brimbank, Maribyrnong, Moonee Valley, Moreland and Wyndham. midsumma.org.au

FEBRUARYVU FAMILY DAY

Bring your family and friends to a day of guided tours so they can also experience what it’s like to study at VU. Campus tours will be running, as well as fun activities such as face painting and a jumping castle for the kids. vu.edu.au/orientation

VU O-FEST (ORIENTATION)

Whether you’ve just finished school, are here on a student visa or are returning to study after a break, O-Fest is for you!

It’s the best way to get to know your campus, meet other students and connect with your teachers and other staff. vu.edu.au/orientation

MARCHMELBOURNE QUEER FILM FESTIVALMQFF will be showing LGBTQI+ themed films from Australia and around the world. This is your chance to see these shorts, documentaries and features on a big screen.mqff.com.au

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SEPTEMBERAFL GRAND FINAL

Now a Victorian public holiday and also a VU holiday (VU libraries are usually open), Australian FootballLeague (AFL) Grand Final Day is a celebration of sporting achievement and community spirit, and the day when the premiership champions for the year are crowned. afl.com.au

OCTOBER & MAYVU SWOT VAC

Also known as revision week, SWOT VAC is a period of the HE calendar without classes, allowing you time to study for upcoming exams.MARCH – APRIL

MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FESTIVALAustralia’s largest comedy festival will be bringing the local and international laughs back to Melbourne. comedyfestival.com.au

MAY HUMAN RIGHTS ARTS & FILM FESTIVALEngage with social justice and human rights issues via this annual film, art and music festival.

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AUSTRALIA’S BIGGEST MORNING TEA

Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea is an opportunity for friends, family or workmates to come together, share a cuppa and some delicious food, and help those affected by cancer. facebook.com/vustudentlife

JUNE & NOVEMBERVU EXAM REVIVER

Exams can be a stressful time. That’s why the Student Life team will be on hand with free bottles of water and lollies to help get you through. facebook.com/vustudentlife

JULYVU WELCOME FEST

It’s O-Fest (orientation) for mid-year. It’s a great time to reacquaint yourself with all the services and opportunities on and around campus, and a must if you’re new to VU! vu.edu.au/orientation

AUGUSTMELBOURNE WRITERS FESTIVALMelbourne's annual two-week celebration for everyone who reads brings together writers from around the world to celebrate story-telling and explore ideas.mwf.com.au

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SEPTEMBERAFL GRAND FINAL

Now a Victorian public holiday and also a VU holiday (VU libraries are usually open), Australian Football League (AFL) Grand Final Day is a celebration of sporting achievement and community spirit, and the day when the premiership champions for the year are crowned. afl.com.au

OCTOBERV4UHeld as part of National Volunteer Week, V4U Day is VU’s biggest community volunteering event. It’s a great way to give back to the broader community (projects may see you working with local charities, schools and NGOs), while gaining great skills and having fun. vu.edu.au/v4u

NOVEMBERMELBOURNE CUP CARNIVAL

Held on the first Tuesday in November, the Melbourne Cup is Australia’s most prestigious annual thoroughbred horse race. From competitive racing and high fashion, to the finest food, Melbourne Cup (a Victorian public and VU holiday) is not to be missed. flemington.com.au/melbourne-cup-carnival

DECEMBERNYE FIREWORKS IN FOOTSCRAY PARK

Footscray Park comes alive for New Year’s Eve – with a fantastic line-up of stage entertainment, magnificent fireworks, carnival rides and games, and a delicious offering of food trucks to ring in the New Year. maribyrnong.vic.gov.au

AUSTRALIA’S BIGGEST MORNING TEA

Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea is an opportunity for friends, family or workmates to come together, share a cuppa and some delicious food, and help those affected by cancer.facebook.com/vustudentlife

JUNE & NOVEMBERVU EXAM REVIVER

Exams can be a stressful time. That’s why the Student Life team will be on hand with free bottles of water and lollies to help get you through. facebook.com/vustudentlife

JULYVU WELCOME FEST

It’s O-Fest (orientation) for mid-year. It’s a great time to reacquaint yourself with all the services and opportunities on and around campus, and a must if you’re new to VU! vu.edu.au/welcome-to-vu/orientation

AUGUSTMELBOURNE SPRING FASHION WEEK

If rubbing shoulders with famous designers, models and the paparazzi is your thing, get alongto MSFW. Events take place in various locations across Melbourne,including Melbourne Town Hall and City Square.msfw.melbourne.vic.gov.au

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OUR SERVICE COMMITMENT

We believe in the power of education to transform lives and we will do

everything we can to ensure you are well supported and informed.

We recognise that you are an individual with personal goals. Our student service and administration teams will empower and assist you to achieve your goals.

We aim to provide you with a high quality service, giving you the best student experience. To do this we are delivering

services using best practice customer service standards.

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› We will provide you with a great service experience by taking ownership of your student enquiry.

› We will deliver a service experience aligned to our values of access, excellence and respect.

› We will always be friendly, informed, proactive and engaged.

› We will be committed to the goal of resolving your queries at the first point of contact, with timely and accurate information.

› We will support you when you need assistance to connect with the right people in the University.

› We will listen to you and understand your service needs to provide you with personalised service.

› We will offer flexible and online service options that enable you to be an active partner with us in your learning journey.

› We will continuously improve services to students based on your feedback.

You are at the centre of all that we do and we commit to the following:

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FIVE THINGS FOR YOUR VU BUCKET LIST1. Volunteer! You’ll meet

great people and getheaps of opportunities to develop leadership skills.

2. Study overseas andget credit for yourcourse with VU’s

partner universities.

3. Attend all of the uni partiesand make new friends.

4. Join a club or society.Get involved, networkand have loads of fun.

5. Flash your studentID card! Most places

give student discounts,including movie theatres.

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UNDERSTANDING THE FIRST YEAR MODEL (FYM)

If this is your first year at VU, you will likely be studying in our First Year Model (FYM), which has been designed to ease your transition into your first year and set you up for a successful university experience. Here’s what you need to know about how FYM works.

BLOCKSIn the First Year Model, each year comprises of 10 four-week blocks (four blocks in each semester, one in winter and one in summer). Each block is equivalent to one unit. Students will study one unit at a time and a maximum of four units each semester.

SESSIONSA session in the First Year Model takes the place of lectures and tutorials. They are a much smaller class size than a lecture and are generally 2 – 3 hours in duration. The same session is offered in the morning, afternoon and evening, so you can choose which suits you best for that block.

COMPLEMENTARY SESSIONSAll students will have access to a range of complementary activities that are designed to enhance learning, stimulate thinking and build the knowledge and skills needed to be successful in their studies and job ready. Each unit will prescribe a complementary activity linked to an assessment task that builds on what is being taught in class.

ATTENDANCEStudents will have three face-to-face sessions per week, each being 2 – 3 hours in duration (depending on the unit). Units that include lab and practical sessions will have additional teaching hours.

ASSESSMENTSAssessments have been redesigned to fit within the four-week period and all assessments will be completed within the block so that you are getting early and ongoing feedback. With less emphasis on exams, the type of assessments will depend on the unit. In the units that do have exams, these will be scheduled during your regular in class time.

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ENROLMENT ENROLLING IN A HIGHEREDUCATION COURSE? It’s easy to enrol online, but if you need help, see our website for information about enrolment.

vu.edu.au/enrolment

We’ll send you an email with everything you need to know about your enrolment.

ENROLLING IN A COURSE WITH VICTORIA POLYTECHNIC? Before you enrol, you need to apply for a Unique Student Identifier (USI). You can do it online, it’s free, and only takes five minutes!

vu.edu.au/victoriapolytechnic/enrollingusi.gov.au

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ENROLLING IN A HIGHER EDUCATION COURSE? It’s easy to enrol online, but if you need help, see our website for information about enrolment.

vu.edu.au/enrolment

ENROLLING IN A COURSE WITH VICTORIA POLYTECHNIC? Before you enrol, you need to apply for a Unique Student Identifier (USI). You can do it online, it’s free, and only takes five minutes!

vu.edu.au/victoriapolytechnic/enrollingusi.gov.au

TOP ENROLMENT TIPS1. Make sure you enrol by

the specified dates to secure your place in the course.

2. Attend a course info session, talk to yourCourse Coordinator and attend a VU Readysession – they’ll help set you up for success.

3. Make a note of the last day to addor drop units, organise your HELP orVET Student loan, pay for your fees

up front or talk to us about a payment plan (there’s more

about this under “Fees”).KEY DATES:

vu.edu.au/calendar

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ONLINE LEARNINGVU Collaborate is our online learning management system (LMS). Access it via MYVU Portal > My Learning > VU Collaborate.

Using VU Collaborate, you can:

› view content related to your studies

› upload and conduct assessments online, such as assignment submission and quizzes

› communicate with your peers and instructors

› stay up to date with what’s happening in your courses.

“As a student, I value the ability to access my weeklyreadings, participate in online activities and even submit my assessments on my laptopor smartphone – it makes learning easy!”

ELYSE LANEMaster of Teaching

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ONLINE RESOURCESMyVUThis is where you can update your personal details, check your results, pay your fees and stay up to datewith the latest on campus events and offers.

Through MyVU you can update your enrolment and contact details, access your email, view your online enrolment, update your timetable and much more.

myvu.edu.au

VU COLLABORATEVU Collaborate is our online learning management system (LMS). Access it via MyVU > VU Collaborate.

Using VU Collaborate, you can:

› view content related to your studies

› upload and conduct assessments online, such as assignment submission and quizzes

› communicate with your peers and instructors

› stay up to date with what’s happening in your courses.

VU STUDENT EMAILEnrolled? What next? Activate your email! It’ll be ready 24 hours after the first time you enrol.

This is where we’ll send you everything you need to know, so make sure you check your VU student email regularly or redirect it to your personal email.

vu.edu.au/student-email

MY TIMETABLEIf you’re a higher education student, once you’ve enrolled you can allocate your class activities (like lectures and tutorials) online with MyTimetable. Log in via MyVU > MyTimetable.

In MyTimetable you can:

› browse available times for the unitsyou’re enrolled in

› specify your time preferences andwhen you’d like to attend class

› change your allocated class timesafter preferences have been sorted(subject to availability).

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VU STUDENT EMAILEnrolled? What next? Activate your email! It’ll be ready 24 hours after the first time you enrol.

This is where we’ll send you everything you need to know, so make sure you check your VU student email regularly or redirect it to your personal email.

vu.edu.au/student-email

Through MYVU you can update your enrolment and contact details, access your email, view online content for your course, update your timetable and much more.

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ADVISING FOR SUCCESSVU’s Advising for Success program gives students the opportunity to talk to a dedicated student advisor at any VUHQ. These advisors have specialist knowledge and advice to help you achieve your goals at university and beyond.

We have developed a brief series of questions that you will complete via MyVU in the first few weeks of semester. Once you have completed these questions, we will provide you with your Success Plan,containing valuable information and resources to help you drive your own success. You will also be introduced to your Student Advisor who will be available to help guide you throughout your journey.

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ASKVUGot a question? Check ASKVU.

ASKVU has FAQs related to student administration, enrolments, fees, admissions, alumni, library, graduations, examinations and more.

If you can’t find the answer to your question, you can ask a new question or speak with one of our staff via live online chat.

COURSE AND UNIT ADMINISTRATORS (CUAs)Each College at VU has CUAs, who are the first point of contact for detailed College specific course-related advice.

If you're unsure whether you need to contact a CUA, visit your nearest VUHQ – they will put you in contact with the right person.

vu.edu.au/course-unit-advice

STUDENT ID CARDYour student card is your ticket to:

› library services, including computer bookings › counselling and student advisory services › great student discounts.

Apply for a Student ID Card online and collect it at your preferred VUHQ.

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FORGOTTEN YOUR MYVU PASSWORD?

WANT TO CALCULATE YOUR GRADE POINT AVERAGE?

NEED A CERTIFIED COPY OF A DOCUMENT?

ASKVU HAS THE ANSWERS!

askvu.vu.edu.au

Got a question? Check ASKVU.

ASKVU has FAQs related to student administration, enrolments, fees, admissions, alumni, library, graduations, examinations and more.

If you can’t find the answer to your question, you can ask a new question or speak with one of our staff via live online chat.

STUDENT ID CARDYour student card is your ticket to:

› library services, including computer bookings › counselling and student advisory services › great student discounts.

Apply for a Student ID Card online and collect it at your preferred VUHQ.

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FEES

ARE YOU SSAF SAVVY?

Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) is a compulsory student fee. It’s spent on non-academic things designed to make VU a better

place for everyone. Student Transition Mentors, artistic murals, O-Fest, help finding housing,

career services, clubs and societies and state-of-the-art sport and fitness facilities

have all been made possible by SSAF. If you’ve got an idea that’ll benefit students, why not

apply for a SSAF grant and make it a reality!

vu.edu.au/ssaf

GET INFORMED When you enrol in a course, re-enrol or change your enrolment, check MYVU Portal for your new fee balance.

Your fee information, plus information on how to pay, is in MYVU Portal > My details > My fees.

The fees you pay depend on a number of factors, including:

› the units and course that you enrol in › your citizenship status› when you commence the course› your prior qualifications.

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TOP FEE TIPS1. If you’re eligible, provide yourtax file number before Census

to defer your fees!

2. Make sure you pay your fees bythe due date on your statement

of account, and avoid a $150 late fee.

3. If you’re having problemspaying your fees, we can help.

Contact us early at [emailprotected] to discuss payment

plan options.

vu.edu.au/fees

ARE YOU SSAF SAVVY?

Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) is a compulsory student fee. It’s spent on non-academic things designed to make VU a better

place for everyone. Student Transition Mentors, artistic murals, O-Fest, help finding housing,

career services, clubs and societies and state-of-the-art sport and fitness facilities

have all been made possible by SSAF. If you’ve got an idea that’ll benefit students, why not

apply for a SSAF grant and make it a reality!

vu.edu.au/ssaf

FEESYou can find information on your fees in MyVU.

The fees you pay depend on a number of factors, including:

› the units and course that you enrol in › your citizenship status › when you commence the course › your prior qualifications.

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SCHOLARSHIPS LIBRARYYou might be eligible for a scholarship!

We award hundreds of scholarships each year to students at all levels – vocational education, undergraduate and postgraduate. Check out our equity scholarships, awarded based on financial need, and our merit scholarships, awarded based on achievement.

vu.edu.au/scholarships

At our libraries you’ll find much more than books!

Visit any of our seven campus libraries for help with your information needs, access to a computer and the internet, or a quiet place to study.

At most campuses you’ll find photocopying, computing, printing facilities, LCD projectors, digital cameras and DVD players available for your use or to borrow.

Access our online resources anywhere, any time.

Take one of our programs to develop your research skills and learn how to use our full range of resources.

vu.edu.au/library

“ Always at the back of my mind, I really wanted to get that scholarship but didn’t know whether or not I would get over 90. When I was finally offered it, it was BIG!”

LUKE MARINELLI Chancellor’s Scholarship recipient

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LIBRARYAt our libraries you’ll find much more than books!

Visit any of our seven campus libraries for help with your information needs, access to a computer and the internet, or a quiet place to study.

At most campuses you’ll find photocopying, computing, printing facilities, LCD projectors, digital cameras and DVD players available for your use or to borrow.

Access our online resources anywhere, any time.

Take one of our programs to develop your research skills and learn how to use our full range of resources.

vu.edu.au/library

ASK A LIBRARIANGet help accessing library resources by using our FAQ

and live chat service.

askalibrarian.vu.edu.au

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SAFER COMMUNITYWe want to foster an environment on and around campus that makes you feel safe, where you feel empowered to speak up if something bothers you, or you believe someone needs help. If you experience or see concerning, threatening or inappropriate behaviour including bullying, stalking and sexual assault, talk to Safer Community. We provide support, advice and assistance.

vu.edu.au/safer-community

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CREATING A SAFER

COMMUNITY

Your safety matters to us. VU security regularly patrol buildings and car parks, both on and off-campus, and are here to help you.

If you’re leaving our St Albans or Footscray campus after 5pm, you might like to take the shuttle bus to the local train station.

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It’s important to us that you stay healthy and happy while at VU!

These resources can give you information and advice, or refer you to experts if needed:

› VU Health Advisorvu.edu.au/health-advice

› General health and wellbeing betterhealth.vic.gov.au healthtranslations.vic.gov.au

› Melbourne Sexual Health Centre mshc.org.au( Free sexual health advice, phone interpreters available).

We want you to feel safe at VU.

Safer Community supports students who experience upsetting behaviour including bullying, stalking and sexual assault. You can get help from Safer Community if you:

› are worried about your safety

› are worried about someone else

› see something you think isn’t right.

vu.edu.au/safer-community

+61 3 9919 5707

[emailprotected]

CREATING A SAFER COMMUNITY

DOWNLOAD THE FREE VU SAFE APP

to connect you to emergency assistance on campus, support services,

request first aid or a security escort, receive safety updates, and track the

VU shuttle bus!

vu.edu.au/safety-app

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KNOW YOUR CAMPUS

FIND DETAILED CAMPUS MAPS

(INCLUDING ACCESS AND MOBILITY MAPS) AT

vu.edu.au/campuses

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AT A GLANCE Explore Melbourne CBD by foot and you’ll find all kinds of things you never expected – like cup.of.truth (a hole-in-the-wall café below Flinders St station) or some of the best street art in the world (try AC/DC Lane or Crofts Alley).

Number of bars you’ve walked past without even realising it: 16.

Population: 4,485,211 (Melbourne CBD ABS Estimated Resident Population 2016).

TOP FIVE PLACES TO EAT AND DRINK1. FATHER’S OFFICEDaily happy hour 5–7pm and 8–10pm and all day Sunday.fathersoffice.com.au

2. ROLL’DFresh and healthy rice paper rolls.rolld.com.au

3. ALICE NIVENS CAFÉBeautiful homemade cakes and divine hot chocolate.alicenivenscafe.com

4. YUM YUM DUMPLINGSFab dumplings across from City Flinders/Flinders Lane campuses.yumyumdumplings.com.au

5. DONTOO Cheap, delicious Japanese curry or ramen with even cheaper drinks.zomato.com/melbourne/dontoo-cbd

We have four Melbourne CBD campuses – City Flinders, City Flinders Lane, City King and City Queen.

Our city campuses are home to business and multimedia courses, our International office, Osteopathy and Nutrition Clinics (take advantage of great discount rates), hairdressing, health and beauty, office admin and retail courses, and the College of Law, law library and two moot courts.

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Number of bars you’ve walked past without even realizing it: 16.

Population: 4.087 million (Melbourne CBD ABS Estimated Resident Population 2015).

TOP FIVE PLACES TO EAT AND DRINK1. FATHER’S OFFICEDaily happy hour 5–7pm and 8–10pm and all day Sunday.fathersoffice.com.au

2. ROLL’DFresh and healthy rice paper rolls. rolld.com.au

3. ALICE NIVENS CAFÉBeautiful homemade cakes and divine hot chocolate. alicenivenscafe.com

4. YUM YUM DUMPLINGSFab dumplings across from City Flinders/Flinders Lane campuses. yumyumdumplings.com.au

5. DONTOO Cheap, delicious Japanese curry or ramen with even cheaper drinks. zomato.com/melbourne/dontoo-cbd

We have four Melbourne CBD campuses – City Flinders, City Flinders Lane, City King and City Queen.

Our city campuses are home to business and multimedia courses, our International office, Osteopathy and Nutrition Clinics (take advantage of great discount rates), hairdressing, health and beauty, office admin and retail courses, and the College of Law, law library and two “moot” courts.

1: City King Campus

2 & 3: City Queen Sites

4: City Flinders Campus (Flinders Lane building)

5: City Flinders Campus (Flinders Street building)

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FOOTSCRAY

AT A GLANCE Footscray is located 5km west of Melbourne, and less than 10 minutes by train from Melbourne CBD.

There are more than 200 cafes and restaurants in Footscray. Try West48 (west48.com.au) if you like your food and coffee served in an industrial, rustic setting.

Fancy something stronger? Mr. West is bringing craft beer to the heart of Footscray, Honeycomb Hideout combines beer, pizza and milk-crate tables, and Back Alley Sally’s offers pizza by Slice Girls West downstairs, and cozy booths upstairs.

Like your music raw? Kindred Studios has 13 rehearsal rooms, a stage and bar area, yoga/dance studio and film and photography studio. It’s where we host VU’s band comp, and the drinks are cheap.

50% of the population speak two languages at home (double the Australian average).

Footscray Park, Footscray Nicholson and VU@MetroWest make up our Footscray spread. Footscray Nicholson has a relaxed and friendly vibe and an emphasis on Victoria Polytechnic courses, Footscray Park is the largest of all our campuses and home to world-class sports science facilities, and VU@MetroWest is a buzzing hub, part of VU’s commitment to Footscray as a University Town, and available as a space for students, staff and the community.

TOP FIVE PLACES TO EAT AND DRINK1. REVERENCE HOTELLive music with a Mexican influenced menu, including vegan options.reverencehotel.com

2. LITTLEFOOTGreat for a quiet drink and a bite to eat.littlefoot.com.au

3. FOOTSCRAY’S BEST KEBAB HOUSEFresh Turkish kebabs, boreks and Halal snack packs. zomato.com/melbourne/footscray-best-kebab-house-footscray

4. LENTIL AS ANYTHINGVegetarian restaurant offering pay-as-you-feel dining.lentilasanything.com/footscray

5. 8BIT BURGERJuicy burgers, crispy fries, potato gems, and yummy milkshakes.eat8bit.com.au

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AT A GLANCEFootscray is located 5km west of Melbourne, and less than 10 minutes by train from Melbourne CBD.

There are more than 200 cafes and restaurants in Footscray. Try West48 (west48.com.au) if you like your food and coffee served in an industrial, rustic setting.

Fancy something stronger? Hop Nation Brewing is bringing craft beerto the back streets, Honeycomb Hideout combines beer, pizza and milk-crate tables, and Back Alley Sally’s offers pizza by Slice Girls west downstairs, and cozy booths upstairs.

Like your music raw? Kindred Studios has 13 rehearsal rooms, a stage and bar area, yoga/dance studio and film and photography studio. It’s where we host VU’s band comp, and the drinks are cheap.

50% of the population speak two languages at home (double the Australian average).

TOP FIVE PLACES TO EAT AND DRINK1. SLOTH BARA cosy bar with a balcony and beer garden right on Barkly Street.facebook.com/theslothbar

2. LITTLEFOOTGreat for a quiet drink and a bite to eat.littlefoot.com.au

3. FOOTSCRAY’S BEST KEBAB HOUSEFresh Turkish kebabs, boreks and Halal snack packs.zomato.com/melbourne/footscray-best-kebab-house-footscray

4. SMALL GRACESExcellent coffee and healthy, delicious breakfast. smallgraces.com.au

5. 8BIT BURGERJuicy burgers, crispy fries, potato gems, and yummy milkshakes.eat8bit.com.au

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St Albans campus is our health and nutrition hub, and Sunshine hosts building, construction and engineering courses and the AMEP. Werribee is part of a modern technology precinct – specialised facilities for teaching and research include major research centres for water treatment, food science, fire safety and biomedical science.

OUTER WEST AT A GLANCE

Sunshine lies 11km to the west of the CBD, St Albans is 15km north-west of Melbourne, and Werribee is 32km south-west of the city.

Get up close and personal with African wildlife at Werribee Open Range Zoo’s off-road safari. It’s a must see for tourists and Melbournites alike.

Get your roll on! Laverton Skate Centre is one of Melbourne’s original roller skating rinks – in operation since 1983.

In August, 2016, hundreds of people shuffled onto the small pier at Altona in search of the rare digital Nintendo character known as ‘Snorlax’ (The Age). Pokemon characters aside, Altona is always nice for a walk and has a particularly popular dog beach.

TOP FIVE PLACES TO EAT AND DRINK1. NENE HIGHPOINTKorean fried chicken.nenechicken.com.au/highpoint-shopping-centre

2. NEW YORK MINUTEGourmet burgers catering for omnivores and vegans alike.newyork-minute.com.au/locations

3. FRESH CHILLI DELIAwesome BBQ pork rolls.freshchillideli.com

4. ST ALBANS HOTEL BISTROPub grub with 20% discount for VU students.thestalbans.com.au

5. LOS LATINOSLatin American food, beer and mango margaritas.loslatinoscafe.com.au

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AT A GLANCE Sunshine lies 11km to the west of the CBD, St Albans is 15km north-west of Melbourne, and Werribee is 32km south-west of the city.

Get up close and personal with African wildlife at Werribee Open Range Zoo’s off-road safari. It’s a must see for tourists and Melbournian's alike.

Get your roll on! Laverton Skate Centre is one of Melbourne’s original roller skating rinks – in operation since 1983.

I n August, 2016, hundreds of people shuffled onto the small pier at Altona in search of the rare digital Nintendo character known as ‘Snorlax’ (The Age). Pokemon characters aside, Altona is always nice for a walk and has a particularly popular dog beach.

TOP FIVE PLACES TO EAT AND DRINK1. NENE HIGHPOINTKorean fried chicken.nenechicken.com.au/highpoint-shopping-centre

2. NEW YORK MINUTEGourmet burgers catering for omnivores and vegans alike.newyork-minute.com.au/locations

3. FRESH CHILLI DELIAwesome BBQ pork rolls.freshchillideli.com

4. ST ALBANS HOTEL BISTROPub grub with 20% discount for VU students.thestalbans.com.au

5. LOS LATINOSLatin American food, beer and mango margaritas.loslatinoscafe.com.au

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You can get to each of our campuses easily by public transport. Check out the Public Transport Victoria journey planner to help you plan your route to VU.

ptv.vic.gov.au/journey

Find out about our parking, carpooling and bike hubs, including showers and lockers.

vu.edu.au/transport

TRANSPORT

STUDENT SPACES

TOP FIVE FUN THINGS TO DO IN MELBOURNE

1. Live music Melbourne is the live music

capital of Australia. Gigs are published weekly in Beat (beat.com.au) or

The Music (themusic.com.au). For disability access, see

liveaccess.org.au

2. FootballImmerse yourself in

Melbourne’s sporting culture and watch a game of

aussie rules footy. afl.com.au

3. Escape RoomsGrab some friends and puzzle your way through an escape room! Check out the range

of escape rooms where your team has an hour to solve clues and escape. melbourne.escapehunt.com

4. Eureka Sky DeckGet the best view of Melbourne

at Eureka Sky Deck! Visit the restaurant on the top level or go to the edge if you

feel brave enough. eurekaskydeck.com.au

5. Piccolo Me CafeA global coffee house right in the heart of Melbourne.

piccolome.com

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Relax, study or catch up with friends at our comfy student spaces!

All our campuses have student lounges and informal learning spaces available for all students to use.

They have wi-fi access, moveable and fixed furniture, power points and some kitchenette facilities.

vu.edu.au/student-spaces

STUDENT SPACES

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CHILDCARETake advantage of the great childcare deals for VU students!

We offer childcare for children aged up to six at our Footscray Park, Footscray Nicholson and Werribee campuses. Waitlist priority is given to students and staff.

vu.edu.au/child-care

Our chaplaincy service is here to offer multi-faith spiritual and emotional support.

The VU chaplain can put you in contact with people and communities of your own faith.

vu.edu.au/chaplaincy

CHAPLAINCY ANDPLACES OF WORSHIP

Campus life is about more than study. Our fitness facilities give you plenty of opportunities to keep fit and healthy.

Our Footscray Park, St Albans and Werribee campuses have modern, fully equipped fitness centres with group and individual fitness programs.

You can also take advantage of:

› a 25-metre indoor heated swimming pool at the Footscray Park campus

› team and personal training as well as group exercise classes at all fitness centres

› swimming lessons for adults and children at the Footscray Park Campus

› night-time competitions at Whitten Oval, Footscray Park, Footscray Nicholson and St Albans campuses

› multipurpose sports halls at Footscray Park, Footscray Nicholson and St Albans campuses

› tennis courts at Footscray Park and Werribee campuses

› a first-class athletics track and rugby field at the Werribee campus

› a wide range of sporting and recreational equipment for hire.

vu.edu.au/fitness-centres

FITNESS CENTRES AND FACILITIES

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CHILDCARETake advantage of the great childcare deals for VU students!

We offer childcare for children aged up to six at our Footscray Park, Footscray Nicholson and Werribee campuses. Waitlist priority is given to students and staff.

vu.edu.au/child-care

Our chaplaincy service is here to offer multi-faith spiritual and emotional support.

The VU chaplain can put you in contact with people and communities of your own faith.

vu.edu.au/chaplaincy

You can find reflection rooms and Muslim prayer rooms at many of our campuses.

vu.edu.au/prayer-rooms

CHAPLAINCY AND PLACES OF WORSHIP

› night-time competitions atWhitten Oval, Footscray Park, Footscray Nicholson and St Albans campuses

› multipurpose sports halls atFootscray Park, FootscrayNicholson and St Albans campuses

› tennis courts at Footscray Park and Werribee campuses

› a first-class athletics track and rugby field at the Werribee campus

› a wide range of sporting and recreational equipment for hire.

vu.edu.au/fitness-centres

TOP VU PERKS1. Cheap tickets to plays atThe Malthouse and discount

student movie tickets at Sun Theatre, Yarraville.

2. Free wi-fi on allcampuses.

3. Discount massageand myotherapy at VU’s Whitten Oval student

teaching facility. And, you might catch a glimpse of the Western Bulldogs in training!

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SEE THE WORLD

STUDY OVERSEAS AND:

› develop a network of contacts and extend your career opportunities

› learn a language and enhance your communication skills

› receive financial support to help fund your trip

› gain life experience and greater self confidence

› receive credits towards your Victoria University degree, in consultation with your course coordinator.

You have lots of great options to study overseas as part of your course!

Participate in an exchange program, or join a study tour or short term program. Studying overseas won’t extend the duration of your degree. And, with over 120 partner universities around the world and options for both semester long as well as shorter programs, taking an overseas study break has never been easier. Where will your degree take you?

vu.edu.au/study-overseas

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SEE THE WORLD

STUDY OVERSEAS AND:

› develop a network of contacts and extend your career opportunities

› learn a language and enhance your communication skills

› receive financial support to help fund your trip

› gain life experience and greater self confidence

› receive credits towards your Victoria University degree, in consultation with your course chair.

“ I went to Stetson University in Deland, Florida. It was an extremely valuable experience as it allowed me to be very independent, taught me new ways to learn and study and allowed me to experience a whole heap of things I never would have got to experience here in Australia!”

EMILY PRICE Bachelor of Business/ Bachelor of Law

You have lots of great options to study overseas as part of your course!

Participate in an exchange program, or join a study tour or short term program. Studying overseas won’t extend the duration of your degree. And, with over 120 partner universities around the world and options for both semester long as well as shorter programs, taking an overseas study break has never been easier. Where will your degree take you?

vu.edu.au/study-overseas

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Work with us while you’re studying and get invaluable professional experience!

We value our students’ skills, initiative and perspective, and our Students as Staff program creates jobs for VU students across the university.

careers.vu.edu.au

STUDENTSAS STAFF

ENTREPRENEURSHIPAre you walking around with an idea about how to address a problem but don’t know where to begin? Join a diverse group of hackers and emerging entrepreneurs and start something great!

At our hackathons and start-up schools, you’ll get a crash-course in innovation, the chance to share ideas and discover solutions, and have some fun along the way. At our purpose-built stimulation space, The Hanger, we provide students, staff and local business with the expertise and networks of three Entrepreneurs in Residence and access to world-class design services.

vu.edu.au/entrepreneurship

CAREERS AND EMPLOYABILITYCareer Services offered at VU are not just about getting you a job at the end of your degree.

We provide a whole host of services, networking events, hands-on workshops and practical job application coaching to build your employability skills throughout your entire time with VU.

We can help you nail your café interview, plan which roles you should aim for to help you land your dream job when you do graduate, and connect you with a mentor via one of our award winning industry programs.

vu.edu.au/careers-service

FOUR TIPS TO BOOST YOUR JOB-READY SKILLS1. Attend a careers workshop

Our workshops cover general job skills, right through to very

industry-specific programs. careers.vu.edu.au/ students/events/

2. Plan your careerDiscuss your future with a

career counsellor. Make an appointment now! careers.vu.edu.au/

students/appointments

3. Apply for jobsLog into CareerHub for on-campus, local and

international job listings. careers.vu.edu.au/

students/jobs

4. Get help with your job application

Email us at [emailprotected] to find out how to improve your LinkedIn profile, or respond to key selection criteria (KSC).

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Work with us while you’re studying and get invaluable professional experience!

We value our students’ skills, initiative and perspective, and our Students as Staff program creates jobs for VU students across the university.

careers.vu.edu.au

STUDENTS AS STAFF

ENTREPRENEURSHIPAre you walking around with an idea about how to address a problem but don’t know where to begin? Join a diverse group of hackers and emerging entrepreneurs and start something great!

At our hackathons and start-up schools, you’ll get a crash-course in innovation, the chance to share ideas and discover solutions, and have some fun along the way. At our purpose-built stimulation space, The Hanger, we provide students, staff and local business with the expertise and networks of three Entrepreneurs in Residence and access to world-class design services.

vu.edu.au/entrepreneurship

“ Employers talk about wanting experience from graduates before they have started the role. I have always been confused about this until I became a Student as Staff. I was able to study and work in a flexible environment; I felt challenged and built up a meaningful work experience where I learned those transferrable skills we all need for the next step!”

SEVAL ULUSHonours in Arts and Student Life SaS

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We’ll help you become a confident leader.

Develop your leadership skills and confidence by taking advantage of our leadership development opportunities.

Get inspired by young innovators at student leadership development events and workshops throughout the year, and hone your skills with our Lead2Change program.

vu.edu.au/studentleadership

LEADERSHIP AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

“The Student Leadership Awards are a great way to stand out from the crowd and put yourself forward to help other people in a potentially daunting environment. It is a privilege just to be nominated for an award.

For me, one way to show leadership is to lead by example and attend class to be available to help others out when needed. Get on the front foot and ask someone how they are going and see if there are any ways you can help.”

SEAN EMERYWinner of Victoria Polytechnic Student Leadership Award

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LEADERSHIP ANDPROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

“ The Student Leadership Awards are a great way to stand out from the crowd and put yourself forward to help other people in a potentially daunting environment. It is a privilege just to be nominated for an award.

For me, one way to show leadership is to lead by example and attend class to be available to help others out when needed. Get on the front foot and ask someone how they are going and see if there are any ways you can help.”

SEAN EMERY Winner of Victoria Polytechnic Student Leadership Award

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The International Students Association is a vibrant social network of Victoria University’s international student community.

As well as providing guidance and advice, they also host a diverse range of events for students from different cultures. facebook.com/vicuniisa

VU Motorsport is a student engineering club led by mechanical engineers. They focus on designing and building racecars and preparing our student members for the real world of engineering. facebook.com/VUMotorsport

The College of Business Society aims to enrich the social and study experiences for students in the College of Business, by providing support through proactive engagement in a fun and professional environment. facebook.com/cobvicun

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Always meant to volunteer but never quite got round to it?

Our volunteering programs will match you up with other VU students to make friends, develop your skills, build your CV and help out the VU community and beyond.

You can:› become involved in the

community, connect with others at VU or make new friends

› gain work experience› go on an adventure› have fun!

vu.edu.au/volunteer

VOLLIES

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4. UberRequest a ride, track and share your journey all without cash or

credit cards.uber.com/en-AU/ride

5.PTVEasy access to public transport

timetables and alerts.bit.ly/PTV-app

6. The Happiest HourThe best food and drink deals

in your area.thehappiesthour.com/about/mobile

7. CalmA meditation app to help you relax, focus and sleep better.

calm.com

TOP STUDENT APPS1. VU Student

Check your student email, access VU Collaborate, view your timetable and course information, and more.

bit.ly/VU-Student-Apple bit.ly/VU-Student-Google

2. VUSafeVU's free, official mobile

safety app packed with safety information, tools and features to keep you safe on campus.

vu.edu.au/safety-app

3. VU ScoutCheck-in to classes, make

friends, play games, discover on-campus events and earn points, prizes and trophies

along the way.

CLUBS AND SOCIETIESMake friends, explore your interests and learn new things!

You can get together with other people studying your subject, who live near your campus, or who just have similar interests. Lots of our clubs and societies run exciting events, from karaoke competitions to formal dances.vu.edu.au/clubs

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Always meant to volunteer but never quite got round to it?

Our volunteering programs will match you up with other VU students to make friends, develop your skills, build your CV and help out the VU community and beyond.

You can: › become involved in the community, connect with others at VU or make new friends

› gain work experience › go on an adventure › have fun!

vu.edu.au/volunteer

VOLLIES“ Becoming a Vollie was the best thing I did at uni. I have met so many people, volunteered at many events, done things I never saw myself doing such as public speaking, made lifelong friends and enriched my uni experience.”

MARK MICALLEFBachelor of Education P–12

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Become a VU Vulture! Representing VU in sport is an experience not to be missed.

You’re eligible to represent VU at regional, national and international sporting competitions, including the Australian University Games. You can also volunteer your services in other ways, including sports administration, managing, coaching and refereeing.

vu.edu.au/sport-team

SPORT

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“ I’ve had the honour of representing VU at four University Games – three of them in field hockey and once in touch rugby! This has allowed me to travel around Australia to Sydney, the Gold Coast, Adelaide and most recently Perth. By being part of the Uni Games community, I have met some amazing people and made lifelong friends from within VU and other universities.

As part of the Sport and Exercise Science Society, I have also been able to participate in go-karting, archery attack, and indoor rock climbing as well as a host of social and industry engagement events.”

JEREMY YAPBachelor of Exercise Science

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VUHQ

GET HELP Visit VUHQ on any of our campuses, or call us on +61 3 9919 6100 to talk to one of our friendly and professional student advisors.

vu.edu.au/contact-us/VUHQ-student-service-centres

INTERNATIONALSTUDENT SUPPORTAdjusting to a new culture and environment is exciting, but can be overwhelming at times.

We’re here to support you during your time at VU. We can help you understand the requirements of international study and guide you through the opportunities and support available at VU.

vu.edu.au/international-student-support

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If you need information, support accessing our services, advice, or want to give us feedback about our customer service, our team of Student Advisors are here to assist you.

VUHQVisit VUHQ on any of our campuses, or call us on +61 3 9919 6100 to talk to one of our friendly and professional student advisors.

vu.edu.au/vuhq

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SUPPORTAdjusting to a new culture and environment is exciting, but can be overwhelming at times.

We’re here to support you during your time at VU. We can help with: › supporting you as you settle into life in Melbourne and at VU

› university processes specific to international students

› understanding what is expected of you as a student visa holder

› health issues and referral to health services

› engaging with the local community

› supporting you in times of natural disaster and other home country events

› supporting you with cultural issues.

vu.edu.au/international-support

PICK UP YOUR MYVU

INTERNATIONAL GUIDE It’s a supplement to

this one, and includes extra info specifically

for you.

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ACADEMIC SUPPORT FINANCIALADVICEThe Centre for Student Success provides a variety of academic

support programs for all students.

Specialist lecturers and Student Mentors are available to help you with assessments, study skills, time management and more.

vu.edu.au/academic-support

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FINANCIAL ADVICE

TOP FIVE TIPS FOR SAVING MONEY1. Shop in local markets

and op shops Markets such as Footscray or

Queen Victoria sell cheap, fresh produce (especially just before closing), whilst op (or charity)

shops (e.g. the Salvos and Savers) sell cheap furniture and clothing.

2. Student deals and discounts Check out the student

discounts in the back of your VU Student Diary or go to

vu.edu.au/student-deals

3. Walk or ride to campus Save money and the environment

and walk or ride to campus. vu.edu.au/bike-1ubs

4. Pack your own foodBuying your lunch wastes lots of

money. Bring lunch to uni and use the microwaves located in the

student kitchenettes. vu.edu.au/studentspaces

5. Buy books and equipment second hand

Save money on your text books by buying second hand via

second-hand book buy, swap and sell Facebook groups.

We’re here to help you with budgeting, tax returns and general financial advice.

We can also advise you on loans, scholarships, Centrelink and the Low Income Health Care Card.

vu.edu.au/financial-advice

The Centre for Student Success provides a variety of academic support programs for all students.

Specialist lecturers and Student Mentors are available to help you with assessments, study skills, time management and more.

vu.edu.au/academic-support

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HOUSING AND ACCOMMODATION

Our Student Housing Service provides you with free advice, assistance and access to the student housing database and lots more. We also operate UniLodge @ VU, a state of the art student residence with cafe and convenience store. If you’re eligible, from 2018 you can apply for guaranteed accommodation at UniLodge @ VU. This also applies to other UniLodge properties across Melbourne if UniLodge @ VU is full.

vu.edu.au/housingvu.edu.au/accommodation-guarantee

If you have a disability or medical condition that could impact your studies, talk to us.

We can provide support to enhance your learning in class through course adjustments, alternative arrangements and direct, in-class support workers. Our Disability Liaison Officers (DLOs) help students participate in all aspects of student life by helping you determine the support you need. Talk to us about our range of library services, as well as specialist equipment and software, to support your studies.

vu.edu.au/disability

DISABILITY SUPPORT

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ACCESSIBILITY SUPPORTIf you have a disability or medical condition that could impact your studies, talk to us.

We can provide support to enhance your learning in class through course adjustments, alternative assessment arrangements and direct, in-class support workers. Our Accessibility Liaison Officers (ALOs) help students participate in all aspects of student life by helping you determine the support you need such as Auslan interpreters. Talk to us about our range of library services, as well as specialist equipment and software, to support your studies.

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We provide confidential advice, support and representation to help you progress successfully during your time at VU. We can help you prepare and present your own views regarding course progress, appeals, special consideration and complaint resolution.

vu.edu.au/advocacy

STUDENTADVOCACY

COMPLAINT RESOLUTIONvu.edu.au/complaint-resolution

We encourage you to be independent and effective problem solvers. By using our three-step process we can guide you through the steps to resolve problems.

STEP

01IDENTIFY THE PROBLEM AND A SOLUTION

Clarify your problem and, if you can, think of some possible solutions. You can then approach the most appropriate staff member to talk about your concerns.

STEP

02SEEK

ASSISTANCEYou have free and confidential access to our support services to assist you with your problem.

STEP

03INITIATE ACTION

Speak to the relevant staff member and try to work out reasonable and realistic solutions. If you want, a Student Advocate can help you speak to a staff member.

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Need to talk things through? Come to us for confidential individual counselling sessions, as well as year-round group workshops to equip you with the skills, tools and resources to handle the demands of study.

vu.edu.au/counselling

COUNSELLING

We provide confidential advice, support and representation to help you progress successfully during your time at VU. We can help you prepare and present your own views regarding course progress, appeals, special consideration and complaint resolution.

vu.edu.au/advocacy

STUDENT ADVOCACY

We encourage you to be independent and effective problem solvers. By using our three-step process we can guide you through the steps to resolve problems.

STEP

01IDENTIFY THE PROBLEM AND A SOLUTION

Clarify your problem and, if you can, think of some possible solutions. You can then approach the most appropriate staff member to talk about your concerns.

STEP

02SEEK

ASSISTANCEYou have free and confidential access to our support servicesto assist you with your problem.

STEP

03INITIATE ACTION

Speak to the relevant staff member and try to work out reasonable and realistic solutions. If you want, a Student Advocate can help you speak to a staff member.

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STUDENT SUPPORTOur free and confidential support and assistance will help you develop practical skills to better manage your time, money and personal issues.

We can help you develop strategies to concentrate on your studies, provide referral to legal services and support services for drug and alcohol abuse, assist with women’s issues, help with cultural support and connect you with other agencies including Consumer Affairs and Centrelink.

vu.edu.au/student-support

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STAYING FRIENDS

When you graduate from VU, our connection

doesn’t need to end.Participating in the VU Alumni community,

that has a global network of over 220,000 people across 130 countries, has many benefits including:

› networks with other professionals › career advice

› participation in lifelong learning › Malthouse Theatre benefits

› social events.

Connect with the VU Alumni network to make sure you

stay in the loop.vu.edu.au/alumni

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MyVU study guide for domestic students - Victoria … OF COUNTRY Victoria University acknowledges the Ancestors, Elders and families of the Boonwurrung and Woiwurrung language groups - [PDF Document] (2024)

FAQs

What is the difference between Bunurong and Boon Wurrung? ›

The Boonwurrung, also spelt Bunurong or Bun wurrung, are an Aboriginal people of the Kulin nation, who are the traditional owners of the land from the Werribee River to Wilsons Promontory in the Australian state of Victoria.

What is the short Acknowledgement of Country Melbourne? ›

The words are: 'I begin today by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we <gather/meet> today, and pay my respects to their Elders past and present. I extend that respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples here today.'

What is the Aboriginal name for Victoria? ›

"Wurundjeri (VIC)". Aboriginal Tribes of Australia: Their Terrain, Environmental Controls, Distribution, Limits, and Proper Names.

How to acknowledge Wurundjeri Country? ›

Acknowledgement Wording for RCH

“I would like to begin by acknowledging the traditional owners of the land on which we are meeting today, the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation, and pay my respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.”

What is the story of the Bunurong People? ›

Before the great pyramids in Egypt had been built, the Boon Wurrung / Bunurong people were here. They lived as all people of the Kulin nation lived, sustainably on the land for tens of thousands of years. People ate local animals, plants, fish and shellfish. They used boats, or canoes to frequent nearby islands.

How to acknowledge the Bunurong People? ›

This is an example of a verbal acknowledgement you could use at the beginning of a meeting or event. “I would like to acknowledge and pay my respects to the Bunurong People, who are the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we meet today; and to their elders past and present.

What is an acknowledgment of Country Melbourne university? ›

The University of Melbourne acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the unceded land on which we work, learn and live: the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung and Bunurong peoples (Burnley, Fishermans Bend, Parkville, Southbank and Werribee campuses), the Yorta Yorta Nation (Dookie and Shepparton campuses), and the Dja Dja Wurrung ...

What is a good example of Acknowledgement of Country? ›

“I would like to acknowledge the Bedegal people that are the Traditional Custodians of this land. I would also like to pay my respects to the Elders both past and present and extend that respect to other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders who are present here today.”

What is the difference between whadjuk and noongar? ›

The Noongar people have lived in the south-west corner of Western Australia for at least 45,000 years. There are several language groups that make up the Noongar, including the Whadjuk, who are the traditional owners of the land around Perth.

What are Aboriginals from Victoria called? ›

In Victoria, Aboriginal people refer to themselves as Koori.

Who were the first settlers in Victoria? ›

A 'settlement' is established – 1834

The first permanent 'settlement' in Victoria was in 'Portland' on Gunditjmara Country by the Henty family, who were originally farmers from Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania).

Why is Victoria called Victoria Australia? ›

The colony of Victoria, like Queensland, was named after Queen Victoria. She ruled the British Empire – including the six Australian colonies – from 20 June 1837 until her death on 22 January 1901. Her reign lasted 63 years and seven months.

What is hello in wurundjeri language? ›

Wominjeka”. It may still be an unfamiliar word to many Melburnians but for thousands of years it has been the common greeting of “Hello / Welcome” for the Wurundjeri people, the traditional owners of Melbourne.

What does "unceded" mean? ›

Unceded means that the land was never legally ceded, or given up to the Crown, through a treaty or other agreement.

What are the six layers of Wurundjeri Country? ›

Six layers of Country
  • Wurru Wurru – Sky Country. Sky Country is a place of spirits and the ancestors and includes knowledge about navigation, the seasons, time and Songlines. ...
  • Tharangalk Biik – Forest Country. ...
  • Biik-Du – On Country. ...
  • Murnmut Biik – Wind Country. ...
  • Biik Ut – Below Country. ...
  • Baanj Biik – Water Country.
Apr 11, 2022

What does Boonwurrung mean? ›

The language spoken by members of six Koorie clans who lived in adjoining estates in the Port Phillip region. The name literally means 'no lip (or speech)' and refers to the way in which speakers expressed the negative, i.e. 'boon'.

What nation is Bunurong? ›

Bunurong People were part of a language group or nation known as Koolin. Bunurong People prefer to be described as Koolin or Bunurong rather than Koorie, which is a word from another Aboriginal language.

What does bunnerong mean? ›

Bunnerong is the Aboriginal word for “sleeping lizard.” See also Anzac Parade.

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