Victoria Recreation is releasing an orientation membership special for students—available from Monday 27 February [ Bit.ly Link ]
Hope everyone’s looking forward to orientation. When you’re out and about, remember to check yourself and your friends—what might seem like a good idea at the time can often be annoying or offensive to others.
Update on Rankine Brown—the Kelburn Library reopens today with new, extended hours. Study booths are available on levels 1 and 2, and bookable study rooms on levels 5 and 6. Unfortunately the lifts remain unavailable, but service staff are on hand to help those unable to use the stairs [ Bit.ly Link ]
Zoë So'otaga, who is about to begin her second year at Victoria’s School of Architecture, says she loves volunteering and giving others a hand. “It really is such a good feeling when you know someone has truly benefited from your help.” [ Bit.ly Link ]
Don’t forget to check out Victoria’s Adam Art Gallery next to the Student Union Building. Its latest exhibition ‘Out of Site’ opens tomorrow and showcases works from Victoria’s 576-piece art collection. [ Bit.ly Link ]
VUWSA - Victoria University of Wellington Students' Association Student Volunteer Army helps to support the Wellington community any way it can, from taking action in a natural disaster to being companions and helpers in retirement homes. [ Bit.ly Link ]
Anti-immigrant sentiments have entered the political mainstream in many countries, and in the era of Brexit and Trump, populist politics are on the rise. To what extent are these two phenomena related? Don’t miss Victoria’s panel discussion featuring international speakers next 23 February: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Want to help grow the next generation of entrepreneurial talent? Teams from this summer's Victoria Entrepreneur Bootcamp are looking for help to start up their start-ups. Come along and hear their ideas at their final showcase on 22 February [ Bit.ly Link ]
WIN! This year’s Summer Shakespeare Wellington—All’s Well That Ends Well—is being performed for the very first time in Wellington’s Civic Square from 17-21 February. Tag a friend in this post and you’ll be in the draw to win a double pass for the opening weekend. [ Bit.ly Link ]
Get ready for study—sort your enrolment and fees, sign up for one of our buddy programmes and check out what's happening at New Students' Orientation [ Bit.ly Link ]
Flashback Friday—two months ago Victoria graduates gathered in Wellington’s Civic Square after their graduation parade. Watch in 360° as they arrive to an audience of family and friends.
Come along to the Kelburn Hub tomorrow from 9am to hear Lillian Grace from Figure.NZ discuss data literacy and informed public decision-making using open data. Afterwards, members of Victoria’s community will debate whether too much data is good for us.
Are you starting study at Victoria soon? WGTN Hall is ‘a hall without walls’—a programme to help you get involved and make the most out of your first year. Sign up now [ Bit.ly Link ]
It’s another long weekend coming up, and the University will be closed on Waitangi Day, Monday 6 February. Information on the opening hours of Victoria’s libraries can be found online: [ Bit.ly Link ]
If the weather in Wellington has got you feeling down, check out this list of things to do—despite the weather [ Bit.ly Link ]
Check out a snapshot of life at Victoria during January, with our As seen at Victoria album.
Update on Rankine Brown—the target date for reopening is Monday 20 February. Students, remember you can use the online library ([ Victoria.ac.nz) Link ] and the libraries at Pipitea and Te Aro campuses. For help visit Victoria Info Ihonui on levels 1 and 2 of the Hub. [ Bit.ly Link ]
The Citizens Advice Bureau Wellington encourages tenants to photograph their new rental properties when they move in, as it provides protection in case of a dispute over damage. For free advice visit or phone 0800 367 222 (0800 FOR CAB)
Five weeks until Trimester One starts! Have you accepted your Offer of Study? [ Bit.ly Link ]
Champing at the bit to explore your creative side? Victoria University and Miramar Creative Ltd are launching a state-of-the-art facility in Miramar. The facility will be the base for two Master’s programmes, where students will craft film, sound design/music, visual effects and multimedia projects with support from Weta staff. [ Bit.ly Link ]