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About the Victoria Plus Programme
The Victoria Plus Programme is an extra-curricular programme where you volunteer, engage in service to the University and actively lead in clubs or societies. It is a way of helping your community, networking and personal development. Successful completion of this leadership programme leads to an award certificate and ceremony, and is acknowledged on your academic transcript.
While you chose Victoria because the flexible, wide-ranging degrees are world-class, the staff have great reputations and there are excellent facilities, you also need to be aware that when you leave university you need to demonstrate a range of competencies and skills from many areas in life.
Get the most out of life at Vic
Getting involved in volunteering, service and extra curricular activities will ensure you practice your skills and also benefit many people who avail themselves of the support programmes. You may already be contributing to one of the approved activities!
Develop Victoria graduate attributes
The Victoria graduate attributes of communication, critical and creative thinking and leadership are developed through a combination of your academic study and extra-curricular activities.
Reflect on skills learnt and plan for the future
Employers look for the VUW attributes listed above plus others such as interpersonal skills, problem-solving and a flexible, adaptable attitude. They look for you to be able to explain how you have developed the skills and to use a variety of examples to prove it.
Work with your community
Being involved in volunteering and service in your community, actively leading in clubs or societies, having training to improve your skills and developing your ability to learn from your experiences are all ways in which working towards the Victoria Plus Award can benefit you at university and beyond.
Today's employment market is more competitive than ever. You need to be able to stand out from the crowd and demonstrate the attributes employers value in a variety of ways.