Alumni news

Our alumni are making a mark in their fields throughout New Zealand and around the world. Read about some of their recent achievements.

    Eleanor Bishop head shot

    Woman, feminist, theatre maker

    Award-winning director and Victoria University alumna Eleanor Bishop discusses theatre, feminism, and the ups-and-downs of a career as a director.

    Shelagh Magadza

    Bringing the world to Wellington

    After growing up in Zimbabwe, Victoria alumna and New Zealand Festival Artistic Director Shelagh Magadza ended up studying in Wellington by accident.

    Governor-General to receive honorary doctorate

    The Governor-General, Her Excellency The Right Honourable Dame Patsy Reddy, GNZM, QSO will receive an honorary doctorate at a Victoria University of Wellington graduation ceremony in December.

    Double life

    While Victoria University graduate Troy Stade's main focus is continuing his studies in law and international relations, his family's passion for design provides an outlet for his creative side.

    Gina Dellabarca, Director of Show Me Shorts

    Shortcuts to success

    Growing up on a goat farm in the Hokianga Harbour and later in Waihi, Victoria University alumna Gina Dellabarca never dreamed she would end up fronting an Academy Awards-accredited film festival.

    Swibo Tilt being used at Victoria Open Day

    Tilting Toward Success

    The health sector needs to revolutionise and technology can help that happen, says Benjamin Dunn, one of a group of Victoria University alumni who has developed an interactive gaming system to make rehabilitation exercise fun.

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    Filling the policy gap

    A team of Victoria University alumni recently launched a non-partisan election tool called Policy, which aims to put key policy issues at the forefront of voters' decisions in the upcoming general election.

    Sebastian Tan, Vincent Wong, Woei Siang Lim

    New investor kicks Food Ninja into new gear

    Two Victoria University of Wellington alumni are poised to push their food delivery business, Food Ninja, to the next level, with the signing of a new technology investment deal.