Learning through doing, seeing and creating things is part of the Victoria student experience.
Leadership and mentoring
Victoria offers several programmes for students who want to get leadership experience at university. Some opportunities let students support other students through academic, social or advocacy leadership roles. Others involve students getting out into the Wellington community in voluntary positions.
We can also help students translate their experiences in these leadership roles into skills employers want to see, using our ePortfolio tool.
Giving students the opportunity to experience real work situations is an important part of the design of each programme of study at Victoria.
Internship opportunities are offered as part of some qualifications. Students can also talk to Careers and Employment about finding their own internships. Practicum courses are built into several programmes, mostly at postgraduate level.
University study isn't all about lectures, books and exams. Opportunities for students to get practical experience in making and doing things are built into our programmes and courses.
Victoria students design things, build things and learn from their mistakes and successes along the way.
Being in Wellington means Victoria students have easy access to places of national importance such as Parliament and the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.
It's one thing for a law student to read a Supreme Court judgment, it's quite another to walk down to the court and watch a case play out.