Events and programmes

We offer a range of sporting and non-sporting events and programmes, as well as health and wellbeing initiatives throughout the year. Keep an eye out for dates.

4 peaks, 4 weeks

Start your time at Victoria on the right foot, and win!

We’re challenging all students to get out and explore some of the great views that Wellington has to offer. One lucky student who climbs four of Wellington’s famous peaks in the first four weeks of Trimester One and uploads photos to Instagram using our hashtag—#4peaks4weeks—will win a $200 Shoe Clinic Voucher. Spot prizes are also up for grabs.

Where: Mount Victoria, Mount Kaukau, Brooklyn Turbine and Tinakori Hill
When: 5 March—1 April 2018
Registrations: Sign up by sending us an email to victoria-recreation@vuw.ac.nz

Register now if you’re up to the challenge! For more information join the Facebook event or email victoria-recreation@vuw.ac.nz.

Courses and programmes

We offer a range of one day courses, multi-day programmes and workshops.

First aid

Our student first aid courses are delivered by St Johns and are NZQA approved—ideal for those needing a first aid qualification for their degree (this course is suitable for a teaching degree).

The course is completed in one day and has a discounted rate for Victoria students of $110.

Shut Up and Dance

A fitness class that teaches dance routines inspired from films and music videos.

Every class is different with a variety of music from the 80's 'till now and a range of dance styles from Beyonce and Grease to Michael Jackson.

Evolution 6

Our annual six week healthy lifestyle programme will help you make positive changes to your overall wellbeing. Participants team up with our fitness advisers, setting goals, working hard and having a lot of fun along the way with the aim of cementing healthy daily routines.

Self-defence

Gain more confidence in your everyday life—learn ways to be strong and safe in a variety of situations. These courses teach you hits, kicks, holds and escape techniques as well as providing tips to help keep you safe.

Self-defence courses are held throughout the year and can be either mixed or female-only. To find out more or register your interest, email Victoria Recreation.