Making the most of the university experience often requires students to step outside their comfort zone, affect change and connect to their community. Since 2008 hundreds of students have opted in to Victoria University’s extra-curricular Victoria Plus Programme to do just that. We designed a flexible, inclusive and wide ranging extra-curricular service and leadership programme to encourage students to get involved, help others and hone their skills. Achieving an award in recognition of volunteering and civic engagement is valuable but even more is the students’ sense of purpose and willingness to continue their involvement well into future life and career.
"This Award recognises more than a decade of commitment to extracurricular service and leadership at Victoria University of Wellington through the Victoria Plus programme. VicPlus exemplifies our University’s commitment to civic engagement, providing opportunities for our students’ work to benefit society and for students to enhance their employability."
Professor Grant Guilford
Vice-Chancellor, Victoria University of Wellington
This finalist is a Green Gown Award Regional Winner.