Quynh Dao arrived in Australia among the first 'boat people' in 1979 and lived a very grateful life; for the opportunities given by Footscray Institute of Technology (FIT) and for the kindness shown by the Australian people.
Quynh sat down with us and shared her fascinating life story and her time at FIT.
The Picturing BluScray photograhy exhibition is now on show at Highpoint Shopping Centre. The exhibition represents incredibly diverse perceptions that reveal Footscray’s unique character, in the theme of 'blue'. Check out the top 20 photos from the 218 entries in the Level 3 Premium Mall.
Academics play an integral role in shaping a learning culture within universities. This exhibition, on display at the Footscray Park Campus throughout September, captures various representations of the work VU academics have engaged in over the past 100 years.
Congratulations to VU remedial massage student Todd Hodgetts, who won bronze in the Shot Put F20 in Rio at the Paralympics on the weekend. Alumni, table tennis player, and Paralympic team co-captain, Daniela Di Toro, was knocked out of the preliminary round.
Fellow alumni Josh Hose will be competing this week in the wheelchair rugby.
With generous support from donors, VU offers a suit of scholarships for new and continuing students. Most are designed to enhance the educational opportunities for students who wouldn’t otherwise have the chance for TAFE or higher education study, with a focus on Melbourne’s west.
Supporting VU means we can offer more opportunities to more students into the future.
Former students and staff of VU and all our predecessor institutions are invited back for VU Homecoming on the weekend of 2-4 December. This final Centenary celebration will also be the biggest, with the main event 'Reunion Day' at Footscray Park on Saturday 3 December.