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2016 Highlights

In 2016 Victoria University celebrated 100 years of providing high quality, accessible education and enriching the community in the west of Melbourne.

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2016 was filled with a broad range of activities which allowed the VU family and friends to participate in centenary celebrations.

Throughout 2016, a colourful Centenary Program of Activity helped reconnect the VU family, and celebrated the remarkable history and qualities that makes VU special to thousands of diverse students, educators, researchers and partners.

Read about the full range of activities and events that took place across all campuses and in the community, locally and across the globe, in celebration of  this significant milestone. Or download a PDF copy of the full Program.

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Jul
2015
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2017
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VU at MetroWest

Visit VU at Metro West and explore the history of VU and its predecessors. Changing Opportunity 1948-1990 now open!

28 Aug
2015

The founding of our predecessor Footscray Technical School in 1916 is a significant milestone, and this announcement marked Victoria University's planned celebrations to its communities.

Victoria Polytechnic logo
15 Dec
2015
Construction Hub, Sunshine campus

VU has launced its new TAFE entity Victoria Polytechnic to celebrate our success in delivering TAFE education for almost 100 years, as well as looking to the future - our next 100 years.

31 Dec
2015
6:30pm
Footscray Park, Maribyrnong Boulevard

Maribyrnong City Council, once again, put on a spectacular show for the family at the 2016 New Year’s Eve celebration.

Building in Footscray rendered in blue
Feb
2016
Dec
2016
Footscray

As part of the Footscray University Town initiative, and to honour VU’s relationship with the town of Footscray, Footscray will be transformed with colourful decorative elements, streetscaping and public art to celebrate 100 years of education in the west.

Building E Mural - Original
Feb
2016
Building E Amphitheatre, Footscray Park campus

Victoria University Student Union (VUSU) has commissioned street artist Heesco to restore an amphitheatre mural outside Building E at Footscray Park.

16 Feb
2016
26 Feb
2016
All campuses

Start your VU experience by joining us at O-Fest and get information about courses, fun events and opportunities to meet other students.

Kirner Kosky Scholarship Fund
17 Feb
2016

VU has established the Kirner Kosky Scholarship Fund to support students from Melbourne’s west, named in honour of the Hon Joan Kirner and the Hon Lynne Kosky.

Feb
2016
Moondani Balluk 10th anniversary

The University will publish a special booklet of achievements to celebrate 10 years of the Moondani Balluk Indigenous Academic Unit.

First Students at Footscray Technical School
29 Feb
2016
All campuses

A special day marking the anniversary of the first day students attended Footscray Technical School in 1916. Heritage Day will honour our students, with campus activations and student giveaways to celebrate 100 years of student success.

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