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Centenary News

06 Sep

After a hard-fought season, Victoria University’s AFL partner the Western Bulldogs are preparing to embark on their second finals campaign in a row.

Blue and Gold cover 1942
29 Aug

Thanks to the wonders of modern technology, we’re excited to share historical documents that provide a fascinating insight into VU’s history, including editions of 'Blue and Gold' magazine.

The Choir of Opportunity performing with the Choir of Hard Knocks at Hamer Hall
26 Aug

VU’s Choir of Opportunity have performed at Hamer Hall and the Sydney Opera House as part of the Choir of Hard Knocks’ 10th anniversary ‘Hope and Inspiration’ Tour.

A VU preservice teacher with students in India
24 Aug

VU’s Story Writing in Remote Locations (SWiRL) program has brought together school students from Melbourne and India to produce a three-book series, 'Words and Pictures'.

VU's Werribee Campus
23 Aug

Victoria University’s Werribee Campus will become home to one of 10 new technical schools being established by the Victorian Government.

the Governor of Victoria the Hon. Linda Dessau AM
30 May

The Governor of Victoria the Hon. Linda Dessau AM and Judge Anthony Howard hosted a reception in celebration of the centenary of the founding of Footscray Technical School and the 25th anniversary of Victoria University.

Chancellor, Foundation Chairman and Vice-Chancellor
25 May

A gala dinner to celebrate Victoria University’s Centenary of Opportunity on Saturday 21 May was made even more memorable when the University’s leaders personally extended their support by contributing $1.5 million to support scholarships.

Jones party on return from Mt. Gaussberg: Hoadley, Jones, Dovers. [Australasian Antarctic Expedition, 1911-1914]
03 Mar

Footscray Tech was begun in 1916 by an Antarctic explorer with a dream of creating opportunities for young men from the western suburbs. Today that school is Victoria University.

02 Feb

To launch Victoria University’s Centenary year, Chancellor Mr George Pappas AO and Mrs Jill Pappas have announced that they are to donate $1 million over the next five years to support scholarships at VU.

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