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Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand)
Victoria University of Wellington (Victoria) was established in 1897 in Wellington, New Zealand. Victoria University of Wellington plays a leading role in shaping New Zealand’s future by:
adding significantly to the knowledge and understanding of natural phenomena, society, culture and technology through research, teaching and interdisciplinary perspectives
engaging with local, national and international communities in creating, disseminating and applying knowledge that has scholarly or societal impact
developing graduates with skills in leadership, communication and critical and creative thinking.
Victoria is home to the Victoria Plus Programme, which provides a learning framework for students who make a significant contribution to volunteer and student support work in the University. The first programme of its kind in New Zealand, the Victoria Plus Programme is an extra-curricular programme where students volunteer, engage in service to the University and actively lead in clubs or societies. It is a way of helping the community, networking and personal development. Successful completion of this leadership programme leads to an award certificate and ceremony, and is acknowledged on students’ academic transcripts.