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Grace T wrote:

Hi Victoria, 

Do you offer any Maori scholarships? 

Also, how hard is it to get into your criminology courses? 

Many thanks 


Hi Grace 
We offer a number of scholarships for school leavers.  The Victoria Achievers' Scholarship is available for Maori Students - http://www.victoria.ac.nz/study/student-finance/scholarships/school-leaver-scholarships 
We also recommend you check out Givme http://apps.generosity.org.nz/givME which is a national scholarship database. 
For admission to Victoria, the most important thing is University Entrance.  Check with your Careers adviser to see if you are on track. 

Poppy and Richard
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Oliver B wrote:

What exactly is new students orientation? What does it involve ?


Hi again Oliver

New student Orientation runs for a week just before classes start.  We show you around campus, introduce you to all of services and much more.  Check out our video of this years orientation week 


Poppy and Richard

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Edited by Poppy N June 21, 2016 13:29
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Hi everyone 

Thank you for your messages.  We will be back at the same time on Thursday the 23rd of June, to answer any questions. 

See you then!

Poppy and Richard

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Jump online to ask Victoria University a question between 12:45-1:30pm TODAY! 

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Kia ora koutou,

Leah and Shanna from Victoria University are here to answer any questions about studying in Wellington, courses and student life.


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Hi Victoria, 

What entry requirements do I require if I want to apply for your Business degree? 

Thanks 

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Hi there I am interested in studying business at VUW but I don't really understand the degree structure, what are the mandatory courses and do I need to do them all in first year to complete a business degree?

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Guy J wrote:

Hi Victoria, 

What entry requirements do I require if I want to apply for your Business degree? 

Thanks 


Hi Guy,

Thanks for your message.

To gain entry into the Bachelor of Commerce, you need to meet the University Entrance requirements. You can read more about it here: http://www.victoria.ac.nz/study/apply-enrol/admissions 

If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to ask!


Thanks
Leah and Shanna

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Hi Vic, 

I've heard some negative stuff about some of your halls lately and since I'm quite a focused student I wanted to know if there were any more serious halls/student accomodation where there is less of a party vibe but I can still meet new people to flat with the year after

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Kirsty N wrote:

Hi there I am interested in studying business at VUW but I don't really understand the degree structure, what are the mandatory courses and do I need to do them all in first year to complete a business degree?

Hi Kirsty,

Thanks for your question.

For the Bachelor of Commerce, there are 7 core courses that you need to do, called the BCom Core. We recommend that you take these in your first year, however it will depend on your major/s as to how many you can fit in your first year. We are more than happy to help with course planning, so don't hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions.


Thanks,

Leah and Shanna

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I have heard that VUW has become increasingly popular over the past year or so, does this mean it will be harder to get into halls and courses as a first year student?

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Hi Vic, 

My parents don't have a lot of money but I am really keen to attend University in Wellington. Being from Auckland originally, I am aware there will be relocation costs. 

Do you think if I have a part time job, alongside study link, I can afford to do the move? 

Thanks 

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Luke M wrote:

Hi Vic, 

I've heard some negative stuff about some of your halls lately and since I'm quite a focused student I wanted to know if there were any more serious halls/student accomodation where there is less of a party vibe but I can still meet new people to flat with the year after


Hi Luke,

Thanks for your question.

When you are applying for halls, you'll be asked to provide information about yourself that will help the Accommodation team place you with like minded students. There's a mix of different people in every hall, and there are also alcohol free floors in each hall. Each hall also has 24 hour support provided by Residential Advisors. Living in a hall of residence is the best way to establish a life for yourself on campus if you are moving here from outside the region.


Thanks

Leah and Shanna

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Josh H wrote:

I have heard that VUW has become increasingly popular over the past year or so, does this mean it will be harder to get into halls and courses as a first year student?

Hi Josh,

Thanks for your question.

This year, everyone who applied for halls before the deadline (1 October) got a place, so it's best to get your application in on time.

Course enrolment opens on 1 October and closes on 10 January. However we recommend getting your enrolment in by 10 December to ensure you get into the courses and times that you want.


Thanks

Leah and Shanna

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Tori S wrote:

Hi Vic, 

My parents don't have a lot of money but I am really keen to attend University in Wellington. Being from Auckland originally, I am aware there will be relocation costs. 

Do you think if I have a part time job, alongside study link, I can afford to do the move? 

Thanks 


Hi Tori,


Thanks for your question.

Were you thinking of going into a Hall of Residence? If so, you can find details of the costs/instalments here: http://www.victoria.ac.nz/accommodation/halls/fees-charges.aspx 

On the Victoria Student Finance website, they have listed sample payment schedules for the halls, which calculate the shortfall between what is owed and what can be covered by StudyLink payments.

Many students manage to juggle part time work with their studies, however you will just need to ensure you have good time management and motivation!

Thanks
Leah and Shanna


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How do you apply for hostels? Would you advise to go into hostel living or flatting in first year? 

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Allen L wrote:

How do you apply for hostels? Would you advise to go into hostel living or flatting in first year? 


Hi Allen,

The Halls of Residence applications are all done online. You can find details of the application process here: http://www.victoria.ac.nz/accommodation/halls/applying.aspx 

Accommodation applications open on the 1st of August, and close on the 1st of October.

If you are coming from outside of the Wellington region, then staying in a Hall is a great idea! Its a great way to meet other new students and is they provide a supportive environment for the transition into University life.

Thanks
Leah and Shanna

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Do you have any courses to help people like me who didn't meet NCEA level 2 maths requirements..? 

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Tom L wrote:

Do you have any courses to help people like me who didn't meet NCEA level 2 maths requirements..? 

Hi Tom,

Good question.

You will see for University Entrance, that you need a minimum of 10 numeracy credits at level one or above. So provided you achieved these credits (and the remaining University Entrance requirements) then you will gain admission into Victoria.

If you are interested in studying subjects related to Maths, then we would recommend that you include MATH132 in your first year of study.

If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us,


Thanks
Leah and Shanna

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Thanks for all the questions today.

If anyone has any further questions for us, please do not hesitate to  get in touch with us (0800 VICTORIA).

Have a great day,


Leah and Shanna

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