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Each year VUPA organises and supports a portfolio of core events: the VUPA seminar series, the annual research festival and 3 Minute Thesis, VUPA Multi-university Student Equity Conference, and regular travel days held by our subsidiary group VU Travel Adventure Group (VUTAG). We also support a variety of other initiatives, campaigns and events run by Victoria University, its associations, clubs, groups and national student representative bodies.
Most events are free or are heavily subsidised for VU post grad students by VUPA who are funded by SSAF (Student Services Amenities Fee).
You don’t need to pay a membership fee, just join us on Facebook and follow our posts. And besides, it’s the best way to stay informed about VUPA’s events so you don’t miss out.
Seminar Series – Throughout the year VUPA invites leaders from industry and academia to discuss, debate and share their experiences on a topic at our seminar events. It’s a chance to consider new perspectives and engage with new and interesting ways of approaching issues. Our guest speakers come from all walks of life and share a passion for pushing boundaries on what’s possible. Come along, listen to thought provoking ideas over a drink and canapé and engage in conversation with speakers and other post grads afterwards. These events are free for post graduate students and are designed to create “A new line of thought”.
The Annual Research Festival - This is organised in conjunction with the Graduate Research Centre (GRC) each year. It includes the 3MT (Three Minute Thesis) competition and culminates in October with the Research Festival, Poster Night and networking evening. It brings together the best opportunities to hone your research skills and meet post graduates from all areas of Victoria University. Information about the research festival is distributed through email bulletins from the GRC and with events, information and promotion on VUPAs Facebook page.
Travel Events - These are organised by our VUPA subsidiary group VUTAG (VU Travel Adventure Group) by our board members dedicated to broadening the Victorian travel experiences of post grad students. Usually, we run day trips around Melbourne and the state of Victoria to key locations and tourist destinations such as Wilsons Promontory, The Great Stupa of Universal Compassion in Bendigo, the Dandenong Mountains, Melbourne CBD and Lorne just to name a few . Students who wish to participate do need to fill out a separate registration form with basic information for insurance and OHS reaonsso we can keep everyone safe and create the best experiences possible for everyone. These trips do incur a small fee however VUPA does it’s best to subsidise these costs as much as possible.