Activities & Workshops

Summer School is not only just about studying. We have organised a variety of fun and interesting things to do between academic classes to build teamwork skills and have loads of fun as well.

The mix between educational and extracurricular activities provided a nice balance between work and fun.” – 2020 VCESS Student


We have many activities planned for the two week program. At these events, students will have a great time with other students and tutors and experience a more social side of university life. Activities in 2021 will look a bit different but still include an introduction to university, trivia and other opportunities to meet VCE students from all around Victoria.


Workshops are hour-long activities designed to complement the academic program by equipping students with skills beyond the VCE. Several workshops are run over the course of the program, and students have a of which workshops they participate in. Workshops range from sports to academic skills to general life skills, and will broaden the experience of Summer School. Some of the workshops that have been offered include:

  • Get That Job! Tips for Tackling Job Interviews
  • Crash Course to University
  • Managing Stress and Anxiety
  • Stand and Deliver: Public Speaking Tips and Tricks
  • Creative Writing
  • Taking a Gap Year
  • Hip-hop Dancing
  • Salsa Dancing
  • French for Beginners
  • Spanish for Beginners
  • Latin for Beginners
  • Auslan for Beginners
  • Film Studies
  • Activism 101
  • Improving Essay Writing
  • Introduction to Human Rights
  • Introduction to Feminist Politics
  • Introduction to Philosophy
  • Introduction to Share Trading
  • Introduction to Grammar and Punctuation
  • Crochet for Beginners
  • Juggling for Beginners
  • Photography for Beginners
  • Yoga for Beginners
  • Gender in Disney
  • Understanding Shakespeare
  • How to Write an Essay
  • Ninjutsu
  • A Basic Introduction to Climate Change
  • Dodgeball
  • Statistics and Chocolate