She founded the university with money she had inherited from the estate of her father, Edward Waterfield. The university had no instructors or tutors; instead, all instruction was designed and delivered via computer. The students wore a uniform of green sweatshirts, yellow caps and headphones, through which they listened to a hypnotic electronic beat. They were also trained in what Victoria called "the Det-Sen disciplines".
The programme was actually designed by the Great Intelligence, which used the university's computer systems to control the students. It planned to spread throughout the Internet, creating a "World Wide Web of Fear", but was defeated by Sarah Jane Smith, Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart, and his daughter Kate. (HOMEVID:Downtime, PROSE: Downtime)