Archive for February, 2011

21/02/11

Hello there, Welcome to Victoria University of Wellington. We are Elle and Uther, editors of Salient for 2011. Uther does theatre. Elle grew up on a boat. But this isn’t about us. It’s about you. Salient is your magazine. As a member of the Victoria University of Wellington Students’ Association (VUWSA), you’re paying for it­—which [...]

21/02/11

Hello! Whether you’re entering your first year of study or returning for another, I welcome you to Victoria University. My name is Seamus Brady and I am the President of your Students’ Association. Some people, like my grandmother, have wondered aloud what I’ve got myself into, while others just stare at me blankly. But I [...]

21/02/11

If you haven’t heard of Campus A Low Hum, it’s a five-year-old music festival, held at a campsite in February, filled with hipsters from the Mighty Mighty. If you have heard of Campus A Low Hum, you either went, or you didn’t, in which case you’re upset because your friends keep telling you how great [...]

21/02/11

Esme Eastment “If you’re not enjoying what you’re studying, or if you’re finding it really hard to get Ds, let alone anything higher, it’s OK (and much better for your mental health) to switch to something you find more interesting or easier. It took me two-and-a-half years of studying BioMed before I accepted that the [...]

21/02/11

The Pasifika Students’ Council (PSC) is a representative group for Pacific Students at VUWSA. This year, PSC is raising its support to the next level, and it’s going to be a spectacular change. The new team of officers have combined powers for 2011, and PSC has reconstructed its vision for more events, study groups and [...]

21/02/11

Few could fail to notice the giant hole that has appeared in the middle of the Kelburn campus over summer. However, more than a few seem to be in the dark about why it has appeared. The current construction is part of the $67 million Campus Hub programme, designed to improve the Kelburn Campus. The [...]

21/02/11

Bieber Big Fat Global Success, Bieber Fans Big Fat Cry Babies This month at the Grammys, a woman named Esperanza Spalding made the mistake of winning the Best New Artist award, beating favourite Justin Bieber. Foolish Spalding did not consider the fact that Bieber’s fans are petulant ass-hats who would then use the internet as [...]

21/02/11

A “ground-breaking” report released by the Green Party reveals what pupils think of the New Zealand education system. “As kids head back to school, adults are preoccupied with debates about assessment. I asked young people directly what they need from the education system, and their concerns are quite different,” Green Party Education Spokesperson Catherine Delahunty [...]

21/02/11

Victoria is the first university in New Zealand to achieve internationally recognised accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) in business and accounting. The AACSB accreditation is held by just three schools in Australasia and less than one per cent of business schools worldwide. Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of the Faculty [...]