Archive for February, 2011

Student Share School Views

Student Share School Views

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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 [...]

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Victoria Receives Business and Accounting Accreditation

Victoria Receives Business and Accounting Accreditation

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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 [...]

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Ask a Grey Wolf

Ask a Grey Wolf

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Hailing from Xinjiang, an autonomous region in north-western China, Askar Grey Wolf is a pioneering rock band with a distinctive sound. The group is a mix of Uighurs and Han Chinese and their unique sound is created through the combination of traditional Uyghur instruments such as the Rawap, the long-necked stringed Tambur and the round [...]

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Top Five Books to read in First year

Top Five Books to read in First year

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Don’t quote me: Author tweet of the week J.C. Hutchins, podcast novel pioneer “I have spectacularly overeaten. My stomach is pizza-packed. I reckon I shall soon have supernovic shits. I’ll not cheat on my diet again.:)” The Dark Fields by Alan Glynn. The latest book-to-film adaptation, much of what you need to know is that [...]

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Know Your VUWSA

Know Your VUWSA

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The Victoria University of Wellington Students’ Association (VUWSA) is the official representative body for students at Vic. Since 1899, it’s been defending our interests as students and ensuring we get the most out of our time at university. VUWSA’s goals are: quality, student-focused education; an outstanding student experience; adequate student support; accountable use of student [...]

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Zowie

Zowie

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There’s nothing quite so rock’n’roll as an alter-ego as Ziggy, Sasha or any of Sgt. Pepper’s will testify to. But what happens when one theatrical persona evolves into another? Auckland’s Zoe Fleury has just found out. You might know Fleury better as Bionic Pixie, a one-woman electro-pop/robo-funk outfit who has supported the likes of Peaches [...]

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Your Student Dept says “NO!”

Your Student Dept says “NO!”

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Statistics released by the New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations show that students and graduates are heavily influenced in their life choices by the debt they will have at the end of their studies. 2850 students participated in the survey. One of the many statistics included in the published results show that 58 per cent [...]

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The State of the Qualification

The State of the Qualification

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There are two universities trapped inside Victoria University. One wants to free your mind. One wants to free your wallet. Salient discusses the implications of both. “Oh wow, that’s really interesting. What career track is that?” This is the question faced by Joel, a Nietzsche-reading, Russian Lit/Slavic Languages double major in the film Adventureland. He [...]

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This Rugged Beauty – The Binge Culture Collective

This Rugged Beauty – The Binge Culture Collective

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Salient’s Haimona Gray interviews the Binge Culture Collective’s Rachel Baker and Ralph Upton about their latest production This Rugged Beauty. It’s a play about Kiwiana, childhood, nostalgia, longing, and how these things are tied up with our national myths of golden days and golden weather. On another level, it’s a huge, doomed ad for New [...]

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Hypnotist Guy Cater

Hypnotist Guy Cater

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Registered Master Hypnotist Guy Cater is an award-winning New Zealand hypnotist, who has taken his show around the world. From headlining in Las Vegas to performing shows in the deserts of Abu Dhabi, Cater has all the experience in the world. He’s also performing at VUWSA O Week. Salient talked to him to find out [...]

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