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AuthorAngela Mabey

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News Editor and Chief Editor-Annoyance.
Thinks you should volunteer to write news.
Is easily distracted by shiny things.

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July 12, 2010

Students forced to fork out for further study Some future doctors and those seeking a higher education will be forced to fund some of their own studies after changes made to the Student Loan Scheme earlier this year. In an exclusive statement to Salient, Tertiary Education Minister Steven Joyce admitted that the changes made to […]

July 12, 2010

Massey University staff join their Canterbury counterparts in facing an uncertain future after being told jobs are to be cut. About 200 Massey staff were sent letters saying their role would be disestablished or their position changed. Under the plan, 53 support staff members would lose their jobs, with 120 staff set to compete for […]

May 31, 2010

VUWSA executive member James Sleep has been found guilty of misconduct by the VUWSA exec, following comments made in his Salient column earlier this month. VUWSA received a formal complaint following the column’s publication in the 3 May issue of Salient. Sleep made reference in the column to “the rich kids who you might find […]

May 31, 2010

Hiyoooooooooo The Cleveland Motel has finally fronted up with the cash it was ordered to pay VUWSA, but only after VUWSA President Max Hardy sicced the heavies on them. Rotorua’s Cleveland Motel charged VUWSA $6724 for what they said were necessary repairs for damage caused by drunk Vic students staying there during Uni Games 2008. […]

May 31, 2010

Some things that happen do matter Salient has a few questions about the changes made to the Student Loans scheme announced in Budget 2010. We approached StudyLink for answers, and got fobbed off to the Ministry of Education, who hummed and haahed then said they would get them to us. Then right on deadline we […]

May 31, 2010

“We’re screwed” Victoria University’s recent decision to not accept any new domestic admissions for 2010 has eased financial pressures facing the institution, but it has also made life a lot more difficult for the students who have had their plans turned upside down. Sarah*, 19, had planned to start a Bachelor of Arts majoring in […]

May 31, 2010

Last week I walked in to the exec meeting to discover a surprise prepared for me by Max Hardy. Throwing aside my journalistic integrity I delightfully accepted my very own media table! It had a sign and everything, and took the president approximately five minutes to write and print, thus fulfilling 40 per cent of […]

May 31, 2010

Professor Martin Banwell, a Vic graduate, returned to his old uni a couple of weeks ago to receive an Honorary Doctorate. Salient news editor Angela Mabey spoke to him about his research and what it’s like to have not one, but two doctorates. Coming back to Victoria University to get his second doctorate was a […]

May 26, 2010

VUWSA executive member James Sleep has been found guilty of misconduct by the VUWSA exec, following comments made in his Salient column earlier this month (see column here). VUWSA received a formal complaint following the column’s publication in the 3 May issue of Salient. Sleep made reference in the column to “the rich kids who […]