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August 8, 2011

Auckland University has come under fire after it was revealed to have spent more than $70 million on staff travel over the past three years. Though the University says it is an essential part of research and networking, the amount has received criticism from students. New Zealand Union of Students’ Association co-president David Do says […]

July 18, 2011

An international study by Victoria University has revealed that freedom and personal autonomy are more important to a person’s well-being than money. Dr Ron Fischer from the School of Psychology and Dr Diana Boer from the Centre of Applied Cross-cultural Research conducted the study to find out whether subjects felt that having money or a […]

May 16, 2011

Victoria University is proud to see a respected alumnus take up one of the world’s top jobs in his field. Professor James Belich has been appointed to the Beit Professorship of Commonwealth and Imperial History at Oxford University, and will begin work in the United Kingdom in October this year. The former Victoria student who […]

May 2, 2011

A group of engineers revisited their childhood and had a go at playing with Lego at university last week. Engineering students from Victoria and WelTec joined academics and professionals to build and race Lego Mindstorm robots on the evening of Wednesday 27 April in Alan MacDiarmid Building. Participants had to build the robots from scratch […]

May 2, 2011

Coco Chanel once said “there is no fashion for the old”. The bright young sparks behind local pop-up shop ‘In Good Company’ are testament to the importance of fresh ideas in the ever-changing world of fashion. As hard as it is to find a job in fashion, up-and-coming designers are making names for themselves in […]

April 11, 2011

VUWSA is to lay a wreath at the ANZAC Day ceremony to be held at the Cenotaph on Lambton Quay. This year’s Citizens’ Service of Commemoration and Wreath Laying is to be held by the Wellington City Council, in conjunction with Wellington Returned and Services’ Association and the Wellington Cathedral of St Paul. VUWSA President […]