Viewport width =

AuthorBeckie Wilson

Author Archive: Beckie Wilson

rss feed

October 11, 2015

An announcement from major firms has raised questions over the value to employers of university degrees. In the UK, leading employers Ernst & Young (EY) and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) are removing a degree classification from their entry criteria on the basis that there was “no evidence” that success at university guarantees success later in life (Jesus). […]

October 4, 2015

On 14 November Wellington will play host to its second city-wide LitCrawl with our very own Vic Books among one of its sponsors. The self-professed “celebration of art, literature and spoken word performances” based on San Francisco’s LitCrawl Festival will feature over 80 writers from New Zealand, Wellington and overseas. Last year’s inaugural LitCrawl attracted […]

September 27, 2015

Keen to watch your fellow classmates fumble with a bit of ball? Well here’s your chance. On 2 October, VUWSA will host the Faculty Games. At the one-day sporting tournament students from a variety of faculties will compete in sports such as Indoor Soccer, Touch Rugby, Basketball and Ultimate Frisbee. Clubs and Activities Officer and […]

September 20, 2015

Last week saw the launch of VUWSA’s first fruit and vegetable market hosted on campus.

September 13, 2015

Students from the University of Michigan have launched a Companion App that allows users to walk home with the protection of their friends. The free app enables the user to connect with a friend or family member while walking home and allows that person to virtually track the friend walking home via GPS on their […]

August 2, 2015

Vic Student Bethany Paterson has plotted a competition between Te Puni and Weir House to lower the halls’ power use. The competition, dubbed Switch It Off, hopes to get students thinking about their personal energy use and how it can be changed by altering day-to-day habits. Between July 13 and last Monday, Te Puni had […]

June 1, 2015

The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) has been hailed for its success in its “Vote for Love” campaign after Ireland became the first country in the world to legalise gay marriage via public vote. The referendum took place on 23 May, with a turnout of over 60.5 per cent and 62 per cent voting […]

May 11, 2015

Trigger Warning: This content deals with sexual assault figures and may be triggering to some people. Last week the VUWSA Women’s group marked the 2015 Annual Wellington Rape Crisis appeal with collections on campus. Wellington Rape Crisis is a safe support system for men and women who have experienced assault and those who are either […]

May 3, 2015

Cycle lanes: “Hi.” The Wellington City Council has proposed a new cycle lane plan in the hope of making Wellington at least seem like a cycle-friendly, modern city. According to Wellington Mayor Celia Wade-Brown, 76 per cent of Wellingtonians said they would cycle within the city and suburbs if there were more protected bike lanes. […]