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VUWSA Presidential Address

VUWSA Presidential Address

by / 15/10/12 / No Comments

After 24, at times terribly written columns, we have reached the final Presidential Address of the year.

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Feminism: Still Fucking Relevant

Feminism: Still Fucking Relevant

by / 08/10/12 / No Comments

While it is true that women have gained the right to vote and enter into higher education,while rape by our husbands is no longer legal and we can climb the career ladder, like the above ladies show, the fact of the matter is gender inequality still exists in this country.

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VUWSA Presidential Address

VUWSA Presidential Address

by / 01/10/12 / No Comments

But it is all coming to an end. Before we know it will be summer time and there will be much beach frolicking to be done and Pimm’s to be consumed—for me anyway!

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VUWSA Presidential Address

VUWSA Presidential Address

by / 24/09/12 / No Comments

Women’s Week, fee rises, library evacuations—it’s been a very busy past week. Just think—it’s only 4 weeks now till exams— joy! There has been a fair bit happening down at the VUWSA Office and in the University, so I thought I’d give you all an update. VUWSA Elections 2012 The nominations are handed in, and [...]

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VUWSA Presidential Address

VUWSA Presidential Address

by / 17/09/12 / No Comments

A massive, massive thank you to everyone who came to the Special General Meeting last week. I don’t think there have been that many people at a VUWSA General Meeting in a very long time!

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VUWSA Presidential Address

VUWSA Presidential Address

by / 10/09/12 / No Comments

Thank you so much to those of you who came to the VUWSA Annual General Meeting during week 6. We successfully passed the VUWSA Half Year Report and Statements of Accounts, which will be available on the VUWSA website within the week for anyone who is interested. However, unfortunately we lost quorum before we could have a vote on the important VUWSA Governance Review.

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Presidential Address

Presidential Address

by / 20/08/12 / No Comments

But don’t think the fun stops after the AGM! The day following the AGM nominations for the 2013 VUWSA Executive will open, with voting taking place in mid-September.

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VUWSA Presidential Address

VUWSA Presidential Address

by / 13/08/12 / No Comments

Finally, just a reminder that we are holding Governance Review Forums this week across all 4 VUW campuses. This is your chance to come and talk to the Working Party about the review and ask any questions about the Final Report or recommendations.

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VUWSA Presidential Address

VUWSA Presidential Address

by / 06/08/12 / No Comments

As much as I love winter, the cold and damp student flats, the relentless wind, and the early mornings and late nights studying and working can bring the very best of us down with all types of sickness and emotional stress. In fact, I am writing this column from my house, tucked up in bed with some hot lemon and honey, fighting off a nasty cold.

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VUWSA Presidential Address

VUWSA Presidential Address

by / 30/07/12 / No Comments

When I ran for VUWSA President in September last year one of my election promises was to run a Governance Review. It was my view that the current governance structure wasn’t working as effectively as it could and that changes needed to be made to ensure that VUWSA remained a strong, responsive, student-led organisation. The [...]

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