After 24, at times terribly written columns, we have reached the final Presidential Address of the year.
Author Archive: Bridie Hood
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.
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 [...]
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.
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.
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 [...]