It’s the last column, yet the one I think I had thought of the longest. It’s the one where you know one important thing: there will be no next week. I am reminded of the thoughts that I faced more often that not each time I came to the end of the academic year. A […]
Author Archive: Geoff Hayward
While preparing for Monday’s Fee setting (which I will be hoping you will attend and show your displeasure with the Council should they raise fees), I noted that the University spent approximately $1.7 million (according to a Neilson Media Survey) this year on its marketing strategy: you know, “it makes you think” etc? I noticed […]
The definition of fee setting is trying the same thing over and over, and expecting a different result! First of all, by the time you read this article, the results of the VUWSA election should be known. Whatever the results are, it is important to remind ourselves that it is the collective will of the […]
First of all, thank you to all those who attended last Wednesday’s AGM. I have to say that I have never seen an efficient and effective meeting.
It’s VUWSA election time again. As you read this, I, as well as tens of other candidates, will be talking to you before the polls open on September 21. While I agree with the views and policies of some, and vehemently disagree with others, I wish every candidate the best of luck. I also want […]
I remember my days as a Masters candidate. It’s been a while, but I remember that when I was ushered to see my supervisor, I thought I knew what it took to do graduate study. Man, was I wrong. I had two supervisors. One went on sabbatical (or academic leave) no less than six months […]
Welcome back undergrads (and hello again to the postgrads still trudging away). As you approach the final quarter of the year and with exams only a few days off, I wanted to appraise you of a few things coming up over the remaining weeks left in Trimester 2, 2007.
First up, Snow Games: Come to The Establishment on the 21st of August (during the mid trimester break, of course) to say farewell to our competitors before they go off to Wanaka to compete in the Snow Games 07. Now, I would be lying if I said Victoria were going to wipe the floor, but […]
Last Thursday I had the pleasure of spending a couple of hours with a soon-to-be affiliated club, the Sorority Sigma Omega Pi, as they spent the day dressed as pirates and fairies, giving toys and gifts to kids currently in Wellington Hospital. Thanks to The Warehouse, over $500 of free books and toys were given […]