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Campus Hubbub

Campus Hubbub

by / 11/07/11 / No Comments

Louis’, a small food kiosk next door to Milk and Honey, is the newest addition to the Kelburn campus. It will also be the last benefit of the Campus Hub Project students will see until the first trimester of 2013. The noise and disruption of the Campus Hub Project during study leave and exams has [...]

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VUWSA Has an Opinion on Undergrads

VUWSA Has an Opinion on Undergrads

by / 30/05/11 / [ 2 Comments ]

VUWSA prodUced their submission on the undergraduate review last week, based on a survey and a forum offered to students. It focused on five key areas of the undergr- aduate experience: research-led teaching and learning; specialist/broad balance; curriculum threads; assessment; and opportunities to broaden study. Students were keen for a greater emphasis to be placed [...]

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Vic Catches Clemenger

Vic Catches Clemenger

by / 16/05/11 / No Comments

Victoria University alumni were four of the ten graduates offered six-month placements for the Clemenger Programme this year, more than any other university in New Zealand. 20-year-old BCA graduate Bethany Omeri is excited about the industry insight and vital network connections accepted candidates receive. “It is the best way to be introduced to the industry, [...]

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Victoria Wins At Science

Victoria Wins At Science

by / 09/05/11 / No Comments

Victoria University is one of the top 200 universities in the world for health science, according to the QS World University Rankings. QS is an international network which ranks universities based on their subject. Five other New Zealand universities were included on the list, which comprised universities from 11 countries. Victoria was ranked between 101 [...]

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Milk & Honey

Milk & Honey

by / 09/05/11 / No Comments

The official opening of Milk & Honey, the new on-campus staff and grad club, was held last month, with all staff and post-graduate students invited. The brainchild of San Francisco Bathhouse owner Tim Ward, the new bar and restaurant sits opposite vicbooks underneath the Rankine Brown Library, and is restricted to staff and post-graduate students. [...]

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Bright Future For Vic Students’ Solar House

Bright Future For Vic Students’ Solar House

by / 02/05/11 / No Comments

Victoria University students have designed and built an entirely solar-powered house to compete in the US Department of Energy Solar Decathlon in Washington DC. The team, made up of Architecture students Ben Jagersma, Anna Farrow, Nick Officer and Eli Nuttall, is the first ever from the Southern Hemisphere to be selected for the competition—one of [...]

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Team Victoria Wins Gold at Uni Games

Team Victoria Wins Gold at Uni Games

by / 02/05/11 / No Comments

Victoria students headed north last week to compete in the 2011 Super City University Games, held in Auckland. From 26 to 29 April, more than 1100 students from 16 tertiary institutions across Australia and New Zealand battled it out across 20 sports. The event, which was hosted by Auckland University of Technology (AUT) and Auckland [...]

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From Japan with Love

From Japan with Love

by / 02/05/11 / 1 Comment

The students who fronted the fundraising project for the Japanese disaster at Victoria have reported a huge success. Over two weeks they raised a total of $1540.69; sending NZ$1386.69 (JPY90,357) to the Red Cross in Japan and NZ$154 to the Red Cross in Christchurch on April 11—exactly one month after the Japanese earthquake and tsunami. [...]

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RIP NZPA

RIP NZPA

by / 11/04/11 / No Comments

On Wednesday last week, national news agency New Zealand Press Association announced that they would be shutting down operations after 132 years. NZPA Chairman Michael Muir attributed the decision to the withdrawal of Fairfax, a major shareholder, from the organisation. He said the association’s 40 journalists and staff members had been advised, and would be [...]

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Sup, SUB?

Sup, SUB?

by / 04/04/11 / 1 Comment

Last Thursday night, Salient attended the opening of the Student Union Building in The Hunter Lounge. The event was attended by those who had worked on the project, Victoria University staff members, VUWSA Trust members, and past and present VUWSA members. Victoria University Vice-Chancellor Pat Walsh said in his speech that he was excited about [...]

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