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AuthorIsabella Lenihan-Ikin

Author Archive: Isabella Lenihan-Ikin

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June 6, 2017

I was warned against mentioning the 2011 collapse of students’ associations in Aotearoa when I entered student politics. In this post-voluntary student membership environment, romanticising about the independence, autonomy, and mandate that students’ associations once had, has been unhelpful to the development and growth of our associations. On return from a recent trip to Canada […]

May 1, 2017

Winter has arrived! Although this does not mark any significant change in Wellington’s weather (seeing that we haven’t yet had a summer), cold draught is making its way through the cracks in the floorboards and the seasonal colonisation of mould on the bathroom walls has begun. For many of us living in overpriced and freezing […]

March 13, 2017

Ngā mihi nui ki a koutou. Congratulations on making it through the first week of lectures! If you are a new student, this is an even bigger feat, especially if you have moved out of home and into a hall or flat in a new city. Ultimately, we all come to this university to receive […]