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October 11, 2010

Exam stresses are set to rise to an even greater level for students currently living in Victoria University’s Halls of Residence, as they need to ensure their departure by the final day of exams. All residents of Vic’s halls must leave by Saturday 13 November. The strict move-out date is necessary, Victoria Student Accommodation Manager […]

October 11, 2010

Due to Campus Hub construction, there is currently no wheelchair access to parts of the Student Union Building. Soon the VUWSA office will join Salient’s office in being out of reach for disabled students. VUWSA President Max Hardy says that it is an inconvenient situation. “We are working with Disability Support Services currently to ensure […]

October 11, 2010

English and French are two different languages. That’s an obvious point. But the ‘French night’ combined these in such a way that both English- and French-speaking audience members generally got the gist of what was going on. It was engaging and enjoyable evening compiled of singing, dancing and acting. Big ups to the MC character […]

October 4, 2010

Meeting ends with a convenient quorum count of 99 The advertised sausage sizzle and ‘giant’ sandwich certainly lured people into VUWSA’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) held last Wednesday in the Memorial Theatre, but once the free food went, so did the students. Quorum was met with two minutes to spare at 1.28pm with over 100 […]

October 4, 2010

‘Wasted trash’ no longer only refers to drunken students stumbling through town, heels in hand, on a Saturday night. According to recent findings, Victoria University’s recycling minimisation strategy is failing, as the amount of waste continues to rise despite plans to reduce it. Section 4.2.2 of the Victoria Facilities Management Policy Group’s Environmental Policy describes […]

October 4, 2010

Local student hangout Offbeat Originals has abruptly ‘closed until further notice’ according to a sign put up in the window late last month. Situated just off Cuba Mall, Offbeat has been open for the past three years, so the sudden closure is concerning for students spoken to by Salient. “I remember going there on Tuesday, […]

September 27, 2010

If Hogwarts had a ‘magical’ StudyLink, the postal owls would be overworked, according to recent student complaints. Victoria University students spoken to by Salient say that the amount of mail received from StudyLink is overwhelming and often unnecessary. “I realise that we need to know about our loans,” says one student, “but I always get […]

September 20, 2010

Victoria University Netball wins Club of the Year The quote “Victoria University Netball Club is ‘CLUB OF THE YEAR’…Can I get a WOOT WOOT!!!!!!!!!” from TeamVic’s Facebook page sums up the euphoria felt by the club’s members after winning ‘Club of the Year’ at Wellington Netball Prizegiving. TeamVic came up against all other clubs from […]

September 13, 2010

For those of us lucky enough to have any money, banks are an essential part of life. However, problems have arisen between banks and students regarding the transition between student and graduate account packages. Every year, many New Zealand banks change students automatically onto a graduate account, regardless of whether they have received information from […]