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October 11, 2010

This will be my final column in Salient. This time last year I really had no idea what I was getting myself into. I was newly elected on a platform of re-building the reputation of your association, delivering amazing services and being an articulate advocate for quality student-focused education, an outstanding experience for students here […]

October 4, 2010

VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE The VUWSA Elections are currently underway! You will have received an email to your student account which allows you to vote online and you can also vote in person. Very easy. You should vote. VUWSA can be a powerful force in ensuring your time at University is […]

September 27, 2010

STUDENT ELECTIONS The VUWSA General Election is currently underway and this week you’ll probably be spammed with various leaflets, posters and fliers from people wanting your vote. But that’s a good thing. VUWSA’s democracy is a wonderful thing. You will receive an email to your student email address inviting you to vote and you can […]

September 13, 2010

UNIVERSITY PERFORMANCE DATA According to the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) students at Victoria have a lower likelihood of completing a qualification than students at any other University in New Zealand, except Massey. On Wednesday last week the TEC published performance indicators for every tertiary institution. The information was published in a league table, a media-friendly […]

September 6, 2010

I believe that all students should engage in the process of improving the University they attend. The University, I think, is more than just a service provider. Taking ownership of your University is part of making a commitment to your own education and to the generations that will go after us. I am aware of […]

August 16, 2010

The next few weeks are going to be an interesting time for the University and for students. The first half of the semester has started to wind down, essays are begging to be completed and mid-term tests are looming. In addition to this, the University is gearing up to make some significant decisions that will […]

August 9, 2010

Salient Editor Sarah Robson last week decried VUWSA’s fall from our supposed position as the “bastion of student culture”. Funny. We have never attempted to be that. Does anybody particularly want us to? VUWSA has never been the “centre” of student culture as Sarah’s revisionist history suggests. VUWSA is a representative organisation that exists to […]

August 9, 2010

A new and revealing account of the 19th Century Taranaki land wars has come to light at Victoria University. The written account of Harriet Gore Browne, the wife of the governor at the time, wasn’t published until 100 years later. This account was the topic of Professor Charlotte Macdonald’s inaugural professorial lecture ‘The Skeleton in […]

August 2, 2010

Executive Reports on Half-Year Progress This week VUWSA Executive members will all report on their progress thus far towards achieving VUWSA’s goals. These goals were all set by students at a General Meeting of VUWSA and form the basis of everything that VUWSA does. Our goals are: ONE:Quality. Ensure quality and equity in teaching, assessment […]