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Prez Col

Prez Col

by / 10/10/11 / [ 2 Comments ]

On becoming VUWSA President, I wrote in my first Prez Col that some people, like my grandmother, often wondered aloud about what I had got myself into, while others would just stare at me blankly. I also wrote that I was honoured and incredibly lucky to be your VUWSA President for 2011. Twenty-four columns later, [...]

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Prez Col 24

Prez Col 24

by / 02/10/11 / No Comments

Welcome to the best student magazine in the country! Congratulations to Elle and Uther and everyone else who has been involved this year for their triumph at the ASPAs. As VUWSA’s ‘official newspaper’, you can understand how delightfully chuffed we are with the achievements of Salient. Last week Parliament passed the ACT Party’s VSM legislation. [...]

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Prez Col

Prez Col

by / 25/09/11 / No Comments

The last week of campaigning in the VUWSA General Elections has been really enjoyable to watch. Last week’s Candidates’ Forum, in particular, was very successful, with a great turnout and a large majority of candidates making solid election pitches. There are short summary clips—check them out through the video on the Salient Facebook page. It’s [...]

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Prez Col

Prez Col

by / 19/09/11 / No Comments

Hello and welcome to the Women’s issue, or rather the Women’s half of the Gender issue. We have been waiting all year for the chance to indoctrinate you all with feminist propaganda, so we hope that you make the most of this chance and do your best to become good feminist drones. This is our [...]

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Prez Col

Prez Col

by / 12/09/11 / 1 Comment

You have sixteen ticks in the upcoming VUWSA Student Elections at the end of the month. That’s 14 more than the other election in November (12 if you count the referendum!). 2012 is a critical year for students. Your votes will help shape what VUWSA looks like, how Salient is governed and who represents us [...]

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Prez Col 20

Prez Col 20

by / 05/09/11 / [ 5 Comments ]

It’s that time of the year! Nominations are now open for the 2011 VUWSA Student Election. This is your chance to become a student representative in 2012 and help represent the student voice across Victoria. Head to our website, and you’ll find more information and a guide about all the roles and some more important [...]

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Prez Col

Prez Col

by / 15/08/11 / 1 Comment

It was awesome to see a great turnout at our AGM last week. We did a number of things, but the most important change was adopting the proposal to allow for online voting for VUWSA policy motions. This is a huge step forward for VUWSA and for students wanting to actively participate in our democratic [...]

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Prez Col. 18

Prez Col. 18

by / 08/08/11 / No Comments

VUWSA works to get you the best deal from Victoria and the Government. But the ability for us to do that has been under threat by an ACT Party Bill to bring an end of automatic membership of VUWSA and most other students’ associations across New Zealand. Slowly making its way through Parliament since 2009, [...]

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PREZ COL

PREZ COL

by / 01/08/11 / No Comments

With a General Election looming VUWSA is organising a series of events to raise awareness around key issues on campus. To kick things off we are hosting “the Great MMP Debate”, featuring the Campaign for MMP and the Vote for Change. Chaired by Political Scientist and commentator Dr. Therese Arseneau, you can hear more about [...]

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PREZ COL – Jav-Mah

PREZ COL – Jav-Mah

by / 25/07/11 / [ 6 Comments ]

The Conservative Party in the United Kingdom have recently made moves to strengthen the role students’ associations play in their tertiary education system. Here in New Zealand we are faced with the painful irony that an equivalent Government is seeking to do the complete opposite. By continuing to support the ACT Party’s radical and unnecessary [...]

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