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Opinion

February 26, 2017

Ni sa bula Vinaka! Malo e lelei! Gud de tru olgeta! Talofa! Kia orana! Fakalofa lahi atu! Kia ora tatou!   Congratulations to all new and returning Pasifika students on their acceptance to Victoria University. Over the course of this year you may encounter various struggles in adjusting to the university life, which can be […]

February 26, 2017

The Student Wellbeing Awareness Team (SWAT) is a team who are passionate about wellbeing! We are student-led but are supported by the team at Student Counselling. SWAT meets weekly at Mauri Ora where we hang out and chat about the key wellbeing issues on campus. We brainstorm initiatives and campaigns that we roll out on […]

February 26, 2017

Kia ora! Nau mai haere mai ki Te Whare Wānanga o te Ūpoko o te Ika a Māui. Phew, you made it. Whatever made up your unique journey to get here, there would have been major challenges along the way and for that you deserve to be congratulated. You are now joining a small and […]

February 26, 2017

Mauri Ora is the Māori term for wellbeing, encompassing a holistic view of health — mental, emotional, physical, social, and spiritual. Mauri Ora, at Kelburn Campus, is where Student Counselling, Student Health, and the physiotherapy clinic are located. Te Taunaki is the ‘sister’ service at Pipitea. Student Health endeavours to provide competent, compassionate, confidential, and […]

February 26, 2017

What are you going to do this year to make it the best yet? Perhaps one thing is being more courageous about stepping out and connecting with new people.   The Bubble is a space at Victoria which is dedicated to connection: connection with others, connection to services, and reconnection to yourself. We offer free […]

February 26, 2017

Kia ora koutou and welcome to a new year here at Victoria, and Wellington! I’m Nathaniel and my job is to help you feel connected to the student community. Over the next few weeks, I’ll be clutching onto a V or coffee for dear life as I attend every event we’re running (say hi!). I’ve […]

February 26, 2017

A warm welcome to Victoria University of Wellington! VUWSA-International Students’ Association (V-ISA for short, and no we do not issue visas) is the representative group of all international students at Victoria. V-ISA has two main areas of focus: The first is to speak on issues affecting international students at Victoria University. In 2016, V-ISA actively […]

February 26, 2017

Welcome to 2017 and all that the Postgraduate Students’ Association has to offer! To those of you who are starting your journeys, good luck. To those partway through, strive on. To those almost finished — congratulations! If you’re new to New Zealand or Wellington, this is unfortunately what we call summer. You can’t beat Wellington […]

November 15, 2016

Red tinsel in Countdown. Hush falling upon campus like the first snow on Europe. The slow and solemn force of gravity sealing the pages of the few unread Salients as they moulder in boxes on the office floor. Mate, it’s the end of the year. Four years of studying English Lit have reduced us to […]