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VUWSA

October 16, 2017

Well this is it. The last issue of Salient, and the last week of the academic year. Seriously, great job for making it to this point. Whether you’re just about to complete your first year, final, or anywhere in between — tino pai. It’s been a wild ride serving as your President. I could not […]

October 16, 2017

As you prepare for your exams, VUWSA is preparing for Stress Free Study Week! Hopefully this means you only need to worry about rote learning, and not about buying breakfast and lunch! We’ll also be coming at you with puppies, Krishna, and heaps of coffee. Heads up, the first Monday of Stress Free Study Week […]

October 9, 2017

All executive members are required to: Be a part of the overall strategic thinking and leadership of VUWSA. Represent the values and principles of VUWSA as an organisation. Complete fortnightly work reports alongside more extensive half-year and annual reports detailing their work and achievements over the period.   President   40 hours per week. The […]

October 9, 2017

The life of a student can be a tough one — we’re constantly juggling so many things, which can often be overwhelming. New Zealand has damning statistics when it comes to youth suicide, and there is still so much stigma around the topic of mental health, which doesn’t get as much honest, open discourse as […]

October 9, 2017

Last week’s Candidates Forum for the VUWSA election was yet another reminder of the huge dark cloud that continues to hang over students and other young people — the mental health crisis. I don’t think there was one candidate that didn’t mention it in some shape or form, and this ain’t new. Every VUWSA election […]

October 2, 2017

Last week VUW voted to raise your fees by 2% for 2018. With student debt surpassing $15 billion last year, and the average graduate leaving university with a loan the size of a house deposit, I’m sure this isn’t music to your ears. As the Vice-Chancellor will say, and he is right, 2% is obviously […]

September 25, 2017

It’s THAT time in the trimester again when your workload starts piling up and you wish you had started those assignments a little earlier. Yep, this is the period when your energy levels are plummeting and blood pressure is rising. But just as an imminent test or assignment can get your stress levels pumping, you […]

September 25, 2017

As I’m writing this, I’ve got no idea what has happened at Saturday’s election. My bet is that Winston has the country foul hooked on his fishing rod and is sitting in his boat out on the Kaipara Harbour bathing in the glory before winding us all in. But there will be enough hot takes […]

September 18, 2017

During our visits to the halls last week, I was stoked to hear so many young students were enrolled and planning on voting. And for most, it wasn’t out of a sense of begrudging obligation, but a sense of excitement about having the opportunity to vote for the first time. Maybe I’m just in a […]