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September 19, 2011

No one exudes manliness like that paragon of testosterone Paul Henry. Salienteer Jono McLeod got a once in a lifetime chance to come face to face with him and hopefully glean some clues as to what constitutes the kiwi male. This is what happened. Paul Henry does not like sport. Not even rugby. With all […]

September 19, 2011

A few times in this column I have mentioned the prime minister’s Chief Science Advisor, Sir Peter Gluckman—usually when he writes giant reports on topics I had planned to write a column about next week! He has an amazing habit of beating me to the post. But petty quibbles aside, I’ve been really glad to […]

September 19, 2011

This week’s Salient was two issues crammed into one with a women’s issue on one side and men’s issue on the other! Read them both online here!

September 12, 2011

Read our twentieth issue (it’s about tertiary education) in full by clicking on the text above. It’s quite snazzy.

September 12, 2011

For many of you, it means the countdown to a summer of waking up late and hanging with friends. For others, it means a summer of holiday work. For every student completing their degree, it means the countdown to entering the job market. For the 2011 graduates, it’s time to either commit to postgraduate study […]

September 12, 2011

As has been covered extensively in Salient, Victoria University’s Political Science and International Relations (PSIR) department is undergoing some very radical changes. These will have wide-ranging implications, not only for the students taking the course, but also for the department’s staff, some of whom have lost their jobs as a result. Victoria University released a […]

September 12, 2011

More than a year on from Tertiary Education Minister Steven Joyce’s announcement that he would look into the “excessive” student services levies being charged by some universities, legislation has been passed under urgency that seeks to introduce greater transparency to how these levies are set. The student services levy is the compulsory fee for non-academic […]

September 12, 2011

Last week, Salient co-editor Elle Hunt and news editor Stella Blake-Kelly concluded that, in theory, the purpose of a students’ association is to provide a combination of representation and services, as determined by their student body. But how does this work in practice? In this, Salient’s Tertiary Education issue, we look at how the Victoria […]

September 12, 2011

Dear Victoria University, One year ago I finished a Bachelor of [insert subject here] and graduated bright-eyed, optimistic and ready to embrace “the world is my oyster” mantra. Finally I could get the job of my dreams, earn lots of cash (i.e. earn enough to pay off my student overdraft and afford to buy clothes […]