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Features

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 […]

September 12, 2011

Often it seems like opinion falls into one of two camps. Either university is vital for success, or it is irrelevant to it. We’ve all heard the stories of how a business degree didn’t mean that Jimmy had a step ahead in his new job, or how the law graduate still had no working idea […]

September 6, 2011

Open publication – Free publishing

September 5, 2011

The ethics of being a mistress “There is a good deal of debate about the importance of [Lady] Walston in Greene’s life. She clearly is the inspiration for The End of the Affair” – The Telegraph‘s review of The End Of The Affair by Graham Greene. How Lady Walston would feel about such a remark […]

September 5, 2011

With ACT MP Heather Roy’s Education (Freedom of Association) Amendment Bill looking set to be passed by Parliament before the end of the year, 2012 will bring about radical changes for students’ associations. While the pros and cons of Voluntary Student Membership (VSM) have been debated in the media, less attention has been given to […]

September 5, 2011

Call it laziness, call it western-centric, call it what you will, but the search for internal happiness has always sounded like a tonne of deep meditation on hard wooden floors to me. Taking heed of the World Development Report’s suggestion that a person’s geographical location is the most important determinacy of their welfare, I took […]

September 5, 2011

I’m not seven feet tall with bleached teeth and a microphone conspicuously attached to my jaw. My name isn’t comfortingly alliterative, and it lacks connotations of heartland values. Nor do I have a 14-step, colour-coded, pyramid-based plan to self-actualisation to present to you with an overhead transparency. But I do know what’s right for you. […]

September 5, 2011

Cognitive behaviour therapy is based on the idea that people will progress better in therapy if they change their beliefs and responses to their environment. It has a large number of variants, but the generalised term is CBT or CT (Cognitive Therapy). This article focuses on this umbrella concept as a whole rather than any […]

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