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August 2, 2010

New Zealand’s favourite family, the Wests, have descended on Mount Street Bar with screenings of Outrageous Fortune scheduled each Tuesday. Starting last week, students made their way to the bar for their weekly West dosage, with a pull-out projection screen bringing the show to life. Mount Street Bar Manager Pax Rattenbury said that despite little […]

August 2, 2010

Where in the world is Alan Young? Voting for the upcoming VUWSA by-election opened last week and those standing were given the opportunity to speak at a Candidates Forum at Mount Street Bar on Wednesday. However, only four of the nine candidates running in the by-election showed up to speak to an audience of just […]

August 2, 2010

Students hoping to vote No Confidence for Publications Committee Representative will be sorely disappointed after it was not included as a voting option in online ballot forms for the VUWSA by-election. The VUWSA Constitution states that where there is only one candidate standing for a position on the VUWSA exec, “you may vote ‘no confidence’ […]

August 2, 2010

Graduate employment website GradConnection has encountered barriers in promoting its services to students at Victoria potentially because of practices undertaken by the university’s career service. Victoria graduates and GradConnection Directors Tim Watts and Robert Milne told Salient last week that their attempts to access students on campus had been prevented by Vic Careers. GradConnection is […]

August 2, 2010

Victoria University’s Kelburn campus got a taste of Highway Patrol on Monday night. At approximately 9.45pm on Monday 26 August, local police stopped a car on Salamanca Road. “It’s alleged the car had been stolen,” said Victoria Evans, Communications Manager for the Wellington District Police. The occupants ran from the car in an attempt to […]

August 2, 2010

Students question the Victoria ID system Problems with Victoria’s Student ID cards have come to light after recent cases of students being asked to leave university property by campus security. VUWSA reported on their website recently that students had been asked to leave computer labs when they could not produce a valid ID. Students were […]

August 2, 2010

John Key at Vic, Salient’s invitation lost. Again. Prime Minister John Key says student debt is a “disaster”, and has raised fresh debate surrounding the future of the current interest-free student loan model. Key commented on the loan system during a question and answer session after a speech to students at Victoria University’s Weir House […]

August 2, 2010

Also the only students still allowed to enrol… International student enrolments at tertiary institutions have increased by seven per cent since 2009, Tertiary Education Minister Steven Joyce reported last Wednesday. In his press release, Joyce says he will spend the next few months focusing on continuing the growth of the international sector. “International education contributes […]

August 2, 2010

Cold, mouldy and mushroom-friendly student flats may be a thing of the past if a Green Party members’ bill promoting warm healthy homes gains footing. Green Party housing spokesperson Gareth Hughes is touring universities this month to promote his My Warm Healthy Rental Bill. The tour started in Auckland last week and will finish in […]