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September 7, 2009

Plans to keep him in lab underground Victoria PhD student Jack Watt has taken top honours at this year’s MacDiarmid Young Scientists of the Year awards in Auckland. The 27-year-old was named Young Scientist of the Year for his research into the removal of toxic pollutants from vehicle emissions. Victoria University Vice-Chancellor, Professor Pat Walsh, […]

September 7, 2009

Filthy Victorians offered opportunity to live like human beings Victoria University has released a new sustainability guide designed to clue staff and students in on its new environmental platform. The guide offers advice and ideas on how to be more environmentally sustainable while at university, and covers commuting, travel, energy, waste, food, teaching and research. […]

September 7, 2009

A study released last week by Victoria University’s School of Anthropology has lent strength to the often-suspected but never proven belief that a person’s level of douchiness increases upon a purchase of a skateboard. The two-year study concluded that 90% of male respondents aged 18-29 exhibited unparalleled levels of dickishness six months into skateboard ownership. […]

September 7, 2009

You think you got the mettle to make a hash of this little ol’ magazine? Let us know by sending through a CV, some samples of your work and a covering letter describing your goals and vision for Salient 2010. Applications close this Friday 11 September All applications and inquiries can be emailed to editor@salient.org.nz

August 17, 2009

Victoria University Early Childhood Education students are becoming increasingly frustrated by the quality of education they are receiving, as the effects of budget cuts at the Faculty of Education begin to take hold. Students have said that they are no longer receiving the support they require in their courses. Early Childhood Education student Helen Lockley […]

August 17, 2009

This sub-head should involve a joke about farts. It doesn’t. Bums have been bumming around on the Vic Uni grounds, bumming cigarettes off students, and putting their bums on Vic Uni toilets. The use of the toilet facilities by the homeless has again become a problem at both the Pipitea and Te Aro campuses. As […]

August 17, 2009

Free Palestine Group wants your weapons, ya dirty terrorist! Students last week were stopped in their tracks by a small group of protestors in the quad. Armed with plastic rifles, the Free Palestine Group constructed a makeshift blockade from traffic cones across an accessway to the quad. The group said they wanted to raise awareness […]

August 17, 2009

Finding work is proving to be a constant battle for students in the economic recession. A decline in the number of jobs being placed, and an increase in Student Job Search (SJS) users over the last twelve months shows that students are fighting a losing battle to find work. SJS Marketing and Communications Manager Lorna […]

August 17, 2009

Five candidates have thus far thrown their hat in the ring to contest the 2010 co-Presidency of the New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations (NZUSA). The election of the co-Presidents will occur at NZUSA’s conference being held at Lincoln University at the end of this month. Declared candidates for the position of co-President at the […]

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