Viewport width =

News

October 5, 2009

The government has released its 2010–2015 tertiary education strategy that includes possible changes to the way fees and student allowances are managed. The 15-page document details New Zealand’s current tertiary education situation, and highlights the government’s commitment to seeing more students enter tertiary education. However, questions have been raised over an apparent need to find […]

October 5, 2009

Vic Uni student Emma Whiteside has just hit the big-time in design, winning the prestigious Shell Sustainability Award at the Montana World of WearableArt™ Awards Show. The award, granted to an entrant who “creatively uses materials that would otherwise be discarded,” has landed Emma with $5000 and a burst of media publicity. Since the awards […]

October 5, 2009

New Zealand’s law schools need to do more to ease the transition from being a student to being a practitioner, according to Sir Geoffrey Palmer. The Head of the Law Commission and former Prime Minister made the comments during an address to Victoria’s Law Students’ Society (LSS) last Tuesday. Sir Geoffrey, the LSS’ first patron, […]

October 5, 2009

56 pages of faces to deface to change the face of student media, face Salient feature writer Sarah Robson has been appointed editor of Salient for 2010. The 21-year-old Political Science honours student and two-time ASPA award winner will take the reigns from current editor Jackson James Wood in February next year. “I’m very excited. […]

October 5, 2009

Holy shit, Hugh Jackman wants you to turn your phone off! Hollywood actor Hugh Jackman, star of Wolverine and that other movie involving mutant superheroes (Australia) stopped a performance of a Broadway play to ask an audience member to turn his phone off. “You want to get that?” Jackman said in character, after the ringing […]

October 5, 2009

Cheese debate still rages Late last month data from three different spacecraft confirmed scientists’ long-held suspicions that there is water on the moon. India’s moon-probe Chandrayaan-1, and NASA’s Cassini spacecraft and Deep Impact probe all reported spectral signals indicative of water or hydroxyl (OH). US moon researcher Larry Taylor is quoted on the BBC News […]

October 5, 2009

Kia ora, reliable students, kia ora. Students were given the opportunity to vote for their choice of candidate in the VUWSA 2010 Election. However, VUWSA 2010 Election results have revealed a little more than next year’s electives, showing no more than 1500 students made the effort to vote and, on average, 45% selected a vote […]

October 5, 2009

Muse are set to hit Big Day Out again after the initial 2010 line up was released last Tuesday morning. Rumours had surfaced across internet forums months before citing Muse, Kasabian, Groove Armada, Placebo, and David Bowie as hot favourites for the summer festival, held next January in Auckland. While David Bowie will not be […]

October 5, 2009

2010 online enrolments open. Come give yer Uncle Pat a hug. Online enrolments for classes at Victoria University next year have opened. New and returning students alike can enjoy the fanfare that is picking classes and agonising over lecture clashes. Enrolments in limited entry/preferential entry classes close on 10 December, with applications for first trimester […]