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October 8, 2016

A stunt that caused serious injury has resulted in two major sponsors withdrawing their sponsorship of the University of Canterbury Engineering Society (ENSOC). DB Breweries and insurance company MAS pulled their sponsorship after an engineering student lit his hair on fire and jumped off the roof of his flat into a pool in September as […]

October 8, 2016

Headline of the year “Turns out Salient is a disgusting travesty”.   Best yarn “Students Mistaken For Backpackers”—that time the uni fucked up and students ended up in bunk beds.   Biggest cock block VUW Communications Team. Currently ghosting us harder than your latest Tinder bae.   Phrase we would like to never hear again […]

October 8, 2016

Early Tuesday morning, October 4, two separate arson attacks took place in Mount Cook and Te Aro. 47 year old Robert Vernon Phillip Mackie has been arrested for one of the incidents and is now facing seven charges of arson and one charge of burglary. The Wellington Area Commander, Inspector Chris Bensemann, reported that the […]

October 2, 2016

Increasing numbers of youth seeking mental health support have left Youthline struggling to cope. The volume of demand, which has increased dramatically since 2014, has resulted in 150 youth unable to access help from the service. The number of calls for extreme depression have increased  from 6909 in 2014 to 14,996 in 2015. The number […]

October 2, 2016

The waste audit is an ongoing process, as the university and waste committee are still in the process of analysing the bio-waste disposal and other data collection surveys.

October 2, 2016

Victoria University has seen a “considerable increase” in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings (THE) for research and citations of research produced by academic staff. The university is now placed in the top two per cent of universities globally, sitting in the 451–500 top bracket. This puts VUW third equal in New Zealand with […]

October 2, 2016

News writer Meriana Johnson watched the first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in its entirety to save you the pain.

October 2, 2016

Thursdays in Black and NZUSA have launched their 2016 students’ survey. The purpose of the survey is to understand how sexual harassment and sexual violence manifest in student communities and to identify gaps in education for young people. It is the first of its kind in New Zealand. The information collected will be used to […]

October 2, 2016

The Productivity Commission (PC) has released a draft report proposing major changes to the tertiary education sector. Recommendations include putting interest back on student loans, as well as a move away from an institution-focused tertiary model in favour of a significantly more student-focused one. Other recommendations include encouraging students to start saving for university during […]