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October 8, 2018

Worldwide, the adolescence of today – so called-millennials – are criticized for being too lazy, materialistic, shallow, and frivolous. In particular, comments about youth spending habits on brunch, technologies, and drugs have been widely publicized. However, recent studies have shown that the majority of those comments come from over-50s who were, at the time of […]

October 8, 2018

Victoria University has confirmed that they will increase the length of Residential Advisor (RA) training in 2019, up to 4 weeks. The training will be completed in time for the RAs to have two days’ break before students move in. Salient reported in April this year that RAs have voiced multiple concerns about the training […]

October 8, 2018

Dick pics, suspended contracts, resignations, and payouts… It hasn’t been the easiest year for New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations (NZUSA), but the union is coming out on top. They’ve sold their office shares, escaping the stifling clamps of deficit to “ensure that future students were not deprived of a voice fighting for them at […]

October 8, 2018

Victoria University has stated that they have stopped contracting Arohata Prison’s laundry services. The Department of Corrections have also confirmed that the practice has ceased, although they could not confirm the date. When asked why the University switched services, Mark Loveard, the University’s Chief Operating Officer, said that “We sought tenders for the laundry service, which […]

October 8, 2018

At long last, Victoria University has decided to add a Queer Support Coordinator to its staff. This job will be advertised from next year, and the University hopes to consult with queer students around the scale and mentorship that the role will provide. According to Pam Thorburn, Director of Student Academic Services, the role will […]

October 8, 2018

Victoria University has updated its Hardship Fund services to include “costs associated with sexuality and gender identity for LGBTQIA+ students”. The change surfaced shortly after the mid-year break. “We are improving information available for LBGTQIA+ students in 2019,” said Pam Thorburn, Director of Student Academic Services. These costs can include a range of financial challenges, […]

October 2, 2018

Victoria University of Wellington Students’ Association Inc. Te Rōpū Tauira o te Kura Wānanga o te Upoko ō te Ika a Māui DECLARATION OF ELECTION RESULT I, Timothy Kendrew, Returning Officer, declare that I have complied with all the provisions of the constitution and its schedules regarding elections and declare that the following number of […]

October 1, 2018

Phoebe, Victoria’s beloved elder tuatara, was euthanized on 3 September at The Nest Te Kōhanga at Wellington Zoo. She was accompanied by her university guardians, with representation from Te Ātiawa iwi. The announcement of Phoebe’s passing came weeks later. According to Victoria the delay was to “give all those involved in Phoebe’s life time to […]

October 1, 2018

After over two weeks of silence, Victoria University has spoken out about the student who was evicted from her hall following a suicide attempt. “In the case in question our staff met with the student and one of the parents to discuss the best plan for their health, safety and recovery,” said Grant Guilford, our […]