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June 6, 2017

On May 30, University of Auckland (UoA) students calling for UoA’s divestment from fossil fuels staged a twelve hour sit-in at the clock tower building, housing the Vice Chancellor’s office, before being removed by police.

June 6, 2017

A consultation document proposing changes to Student and Campus Living, including the disestablishment of a range of roles across VUW halls of residence, was released on May 24.

May 29, 2017

A review of tutoring at VUW has revealed issues with the current system and made recommendations for changes. Many of the issues raised appear to be rooted in wide discretion, and cross-school and faculty inconsistencies, with recruitment and practice.

May 29, 2017

Following two articles published in Salient (Issue 09 and Issue 10) regarding Student Health and Counselling, we received a number of responses from students who were willing to share their experiences of the services.

May 29, 2017

A new app allowing hopeful tenants to “bid” against each other for rental properties has highlighted a practice already prevalent in New Zealand.

May 22, 2017

The campaign for West Papuan independence has built up momentum in New Zealand following a visit by Benny Wenda, International Spokesman for the United Liberation Movement for West Papua.

May 22, 2017

VUW’s Student Health Service has left a number of students feeling “belittled” and “confused.” While students’ experiences are “usually positive,” some have reported inappropriate or inaccurate advice regarding sexual health.

May 22, 2017

Recently Labour MP and Corrections spokesperson Kelvin Davis proposed developing a prison run according to Māori values to address the over-representation of Māori in prison statistics. However, the proposal has been met with backlash from criminal justice organisations such as JustSpeak and No Pride in Prisons.

May 15, 2017

The Australian Government is implementing a package of reforms to the higher education system which will see higher fees for New Zealand students in Australia.