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June 3, 2010

Mel Parsons really is lovely. She’s the kind of girl I would totally be happy about introducing to Maw and Paw. She reminded me of that awkward but somehow still cool music school prefect. Clean cut but quietly different. She is really rather good at what she does (New Zealand – specifically West Coast – […]

March 8, 2010

Projected university enrolments for 2011: 10 EFTS (7 of them International Students) The Kiwi tradition of allowing over-20s open entry to university, regardless of their high school marks (or lack thereof) is set to change following a review announced by Tertiary Education Minister Steven Joyce last week. The New Zealand Qualifications Authority is currently reviewing […]

March 8, 2010

Daa-dee-daah! Here you have in your hot, sweaty, little hands is the VSM issue of Salient. So, what is VSM and why do we care? I’ll talk you through it. I must declare: I am indeed the same Freya as was Freya the Vice President of VUWSA in 2009. So I think it’s important to […]

March 1, 2010

Inner 15–17-year-old news writer not overly keen on earning less than the current minimum wage Roger Douglas’s bill proposing an end to wage parity for youth employees will soon be under debate in parliament, after being pulled from the ballot last week. The ACT MP’s members bill, Minimum Wage (Mitigation of Youth Unemployment) Amendment Bill […]

March 1, 2010

Or: Salient’s guide to tertiary education acronyms So, btw, wtf, lol, you may have noticed that your BFFs here at Salient spur off a number of acronyms in the news section. After hanging around tertiary education for a while, you get pretty used to these. But for newbies, as I’m sure a lot of you […]

August 17, 2009

Recently I was put on the Managed Enrolment Working Party (MEWP) as the student representative. The MEWP was established by the University to assess issues that would arise if limited entry to 100 level papers was introduced, and provide solutions to many of these issues. These include the proposition of a process and methodology by […]

July 20, 2009

Kia ora, kia ora. The time has come once again to volunteer to be a Class Representative. Hopefully, all Class Representatives were elected last week, but if one of your courses is one of the stragglers, get on to it! Being a Class Rep is like, oh-em-gee, way awesome. If you are elected as a […]

June 2, 2009

Last week, a petition was handed to me from Executive member Robert Latimer, with the signatures of ten students, calling for the resignation of VUWSA President Jasmine Freemantle. Now, for the sake of context: some may argue this, but I’m not some big VUWSA hack. 14 months ago I didn’t even know what VUWSA was. […]

May 4, 2009

Welcome to this year’s Women’s Issue of Salient. Make sure you don’t miss the awesome events that have been so beautifully organised by our Women’s Rights Officer, Kassie Hartendorp. Women’s Week is intended to be accessible for all, so whatever gender you identify as, there is something for you. Don’t miss it! If you wish […]

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