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October 4, 2019

CW: death, mention of suicide Salient has received comments from a Residential Advisor (RA) working at Education House when the body of the deceased student was discovered there in January 2018. That RA was the individual who tipped off Salient about the death this week, feeling that they needed to speak out following the recent […]

October 3, 2019

Salient has been informed that a student living in one of Victoria University of Wellington’s (VUW) halls of residence died at the hall in January 2018. VUW confirmed to Salient in a statement that there was “a sudden death” of a student residing in the hall at that time. Coroners told Salient that the case […]

September 30, 2019

Hot Takes is a section where, every two weeks, Rostra (PolSoc’s very own publication) sends out a question to the masses for their takes on them. Rostra gives us three to publish and keeps the rest for their own website. This week, the question was, “What is the main issue you are voting for in […]

September 23, 2019

  The 2019 VUWSA AGM was held last Wednesday in a well-filled Hub, more than can be said for the following GWRC forum.   The agenda covered the standard issues: half-yearly reports, an outline of the association’s recent financial position and 2020 budget, a swathe of constitutional changes, the awarding of a life membership—and, of […]

September 15, 2019

  VUW PhD student, Gloria Fraser, recently developed a set of leading queer mental health resources after three years of research.   Fraser (Ngāi Tahu) developed the resources as part of her PhD research on queer experiences in the mental health sector. Available in both English and te reo Māori, the resources look to help […]

September 2, 2019

A Heavily Abridged Interview by Yoon Hong for ASPA   National treasure, meme queen, and all-round legend Patrick Gower graced us with his presence on Tuesday to talk about his upcoming two-part TV doco on marijuana legalisation.   Broadcasting this September, the documentary sees Paddy travelling around New Zealand and the US to hear stories […]

September 2, 2019

Tamatha Paul: Wellington City Council Lambton Ward Tamatha’s passion for the communities she belongs to is a key part of her campaign for council. Coming up throughout her interview, access to council and community engagement were frequent. Unsurprising, given her work on VUWSA during her time at Vic.   During her time on the VUWSA […]

August 12, 2019

Rabeea Inayatullah: Porirua City Council Northern Ward There’s no doubt Rabeea is passionate about her home city. Throughout her interview with us, she consistently brought up the importance of Porirua and its people, and how they created the person she is today. From her parents and grandparents, to her schoolmates, to her Islamic faith. Her […]

July 29, 2019

As part of our annual Queerlient issue, we published an update on the university’s LGBTI Report, however, VUW was unable to respond in time for us to include their response. Pam Thorburn, Director of Student Academic Services, responds for VUW below:   Since starting in her role at the start of the year, Georgia Andrews […]

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