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September 14, 2009

The Victoria University Counselling Service has chosen a theme of Winning Ways to Well-being for the upcoming Mental Health Awareness Week (MHAW), which will run from 5 October until 11 October 2009. The Winning Ways theme identifies five scientifically proven actions to ensure mental well-being. These actions are based on a review of the research […]

September 7, 2009

Douchebag from American Beauty able to see beauty again Foodstuffs’ decision to stop charges on plastic bags at Wellington city outlets New World and Four Square has been met with surprise by a number of pro-environment groups. Since initiating the five cent charge on 3 August this year, plastic bag usage has dropped by twelve […]

August 17, 2009

Finding work is proving to be a constant battle for students in the economic recession. A decline in the number of jobs being placed, and an increase in Student Job Search (SJS) users over the last twelve months shows that students are fighting a losing battle to find work. SJS Marketing and Communications Manager Lorna […]

August 10, 2009

Victoria University Classics graduate Joe Sheppard is whipping his way to the United States after being awarded this year’s Fullbright Scholarship. Sheppard will spend the next five to six years at Columbia University studying for his PhD in self-education of the non-elite in ancient Rome. Sheppard’s supervisor, Victoria University Professor of Classics Art Pomeroy, said […]

August 3, 2009

A survey released by UMR Research has shown that Wellington has the lowest levels of happiness in New Zealand, with many students at Victoria sharing the load. Of the 15,000 people sampled nationwide, Wellingtonians were reportedly less happy this year than the last. The survey said that essential factors contributing to happiness include relationships with […]

July 20, 2009

A removal of honours rooms in the Department of Humanities is proving a bone of contention for those pursuing postgraduate study this year. Honours students from Political Science, Philosophy, International Relations and English Literature have voiced displeasure with the removal of tailored honours rooms as part of Victoria University’s budget cutbacks. A number of students […]

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