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Author Archive: VUWSA

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June 3, 2019

Friendship! For many, university is the time we form life-long friendships and relationships with those around us. In fact, the whole concept is promoted pretty hard when you first get to halls or lectures, as everyone is telling you that this is the chance to meet new people and form new bonds. But this can […]

March 18, 2019

By Te Puawai o Te Atua Waller Nō hea au? Kua whakatō tāku kākano ki Rangiātea, ērangi e puawai ana te putiputi ki raro ia Matua te Tapu, a Maunga Taranaki. My seed is sown into the roots of Rangiātea, yet the flower blooms on the Taranaki mountain. Wellington City is the extended home for […]

March 4, 2019

VUWSA declined to respond directly. However, they encourage anyone passionate about mental health and wellbeing to email to be added to their volunteer list.   Contact support stuff: Helpline: Free call or text 1737 Mauri Ora Student Health: +64 4 463 5408 Wellington Accident and Urgent Medical Centre: +64 4 384 4944 Call 111 […]

October 9, 2017

All executive members are required to: Be a part of the overall strategic thinking and leadership of VUWSA. Represent the values and principles of VUWSA as an organisation. Complete fortnightly work reports alongside more extensive half-year and annual reports detailing their work and achievements over the period.   President   40 hours per week. The […]

August 14, 2017

Remember Fairer Fares? People have been approaching us lately asking, “what happened with that?” Admittedly after months, years even, of campaigning to get over 1700 submissions in support of Fairer Fares to the regional council in May this year, things have been a bit quiet. That’s because we were waiting for the Greater Wellington Regional […]

March 13, 2017

So you’ve made it through O-Week and hopefully caught up on a week’s worth of sleep. But now you may be wondering, what was that VUWSA thing everyone kept talking about? What is that beautiful green logo I keep seeing round the place? And who is the moustachioed man who keeps talking to me about […]

February 28, 2016

Jonathan Gee—President Your job is pretty full on. What are your top tips for stress relief? Always have perspective and never lose your cool. Things often don’t go according to plan. Remember that it is usually not the end of the world, no matter how much it feels like it is in the moment. Often […]

February 21, 2016

Victoria University of Wellington Students’ Association (VUWSA) exists to make sure students have an awesome experience while studying at Victoria. We’re independent from the university and free to join, and since we’re student-led, student-ideas shape everything we do.   A student executive who makes sure you’re heard Our executive consists of ten elected students who […]

February 21, 2016

  We were set up by students right after the university opened its doors for lectures—way back in 1899. Our founders knew that students were the best people to represent students; and to ensure the university delivered the quality of education, experience, community, and facilities that students needed.   The initial philosophy of students helping […]

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