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May 6, 2019

  A shortened examination period and grade submission deadline this trimester has members of the university community concerned that there will be a negative impact on students and academic staff members. In 2016, the VUW Academic Board decided to shorten the Trimester 1 2019 examination period and grade entry deadline, in order to extend Trimester […]

April 29, 2019

  Victoria University of Wellington (VUW) has put their draft Sexual Harassment Prevention Policy up for consultation and is asking for feedback from the university community. Speaking as an academic, VUW Faculty of Law Professor Yvette Tinsley says feedback from students and staff will ideally help advance the policy so that it reflects common values […]

April 9, 2019

  CW: Sexual Assault, Sexism, Ableism   “Blind date” columns have become a staple of student magazines in New Zealand. These columns involve two students going on a blind date (with food and drinks supplied by the respective magazine), writing about the experience afterwards.   Following an alleged sexual assault related to a blind date […]

March 24, 2019

Victoria University of Wellington says consultation for the Kelburn Park liquor ban is underway.   VUW Student and Campus Living Director Rainsforth Dix spoke at the Wellington City Council (WCC) City Strategy Committee meeting on March 7, where she said the university’s consultation process to report back to WCC is ongoing. WCC initiated the consultation […]

March 18, 2019

CW: Sexual violence, harassment Uni Hall staff members allegedly demonstrated drunken, inappropriate, and sexually abusive behaviour towards residents last year. Two staff members had concerns raised about their behaviour at the Victoria University of Wellington (VUW) hall; Bryan*, a Residential Advisor (RA) and Joel*, a Senior Resident (also known as a Kiwi Mate). RAs and […]

March 4, 2019

Recent political tension between New Zealand and China may not have significant direct effects on Chinese international students at Victoria University. Tensions with China arose at the end of last year when the government would not allow Chinese company Huawei to bid on the newest 5G mobile network. China also decided to suspend the opening […]

February 25, 2019

Anti-sexual assault crowd signs targeting Black Cap Scott Kuggeleijn have caused a stir at two Twenty20 International cricket matches this month. A sign which stated “no means no” was removed by New Zealand Cricket (NZC) and Westpac Stadium at a Wellington Twenty20 International match on February 6.   At a second Twenty20 International match at […]

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