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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington N.Z. Vol. 2, No. 18. September 20, 1939

[Introduction]

Despite the international crisis the New Zealand University Students' Association held a special general meeting at Wellington on September 2nd. A wide variety of matters was discussed and the more Important are reported hereunder.

The method of selection of Rhodes Scholars was criticised. Most Colleges were of the opinion that the reports drawn up by the Student Associations on the social qualifications of candidates received little consideration from College authorities. There was also difficulty regarding the interpretation of qualifications on which the former were asked to report. Steps were being taken to see if student representation could not be obtained on the Selection Committee.

The need for an equitable basis for the payment of degree fees was stressed. In some cases they were too high (e.g.. Law) and others too low. As a consequence it was felt that a move should be taken to bring about standardisation, and the Registrar is to be approached.