Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 6, No. 10 July 28, 1943
[Letter from H. Williamson to Salient Vol. 6, No. 10 July 28, 1943]
I find it rather surprising that the elections received rather less publicity than the usual tea dances receive. In the past it has been the custom to give as much publicity as possible to this event, not to shroud the whole affair in a veil of mystery.
I am perfectly sure that a large number of students at this College do not know the procedure necessary to nominate candidates for the Exec. This should be made clear to everyone, not by a small, insignificant typewritten notice on the darkest part of the notice board, but in Salient, and also at student functions like debates and tea dances.
Also, as the candidates are not known by the majority of the students I think it is only right that they should be interviewed by Salient, as was done in the past.
Every effort should be made to publicise the Stud. Ass. elections and to induce in us as much interest as possible. This, in my opinion, was not done this year; rather, the whole affair was kept as quiet as possible. I hope next year a vigorous attempt will be made to bring this event to the notice of students in a more forceful manner. After all, the elections are supposed to be a method of selecting the best people available to run student affairs, and it is possible that these people may be too shy to come forward, but with a little prompting, may be induced to become useful and active members of the student body.