Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 11, No. 7. June 23rd, 1948
Barbara's chief qualification is her keen and sincere interest in student activities and business. She takes part in many College activities and has all-round interests.
A second-year Arts and Music student; a member of S.C.M. Exec., Table Tennis Committee and Social Committee; active member of the V.U.C. Hockey and Table Tennis Clubs. Attend Philosophical Society. Dramatic and Debating Club activi[unclear: ties] Helped with accompanying for [unclear: Extrav]. Supports the usual things—Building Fund, Hostels, Student Congress, Improvement of Student Facilities, etc. Is anxious to see "student apathy" broken own, and student cooperation and inter-faculty relations established. Is keen on the introduction of a year's non-specialized course for freshers. In student business, as elsewhere, Barabara can't stand panicky prejudice or intolerance. She believes in a just and honest treatment [unclear: of Stud. Ass business]
A member of the retiring Executive, Suzanne is doing Honours this year and holds a Senior Scholarship in Philosophy. She has taken an active interest in student activities and has been a committee member of many clubs—Philosophical Society, Women's Indoor Basketball. Hockey in 1948. Tennis. S.C.M. for two years, Secretary of Women's Gym Club. Women's Hockey Club for one year. She won the New Speaker's Debating Prize last year. She has represented Victoria at Tournaments Hockey 1945-46. Tennis 1946 and 48 and acted as Minutes Secretary of Tournament Delegates' Meetings. In Christmas holidays 1946 she visited Canadian and American universities.
She stands for (1) sound administration of College affairs in the interests of all students; (2) improvement of Victoria's standard at Tournaments; (3) a wholehearted effort to raise money for the Student Union Building.
Tui Keiha is a fourth-year part-lime Arts student. Training College 1945-6. Sports Editor Salient 1947-8. rep. for Debating Club on Building Committee 1948, and secretary Ski Club 1948. She is also a member of the Table Tennis Club, and has been in Extrav. casts 1946-8.
Tui is convinced by her experience as Sports Editor of Salient that more co-operation is needed between Sports Clubs, and advocates a more united front among the sporting fraternity to keep the wooden spoon menace away from Victoria and to maintain more sociable conditions between Clubs. She thinks the Building Fund is first priority for the new Executive, and wants to see full student participation in the Jubilee, organized on a club basis. She is of the opinion that the non-academic activities of many students could be increased without prejudice to swot.
Kathleen is a full-time Arts student in her third year. She has been a member of the previous executives since August 1947. She takes an active interest in all branches of College life and was a past committee member of the S.C.M., on the Billeting. Committee of Winter Tournament 1947 and ran a part-time job bureau in the first term of this year and was Controller for this year's Undergraduates' Supper. She is taking an active part in the Funds Raising Appeal for the "Building Fund [unclear: and is] page 2 mittee for the January Student Congress.
Although the interchange of Australian and New Zealand students is impossible to arrange for the next long vacation. Kathleen will endeavour to see that such projects are pursued as soon as it is feasible. She realizes the immediate necessity for closer student-staff co-operation and for student representation on the Senate.
Apart from a general policy for improving student facilities. Kathleen will give active support for better student hostel accommodation and as far as she is able will further student welfare.
Pauline Michael has graduated B.A. and is now part-timing. She was co-opted Assistant-Secretary of the Association and has been Acting Secretary since May; is on Finance. Blues and "Liquor" committees. Past President and Secretary of the Music Club, and is now on the Music Committee. She has been Vice-President and committee member of the Catholic Students' Guild; secretary and committee member of the Gramophone Committee 1945-48; has always been a keen member of the Glee Club; has served on I.S.S. committees; and has been on Salient staff for 2½ years; was fencing rep. at Tournament last year, and is on the Swords Club committee this year; has played in several Extrav. orchestras.
Interested in cultural and sporting activities. Pauline is particularly keen to see full student and club cooperation in the Building Appeal, and in N.Z.U. Summer Congress; advocates better staff-student and student-community relations, and sensible and responsible exec. administration.
Alison is a member of the present executive and has found membership most interesting. Fifth year at College three—years full-time getting an Arts degree and now part-time doing Law so she feels that she is in touch with College life. She is on the Debating Society Committee and Convenor of the Women's Common Room Committee. Other clubs she has supported are the Glee Club. Swimming Club! the S.C.M. and has helped in the last three Extravs.
She would particularly like to see the College have more corporate life. This involves more encouragement of and support for clubs, more staff-student meetings and, of course, help with the Building Appeal. The College should have a proper hall in which outside speakers could address the students and discuss questions with them. This would fulfil a university function and help to lessen the impression that the university is just a school.
She is in her 5th year at Varsity and is still doing her B.A. part-time, but she hopes to complete it this year.
She played basketball for Victoria in 1947 and managed to get away to Easter Tournament. She is particularly interested, in the Philosophical Society. She has taken part in several extravaganzas and [unclear: was] ballet mistress for this year's show.
She does not think that, election to the women's committee will make it possible for her to "secure closer cooperation between the University and the Community." or "rebuild the gymnasium," but can only promise to work conscientiously and energetically, if elected.
Joan Bobbins is a member of the present Executive and Finance Committee; she was also on the Caretaker Executive.
A part-time commerce student, she is also interested in sport; as she is Secretary-Treasurer of the Women's Hockey Club, and an energetic team captain; she has represented Victoria in Table Tennis at Winter Tournament; and a member of the Senior A Tennis team at Easter Tournament.
Joan feels that as well as sporting and cultural clubs there are many other spheres of Varsity life needing concentrated support. First, of course, the Buiffing Fund needs the united effort of all members of the [unclear: College; also Student Congress being] held for the first time, under the direction of Victoria, merits the enthusiastic support of students; and a greater interest of more students in more clubs would be very beneficial to the university.
Dorothy is a second year science student and takes an active interest in several college clubs and activities. She is at present a member of the I.S.S. Committee and is an active member of the Athletic Club and S.C.M. and takes an interest in the Glee Club and Biological Society. She represented V.U.C. in athletics at Easter Tournament, 1948.
She believes that students should not devote their whole time to study but should take an active interest and be prepared to accept responsibility in College affairs. She would like to see the students take a more active interest in I.S.S., and for student relief and for promoting international student understanding.