Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria University, Wellington N.Z. Vol. 22, No. 2. March 23, 1959
R. D. Welch
R. D. Welch
He completed his LL.B. last year. For one year he was a science student and then changed to law. He has been at Victoria for five years (full-time last year) and was formerly at Wellington College.
At present he is studying for a LL.M. If elected he will favour an executive functioning as a unit; constitutional changes to ensure a more go-ahead executive committee; moves which will reduce student apathy; action by the executive to improve student accommodation, to improve facilities, to improve liaison between groups, improvements in town-gown relationships in all matters for student benefit, whether or not executive has previously concerned itself with those matters.
Promises: He will work for the good of students, stand up for what he believes is in the best interests of the majority, will not bicker.
Qualifications: Has been a full-time and part-time student and knows the problems of both. Has lived in a hostel, boarded and is at present flatting.
While David believes that social activities have a proper place in student activity, he feels that there is need for exec to have more serious aims. Among the matters which he considers proper for action by exec are: finance for purchase, leasing or building accommodation, establishing alumni support, appointment of student counsellor, advocating changes in or new courses, investigating failure rates, etc.