Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria University, Wellington N.Z. Vol. 22, No. 8. August 3, 1959
A recent Anglo-Soviet agreement has resulted in the official exchange of students between the two countries in the year 1959-60. Twenty British students are to take part, of whom half are to be Russian linguists and half reading other subjects. Those who are accepted for the exchange will spend 10 months at a Russian university, starting in September. The exchange from Russia to Britain means that Cambridge can expect two or three Russian students in October. (Varsity, Cambridge).
In a survey of library borrowing habits during 1957 at Leeds University, 14 per cent. of Arts students and 39 per cent. of Science and Technology students did not borrow any books. The average student borrowed a book 14 times during the year. The survey points out that "no obvious correlation exists between borrowing and examination results." (Darts, Sheffield),
Sweeping changes are announced in University Lodging Laws at Cambridge. They will bring rules for undergraduates living in digs more into line with those living in college. Doors are to be left unlocked until 11 p.m. instead of 10. Women visitors may now stay an hour longer—until 11 o'clock. Keys may now be issued by landladies for those coming in after 11, although men will still have to be in by midnight unless they have special permission. These regulations, which have been fully approved are to come into effect at the beginning of next term. (Varsity, Cambridge).