Salient: Victoria University Students' Paper. Vol. 28, No. 5. 1965.
A Science student at present working at the Dominion Museum, Christopher Robertson, was educated at Napier Boys' High and has been both a part and full-time student at University. Following training at Wellington teachers' College he spent two years secondary school teaching before returning to continue his degree.
He is the present Publications Officer of the Association and edited the "Introduction to the University" in 1963 and Capping magazine in 1964. During his term he has instituted a reorganisation of "Salient" so that students may have the benefit of an efficient and well run news medium.
A Victoria Blue in rifle shooting, he shot for the New Zealand Universities team in 1964 and captained this year's successful team at Tournament.
Policy: The need of any Students' Association is an efficient administration which enables matters of concern to students to be dealt with rapidly and efficiently.
1. Procedures covering grants to sports and cultural clubs at present arousing concern will be investigated and an equitable basis of distribution formulated.
2. The future needs of the Student Union buildings and their present management in fields in which students feel they have grievances will be further investigated.
3. Further moves will be made in the field of student concessions especially concerning transport with the possibility of setting up a Student Travel Bureau.
4. Accommodation problems will continue to be presented to the public and the government. It is proposed to hold a rents and conditions survey of student accommodation.
5. The public image of the student continually treads the thin line between rejection and acceptance. Hasty and badly presented cases of grievance can only undermine support. Students deserve to be heard in the community, but their voice must be solid and well prepared.
6. Constitutional reconstruction is a pressing need and this will be instituted to facilitate any proposals for the streamlining of the administration of our Association.
7. Student Welfare and activities are a primary function of the President and the Association. All students and groups are encouraged to present ideas, needs and problems for consideration.