Salient. Victoria University of Wellington Student's Newspaper. Volume 31, Number 9. May 21 1968
University Day, when Victoria is open to all interested members of the public will be held this year on Tuesday June 11, 1968.
The programme will include some ordinary lectures open to the public; displays, examples of student activity, the gymnasium, and some examples of student sporting clubs. A religious ceremony will be held and Forum will be open to the public.
University Day aims at improving public relations. It is felt that those who arc critical of students, and unsympathetic with universities can gain a clear understanding by actually observing and participating in a normal working day.
The organising committee is set up by V.U.W. Council under the chairmanship of Dr. Culliford. Its membership is composed of representatives from each faculty; from Administration, from the library, and from the Students' Association.
It was decided to extend its time from last year's 9 a.m.-4 p.m. to 9 a.m.-6 p.m. to enable more people working in town to participate.
Invitations to schools within visiting distance, and to prominent people with some connection with the university, as well as widespread should ensure that the day is drawn to the public's attention.
Last year's venture, the first was considered a success, an estimated 4,000 people took advantage of this opportunity. It is hoped the day can be a similar success this year.
To make this possible the help of many students is required. Ushers, guides, people for information booths are required. All students who can give an hour or more of their time on Tuesday June 11 are urged to do so, and to leave their names in the Students' Association office as soon as possible.