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Salient. Victoria University of Wellington Students' Newspaper. Volume 32, No. 18. July 30, 1969

Margaret Bryson

Margaret Bryson

Margaret Bryson

Margaret Bryson

A New Kind Of President

Fourth year law student.

Returning Officer, April 1968.

Records Controller, Winter Tournament 1968.

Hon. Secretary, VUWSA, 1969.

Student rep.: Joint Committee,

Student Union Management Committee.

Committee on University Entrance, Bursaries and Entrance Scholarships.

Enrolment Procedures Committee.

Furnishings Sub-committee and others.

We need a new kind of president for VUWSA. The establishment of the Student Representative Council, with its wide policy-making powers, should, and will, make the executive just what its name suggests, an administrative body. The president will, therefore, need to be:—

1. An efficient and experienced administrator.

2. An impartial chairman—for Exec., SRC, and Management Committee.

3. A person who can put the views of the students clearly to other bodies within the University and to the news media.

4. A person who is prepared to commit a great deal of time and effort to the office.

5. A person willing and able to see all sides of a problem and to present them with clarity and care for student decision.

I will fulfil these requirements to the best of my ability. In particular I will work for a student union building with the facilities and furnishings wanted by students, and for a more realistic system of student representation. We must build for the future—a second Student Union Building—a closer liaison between student representatives. We need a new outlook, a new kind of president.