Salient. Victoria University Student Newspaper. Vol 35 no. 16. 1972
When I began studying at Vic political participation in The Student Association was at a low ebb The same problem is clearly with us today. Be the debate on the National Union of Students or the granting of money to The Provisional Revolutionary Government, most students just don't turn up to speak or vote.
It is unfortunate that the acquisition of a meal ticket is the major preoccupation with so many students.
These students, being largely selfcentred are not prepared to contribute to the life of the University let alone display any altruism to those outside of it.
Should the Association display such altruism it is then that such people will participate - and their participation being motivated by selfishness.
The Students Association devotes most of its energy and almost all of its money to the welfare of its members. A question some students are asking is whether this devotion should become absolute. 1 believe not.
Peter Cullen President VUWSA.
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