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Salient. Official Newspaper of Victoria University of Wellington Students Association. Vol 40 No. 11. May 23 1977


The 1977 International Students Congress was held at Victoria University from May 7 to May 10; It was a great success. More than 200 student representatives and leaders from all the campuses throughout New Zealand attended the 4-day conference. Guest speakers were invited from various organisations and institutions. They included representatives from the labour Dept, the Foreign Affairs Dept, the Counsellor for Overseas Students, rep from the Working Women's Alliance, guest speakers from the South Pacific and University of the South Pacific, the National Director of the Overseas Students Service in Australia, speakers from NZUSA, universities and others.

The topics covered during the conference were very wide ranging from Overseas' Students' welfare problems to South Pacific and South East Asian affairs. The participation and response from the international audience during the discussion time was very encouraging. The friendly atmosphere and the spirit of "Strength Through Understanding" prevailed throughout the congress. At the last session many resolutions were passed. Among these was one which called for the annual holding of the Congress. This shows that the representatives appreciated the importance and significance of such a Congress.