No matter where they are, many student unions are the same

In New Zealand, the largest national student lobbying organization doesn’t particularly like opening it’s meetings to the media.

There excuses sound oddly familiar to me too!

‘We need safe space’ and/or ‘not enough time to think about it’. Funny how students’ union need to think about transparency no matter where they are.

I like the writing style of *The Salient *(one of the reasons that I read it every week) especially the style of Conrad Reyner who’s blogging student politics for the paper. To quote him on why media coverage is suddenly an issue there: “I assumed it’s because media cant be fucked going to these events, so there was no need.”

In other “it’s the same elsewhere” news, off-campus bars aren’t popular with universities.