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Salient: Victoria University Students' Paper. Vol. 27, No. 1. 1964.

Acquit Yourself

Acquit Yourself

There are a number of students at University who are unable to work to full capacity, not because they are sidetracked by too many attractive alternatives nor because they are lazy or "finding their feet" in a place where the teaching methods are quite different from those they have experienced before. A number of students with the best of ability and intentions are unable to acquit themselves well because they have emotional problems that are sufficiently serious to affect their academic performance and their lives.

Members of staff have done a great deal over the last 20 years to help students who are overburdened with troubles, and the rapid growth of the student population has led to a development of this service. As a full-time student counsellor my function is to assist those students who are disturbed by aspects of themselves or their behaviour.

I shall be working with the Medical Director of Student Health, Liaison Officers, Physical Welfare Officers, Chaplains, the Academic and Administratve staff. Proper clinical facilities will soon be available, but in the meantime I shall occupy rooms on the top floor of the Philosophy Department house at 38 Kelburn Parade (entrance at the back of the house). Appointments can be made by ringing Miss Trappitt, 70-319 Ext, 70.