Archive for May, 2006

27/05/06

1992 The beginning: the Student Loan Scheme Act passed under Jim Bolger’s National Government. Mid-90s Lots of students borrow money and do irresponsible things. 1999 Labour Government elected, with student debt standing at three billion dollars. 2000 Newly elected Labour Government bring in a number of changes, including a freeze on the student loan interest [...]

27/05/06

The much-celebrated wiping of interest on student loans is due take effect this Saturday. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

27/05/06

VUWSA’s Initial General Meeting (IGM) was abandoned half-way through last Wednesday after student numbers dropped from 101 to 45, below the required quorum of 100. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

27/05/06

The VUWSA and Salient offices were brought to a standstill last Monday morning after a power surge caused the internet to crash. Several requests were made to the Union caretakers to come down and help fix the problem. People waited. And waited. And waited. Eventually somebody else fixed the internet and VUWSA staff could get [...]

27/05/06

A multinational forum on tertiary education held the week before last is being touted as a success by organisers, despite the exclusion of students and staff from most of the conference. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

27/05/06

The union representing polytec’ staff, the Tertiary Institutes Allied Staff Association (TIASA) has decided to call off their industrial action against Auckland university-wannabe Unitec. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

27/05/06

The University Reduce Harm committee has produced a leaflet of ‘party pill facts’ in order to make students aware of the dangers of party pills. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

27/05/06

The new system of setting University timetables has come under criticism by members of the VUWSA Executive. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

27/05/06

VUWSA is providing free flu vaccines next week. The vaccines will be available from Tuesday March 28 to Thursday March 30 between 11:30 am and 1:30 pm at the Memorial Theatre Foyer, Level 1, Student Union Building. Shots will be provided at Te Aro on Monday April 3 between 11:30am and 1:30pm. Student Health at [...]