Archive for May, 2006

Student Loans: A Brief and Incomprehensive History

Student Loans: A Brief and Incomprehensive History

by / May 27, 2006 / No Comments

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 [...]

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Kiss your interest good-bye – Loan interest write-off comes into force

Kiss your interest good-bye – Loan interest write-off comes into force

by / May 27, 2006 / No Comments

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

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Student Apathy SInks IGM – Suddenly, we’re half the quorum we used to be…

Student Apathy SInks IGM – Suddenly, we’re half the quorum we used to be…

by / May 27, 2006 / No Comments

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

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Union Watch: Keeping an eye on student violation

Union Watch: Keeping an eye on student violation

by / May 27, 2006 / No Comments

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 [...]

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Mixed views on multinational forum

Mixed views on multinational forum

by / May 27, 2006 / No Comments

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

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TIASA Members Back Down in Pay Dispute

TIASA Members Back Down in Pay Dispute

by / May 27, 2006 / No Comments

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

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Party pills + booze = bad time – Who’d have thought?

Party pills + booze = bad time – Who’d have thought?

by / May 27, 2006

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

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Timetabling chaos claimed – Students urged to keep their heads

Timetabling chaos claimed – Students urged to keep their heads

by / May 27, 2006 / No Comments

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

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Vic News In Brief

Vic News In Brief

by / May 27, 2006 / No Comments

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 [...]

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MSM diss NZUSA

MSM diss NZUSA

by / May 27, 2006 / No Comments

The New Zealand Students’ Association are to publish an opinion piece in the Sunday Star-Times, after the newspaper published an article which they believe gave an unfair portrayal of students. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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