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October 9, 2016

Victoria University is in the final stages of approving extended library hours across all three campuses. The current plan is to open all libraries from 8am to 12am, Monday to Friday, and from 10am to 10pm on weekends. The university are aiming to have the changes implemented by the third trimester. VUWSA President Jonathan Gee […]

October 8, 2016

Head of the United Nations Development Program Helen Clark has been unsuccessful in her bid to be the next Secretary General of the United Nations (UN). The UN Security Council unanimously voted for former Portuguese prime minister Antonio Guterres. Clark received eight ‘discourage’ votes, six ‘encourage’ votes, and one ‘no opinion’. Three vetoes were used […]

October 8, 2016

2016 VUWSA Treasurer-Secretary and 2017 Treasurer-elect George Grainger has resigned from the role for 2017. The resignation comes just two weeks after Grainger won the position on next year’s executive. Grainger wrote on Facebook that the “demanding role” has seen him go “up to and beyond my limits this year to give the Association what […]

October 8, 2016

2016 has been an interesting year for music. There have been some real highs (read: Blood Orange’s Freetown Sound, David Bowie’s Blackstar, and the much frothed over Frank Ocean return), but there have also been some real dry spells (what even happened in July?). So here we are, wrapping it all up in October, reflecting […]

October 2, 2016

Thursdays in Black and NZUSA have launched their 2016 students’ survey. The purpose of the survey is to understand how sexual harassment and sexual violence manifest in student communities and to identify gaps in education for young people. It is the first of its kind in New Zealand. The information collected will be used to […]

October 2, 2016

The Productivity Commission (PC) has released a draft report proposing major changes to the tertiary education sector. Recommendations include putting interest back on student loans, as well as a move away from an institution-focused tertiary model in favour of a significantly more student-focused one. Other recommendations include encouraging students to start saving for university during […]

October 2, 2016

Victoria University Council have voted to raise domestic student course fees by two per cent in 2017.

October 2, 2016

Higgins was cautious of possible hurdles, such as whether or not the changes would actually be implemented, and whether or not proposed changes to investment plans will actually be of benefit to students.

September 18, 2016

Victoria University’s queer representative group UniQ recently pulled off the first Day of Silence on campus. Day of Silence is an international youth movement that seeks to bring attention to the silence faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex people. Students across New Zealand took a vow of silence on September 9 to […]