As the 2017 VUWSA elections edge closer, students are being treated (subjected?) to a score of ambitious policies, DIY banners, and idealism for what the coming year could hold. Academic Vice President Jacinta Gulasekharam, Welfare Vice President Rory Lenihan-Ikin, and president of the VUW Politics Students’ Society Lars Thompson are currently the only candidates running […]
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Students are another step closer to a 50% discount on public transport.
A leaked report has revealed that most staff at Unitec are worn out by the chaotic and ruthless working environment. The report stated only ten per cent of staff would recommend working at the polytechnic. President of Unitec’s chapter of the Tertiary Education Union, Wei Loo, said Unitec had received -56 on a staff support […]
2015 saw the number of women studying at the University of Canterbury (UC) fall below 50 per cent of the student body for the first time in ten years. In 2015 women, studying full-time at UC, comprised 49.5 per cent of the student body. By comparison, Victoria University sits at 55.9%, University of Otago […]
The five finalists for the 2016 APRA Silver Scroll Award have been announced. The Silver Scroll has been awarded annually since 1965, and is New Zealand’s most prestigious songwriting award. This year’s top five are the Phoenix Foundation for “Give Up Your Dreams”, Tami and Jay Neilson for “The First Man”, Thomas Oliver for “If […]
Victoria University will be selling Karori campus for an estimated $20 million, after purchasing it from the government in 2014 for just $10.
The Teach First NZ scheme, a graduate development programme, will be funded for another three years. Education minister Hekia Parata believes the Teach First NZ pilot has been “very effective in attracting high-achieving graduates into teaching.” Parata said that the programme will be extended for the next three years, “This means there will be up […]
Collective bargaining over contracts between Victoria University and staff represented by the Tertiary Education Union (TEU) has reached a deadlock.
A study conducted by University of Auckland’s Adolescent Health Research Group has found 15% of high school students experience unwanted sexual contact. The report broke down data from Youth’12, a national survey of 8500 high school students. The group found it was most commonly a partner who forced the unwanted experience onto the student, with […]