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October 9, 2017

The Academic Vice-President (AVP) heads the Education Team and is responsible, alongside the President, for the strategic direction of student representation on campus. They also have a key role in ensuring the university provides quality teaching and learning across all levels of study. This year, there are two candidates for the AVP role: Simran Rughani […]

October 2, 2017

Ecology academic Mike Joy has been named the recipient of the inaugural Critic and Conscience Award by Universities New Zealand. Joy, a senior lecturer in ecology and environmental science at Massey University, received the award in recognition of his efforts to bring awareness to fresh water issues over the last two years. His research has […]

September 18, 2017

The influential Prussian strategist Carl von Clausewitz famously observed that war is “a continuation of politics by any other means.” It is an equally compelling idea that competitive sport is a form of substitute warfare which allows groups to compete and savour victory without any meaningful risk. This creates a syllogism: if politics is a […]

August 7, 2017

We Have Power, a nationwide student-led campaign, was launched by the New Zealand Union of Students’ Association on August 7, with the aim of getting every New Zealand student to vote in the upcoming general election.

July 31, 2017

The Labour Party has confirmed three years of free tertiary education for all New Zealanders if elected to government, following the announcement of their education policy on July 21.

July 24, 2017

VUW’s new Faculty of Health is offering undergraduate scholarships for 2018. The purpose of the scholarships, which were announced on July 13, is to attract undergraduate students to the faculty’s new Bachelor of Health degree. The Faculty expects to offer over 20 scholarships to both school leaver and mature students. The scholarships can be worth […]