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September 24, 2018

Students at Victoria University’s Law School may have to suffer the consequences of Victoria’s tougher grading scheme. Anonymised examination results from 2013-2017, given by three of New Zealand’s top law schools, showed results from across the degree were substantially lower at Victoria than at both Otago and Auckland Universities. Results from Laws 121, an entry […]

July 16, 2018

Students with long undergraduate courses have welcomed the increase in student loan allocations from 7 EFTS to 10 EFTS, announced by the Labour government last week. The change comes as students pursue longer degrees, which have up until recently not been covered by government loaned money. Among those affected by this change are students of […]

June 5, 2018

The proposal to centralise the libraries at the University of Auckland has been faced with harsh criticism by the student and staff communities. A number of protests have taken place over recent weeks. A 100 person sit-in occured on 27 April at the Fine Arts School, followed by a protest march of around 1,000 people […]

April 9, 2018

A proposal to axe five prominent members of Auckland University’s music school staff has been met with harsh criticism by New Zealand’s music community. The proposed cuts to staff numbers came as a response to the University’s independently conducted review of the music school model. The external review allowed for a more flexible style of […]

March 26, 2018

NZ Festival, Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington, 24th February 2018 Having never attended an “early music” performance, I walked into this New Zealand Festival concert with a completely fresh palate. A Spanish folk ensemble featuring traditional instruments was something I never expected to find in Wellington, let alone attend. I trusted my friend’s instincts as he […]