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Bring on the election bribes! Nats, NZ First announce student policies

Bring on the election bribes! Nats, NZ First announce student policies

by / October 6, 2008 / No Comments

The election-year battle to win student votes has started in earnest among the political parties, with the National and New Zealand First announcing policies aimed at alleviating student debt. National announced a voluntary bonding scheme for health professional graduates, with the intention of keeping medical workers in the country and helping them pay off their [...]

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New uni email accounts up and running!

New uni email accounts up and running!

by / September 29, 2008 / No Comments

New university email accounts for students are now operational and students have been advised to activate their accounts by 29 September to ensure they don’t miss any important course information. The new email system, hosted by Microsoft, increase the storage size of the previous system, as well as “giving [students] access to features like blogging, [...]

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Online University with New Zealand address raises government hackles

Online University with New Zealand address raises government hackles

by / September 22, 2008 / No Comments

The government has launched an investigation into an online university that previously claimed to have a New Zealand administrative centre, with Minister of Tertiary Education Pete Hodgson describing the enquiry as “a matter of urgency.” Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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PPTA proposes ‘Downsize Me: NCEA Special,’Auckland Uni unconcerned

PPTA proposes ‘Downsize Me: NCEA Special,’Auckland Uni unconcerned

by / September 15, 2008 / No Comments

A proposal by the Post Primary Teachers Association (PPTA) to cut the requirements for Year 11 high school students has been met with a mixed reception, but a University of Auckland official was unconcerned about the effect that any reduction might have on the quality of university entrants. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet [...]

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Online University with New Zealand address raises government hackles

Online University with New Zealand address raises government hackles

by / September 15, 2008 / 1 Comment

The government has launched an investigation into an online university that previously claimed to have a New Zealand administrative centre, with Minister of Tertiary Education Pete Hodgson describing the enquiry as “a matter of urgency.” Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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MSD report notes decreasing tertiary enrolments, closing gender gap

MSD report notes decreasing tertiary enrolments, closing gender gap

by / September 8, 2008 / No Comments

A report from the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) has highlighted several changes in the demographics of tertiary education, such as a continuing decline in tertiary education enrolments and a narrowing of the gender gap. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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More international students coming to New Zealand, Vic confident on increase in enrolments

More international students coming to New Zealand, Vic confident on increase in enrolments

by / September 1, 2008 / No Comments

A reported increase in international students coming to New Zealand has been described as “a good sign” for Victoria University, but a VUWSA representative felt that universities needed to provide more funding for international students. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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“Weir’s still your first choice!” Hostel to celebrate 75 years of contempt from non-residents

“Weir’s still your first choice!” Hostel to celebrate 75 years of contempt from non-residents

by / September 1, 2008 / No Comments

Weir House, Victoria University’s first whollyowned hall of residence, has announced a reunion weekend in November to celebrate its 75th anniversary. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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$95 million govt fund for uni investment launched – Keg party at Walshie’s!

$95 million govt fund for uni investment launched – Keg party at Walshie’s!

by / August 11, 2008 / No Comments

The government has launched a multi-million dollar fund for tertiary education institutions (TEIs), aimed at helping to fund capital investments within the institutions. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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Mo’ money, no problems – report links academic success to student allowances

Mo’ money, no problems – report links academic success to student allowances

by / August 11, 2008 / No Comments

Ministry of Education report has found that students with government allowances are up to four times more likely to complete their qualification than those without financial assistance, leading to calls from the New Zealand Union of Student Association (NZUSA) for the introduction of a universal student allowance. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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