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06/10/08

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 [...]

29/09/08

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, [...]

22/09/08

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

15/09/08

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 [...]

15/09/08

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

08/09/08

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

01/09/08

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

01/09/08

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

11/08/08

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