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August 4, 2008

A report recently released by the New Zealand Vice-Chancellors’ Committee (NZVCC) shows that despite more women than men graduating at all levels of university study, the salaries of female graduates are continuing to lag behind.

August 4, 2008

Students from Waikato University are planning a “spiritual successor” to the notorious Undie 500, an annual car rally and party held between Canterbury and Otago Universities which attracted heavy criticism last year following a breakout of alcohol-fuelled rioting.

August 4, 2008

The region’s bus service operators GO Wellington have recently introduced additional services on two current routes that will provide students residing in the Hataitai and Brooklyn suburbs with a direct link to the University’s Kelburn campus.

July 28, 2008

VicCareers, a University service that provides career education and information for current students and graduates, has defended its decision to accept an advertisement from a tobacco company, saying that the service “does not judge a [graduate]’s career choice or make [choices] on their behalf.”

July 28, 2008

Auckland University’s Student Association (AUSA) is offering a $5000 reward to any Auckland University student who makes a successful citizen’s arrest of United States Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice during her visit to Auckland over the weekend.

July 21, 2008

In a move that may signal an upcoming election promise of a universal student allowance, the government revealed last week that it had considered the cost of implementing such a scheme, with the resulting bill found to be about $728 million.

July 21, 2008

Former American Supreme Court judge, Sandra Day O’Connor, will be giving a public lecture at the University’s Pipitea campus this Wednesday evening.

July 21, 2008

The British government’s decision to cut funding for a scholarship programme that has enabled hundreds of New Zealand students to pursue tertiary education in England has been met with anger and criticism from academics and past recipients of the scholarship.

July 14, 2008

Students hit Auckland’s Queen St ahead of last weekend’s New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations (NZUSA) conference to protest against increasing levels of student debt, urging the government to introduce a universal living allowance before the general election later this year.