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19/05/08

This week’s VUWSA Exec meeting was delightfully short, but what it lacked in length it made up for in general bitching about President Joel Cosgrove. Cosgrove was absent, rumoured to be attending one of the following: some kind of graduation ceremony, a Workers’ Party meeting, or a scientology ritual. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to [...]

19/05/08

Unitec’s Career and Employment Centre is warning international students to be on their guard following reports that an employment scam has been targeting Chinese students at Auckland’s Mt Albert campus. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

19/05/08

A Red Bull refrigerator containing 24 Red Bull energy drinks destined for the Salient offices was delivered emptied of its contents last week, leaving staff “tired, wingless and mad as hell.” Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

19/05/08

The New Zealand Vice-Chancellors’ Committee (NZVCC) Annual Report for 2007 was published last week, and among the key points presented was a lack of progress made in bringing the Government’s university resourcing to a more competitive international level. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

19/05/08

Written and performed by Charles Ross Following sellout performances in the USA, Canada and the UK in 2007, revered comedian Charles Ross makes his NZ debut this festival season in Auckland and Wellington with the smash hit show that delivers 3 epic films at hyperspeed – ONE MAN STAR WARS™ TRILOGY. Share on Facebook+1 on [...]

12/05/08

The appointment of Canterbury University Vice-Chancellor Professor Roy Sharp as the new Chief Executive of the Tertiary Education Commission was announced last week and is seen as a positive move by New Zealand’s universities. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

12/05/08

As of last Tuesday, all Vic Uni computers will print double-sided by default. The move is one of a plethora of ongoing projects to make Victoria a more sustainable university. “Students can still change it if they want,”’ explains Vic Environmental Manager Andrew Wilks, “it’s just that double-sided will be the norm.” Share on Facebook+1 [...]

12/05/08

According to the Education Review, Auckland, Canterbury and Otago Universities were recently the highest recipients of additional funding from the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC). Otago received the most funding ($1 million) for support for post-graduate students and to target undergraduate enrolments. University of Auckland received $850,000 and the University of Canterbury also received $750,000. Share [...]

12/05/08

A former Victoria University student has highlighted the difficulties of paying off a student loan by attempting to auction it off on website Trade Me. Management at Trade Me sympathised with her cause, but pulled the auction last week because it violated the internet auction site’s terms and conditions. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to [...]