On Monday 1 December, I attended the University Council Meeting in the Hunter Building, where important decisions are made with regards to the management of our learning. While the ongoing dispute over restructuring the College of Education went on in the background, important items on the meeting’s agenda included the receipt of the 2008 Equity […]
Ominous dark clouds are gathering over Wellington in the lead up to tommorows election!
Boasting the highest voter turnout in over a decade, the results of the VUWSA general elections were announced last Wednesday evening, with PhD student and assistant lecturer Jasmine Freemantle declared the new president of the Association for 2009.
Salient returned from the annual Fairfaxsponsored Aotearoa Student Press Association (ASPA) awards last week with a haul that included one first and second placing, as well as four third placings, including one for Best Publication.
Current Salient Political Editor and Honours student Jackson Wood has been named as the new editor of the magazine for 2009. Wood has spent the last year managing the politics pages of Salient, as well as contributing heavily to the magazine’s blog and its general website.
The University Council will meet tomorrow afternoon to determine next year’s student fees, as proposed last month by the Finance Committee. In a memorandum to the Council, the Committee recommended a five per cent increase in all government-funded undergraduate course fees or an increase up to the fee maxima – whichever is the lower of […]
From next month, students who fulfil the requirements for their degrees, diplomas or certificates will have 12 months to apply to have their qualifications granted. Previously, students were able to leave their qualifications unconferred indefinitely. “Getting your qualification granted means we can confirm its authenticity to an employer or other academic institutions if needed,” Graduation […]
Recent advice issued by the Ministry of Education to Tertiary Education Minister Pete Hodgson has reported that the time taken for student loans to be repaid has been halved from eight to four years. According to the Ministry, the median repayment time for those who finished study in 2005 and had remained in New Zealand […]
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 […]