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September 8, 2008

Promising that “slow and unreliable email will soon be a thing of the past,” the University has recently announced plans to introduce a new email system for students in the coming weeks. Hosted by Microsoft, the new system will replace the current system in place and includes many new features such as instant messaging, online [...]

September 8, 2008

It made Time magazine’s 2007 50 Best Websites list. It has its own spinoff series on MTV’s US college network, mtvU. It has been both criticised and praised by students and university professors alike. It is www.ratemyprofessors.com. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

September 8, 2008

Immigration packages under a Government initiative are being used to entice more students from India to study at New Zealand tertiary institutions. Indian students are being offered a nine-month extension to their student visa after graduation to allow them to find a job and apply for a work permit. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to [...]

September 8, 2008

The University of Canterbury has made an embarrassing grammatical blunder in its advertising campaign, as observable at various bus stops in both Auckland and Wellington. The guilty billboard contains a quote from a commerce student at Canterbury, which reads: “I chose [the University of Canterbury] for it’s [sic] beautiful campus and city’s reputation.” Share on [...]

September 8, 2008

Recently released international rankings have placed New Zealand second when comparing its population figures with the number of its universities included in the top 500 universities in the world, with only Sweden producing more top universities per head of population. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

September 8, 2008

Victoria University’s Faculty of Architecture and Design has become the first Faculty of Architecture and Design in the world to be certified as carbon neutral. Since 2003, the Faculty has been part of carboNZero, a programme aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions. A donation of 200 tonnes of carbon credits from Meridian Energy led to [...]

September 1, 2008

Frustrated Unicomm residents took their complaints to the street in a protest held on the University’s Study at Vic Open Day on 22 August. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

September 1, 2008

Last week’s VUWSA exec meeting commenced an hour earlier than usual, with the first unofficial item on the agenda apparently being the exec’s food budget. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

September 1, 2008

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