News

September 22, 2008

In an unprecedented move last week an independent arbitrator stripped Jo Moore of the 2009 Otago University Students’ Association (OUSA) Presidency and the position was subsequently accepted by Edwin Darlow, who placed second to Moore in the election.

September 22, 2008

In response to a recently released Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) report, the vice-chancellors of the country’s universities have urged the government to invest scarce tertiary education dollars into universities rather than individual students.

September 22, 2008

Students who use the free university bus ticket system to travel between campuses can now breathe a sigh of relief, following a passionate confirmation from VUWSA Administration Vice-President that the Association is “not getting rid of the bus tickets!”

September 22, 2008

20 Victoria University students were recognised at Parliament recently as participants of the University’s parliamentary internship programme. The internship programme is a full-year honours-level course that has been offered by the University’s Political Science and International Relations programme since 2000.

September 22, 2008

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.”

September 22, 2008

Massey University Extramural Students Society (EXMSS) has announced a new Trade to Tertiary scholarship worth $3000 per year. The scholarship will be available to current trade workers wishing to make the shift into tertiary study. It is hoped Massey’s contribution will encourage more of those already in the workforce to improve their education through distance […]

September 22, 2008

Ngai Tauira, the Victoria University Maori Students’ Association was nominated for Best Contribution to Te Reo from a Tertiary Provider at last week’s Maori Language Week Awards – Nga Tohu Wiki Reo Maori – held at the Duxton on Friday 12 September.

September 22, 2008

Domestic Violence is one of the biggest issues facing New Zealand society. The alienation that may feel is reflected back into social relations. Its important that we start talking answers. As part of my Men and Feminism article I interviewed Brian Gardner from the National Network for Stopping Violence.

September 15, 2008

A report released by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) that compared international education systems has found that New Zealanders with diploma-level qualifications enjoy a “relatively slim” advantage in earning power over their unqualified peers.