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August 21, 2008

Last night I wandered on in to VUWSA’s weekly Exec meeting. Besides the large plate of chips and similarly large plate of carrots cheese and capsicum, the most important issue to arise was VUWSA’s rebudget. Administration Vice-President Alexander Neilson handed out a sheet with proposed cuts to a number of departments within VUWSA’s $1.5m budget. [...]

August 13, 2008

With the last exec meeting before the mid trimester break – and therefore three weeks until its printed in the mag, I decided to force some accountability on the exec by turning up and watching them with my beady eyes. Here goes… Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

August 11, 2008

Political Editor Jackson Wood talks to Gareth Hughes, the Green Party candidate for Ohariu. Currently ranked 11th on the party list, he is a student, an activist and a father. How would you reconcile the activist within you to the sedentary nature of being an MP? Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

August 11, 2008

I read a heart touching story the other day in the Taranaki Daily News about a group of hairdressers who had made it their goal to get everyone they knew enrolled and ready to vote come election time. One part of me smiled because democracy is all about getting involved and voting, but the other [...]

August 11, 2008

The Ministry of Education has recently released a report studying the different routes that New Zealand students took in attaining tertiary qualifications and the impact of this variation on the overall tertiary sector. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

August 11, 2008

The government has launched a multi-million dollar fund for tertiary education institutions (TEIs), aimed at helping to fund capital investments within the institutions. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

August 11, 2008

Last week’s exec meeting was an unusually subdued affair, to the likely disappointment of many – yours truly included. The most entertaining discussion was probably the one that ensued as the exec contemplated the cost of workplace assessments. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

August 11, 2008

Three PhD students at Victoria have been named as recipients of the Top Doctoral Achiever Scholarships by the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC), at a total value of nearly $300,000. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

August 11, 2008

Victoria University’s International Institute of Modern Letters is now offering a PhD in creative writing, with applications for the three-year full-time programme beginning in 2009 closing later this year. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this