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July 13, 2009

“Bu-bu-bu-bu-but…”—Media Studies In a historic decision, the High Court has ruled popular university piss-take known Media Studies is not a real academic subject, settling one of the most contentious academic quagmires of recent times. The civil suit brought by the New Zealand Association for Real Subjects (NZARS) contended that Media Studies failed to meet “pretty […]

July 13, 2009

New evidence shows that changes to Antarctica’s most vulnerable element, the West Antarctic ice sheet, could raise global sea levels by up to five metres, according to Professor Tim Naish. Professor Naish, the Director of Victoria University’s Antarctic Research Centre, presented this evidence at his inaugural professorial lecture at Victoria last week. Much of his […]

July 13, 2009

Law students at Victoria University are being encouraged to participate in a survey responding to a set of recommendations about the way Law is taught at the university. The LLB Review Committee recently released 11 recommendations, which if enacted, will change the shape of Victoria’s law degree. Among the recommendations posed by the committee, the […]

July 13, 2009

Classy reps wanted VUWSA is on the look out for class reps for the second trimester. Class Reps act as facilitating figures who liaison between course co-ordinators and students. Reps will be fully trained by VUWSA, and have the opportunity to be entered for the Vic Plus award, as well as a range of other […]

July 13, 2009

The ACT Party have reiterated their call for voluntary student association membership after a former Christchurch Polytechnic Students’ Association (CPSA) office manager was jailed for defrauding the association. Helen Lenihan was jailed for 22 months in late June for stealing $175,000 of CPSA funds over a period of five years, $125,000 of which cannot be […]

July 13, 2009

Something to alt‑tab to while you’re dicking around on YouTube The Government is inviting the public’s view on a set of proposed changes that will simplify the way student loan repayments are managed. Under a set of proposals announced by Revenue Minister Peter Dunne, borrowers will be able handle their loans on an all-purpose management […]

July 13, 2009

The Future is Now The Kelburn campus’ Adam Art Gallery has invited nine New Zealand artists, designers and writers to produce work showcasing their response to the current socio-political climate. Using both online and real spaces, the artists have been asked to speculate about the future in context of today’s realities. Exhibition curator Laura Preston […]

July 13, 2009

Kia ora, processes, kia ora Victoria University’s Maori Students’ Association Ngai Tauira has questioned remarks made by Maori Party co-leader Pita Sharples on offering Maori universal entry to New Zealand’s universities. Ngai Tauira’s President Victor Manawatu said that the association agreed with Sharples on assisting Maori with tertiary study, but questioned the practicality of universal […]

July 13, 2009

Tolley adds colour to conference, little else Proposed changes to the structure of the national body for student advocacy have aroused debate following discussions in Auckland over the mid-year break. Delegates from the New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations met to discuss a flurry of issues facing students in New Zealand, including a proposed restructuring […]

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