News

August 11, 2008

The ambition to follow in the footsteps of first year law heroes Denny Crane and Alan Shaw, both characters of the television programme Boston Legal, appears to be waning amongst law graduates.

August 11, 2008

Ministry of Education report has found that students with government allowances are up to four times more likely to complete their qualification than those without financial assistance, leading to calls from the New Zealand Union of Student Association (NZUSA) for the introduction of a universal student allowance.

August 11, 2008

The Ministry of Education has announced the creation of a new website focusing on the success of boys in education, with the intent of narrowing the education gap between females and males.

August 11, 2008

Tertiary Education Minister Pete Hodgson and Education Minister Chris Carter recently signed an educational arrangement with Chilean Foreign Minister Alejandro Foxley, allowing up to 300 Chilean students a year to study at a range of New Zealand tertiary institutions.

August 11, 2008

The University is encouraging first- and thirdyear students to participate in the Australasian Survey of Student Engagement (AUSSE). The survey is being conducted at Victoria for the second year alongside other Australian and New Zealand universities.

August 4, 2008

Despite failing to obtain the approval of his executive, VUWSA President Joel Cosgrove offered a $10,000 reward for the successful citizen’s arrest of American Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice during her recent visit to New Zealand.

August 4, 2008

To spite the author of a letter printed in last week’s issue that so scathingly criticised my apparent apathy towards the Eye on Exec column (grossly inaccurate, by the way – the feeling is usually directed at general VUWSA-related anything and apathy is probably a mild term to use), I sat in on the exec’s […]

August 4, 2008

The retention of the film programme and the establishment of a Centre for New Cinema at Victoria University were amongst the recommendations of the Film Working Party in a draft report, released late last month.

August 4, 2008

A report recently released by the New Zealand Vice-Chancellors’ Committee (NZVCC) shows that despite more women than men graduating at all levels of university study, the salaries of female graduates are continuing to lag behind.