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May 17, 2015

Lincoln University has become the first tertiary institution in New Zealand to offer set program fees for domestic students. A set-program fee offers students the same annual tuition costs for the duration of their degree, without any fee increases year-by-year. After introducing the model for international students in 2014, the decision was made to give […]

May 11, 2015

Trigger Warning: This content deals with sexual assault figures and may be triggering to some people. Last week the VUWSA Women’s group marked the 2015 Annual Wellington Rape Crisis appeal with collections on campus. Wellington Rape Crisis is a safe support system for men and women who have experienced assault and those who are either […]

May 11, 2015

The glass ceiling still exists at Victoria, with female academics outnumbered and out-earned by males at the highest levels.

May 11, 2015

Victoria’s Capping Revue could be revived in time for this year’s November graduation, if VUWSA Clubs and Activities Officer Rory McNamara has his way. Named for its traditional “capping week” performances during graduation, the Capping Revue is a student performance comprised of comedy sketches, music and dance. Founded in 1921, the show ran until the […]

May 11, 2015

Speculation has intensified in recent weeks over the University’s worst kept secret—its desire to sell the Karori campus. It was publicly gazetted on 1 April that the University was granted title to several lots of Crown land, including the land on which Karori’s Donald Street Campus is currently located. The land was acquired for “university […]

May 11, 2015

The Victoria University Council is under renovation and if last Tuesday’s student consultation forum was anything to go by, the majority of students are either unaware or simply don’t care. Recent changes to the Education Act mean that Victoria must reduce its University Council from 19 members to a maximum of 12 by 2016. While […]

May 11, 2015

VUWSA and the University have made submissions to the Wellington City Council’s recently drafted Long Term Plan for 2015 to 2025. The Long Term Plan looks at the current and future needs of Wellingtonians and sets out how the Council plans to improve the city and what it will spend. VUWSA’s submission pointed out that […]

May 4, 2015

WiFi outages recently left Victoria University students staring at the Chrome dinosaur. The outages, which began on Thursday 16th April have continued for the last two weeks. Issues occurred when the newly introduced wireless router rebooted itself over the weekend of Saturday 18 April. This meant the access points, which students connect their devices to, […]

May 3, 2015

Your teeth are going to be great though Victoria’s law school is clawing back its international rankings, while the law schools at Auckland and Otago have continued to fall. The Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World Universities Rankings by Subject 2015, released last Wednesday, highlight the top 200 universities around the world for 30 popular subjects. In […]