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July 24, 2016

Supporters of the Living Wage Movement gathered at the Hunter Lounge last Wednesday night. VUWSA, PGSA, NZTEU, Campus Care, and E tū Union came together to provide free pizza and host a quiz in the hope of increasing awareness of the campaign for the living wage at Victoria University. Some university staff (including library staff […]

July 24, 2016

UK universities have hit a milestone this year with 94,000 more women than men applying to study at university. As of June 30, 593,720 people had applied to study at a tertiary level in the UK, with 344,000 women submitting applications. Since the Browne Review in 2010—which saw fees rise from £3000 per year to […]

July 24, 2016

A recent study has revealed that over 20 per cent of university graduates do not believe their university degree was “worth it.” The study, conducted by the National Centre for Lifecourse Research, interviewed 6000 former New Zealand university students who had graduated in 2011, with results indicating that to some a tertiary degree is not […]

July 24, 2016

Evolve is limiting access for new intakes until further notice, accepting only those from specified age categories and specified categories of risk and need.

July 17, 2016

  Over the break VUWSA’s General Manager (GM) Indigo Freya resigned from the organisation, effective immediately. VUWSA Secretary Timothy Grigg will be standing in as acting GM until a new person can be hired. Salient became concerned about Freya’s position after her leave was extended and they were told to direct all questions and concerns […]

July 17, 2016

Her actions came to light in January when it was discovered that she had created a fake company, complete with a fake email address, and awarded it university contracts.

July 17, 2016

Traci Houpapa, Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit, has recently been appointed to Victoria University’s Council. Houpapa replaces Dame Patsy Reddy, Dame Companion New Zealand Order of Merit, who will leave to become the Governor General of New Zealand in September. Over her career Houpapa has raised both the profile of Māori agribusiness […]

July 17, 2016

Humanities staff at the University of Otago fear that a major review may axe academic positions. The review was announced by Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the Humanities, Professor Tony Ballantyne, last month, and aims to evaluate the undergraduate and postgraduate academic programmes. This will reportedly support the Division of Humanities (DoH) to “better meet the changing demands […]

July 17, 2016

In response to increasing demand for student accommodation in Wellington, Victoria University has announced that a new hall of residence will be opening in 2017. Located at 143 Willis Street, the hall reconfigures the current Tel Tower building. The layout of which, according to Jenny Bentley—Victoria’s Director of Campus Services, is “not ideal for office […]

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