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May 24, 2015

University Chancellor Sir Neville Jordan gave an interview to Radio New Zealand following his recent Dominion Post article attacking the Wellington City Council’s Long Term Plan (LTP). Sir Neville was criticised by Stuff punters for failing to provide reasons why a stronger focus on education needed to be included in the Council’s plans. Sir Neville’s […]

May 24, 2015

TVNZ has defended its coverage of Otago student culture in a recent episode of Sunday. The episode was called “an unwarranted attack on the students of Dunedin, making them out to be out of control drunkards”. A petition demanding the network apologise attracted over 3000 signatures. TVNZ remained adamant that it provided balanced coverage. A […]

May 17, 2015

Victoria University and the Wellington City Council are working to make it safer for students to walk home. Following sexually motivated attacks on a number of women earlier last year on Boyd Wilson steps, both the Council and the University have attempted to improve the security and lighting in the area. Changes include the enhancement […]

May 17, 2015

University Chancellor Sir Neville Jordan has criticised the Wellington City Council (WCC) for failing to pay attention to education in its draft Long Term Plan for 2015 to 2025. The Long Term Plan outlines how the Council will respond to residents’ needs, how it will improve the city, and how it will allocate its funds. […]

May 17, 2015

Victoria students remain safe from the scourge of random drug testing, while students down south are not so lucky. Otago Polytechnic is considering extending drug testing to most students and staff, after testing around 100 engineering students earlier this year. Currently, the polytech has a policy of only testing arboricultural students—meaning they can prune, but […]

May 17, 2015

While Kanye West was being undeservedly presented with an honorary doctorate in Fine Arts, 2191 Victoria students of actual intellectual calibre were rewarded with a total of 2446 qualifications (including 41 PhDs) during last week’s graduation ceremonies. The six ceremonies, spread across 12–14 May, aimed to celebrate the achievements of students in their chosen fields. […]

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.