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July 16, 2018

VUW’s School of Art History, Classics and Religious Studies (SACR) faces threats of dissolution for the 2019 school year. The change proposal is found in a consultation document sent out last May. The proposal states that enrolment in the schools has declined over the past four years, while costs have been steadily increasing. The first […]

July 16, 2018

Students with long undergraduate courses have welcomed the increase in student loan allocations from 7 EFTS to 10 EFTS, announced by the Labour government last week. The change comes as students pursue longer degrees, which have up until recently not been covered by government loaned money. Among those affected by this change are students of […]

July 16, 2018

An international student has said that his renting situation has improved after speaking to the media about fines in his boarding house. The student, who has asked not to be named, spoke to the Dominion Post after being charged for supposedly not wiping down a bench. When he sent an email to his live-in property […]

June 5, 2018

Ireland voted by a two-thirds majority in a public referendum to repeal the ban on abortion on 25 May. For the past 35 years, abortions have been prohibited in Ireland under the 8th Amendment of the Irish Constitution. The strict Irish law resulted in many women being forced to travel overseas to have access to […]

June 5, 2018

Botanical Gardens Defaced After Student Party

May 28, 2018

On Monday 14 May VUWSA President Marlon Drake hosted a potluck dinner at his flat. On the guest list were VUWSA Welfare Vice President Bethany Paterson, National MP Chris Bishop, Greens MP Gareth Hughes, and Labour MP Paul Eagle. The goal was to sit down and discuss some of the key issues facing Victoria University […]

May 28, 2018

Otago University students are set to host a protest on Friday 26 May following the removal of hundreds of Critic magazines from stands last Monday. The cover of the magazine showed a cartoon of a person menstruating, in line with the week’s theme of “periods”. The theme was suggested by the Otago Women’s+ Group in […]

May 21, 2018

PAKISTAN PASSES TRANSGENDER RIGHTS PROTECTIONS INTO LAW Pakistan’s Parliament has passed a bill guaranteeing basic human rights for its trans citizens. The bill includes the right for citizens to self-identify as male, female, both, or neither on any legal documentation, including driver’s licences and passports. It also specifically bans the denial of basic human rights […]

May 21, 2018

University Backs Down Over Overpriced Flat