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October 11, 2015

In a shit week for work, New Zealand employment confidence has fallen to a three year low, and the gender pay gap has ballooned to 11.8%. The most recent McDermott Miller Employment Confidence Index indicates that workers are becoming increasingly concerned about the state of the labour market (read: getting jobs and getting pay rises). […]

October 4, 2015

After decades of commitment to the field of Philosophy, Dr Jay Shaw has been told his services are no longer required at Victoria. An associate professor in History, Philosophy, Political Science and International Relations, Shaw was told by the Pro Vice Chancellor of Humanities and Social Sciences Jennifer Windsor in April that his contract would […]

September 27, 2015

Future students may soon be literally following the money when it comes to deciding on a career in New Zealand after university. Minister of Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Steven Joyce has announced that as of 2017, all universities and wananga throughout the country will be required to publish information regarding “the employment status and […]

September 20, 2015

It’s that time again: a time for democracy and equal opportunity for all. It’s also time for people to take the piss. The 2015 VUWSA elections are on the horizon and the candidates for the various roles within VUWSA have been announced. Two candidates will run for President—current Academic Vice-President Jonathan Gee and late entry […]

September 13, 2015

A Victoria-directed film has been nominated for the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival in 2015. The film Thin Ice: The Inside Story of Climate Science, co-directed by Victoria’s Associate Professor of Geophysics Simon Lamb and staff at Oxford University, is a rebuttal to growing, and disturbing, criticisms that not only is global warming a hoax, […]

August 9, 2015

Which are apparently different to “trains” Wellington’s bus system is on the way to becoming “modern, faster, rapid and truly top notch”. The Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC), the WCC and the New Zealand Transport Agency are now in the process of looking at how their proposed bus system will be put into practice. The […]

August 2, 2015

A new bill, currently under debate at Parliament, has the potential to radically affect the vast majority of workplaces and tertiary education providers, including Victoria University. The Health and Safety Reform Bill, which is on track to pass in a few months, follows growing concern around workplace safety, with accidents like the 2010 Pike River […]

July 19, 2015

Auckland University has introduced a mandatory academic integrity test for all its students, making it the first tertiary institution in New Zealand to require a “how to not plagiarise” quiz. The online test, which had previously been optional, aims to clarify issues surrounding what is and is not academic plagiarism. The exercise includes five topics […]

July 12, 2015

Victoria University just can’t seem to satisfy its appetite for reconstruction. Like Rutherford House and the Te Aro Campus, not even the trimester is safe, and trimesters two and three look set for “redevelopment”. A proposal to extend trimester three by one week to create a 12-week summer trimester is on the cards. This extension […]

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