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AuthorJulia Hollingsworth (Critic)

Author Archive: Julia Hollingsworth (Critic)

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September 6, 2010

The Otago University Students’ Association (OUSA) intends to put its ongoing membership of the New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations (NZUSA) in the hands of its members. In 2010 OUSA paid $86,169 in membership fees to NZUSA. The fees go towards national representation of students, advocacy of tertiary education issues and lobbying in Parliament. In […]

July 26, 2010

A referendum last week looks set to result in a significant change to the governing structure of the Otago University Students’ Association (OUSA). Student General Meetings (SGMs) will also now be held online. When Critic went to print last week the results were still provisional, due to then-unresolved complaints regarding possible breaches of constitutional procedure, […]

May 31, 2010

Blames Salient Otago University, the Dunedin City Council and the Otago University Students’ Association (OUSA) have come under tough scrutiny after Otago student magazine Critic revealed they collectively spent $40,000 on a four-and-a-half-page report on student drinking. It appears that no concrete guidelines, expectations or clear terms of reference were given at the start of […]

May 17, 2010

Otago still has Capping Week… Vic doesn’t Enrolments at Otago are increasing beyond sustainable levels, forcing the University Council to take measures to limit them. At Otago, enrolments for semester two are to be capped, with further caps for next year in the works. The caps were part of a recommendation from the Senate that […]

March 22, 2010

Relations down south are on the mend The OUSA exec has voted to drop their appeal against the 2009 High Court judgment which ruled that the University Code of Conduct (CoC) applies outside of the university. The exec’s decision to drop the appeal comes after much discussion with the University Council, which has held out […]

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