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Who run the world? Students

Friday, 15 April 2016, 1:50 pm | NZ Union of Students' Associations

As part of Student Volunteer Week the New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations celebrates the contributions that students make towards the voluntary sector. More >>

Select Committee Misses Chance to Require Healthy Homes

Wednesday, 13 April 2016, 1:15 pm | NZUSA

The New Zealand Union of Students' Associations is disappointed the Social Services Select Committee failed to significantly improve the Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill. More >>

It's a 'D' for IRD Over Student Loan Arrest

Thursday, 7 April 2016, 1:03 pm | NZUSA

While IRD and Tertiary Education Minister Steven Joyce crow over claims that the increase in being contacted by graduates about their overseas student loan repayments as a result of enforcing their arrest-at-the-border policy, details have emerged ... More >>

We need to talk about debt

Tuesday, 1 March 2016, 12:10 pm | NZUSA

On Wednesday the 2nd of March at 12 noon we are commemorating the student loan scheme hitting $15billion. People will be talking about the impact their own debt will have (or has had) on their future. More >>

Cattle class at Vic Halls

Thursday, 18 February 2016, 9:32 pm | NZUSA

The New Zealand Union of Students' Associations (NZUSA) and the Victoria University Wellington Students' Association (VUWSA) are concerned with Victoria's treatment of students staying in Halls of Residence. More >>

Fee Free Policy Big Win say Students

Monday, 1 February 2016, 1:10 pm | NZUSA

The national students’ organisation says yesterday’s announcement by Labour Party leader Andrew Little that a Labour government would provide three years of free post-school education is a big win for all New Zealanders, young and old. More >>

Arrest Sends Chilling Message

Friday, 22 January 2016, 4:38 pm | NZUSA

The New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations (NZUSA) is warning that the recent arrest of a student loan borrower as he left New Zealand for his home overseas sends a chilling message. More >>

Students to make $15 Billion warning

Sunday, 13 December 2015, 7:23 pm | NZUSA

Student leaders from across Wellington today will hold a silent protest as student debt sets to reach $15 billion in February. More >>

Joyce railroads with merger

Wednesday, 9 December 2015, 1:51 pm | NZUSA

The community has been ignored in Tertiary Education Minister Steven Joyce’s decision today to merge Waiariki and Bay of Plenty Polytechnics. More >>

Minister needs to end Bay of Plenty merger uncertainty

Monday, 7 December 2015, 4:18 pm | NZUSA

The people of the Bay of Plenty deserve to know when Steven Joyce will decide if Waiariki Institute of Technology and Bay of Plenty Polytechnic should merge. More >>

Dunne lets down students

Thursday, 3 December 2015, 11:40 am | NZUSA

Peter Dunne's decision not to support a bill requiring student voices on university councils is disappointing, says the national student union. Mr Dunne, a former University of Canterbury Students' Association President, sided with ACT and the National Party ... More >>

Govt backflip a win for students

Wednesday, 2 December 2015, 9:17 am | NZUSA

The national student union says Steven Joyce’s overdue decision to lift the cap for the number of years students are eligible for loans for some undergraduate programmes is an important win for students More >>

StudyLink’s cruel and unusual punishment

Thursday, 26 November 2015, 8:58 am | NZUSA

Students with only one parent due to death should not be repeatedly tested by StudyLink to check if their loved one is still dead, the national student union says. More >>

Smith’s housing standards on right track

Friday, 20 November 2015, 10:12 am | NZUSA

Student leaders are welcoming progress towards national standards for rental properties. More >>

‘It’s our future’ say Aoraki students

Thursday, 19 November 2015, 3:34 pm | NZUSA

The newly announced CPIT-Aoraki polytechnic has been put on notice. Students and staff held a rally today at Aoraki’s Timaru campus to launch a community campaign around the merger taking place between the two institutions. More >>

Govt rush cheats thousands of students

Wednesday, 18 November 2015, 9:42 am | NZUSA

Media Release: New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations The national student union is encouraging students who may have been shortchanged by the way the Government implemented the Social Security Act to file today to claim back any money owed before ... More >>

Aoraki shambles shuffling deckchairs

Tuesday, 10 November 2015, 12:59 pm | NZUSA

The national student union is doubtful the merger between Aoraki Polytechnic and CPIT will produce better outcomes for students. More >>

Youth Unemployment Rise worries Students

Wednesday, 4 November 2015, 5:34 pm | NZUSA

Student leaders are reporting increasing concern amongst students of their graduate prospects as the unemployment rate rises to 6% and youth unemployment increases 1.7% to 15.33%. More >>

Productivity Commission must face up to Generation Debt

Wednesday, 4 November 2015, 1:51 pm | NZUSA

The national student union says with student debt reaching $15b in February, the Productivity Commission's tertiary education inquiry must face up to the elephant in the room: out of control student debt. More >>

Turnbull law not enough

Monday, 19 October 2015, 8:58 am | NZUSA

A re-announcement by Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull that the Australian Government intends to extend student loan eligibility to 2,600 New Zealanders living in Australia is not nearly enough, says the national student union. More >>

 

 

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