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Excitement rises as young Māori leaders prepare for national

Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 11:37 am | NZUSA

Te Huinga Tauira o Te Mana Ākonga, the annual Māori Tertiary Students' Conference is hosted every year by a roopu tauira Māori on their campus. More >>

Student Welcome Support with Transport Costs

Tuesday, 5 August 2014, 4:23 pm | NZUSA

The New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations (NZUSA) welcomes the announcement from the Green Party that it will introduce free off-peak travel on public transport for all students, identifying it as a long overdue acknowledgement that the cost ... More >>

New Zealand First And NZUSA on Same Page on Scholarships

Thursday, 31 July 2014, 10:14 am | NZUSA

New Zealand First Deputy Leader and Spokesperson for Education, Tracey Martin, congratulates the New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations (NZUSA) on its advocacy for a First in Family Scholarship programme. “We see this as a circuit breaker for some of ... More >>

Restoration of Post-graduate Allowances to be Key Issue

Friday, 25 July 2014, 9:17 am | NZ Union of Students' Associations

As students prepare for the early voting that will take place on all university and many polytechnic campuses next month, the restoration of post-graduate allowances, removed by the current government in 2013, is emerging as a key election issue. More >>

Education and Science Select Committee report disappoints

Wednesday, 16 July 2014, 11:39 am | NZUSA

This week the Education Amendment Bill (No 2) moved out of the Education and Science Select Committee without amendments to its dangerous reforms to reduce the size of universities and wānanga councils. More >>

Campaign to Give Cost of Living Adjustments to Students

Tuesday, 8 July 2014, 1:18 pm | NZ Union of Students' Associations

Last month NZUSA released information showing that students throughout the country face increasing housing costs but those receiving student allowances – by definition those who come from the most deprived backgrounds – have been missing out due to ... More >>

Government needs to come clean on support cut plans

Monday, 30 June 2014, 2:27 pm | NZ Union of Students' Associations

Students are calling for the Minister for Tertiary Education to come clean on his plans for further cuts to student support if the National-led government is re-elected. More >>

Support for sole parents need to go further

Wednesday, 11 June 2014, 10:23 am | NZ Union of Students' Associations

Steven Joyce and Paula Bennett announced changes today which will extend support available to sole parents in study. New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations (NZUSA) president Daniel Haines “welcomes these changes but believes they need ... More >>

Want More Scientists? Cut Fees, Say Students

Friday, 23 May 2014, 1:47 pm | NZ Union of Students' Associations

“While tinkering with the tuition subsidy on some courses is a welcome admission, Tertiary Education Minister Steven Joyce has created a funding system which is producing the wrong outcomes, he needs to face the fact that high fees are a significant deterrent,” ... More >>

Tax Cut Promise to be paid for by Effective Tax Increase

Friday, 23 May 2014, 9:14 am | NZUSA

Tax Cut Promise to be paid for by Effective Tax Increase for 720,000 New Zealanders More >>

Government locks in cuts and continues to lock out students

Friday, 16 May 2014, 9:21 am | NZUSA

Despite posting their first surplus, the National Government has continued to deprive students from much needed support. More >>

Students Suffer As Support Fails to Keep Pace

Tuesday, 13 May 2014, 1:30 pm | NZUSA

Students are suffering as the support they are entitled to for help with housing costs fails to keep pace with skyrocketing rents, according to research released today by the New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations (NZUSA). More >>

Heeding the Student Voice – Nothing About Us Without Us

Monday, 28 April 2014, 10:08 am | NZUSA

Today, student leaders and Polytechnic staff are attending a two-day summit in Wellington, which will investigate how listening to student voice directly enhances the quality of academic programs. More >>

Government claims on student support hopelessly misleading

Thursday, 17 April 2014, 12:55 pm | NZUSA

Students are slamming the “hopelessly misleading and untrue” claims by Government Ministers that their “cracking down” on overseas based-borrowers is either successful or has led to “increased support for current students”. More >>

Students Welcome Engagement with StudyLink

Wednesday, 16 April 2014, 4:12 pm | NZUSA

The New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations (NZUSA) has welcomed the improved performance from StudyLink in 2014. There is no doubt that getting their loans and allowances processed on time makes it easier for students to concentrate on being ... More >>

Minister Disingenuous With University Council Claims

Wednesday, 19 March 2014, 9:44 am | NZUSA

The New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations is calling for greater scrutiny of Tertiary Education Minister Steven Joyce’s claims about University Governance. More >>

Overseas-Based Graduates: Student Loan Deadline Looms

Monday, 17 March 2014, 4:24 pm | NZ Union of Students' Associations

The New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations (NZUSA) is reminding overseas-based borrowers (OBBs) that they have just two weeks to make student loan payments. After that, they will become criminals and may lose their right to travel. More >>

Minister, size does matter!

Friday, 14 March 2014, 11:21 am | NZUSA

A radical proposal to change university and wānanga governance, introduced by Tertiary Minister Steven Joyce as “moderate”, has been rejected by students as dangerous and extreme. More >>

Overseas student debt results disappointing

Thursday, 20 February 2014, 9:39 am | NZUSA

The New Zealand Union of Students’ Association (NZUSA) says it is disappointed with the government; accusing it of making no effort to actually address the repayment of overseas student loan debt in the Student Loan Amendment Bill. The Bill was forced ... More >>

Governance proposal ill-considered and unnecessary

Tuesday, 11 February 2014, 2:56 pm | NZ Union of Students' Associations

Tertiary Minister Steven Joyce has announced today that he is to proceed with his widely condemned “reforms” of university & wānanga governance. “NZUSA believes that the proposed changes are ill-considered and unnecessary, and inconsistent ... More >>



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