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Budget does nothing for Generation Rent

Friday, 22 May 2015, 9:23 am | NZUSA

The national student union NZUSA has welcomed moves by the Government to reduce the fee increases institutions can charge students, but has warned that two major student problems remain unresolved: rent and debt. More >>

Students release budget wishlist

Thursday, 21 May 2015, 12:49 pm | NZUSA

Students release budget wishlist 21 May 2015 Media Release: New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations Today NZUSA, the national student union, released its wishlist for the Government’s budget on behalf of New Zealand’s 400,000 students. Desired ... More >>

Budget 2015: Low expectations

Tuesday, 19 May 2015, 9:37 am | NZUSA

The National President of the New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations, the organisation that represents the interests of New Zealand’s 400,000 tertiary students, says students have low expectations for what this week’s budget might deliver. More >>

Partnership the word

Monday, 18 May 2015, 9:35 am | NZUSA

The national student union NZUSA this week hosted four days of conferences on issues in the tertiary education sector with students and staff from universities, institutes of technology and polytechnics (ITPs), alongside Ako Aotearoa –the National Centre ... More >>

Student voice extravaganza kicks off in capital

Tuesday, 12 May 2015, 11:52 am | NZUSA

The national student union NZUSA is this week hosting a series of conferences on issues in the tertiary education sector with students and staff from universities, institutes of technology and polytechnics (ITPs). More >>

Students congratulate world-ranked universities

Thursday, 30 April 2015, 1:51 pm | NZUSA

The New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations (NZUSA), which speaks on behalf of the interests of New Zealand’s 400,000 tertiary students, congratulates New Zealand’s eight universities for their stellar performance in the QS World University ... More >>

Our health not optional, students tell reluctant landlords

Wednesday, 15 April 2015, 2:25 pm | NZUSA

The national student union is calling for the Government to urgently introduce minimum heating and insulation standards for rentals off the back of reports by Radio New Zealand that some landlords are not willing to insulate cheaper properties. More >>

Piddly rise slammed by students

Tuesday, 31 March 2015, 5:33 pm | NZ Union of Students' Associations

The national student union is slamming tomorrow’s 90 cent increase to student allowances and living cost loan payments as an April fool’s joke in the face of runaway cost of living increases. More >>

Winston win spurs call for housing bill rematch

Sunday, 29 March 2015, 11:42 am | NZUSA

Students are calling for the Government to reintroduce or allow for Phil Twyford’s Healthy Homes Guarantee Bill to be reintroduced to Parliament off the back of Winston Peters’ historic victory in Northland. More >>

Students stand up for democratic universities

Thursday, 19 March 2015, 10:38 am | NZUSA

Today the national student union NZUSA will be joining with the Tertiary Education Union to launch the two organisations’ campaign to maintain elected staff and student representatives on New Zealand’s eight university councils. More >>

Students disappointed over housing bill

Thursday, 19 March 2015, 10:02 am | NZUSA

Due to an unexpected use of urgency, Phil Twyford’s Healthy Homes Guarantee Bill came before the Parliament last tonight. More >>

‘Insulting’: MPs’ pay up $192 a week – students’ up 90c

Thursday, 26 February 2015, 2:43 pm | NZUSA

Media Release: New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations Students are outraged that the same week the Government announced a 90 cents-a-week increase to student support – well behind rising housing costs-, MPs are in line to give themselves ... More >>

Govt’s 90 cent Cost of Living increase pales compared to Housing Crisis Hikes for Students

Tuesday, 24 February 2015, 3:28 pm | NZUSA

While the Government has announced cost of living increases of 0.51 per cent to benefit levels “to ensure that those people who rely on state assistance aren’t disadvantaged by inflation”, the students’ union is pointing out the fact that Government support ... More >>

‘Now it’s in your hands’ students tell University Councils

Wednesday, 11 February 2015, 11:05 am | NZUSA

The Government passed its widely-panned Education Amendment Bill in a rush through Parliament last night. The bill shrinks New Zealand’s university councils down to a maximum of 12 and removes the requirement for student and staff representatives ... More >>

“Housing crisis hitting students”

Tuesday, 10 February 2015, 10:41 am | NZUSA

Newly elected president of the the New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations (NZUSA) Rory McCourt says incomes for students have not kept up with the rising cost of accommodation, particularly in Auckland and Christchurch. More >>

Studylink Listens and Responds to Students

Friday, 3 October 2014, 2:22 pm | NZ Union of Students' Associations

Studylink are launching their new student focused campaign in preparation of semester one 2015. The campaign was developed in partnership with the New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations (NZUSA). In addition, Studylink have redeveloped their website, ... More >>

New Zealand Universities Tumble Down World Rankings

Thursday, 2 October 2014, 2:09 pm | NZUSA

The Times Higher Education rankings released today show New Zealand universities are not keeping pace with the rest of the world. The fall in rankings can be attributed to inadequate funding compared to international best practice. More >>

An open letter to all students: Students Matter

Friday, 19 September 2014, 4:40 pm | NZ Union of Students' Associations

Students have a critical role to play in the outcome of the General Election. There are 417,516 students in New Zealand and we make up 14% of the total number of voters. We have the collective power to decide who is leading the next Government. Every ... More >>

Students, You Have a Choice, Vote!

Thursday, 18 September 2014, 11:53 am | NZUSA

The New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations (NZUSA) is imploring students to ensure they make their voices heard this election, and join the many thousands who have already heeded the call. More >>

Student Loan Debt Continues to Climb

Wednesday, 17 September 2014, 1:24 pm | NZ Union of Students' Associations

Student Loan Debt Continues to Climb – and students’ fear for the future mounts with it. More >>

 

 

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