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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 >>

Average Full time Student Is in Financial Distress

Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 11:34 am | NZ Union of Students' Associations

A new survey has found that nearly half of all full time students are in significant financial distress. More >>

Fee hikes restrict student choices

Monday, 15 September 2014, 3:27 pm | NZ Union of Students' Associations

A survey of 5000 students from across the tertiary sector shows that tuition fees have increased at the maximum level permitted. Fees are constraining students’ choices more than ever before. Although tuition fees are only permitted to increase ... More >>

Taxpayers Union wrong on cost of abolishing student debt

Friday, 12 September 2014, 4:38 pm | NZ Union of Students' Associations

“The so-called ‘Taxpayers Union’ clearly thought the Internet MANA’s announcement today seeking to abolish student debt was tl:dr (‘too long didn’t read’)”, said NZUSA President Daniel Haines. More >>

Students Congratulate Internet MANA on Free Tertiary Policy

Friday, 12 September 2014, 10:45 am | NZ Union of Students' Associations

The New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations (NZUSA) has welcomed today’s launch of the Internet MANA Party’s tertiary education, with the restoration of free education and universal access to liveable allowances at its core. More >>

1 in 6 Students Would be Better off with no Allowance

Thursday, 11 September 2014, 9:22 am | NZUSA

Research conducted by the New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations (NZUSA) shows that one in six students currently receiving a student allowance would be better off turning it down and applying as a low-income New Zealander for an accommodation ... More >>

Concerning Outcomes from Survey on Student Work

Wednesday, 10 September 2014, 10:31 am | NZ Union of Students' Associations

A study conducted by the New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations, shows that despite this Government’s claim that unemployment is falling, students are continuing to find it difficult to find work to support them during their study. In addition, ... More >>

Students spend their summer working to keep themselves going

Tuesday, 9 September 2014, 10:18 am | NZUSA

Study shows students spend their summer working to keep themselves going, rather than saving for the year ahead. More >>

Students call for change, have the power to make it happen

Thursday, 4 September 2014, 9:50 am | NZ Union of Students' Associations

Early results from a survey of university and polytechnic students, involving nearly 5000 tertiary students, shows that if students vote for what they believe in they are likely to be extremely influential in the current election. More >>

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 >>

 

 

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