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Cool change: Student presidents protest frozen allowances

Saturday, 15 August 2015, 10:16 am | NZUSA

The presidents representing hundreds of thousands of students today converged on Parliament with a solid block of ice containing a graduation cap to protest the Government's freezing of the student allowance parental income threshold, cutting the number of ... More >>

Student presidents protest frozen opportunity

Friday, 14 August 2015, 3:31 pm | NZUSA

The presidents representing hundreds of thousands of students today converged on Parliament to protest the Government’s 25% cut to the number of students receiving allowances. More >>

Anxiety, overwork and credit cards

Thursday, 13 August 2015, 9:48 am | NZUSA

The New Zealand student experience is in crisis, according to the national student union’s Tertiary Income and Expenditure Survey, which shows debt, stress and overwork is pushing a growing number of students to the edge. More >>

Spike in counselling sessions for debt-laden students

Thursday, 13 August 2015, 9:44 am | NZUSA

The national student union says crumbling student finances and overwork are a leading cause of a 24% rise in counselling sessions. More >>

Students swipe credit cards, use loan sharks to survive

Thursday, 13 August 2015, 9:43 am | NZUSA

There’s been a 56% rise in the number of students with credit card debt, the latest Tertiary Student Income and Expenditure Survey released today reveals. More >>

Parents stumping up less for students

Thursday, 13 August 2015, 9:42 am | NZUSA

Financial support from parents is down the latest Tertiary Student Income and Expenditure Survey reveals. More >>

Student debt delays kids – new report

Tuesday, 11 August 2015, 12:28 pm | NZUSA

The national student union says crushing student debt is forcing some graduates to postpone starting families. More >>

NZUSA works with Govt to fix StudyLink

Monday, 10 August 2015, 12:13 pm | NZUSA

The national students’ union has been hard at work alongside the Government to dramatically improve StudyLink’s service delivery for students. More >>

Risky privatisation not the answer to Unitec’s PTE woes

Saturday, 8 August 2015, 10:20 am | NZUSA

The national student union says a Serco-inspired restructuring is not the way to go as Unitec’s roll drops thanks in-part to an explosion of private training establishments in Auckland. More >>

Stuff article strips debate of facts - student presidents

Wednesday, 5 August 2015, 7:55 am | NZUSA

04 August 2015 Media Release: New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations and New Zealand's student presidents More >>

Students issue warning over polytech mergers

Thursday, 30 July 2015, 2:27 pm | NZUSA

The national student union has issued a warning over mergers being pursued by four regional polytechnics. More >>

Students issue warning over polytech mergers

Thursday, 30 July 2015, 2:18 pm | NZUSA

The national student union has issued a warning over mergers being pursued by four regional polytechnics. More >>

NZUSA welcomes housing “big step”

Thursday, 9 July 2015, 1:13 pm | NZUSA

New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations The national student union NZUSA is cautiously welcoming Building and Housing Minister Nick Smith’s announcement that landlords will be required to insulate rental properties, but says the Government ... More >>

Victoria University ignores feedback, attacks democracy

Wednesday, 8 July 2015, 1:53 pm | NZUSA

The national students’ union has slammed Victoria University’s plans for its new council as a completely unacceptable attack on campus democracy. More >>

NZUSA raises warning over export education ‘mad rush’

Wednesday, 8 July 2015, 1:40 pm | NZUSA

The recent story of an international student threatening to self-immolate in the electorate office of a Member of Parliament has prompted the national students’ union (NZUSA) to call for a long-overdue reflection on the ‘mad rush’ to expand ... More >>

Union welcomes student parent top-ups

Wednesday, 1 July 2015, 5:13 pm | NZ Union of Students' Associations

The national student union is welcoming today’s $25 per week top up for students who are parents and the extension of the accommodation supplement to solo parents who are students. More >>

Shock over Joyce admissions

Wednesday, 17 June 2015, 3:44 pm | NZUSA

The national student union has been left shocked today by candid comments made by Tertiary Education Minister Steven Joyce’s to Parliament's Education Science Select Committee. More >>

Runaway house prices could send grads offshore

Tuesday, 9 June 2015, 2:06 pm | NZUSA

Students are dreading what the latest house price figures mean for their prospects of getting of entering the housing market, with the national student union expecting more graduates to leave the country for good. More >>

Student doctor petition hits 20,000

Tuesday, 9 June 2015, 9:56 am | NZUSA

A petition calling for recent changes to the loans scheme to be reversed has reached 20,000 signatures, says the national student union. More >>

Killer houses demand urgent action from gutless Govt

Friday, 5 June 2015, 9:34 am | NZ Union of Students' Associations

The tragic death of South Auckland toddler Emma-Lita Bourne has led to fresh calls from the national student union for nationwide rental standards. More >>

 

 

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