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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 >>

NZ wins Gold at Student Winter Games in Italy

Monday, 23 December 2013, 10:32 am | NZUSA

New Zealand snowboarder Natalie Good has won the women's competition in the snowboard slopestyle event at the International University Sports Federation's Winter Universiade in Trentino, Italy. More >>

Government silent on surplus money reaped from Student Loans

Thursday, 12 December 2013, 2:55 pm | NZUSA

The government has remained strangely silent on a report released this week showing that repayments on student loans in the last year have run almost $200 million ahead of forecasts. More >>

University of Auckland student president to lead NZUSA

Wednesday, 11 December 2013, 4:52 pm | NZ Union of Students' Associations

The nationwide membership of the New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations today elected Daniel Haines, 23, to be the NZUSA President for 2014. More >>

Wellington conference highlights importance of Student Voice

Friday, 6 December 2013, 11:46 am | NZUSA

The importance of research into hearing and heeding the student voice for ensuring and enhancing the future quality of tertiary education has been highlighted at an international conference on student services closing at Victoria University in Wellington ... More >>

Student Leaders Unified Against Violence to Women

Friday, 22 November 2013, 1:53 pm | NZUSA

Male student presidents at campuses around New Zealand have joined in taking the White Ribbon Day Pledge to never commit, condone or remain silent about violence towards women. More >>

Sue Barker Charities Law Boutique Is Law Firm of the Year

Monday, 11 November 2013, 7:26 pm | NZ Union of Students' Associations

Sue Barker Charities Law is honoured to have been voted New Zealand’s Boutique Law Firm of the Year at the 2013 New Zealand Law Awards. The firm is also honoured to have been voted first runner-up in the Tax Law Firm of the Year Award. “It is ... More >>

Students join call for public debate on tertiary education

Monday, 11 November 2013, 4:53 pm | NZ Union of Students' Associations

Student leaders from the NZ Union of Students’ Associations have applauded the Tertiary Education Union on the release of its blueprint for tertiary education – Te Kaupapa Whaioranga - today. More >>

Tertiary Education Minister supports student voice

Saturday, 9 November 2013, 12:17 pm | NZUSA

Tertiary Education Minister Steven Joyce endorsed the importance of an active student voice to institutions in the tertiary education sector when he opened the 2013 Congress of the NZ Union of Students’ Associations (NZUSA) today. More >>

Research to reveal student perspective on tertiary education

Friday, 1 November 2013, 5:08 pm | NZ Union of Students' Associations

The NZ Union of Students’ Associations (NZUSA) has announced steps in the final stages of its new research programme designed to strengthen the voice of tertiary students at campuses throughout New Zealand in 2014. More >>

Select Committee interested in amnesty period for borrowers

Friday, 18 October 2013, 9:01 am | NZUSA

The latest proposed round of changes to Student Loan legislation has prompted a discussion in the Finance & Expenditure Select Committee about a different approach to drawing money back to New Zealand from Overseas Based Borrowers – including the idea of ... More >>

Minister for Tertiary Education to respond to students

Thursday, 10 October 2013, 10:23 am | NZUSA

The NZ Union of Students' Associations (NZUSA) has delivered a letter to Minister for Tertiary Education Steven Joyce outlining student concerns about the downward pressures put on students and their ability to access quality tertiary education ... More >>

National student president to meet with Steven Joyce

Wednesday, 9 October 2013, 9:35 am | NZUSA

Tertiary Education Minister Steven Joyce will meet in his Beehive office tomorrow with Pete Hodkinson, President of the NZ Union of Students’ Associations (NZUSA) to review a representative range of issues facing New Zealand’s 420,000 tertiary ... More >>

Substance of Tertiary Education Strategy at risk

Wednesday, 2 October 2013, 4:57 pm | NZ Union of Students' Associations

Today’s release of the National Government’s draft Tertiary Education Strategy for 2014-2019 is at risk of being sidelined by Minister Steven Joyce’s unilateral move to shut down the representative model currently in place for University Councils, ... More >>

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