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StudyLink’s cruel and unusual punishment

Thursday, 26 November 2015, 8:58 am | NZUSA

Students with only one parent due to death should not be repeatedly tested by StudyLink to check if their loved one is still dead, the national student union says. More >>

Smith’s housing standards on right track

Friday, 20 November 2015, 10:12 am | NZUSA

Student leaders are welcoming progress towards national standards for rental properties. More >>

‘It’s our future’ say Aoraki students

Thursday, 19 November 2015, 3:34 pm | NZUSA

The newly announced CPIT-Aoraki polytechnic has been put on notice. Students and staff held a rally today at Aoraki’s Timaru campus to launch a community campaign around the merger taking place between the two institutions. More >>

Govt rush cheats thousands of students

Wednesday, 18 November 2015, 9:42 am | NZUSA

Media Release: New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations The national student union is encouraging students who may have been shortchanged by the way the Government implemented the Social Security Act to file today to claim back any money owed before ... More >>

Aoraki shambles shuffling deckchairs

Tuesday, 10 November 2015, 12:59 pm | NZUSA

The national student union is doubtful the merger between Aoraki Polytechnic and CPIT will produce better outcomes for students. More >>

Youth Unemployment Rise worries Students

Wednesday, 4 November 2015, 5:34 pm | NZUSA

Student leaders are reporting increasing concern amongst students of their graduate prospects as the unemployment rate rises to 6% and youth unemployment increases 1.7% to 15.33%. More >>

Productivity Commission must face up to Generation Debt

Wednesday, 4 November 2015, 1:51 pm | NZUSA

The national student union says with student debt reaching $15b in February, the Productivity Commission's tertiary education inquiry must face up to the elephant in the room: out of control student debt. More >>

Turnbull law not enough

Monday, 19 October 2015, 8:58 am | NZUSA

A re-announcement by Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull that the Australian Government intends to extend student loan eligibility to 2,600 New Zealanders living in Australia is not nearly enough, says the national student union. More >>

Students to rally against Debt Sentence

Sunday, 18 October 2015, 11:49 am | NZUSA

In the last ten years fees at New Zealand’s largest university, the University of Auckland, have gone up 50.82%, or by over $2,400 per student per year. In the last five years alone fees have shot up by $1,400 (or 24.64%). More >>

Otago to return to the fold

Friday, 16 October 2015, 9:24 am | NZUSA

Students at the University of Otago have voted overwhelmingly to stay in the national student movement by a 26-point margin in referendum that closed at 4pm today. More >>

Councils bill an opportunity to restore student voice

Thursday, 15 October 2015, 4:10 pm | NZUSA

The New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations is welcoming the drawing of David Cunliffe’s Education (Restoration of Democracy to University Councils) Bill which would restore mandatory staff and student representation to New Zealand’s eight ... More >>

Vic students vote to keep their national voice

Friday, 25 September 2015, 7:26 am | NZUSA

Students at Victoria University of Wellington have voted to stay in the national student movement by a 45-point margin in a referendum held this week. More >>

Seymour should sharpen up on facts over ‘harden up’ comments

Tuesday, 15 September 2015, 1:47 pm | NZ Union of Students' Associations

The national student union says comments by ACT Party leader David Seymour should be withdrawn given the verifiable explosion of stress and anxiety experienced by New Zealand’s tertiary students. More >>

Information welcome, but good advice lacking

Monday, 14 September 2015, 5:40 pm | NZUSA

The national student union is today welcoming the Government's move to increase information for prospective students, but says careers advice needs an overhaul to deal with what it says is information overload. More >>

Students only sausage rolls in Aussie takeover

Friday, 4 September 2015, 11:10 am | NZUSA

Students will suffer when Academic Colleges Group (ACG) gets swallowed up by an Australian company that makes everything from electricity to sausage rolls, says the national student union. More >>

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 >>



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