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Students Pay for Tax Cuts for the Rich

Monday, 28 May 2012, 4:00 pm | New Zealand University Student's Association

“The National-led government is cutting student support so it can pay for its tax cuts for the rich”, said Pete Hodkinson, President of the New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations. More >>

Campus Safety Audit to be conducted by students

Thursday, 27 May 2010, 12:07 pm | New Zealand University Student's Association

The international human rights and anti-violence campaign ‘Thursdays in Black’ is being re-launched today by student executives around New Zealand, with many students’ associations also participating in a campus safety audit survey. More >>

NZUSA welcomes proposed student job initiatives

Friday, 1 May 2009, 2:52 pm | New Zealand University Student's Association

Students today are welcoming positive initiatives that tertiary institutions are proposing to support students who cannot find work over the summer period. Both the University of Canterbury Vice Chancellor Rod Carr and the University of Auckland ... More >>

Irresponsible NZVCC passing the buck to students

Thursday, 27 November 2008, 5:34 pm | New Zealand University Student's Association

Student leaders are expressing concern and disappointment at calls from the New Zealand Vice Chancellors’ Committee (NZVCC) for free reign on tuition fees and are warning against a return to the harsh reality of the last time Vice Chancellors got their ... More >>

National’s debt policy ‘ambulance at cliff bottom'

Wednesday, 24 September 2008, 2:33 pm | New Zealand University Student's Association

National’s recent policy announcement to write-off student debt in an effort to address medical workforce shortages in hard-to-staff-areas may provide welcome relief for those lucky few who benefit, however thousands of other skilled graduates will ... More >>

OECD report confirms student support inadequate

Thursday, 18 September 2008, 9:52 am | New Zealand University Student's Association

Figures released in the OECD publication Education at a Glance 2008 confirm New Zealand’s lack of investment in student support, and the high cost borne by students and their families. More >>

Student allowance adjustments just don’t cut it

Thursday, 3 April 2008, 4:48 pm | New Zealand University Student's Association

Students are labelling Government claims that this week’s paltry Consumer Price Index increases to student allowances reflect “support for vulnerable communities” as insulting. More >>

Government report highlights growing debt

Friday, 29 February 2008, 2:02 pm | New Zealand University Student's Association

Students are urging the government to take heed of the depressing statistics revealed in Student Loans and Allowances: 2006, the third report in recent weeks highlighting growing student debt and the lack of access to student allowances. More >>

Students back National’s call for free education

Wednesday, 30 January 2008, 4:29 pm | New Zealand University Student's Association

Students have welcomed the National Party recognising that fully funded public education is required to ensure quality and accessibility. More >>

NZUSA elects student leaders for 2008

Friday, 16 November 2007, 1:52 pm | New Zealand University Student's Association

The New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations (NZUSA) has elected its national officers for 2008. Liz Hawes and Paul Falloon will be the Co-Presidents of NZUSA and Analiese Jackson will be the NZUSA National Women’s Rights Officer. More >>

National plans fee hikes and increased debt

Tuesday, 2 October 2007, 1:19 pm | New Zealand University Student's Association

Students are alarmed by National Party leader John Key’s announcement that his party plans to remove the Fee Maxima policy, effectively promoting fee hikes and increased student debt. The comments were made at a recent Auckland University of ... More >>

Labour extends failed policy on student fees

Wednesday, 8 August 2007, 5:37 pm | New Zealand University Student's Association

Students are outraged that the Labour Government are extending the malfunctioning Fee Maxima scheme by another year, and have delivered a double-whammy by also loosening up the rules around fee setting for institutions. More >>

Student Debt Funds Budget Surplus

Friday, 18 May 2007, 10:03 am | New Zealand University Student's Association

Students are disappointed that the Government hasn’t used its significant surplus to meet its election promise of meaningfully increase support to students. More >>

Government needs to address doctor shortages

Monday, 7 May 2007, 10:29 am | New Zealand University Student's Association

“The Government workforce health task force group report needs to address the real issue of doctor shortages in New Zealand” stated Josh Clark Co-President of the New Zealand (NZUSA). More >>

Teaching Excellence Needs Investment As Well

Friday, 4 May 2007, 3:21 pm | New Zealand University Student's Association

Students today welcomed the release of the partial Performance Based Research Fund (PBRF) round however warn that funding of teaching needs to keep pace with the funding of research. More >>

Stats, More Stats and Increasing Student Debt

Wednesday, 4 April 2007, 9:42 am | New Zealand University Student's Association

Concerning statistics released today highlight that average student debt on graduation is increasing while numbers of students receiving allowances has decreased. More >>

Education Strategy Has Huge Issues to Address

Thursday, 14 December 2006, 3:12 pm | New Zealand University Student's Association

The success of the Tertiary Education Strategy (TES) announced today by Tertiary Minister Dr Cullen will rest simply on the outcomes it delivers to students, said the New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations (NZUSA). More >>

Government Allows Reckless Massey Fee Hike

Monday, 11 December 2006, 11:18 am | New Zealand University Student's Association

The New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations (NZUSA) denounced the Tertiary Education Commission’s approval of 10% undergrad fee increases and up to 100% postgraduate fee increases at Massey University for 2007. More >>

Money for Medical/Dentistry Must Address Fees

Thursday, 7 December 2006, 1:56 pm | New Zealand University Student's Association

The New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations (NZUSA) has welcomed the Government’s announcement today of an additional $24.6 million of annual funding for Medical and Dentistry education from next year. More >>

The Student Debt Cycle – Wellington Leg

Thursday, 2 November 2006, 1:06 pm | New Zealand University Student's Association

From Friday the 20th of October to November the 8th, Paul Chong, president of the Otago University Students’ Association, will be cycling the length of New Zealand to highlight the student debt cycle. More >>

 

 

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