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Students Call on Minister to be truthful in his calculations

Wednesday, 22 October 2014, 1:39 pm | VUWSA

Students are calling on the Minister of Tertiary Education, Steven Joyce, to go back to class and check his maths after he suggested that the government subsidises 80% of tuition costs. More >>

Students give free transport plan a green light

Tuesday, 5 August 2014, 2:48 pm | VUWSA

Victoria University of Wellington Students’ Association (VUWSA) President Sonya Clark welcomed the release of the Green Party’s Student Transport policy today, saying it is “a leap forward in addressing the cost of transport for tertiary students.” More >>

Students Challenge Parliament to Protect Student Voice

Tuesday, 22 July 2014, 12:45 pm | VUWSA

Student representatives on Victoria University of Wellington Council. LEFT: Elected-at-large student representative David Alsop. RIGHT: VUWSA President Sonya Clark. More >>

Students call for leaders to address rape culture

Friday, 4 July 2014, 9:59 am | VUWSA

Victoria University of Wellington Students’ Association (VUWSA) is calling for the government to recognize the recent controversy surrounding diplomat Muhammad Rizalman bin Ismail as a symptom of wider issues of rape culture in New Zealand. ... More >>

Councillors get on board with Fairer Fares

Thursday, 12 June 2014, 8:12 pm | VUWSA

Today the Greater Wellington Regional Council voted to introduce a 25% concession on public transport for tertiary students in the region, provided Wellington City Council and tertiary institutions helped to fund it. The Victoria University of Wellington ... More >>

Students March for a Community Without Sexual violence

Tuesday, 20 May 2014, 3:12 pm | VUWSA

‘Let Me Go Home’ – Students March for a Community Without Sexual Violence Trigger Warning: This content deals with sexual assualt and may be triggering to some people Today over 300 students from Victoria University of Wellington and other ... More >>

Regional Council Intends to Cut Major Student Bus Route

Friday, 2 May 2014, 10:20 am | VUWSA

Victoria University of Wellington Students’ Association President, Sonya Clark, is leading the call to “save the 18 bus route” after the Greater Wellington Regional Council’s proposed Regional Transport Plan plans to cut the “popular student ... More >>

Students Call for Co-ordinated Response to Recent Assaults

Wednesday, 23 April 2014, 9:46 am | VUWSA

Victoria University of Wellington Students’ Association President Sonya Clark sends her support to the victims of this weekend’s assaults and is calling for greater action to keep students safe on campus and around Wellington. “The recent ... More >>

Alarming Comments by Chair of Tertiary Education Commission

Thursday, 20 February 2014, 4:39 pm | VUWSA

Victoria University of Wellington Students’ Association (VUWSA) President Sonya Clark said she was, “alarmed and concerned”, at the commercial agenda being proposed for universities by the Tertiary Education Commission Chairperson John Spencer. More >>

Students back union's plan for tertiary education

Monday, 11 November 2013, 7:15 pm | VUWSA

Today Victoria University of Wellington Students' Association President Rory McCourt supported the Tertiary Education Union's $1b plan for fixing New Zealand's university and polytechnic sector, announced today at the union's annual conference. McCourt ... More >>

Students welcome Vice-Chancellor Appointment

Wednesday, 9 October 2013, 10:25 am | VUWSA

Victoria University of Wellington Students’ Association (VUWSA) President Rory McCourt today welcomed the appointment of Victoria University’s new Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive Professor Grant Guildford. More >>

Students to work with Mayor on Healthier Homes

Wednesday, 11 September 2013, 6:23 pm | VUWSA

Today Victoria University of Wellington Students’ Association hosted Wellington City Council Mayor Celia Wade-Brown at Victoria University to announce support for a rental warrant of fitness for Wellington, and the collaboration between Wade-Brown ... More >>

Students oppose conscription calls

Tuesday, 9 July 2013, 2:14 pm | VUWSA

Today students at Victoria University are opposing what they say is a ‘daft’ call to re-impose compulsory military training on New Zealand’s young people. President of Victoria University of Wellington Students’ Association (VUWSA) Rory McCourt ... More >>

Students mourn passing of Rosemary Barrington

Wednesday, 26 June 2013, 1:05 pm | VUWSA

The student community at Victoria University of Wellington are today remembering the life of Ms Rosemary Barrington following her passing earlier this week. More >>

Students say Govt tinkering ‘missed opportunity’

Saturday, 18 May 2013, 11:21 am | VUWSA

Victoria University of Wellington Students’ Association (VUWSA) President Rory McCourt said he was disappointed that the Government's Budget was a ‘missed opportunity’ to grow the knowledge economy and reduce inequalities through education. More >>

Student fares a regional issue

Friday, 10 May 2013, 1:28 pm | VUWSA

This week over 200 students’ crowded Victoria University of Wellington’s new Hub building to share their stories on the cost of public transport in Wellington, and called on the Greater Wellington Regional Council to extend the student discount ... More >>

Students encouraged by public transport poll

Tuesday, 26 February 2013, 9:14 am | VUWSA

Victoria University of Wellington Students’ Association (VUWSA) has welcomed the results from a recent poll, indicating support for public transport over roads had risen from 25 per cent in 1992 to 48 per cent amongst New Zealanders. More >>

Students call for Living Wage

Wednesday, 13 February 2013, 4:02 pm | VUWSA

Victoria University of Wellington Students’ Association (VUWSA) today called on Victoria University, as a student and publicly funded institution, to pay a Living Wage. More >>

Students give outgoing VC a Pat on the back

Tuesday, 29 January 2013, 11:40 am | VUWSA

Students give outgoing VC a Pat on the back In response to today’s unexpected announcement by Professor Pat Walsh that he will not be seeking a third term as Vice-Chancellor, Victoria University of Wellington Students’ Association (VUWSA) would like express ... More >>

Decision to decline fee rise applauded

Monday, 3 December 2012, 8:31 pm | VUWSA

The Tertiary Education Commission’s decision to decline an application for an 8% fee rise by Victoria University of Wellington was the correct one to make, say the Victoria University of Wellington Students’ Association (VUWSA) and NZ Union of ... More >>

 

 

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