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National Maori Tertiary Scholarships Awarded

Friday, 30 May 2003, 5:22 pm | Aotearoa Tertiary Students Association

The Honorable Parekura Horomia will present five scholarships on behalf of the Aotearoa Tertiary Students’ Association (ATSA), Te Roopu Tautoko, and Kawau Limited at Te Poho O Rawiri Marae as part of Te Hui Tauira in Gisborne this evening. More >>

Gisborne, The Centre With More Than Just Sunshine

Friday, 30 May 2003, 1:09 pm | Aotearoa Tertiary Students Association

This afternoon will mark the opening of Te Hui Tauira where the Honourable Parekura Horomia will lead the Manuhiri on to Te Poho O Rawiri Marae in Gisborne. Maori Students, Staff, and sector representatives as well as members of the Gisborne community will ... More >>

Double-edged sword to female students

Tuesday, 20 May 2003, 4:33 pm | Aotearoa Tertiary Students Association

"The Aotearoa Tertiary Students' Association’s (ATSA) national women's advisory committee, ATSA Women in Action (AWA), believes this budget offers some positive initiatives for women in tertiary study,” said Rachel Davis, Chair of AWA. More >>

Government risks destroying student good will

Thursday, 15 May 2003, 2:59 pm | Aotearoa Tertiary Students Association

The Aotearoa Tertiary Students' Association (ATSA) believes that any attempt by tertiary education institutions [TEIs] to use the fee maxima regime as a cash cow to milk more tuition fees from students will create a massive backlash against the government. More >>

Meeting the needs of Mâori in tertiary education

Thursday, 15 May 2003, 11:03 am | Aotearoa Tertiary Students Association

Budget 2003: Meeting the needs of Mâori in tertiary education - The Aotearoa Tertiary Students' Association (ATSA) believes that an effective way to make sense of this afternoon's budget [as it relates to Mâori tertiary education] is to read it in tandem ... More >>

Budget Must Match Tertiary Education Strategy

Thursday, 15 May 2003, 10:53 am | Aotearoa Tertiary Students Association

The Aotearoa Tertiary Students' Association (ATSA) believes that an effective way to make sense of this afternoon's budget [as it relates to education] is to read it in tandem with the Tertiary Education Strategy. More >>

International Student Forum, 9 - 10 May 2003

Tuesday, 15 April 2003, 1:47 pm | Aotearoa Tertiary Students Association

The International Student Forum to be held in Nelson on 9 - 10 May will provide stakeholders in the sector with an opportunity to consider the relationship between the needs of international students and the government's tertiary education strategy. More >>

International Student Forum 2003

Thursday, 3 April 2003, 9:28 am | Aotearoa Tertiary Students Association

The Aotearoa Tertiary Students' Association (ATSA) confirmed today that the first ever national conference to focus on the needs of international students studying in New Zealand will be held at the Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology on ... More >>

Increase in inflation adjustment rate bad news

Wednesday, 26 February 2003, 10:56 am | Aotearoa Tertiary Students Association

The Aotearoa Tertiary Students' Association (ATSA) notes that the reduction in the base interest rate (from 5.1% to 4.2%) means that debtors to the Student Loan Scheme eligible for base interest right-offs will face increases in their total debt burden. More >>

Student Allowance promises efficiency and equity

Thursday, 20 February 2003, 11:28 am | Aotearoa Tertiary Students Association

The Aotearoa Tertiary Students' Association (ATSA) awaits with interest the promised discussion document which will investigate tertiary student support changes signalled by the Associate Minister of Education (Tertiary Education) over the last several ... More >>

Continuous Student Allowance promises efficiency

Thursday, 20 February 2003, 9:03 am | Aotearoa Tertiary Students Association

The Aotearoa Tertiary Students' Association (ATSA) awaits with interest the promised discussion document which will investigate tertiary student support changes signalled by the Associate Minister of Education (Tertiary Education) over the last several ... More >>

Reasons for optimism with launch of TEC

Friday, 14 February 2003, 4:42 pm | Aotearoa Tertiary Students Association

The Aotearoa Tertiary Students' Association (ATSA) believes all tertiary students, across the sector, can be reasonably confident that the newly created Tertiary Education Commission (TEC), is the best tool to generate real change in the way the tertiary ... More >>

Fee maxima are a necessary protection for students

Monday, 3 February 2003, 3:37 pm | Aotearoa Tertiary Students Association

The Aotearoa Tertiary Students' Association (ATSA) is disappointed that the Education Forum continues to distort the ideals of social equity and distributive justice which form part of the basis for tertiary education fee maxima. More >>

Time for Govt to deliver full student allowance

Friday, 31 January 2003, 10:04 am | Aotearoa Tertiary Students Association

The Aotearoa Tertiary Students' Association (ATSA) welcomes the news that the government is intending to widen access to student allowances. ATSA recommends that a 52 week allowance be a part of their ‘delivering for students,’ in their second term. More >>

Student loan repayment thresholds

Friday, 20 December 2002, 4:10 pm | Aotearoa Tertiary Students Association

The Aotearoa Tertiary Students' Association (ATSA) is disappointed that the government continues to use the domestic purposes benefit as the income threshold for student loan repayments. The association advocates use of the average wage as a less arbitrary ... More >>

"Ripoff" Reporting An Insult To Tertiary Students

Friday, 6 December 2002, 3:36 pm | Aotearoa Tertiary Students Association

The Aotearoa Tertiary Students' Association (ATSA) believes today's (6 December 2002) Dominion Post front page lead story 'Millions go in student ripoff' reflects poorly on the investigative abilities of its authors, and is more suited to the back pages ... More >>

All Students Have Rights

Tuesday, 26 November 2002, 3:08 pm | Aotearoa Tertiary Students Association

The Aotearoa Tertiary Students' Association (ATSA) is advocating for an ‘International Students Reference Group’ be established. This group would include student representatives, government officials and representatives of both public and private education providers. More >>

Stop Setting People up to Fail

Tuesday, 19 November 2002, 11:32 am | Aotearoa Tertiary Students Association

The Aotearoa Tertiary Students' Association (ATSA) believes that public and private tertiary providers have a moral and ethical responsibility to not enrol students who do not reach the academic entry level required. These are the students most likely ... More >>

Families suffer the effects of Student Debt

Friday, 1 November 2002, 2:34 pm | Aotearoa Tertiary Students Association

The Aotearoa Tertiary Students Association (ATSA) said today that recently released research findings on “Women and Student Debt” show that the student loan scheme is having negative effects on families. The majority (56%) of respondents in our study ... More >>

Student Allowance Regulations Penalise Families

Tuesday, 29 October 2002, 12:51 am | Aotearoa Tertiary Students Association

The Aotearoa Tertiary Students' Association (ATSA) research findings indicate that students from families with more than one sibling in full time study may suffer disadvantage because of the current student allowance parental-income thresholds. This disparity ... More >>

   

 

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