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Loan scheme a goldmine for student politicians

Wednesday, 9 April 2008, 2:01 pm | Student Choice

Despite complaints from student politicians, the student loan scheme is a goldmine for compulsory student groups because it allows the cost of compulsory student association membership to be hidden in the amount students pay at enrolment, voluntary membership ... More >>

Labour minister supports freedom of association

Wednesday, 19 March 2008, 9:49 am | Student Choice

Voluntary membership lobbyists Student Choice are congratulating Clayton Cosgrove after he demonstrated his support for freedom of association and hopes he will now persuade his colleagues why compulsory membership of tertiary student associations ... More >>

Student Choice Welcomes New Tertiary Minister

Thursday, 1 November 2007, 2:33 pm | Student Choice

Student Choice congratulates Pete Hodgson on becoming the new Minister of Tertiary Education after today's Cabinet reshuffle, and challenges him to allow students the right to freedom of association by introducing voluntary membership for all student ... More >>

OUSA Takes Steps Towards Voluntary Membership

Friday, 6 July 2007, 5:11 pm | Student Choice

Student Choice would like to congratulate the Otago University Students' Association on moving towards becoming an organisation that students would want to join voluntarily. More >>

Students Misrepresented Over Mapp Bill

Sunday, 27 August 2006, 2:00 pm | Student Choice

NZUSA's salivation over the demise of Dr Wayne Mapp's Employment Relations (Probationary Amendment) Bill is a gross misrepresentation of the opinions of students. More >>

VUWSA president OKs fee increase

Monday, 31 July 2006, 3:59 pm | Student Choice

A week before the Victoria University of Wellington Students Association (VUWSA) holds a meeting to protest increases in tuition fees, the VUWSA president has proposed raising the association's own compulsory fee, Student Choice said today. More >>

NZUSA name change won't solve core problem

Sunday, 2 July 2006, 1:27 pm | Student Choice

Changing the name of the New Zealand University Students Association (NZUSA) can't disguise the organisation's fundamental problem - its illegitimate claim to represent all university students, Student Choice said today. More >>

Bums-on-seats funding ok for student politicians

Sunday, 9 April 2006, 2:30 pm | Student Choice

At the same time student politicians are criticising the so-called bums-on-seats method of government funding for tertiary education, compulsory student associations continue to receive their income through exactly the same funding approach, Student ... More >>

Australian VSU law laudable but flawed

Monday, 19 December 2005, 9:32 am | Student Choice

Australia's Liberal government is to be congratulated for protecting tertiary students' right to freedom of association through their new voluntary student union law, however tertiary institutions and student unions are likely to attempt to subvert it, Student ... More >>

NZUSA misrepresents centre right voting students

Friday, 11 November 2005, 3:47 pm | Student Choice

Student Choice have raised concerns over the election of the president of Young Labour as co-president of New Zealand University Students' Association (NZUSA). More >>

VUWSA down and out on $1.3 million

Friday, 4 November 2005, 3:23 pm | Student Choice

Despite putting out the begging bowl to cover costs of its recent Salient legal action, Victoria University Students Association (VUWSA) is a very wealthy incorporated society which this year took over $1.3 million in compulsory fees from Victoria University ... More >>

Student Choice Concerned Over Date-Rape Story

Thursday, 22 September 2005, 4:28 pm | Student Choice

Student Choice today raised serious concerns over forced-funding of a recent issue of Otago student magazine, Critic. The magazine, edited by Holly Walker and owned by the Otago University Students Association (OUSA) featured an article which has ... More >>

NZUSA's Labour-Green bias misrepresents thousands

Thursday, 15 September 2005, 9:37 am | Student Choice

Today's statement by the New Zealand University Students Association (NZUSA) urging people to vote Labour Greens misrepresents the political views of thousands of students who support parties of the centre right, Student Choice said today. More >>

Fraud allegations reason vs compulsory membership

Monday, 13 June 2005, 10:24 am | Student Choice

Raids on the homes of Wintec student association executive members and allegations of election fraud provide further reasons for the government to back down on its strong support of compulsory student association membership, say Student Choice. More >>

Compulsory VUWSA flipflops on VUW marketing

Wednesday, 25 May 2005, 8:29 am | Student Choice

Just two months after criticising Victoria University's marketing expenditure, the compulsory Victoria University Students Association (VUWSA) has collaborated with Victoria University in an advertising campaign, Student Choice spokesman Glenn Peoples ... More >>

"Opt In Fees Don't Apply to Tertiary Students"

Tuesday, 17 May 2005, 1:25 pm | Student Choice

Opt In Fees Don't Apply to Tertiary Students: Benson-Pope Student Choice said a statement made last week by David Benson-Pope on payments for extra curricular activities in schools has exposed the government's glaring double standard in relation to non-tuition ... More >>

Associations Misrepresent Students Over Scheme

Friday, 13 May 2005, 9:06 am | Student Choice

Student associations around New Zealand have come out attacking the Government's tertiary savings scheme, claiming that students are against the idea despite having done no research at all to establish what students think. Recently press releases ... More >>

Compulsory WSU loss up 1060%, assets down 59%

Thursday, 14 April 2005, 11:13 am | Student Choice

The latest accounts for the compulsory Waikato Students Union (WSU) show the association posted a loss of $243,127 in 2003, up 1060% on the previous year, and net assets fell 59%, Student Choice revealed today. More >>

Compulsory WSU Raises Its Fee By 50%

Friday, 1 April 2005, 4:16 pm | Student Choice

The compulsory Waikato Students Union (WSU) has raised its fee for 2005 by 50% despite protesting against an increase in tuition fees last year, Student Choice said today. More >>

Compulsory WSU blows $60K of student money

Wednesday, 16 March 2005, 11:47 am | Student Choice

The compulsory Waikato Students Union (WSU) this year spent $60,000 of students' money on Orientation Week events, a 200% increase over last year, Student Choice said today. More >>