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April 23, 2012

Loses what’s left of spine in process. Graduates hoping to take a holiday from responsibility during their OE will no longer be able to leave the woes of student debt behind, following a reduction in the loan repayment holiday. Led by Minister of Revenue, Peter Dunne, recent amendments to the current student loan legislation are the […]

May 30, 2011

Recent figures have revealed that 50 New Zealand borrowers owe over $11 million of debt in student loans. This includes eight who each owe more than $280,000. These figures have surfaced with the government’s 2011 Budget, which aims to significantly cut costs of government spending in wake of the Christchurch earthquake recovery. Part of this […]

May 23, 2011

Last Tuesday Victoria University celebrated its brightest graduates from the Faculty of Education at the inaugural Teacher Education Excellence Awards. Awards were given to those students who gained an A+ average in their academic studies and performed strongly while on teaching placement in 2010. Thirteen recipients from a range of teacher education programmes received the […]

April 11, 2011

On Monday 4 April, the Green Party’s Tertiary Education spokesperson David Clendon rallied alongside students and staff outside the Auckland University Senate meeting. The Tertiary Education Union is in the process of negotiating a collective agreement with Auckland University. Students and staff are concerned that the University is prioritising cost-cutting over protecting their interests. The […]

April 4, 2011

Last week, Victoria’s School of Design launched ‘Design LED Futures—City 2040’, a project which involves fifty final-year Industrial Design and Digital Media Design students working collaboratively to develop propositions for Wellington’s future. Wellington Mayor Celia Wade-Brown launched the project, which is being sponsored by the Wellington City Council as part of its ‘Wellington 2040’ project. […]

March 28, 2011

A recent research project by a final year Victoria PhD student has revealed that young Muslims are happier in NZ than in the UK. Jaimee Stuart’s study examined the well-being, psychological symptoms, behavioural problems, discrimination and immigration stress of approximately 300 Muslim youths, aged 16-27, in both countries. Surveys in New Zealand produced more positive […]

March 21, 2011

Victoria law students are being given a chance to use their legal skills in community projects with the recent launch of The Wellington Community Justice Project. This project is a student-driven initiative, where students can help those in the community who do not have access to legal advice, while gaining practical experience in law. The […]

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