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October 16, 2006

Auckland University is the latest in a string of tertiary institutions announcing their intentions to reduce staff numbers in response to falling student numbers. The university has proposed to make about 13 positions redundant from the English, Art History and European Languages departments following a 4.5% student decline in the arts faculty over the last […]

September 25, 2006

The recent Inland Revenue student loan scheme annual report for the 2004/05 academic year has shown that student borrowing has decreased for the first time since 1998/99.

September 18, 2006

Recent Inland Revenue figures indicate a considerable drop-off in voluntary student loan repayments among graduates during the financial year in which the Government introduced its interest-free loan policy. The figures reveal payments made by borrowers have dropped by $54.2m, from $239m for the year ending June 6 last year to $185m this year.

September 11, 2006

Minister for Tertiary Education Michael Cullen has released a discussion document relating to the Tertiary Education Strategy (TES) for public consultation.

September 4, 2006

Victoria has been placed among the world’s top 500 universities, although it has been placed significantly lower than some other New Zealand universities.

July 31, 2006

MINISTER FOR Tertiary Education Dr. Michael Cullen last week announced further details of the tertiary funding model reforms, designed “to ensure tertiary education has greater quality and relevance”.

March 20, 2006

Student allowance recipients can expect a slight increase to their weekly income effective April 1 after an announcement by Social Development and Employment Minister David Benson-Pope.

March 20, 2006

The New Zealand University Students’ Association (NZUSA) appeared before Parliament’s Regulations Review Select Committee last Wednesday, to argue that changes to student allowance regulations have breached human rights.

February 27, 2006

Tertiary Education Minister Michael Cullen has announced a funding review for medical and dental students in response to a study published in the New Zealand Medical Journal.

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