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October 7, 2019

  Victoria University halls of residence are set to increase fees dramatically going into 2020, with some going up by as much as $4000 a year. Current annual fees for catered halls in 2019 sit around $14,000. However, fees for catered halls are slated to be approximately $17,000 for 2020. On these numbers, this is […]

July 22, 2019

  CW: Sexual Violence   The chances of a student experiencing  sexual assault at university are more than one to three.    Kayla Stewart, a PhD student at the University of Otago, is currently conducting research into the prevalence of sexual violence in New Zealand universities.   Stewart’s research suggests that one in three students […]

July 8, 2019

Wellington City Council has declared a climate emergency. The declaration comes after the Council’s City Strategy Committee voted to support the declaration.   Five other councils around the country have declared similar emergencies, including Auckland and Nelson. Countries like the UK have also declared climate emergencies.    Pressure for action has also come from climate […]

May 27, 2019

Leaked documents have revealed that the Education Faculty at Victoria University is planned to move location.   Victoria’s Faculty of Education administration is currently located on Level 8 of the Murphy Building, with the faculty’s 56 academic staff and 74 postgraduate students accommodated in the Wai-te-ata Apartments buildings.   The faculty offers programs that challenge […]

March 24, 2019

The Wellington Central Library has closed its doors for an undetermined period of time, as of Tuesday, 19 March 8.30 p.m. The public carpark will also be closed. Wellington City Council CEO Kevin Lavery deemed it necessary to close the library due to earthquake safety concerns. The decision was made in consultation with Mayor Justin […]

March 11, 2019

Victoria will be the first university in Australasia to offer the innovative new VoiceQ software in its courses..   VoiceQ is a software used by the television, film, video, and gaming industries to efficiently synchronise voice with pictures when dubbing in post-production. Voice synchronisation, or voice translation, is where the new audio is recorded over […]

March 4, 2019

The Otago University Students’ Association launched a controversial first-time drug testing initiative during their recent O-Week. The testing service was run by the New Zealand Drug Foundation and KnowYourStuffNZ, a professional and free-of-charge harm reduction service. Pill testing examines the clients’ recreational drugs for dangerous or unknown substances which could be harmful if consumed. The […]

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