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AuthorJasmine Freemantle

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October 12, 2009

I stood for President on a platform of creating a sustainable and accountable students’ association, driven by VUWSA’s eight constitutional goals. Much of the work I’ve undertaken this year has concentrated on rebuilding an Association which had been neglected under my two immediate predecessors, and putting in place strategies and procedures in order to best […]

October 5, 2009

Tolley and her draft Tertiary Education Strategy 2010-2015 Earlier in the year the students’ association organised for the Minister of Education and Tertiary Education Anne Tolley to address students at Victoria. I organised for this event to take place at a Student Representative Council (SRC) meeting scheduled for Tuesday 6 October. Last Thursday afternoon I […]

September 28, 2009

Education (Freedom of Association) Amendment Bill Last Wednesday parliament voted Roger Douglas’ Education (Freedom of Association) Amendment Bill through to the select committee stage following its first reading. The Bill was drawn from the ballot in August, and aims to “uphold students’ right to freedom of association, by ensuring that no student is compelled to […]

September 21, 2009

This Monday the University Council will meet to determine next year’s domestic fees, as recommended by the Council’s Finance Committee last week. Domestic fees for all Victoria University of Wellington (VUW) courses, along with those for New Zealand School of Music (NZSM) students will be set. The Council will also consider what Vice-Chancellor Professor Pat […]

September 14, 2009

VUWSA Annual General Meeting Every year VUWSA is constitutionally obliged to hold two general meetings—an Initial General Meeting (IGM) and an Annual General Meeting (AGM). VUWSA’S AGM will be held this Wednesday, 1pm, at the Mount Street Bar and Café. The VUWSA 2008 Annual Report will be presented at the meeting, and nominations for life […]

September 7, 2009

Student Fees Forum VUWSA and the University are hosting a Student Fees Forum this Wednesday. The Chancellor and I have agreed to host this Forum in order to communicate the issues considered by the University Council when setting student fees. The Forum provides an opportunity for Victoria students to be addressed by the University concerning […]

August 17, 2009

Every September you have the opportunity to elect your peers to represent you on the VUWSA Executive. As students at Victoria, you also have the option of standing for the Executive yourself. Nominations are now open for the 2010 Executive. The Executive governs the Association, and represents students’ interests locally, and as members of the […]

August 10, 2009

VUWSA is currently compiling course entries for The VUWSA 2009 Alternative Student Guide.  The publication is produced annually by the VUWSA Education Team, coordinated and edited by the Vice-President (Education). Every year, surveys are distributed to first year classes that ask each student to grade their course in terms of its content, workload and its […]

August 3, 2009

This month, Victoria University of Wellington will undertake an independent evaluation of its academic processes. The evaluation is part of a ‘fourth cycle’ of academic audits at New Zealand universities. Previous academic audits at Victoria took place in 1996, 2000 and 2005. The first audit cycle encompassed a whole-of-institution audit, while the second centered on […]

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