Education Policy | Post Primary | Preschool | Primary | Tertiary | Search

 

Union fees to rise 23%

Students at Otago University have expressed concern at the announcement made that fees to join Otago University Students Association (OUSA) are to rise by 23% next year.

The rise of $15 was condemned by Otago President of Prebble's Rebels, Sean Dougherty, who described the hike as an outrage.

Mr Dougherty said "this fee hike is even more unconscionable given that membership of OUSA is compulsory. Students have no choice but to dip into their pockets and find even more money to pay for junkets, bureaucracy and fringe political groups."

"OUSA demands reductions in university fees but exposes it's hypocrisy by hiking their own levies. Does OUSA think students have plenty of money for political extremism?"

ENDS

For more information, contact:
Sean Dougherty (+64)(021) 2675811
otago@rebels.org.nz
http://www.rebels.org.nz

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Transit Of Mercury: Historic Viewing Recreated

Keen stargazers gathered at Te Whanganui o Hei, or Mercury Bay, on the Coromandel Peninsula to watch a rare astronomic event this morning. More>>

ALSO:

Forest And Bird: Hoiho Crowned Bird Of The Year For 2019

Widely considered an underdog, the valiant hoiho (yellow-eyed penguin) has smashed the feathered ceiling to win Bird of the Year, a first for seabirds in the competition's 14 year history. More>>

ALSO:

Howard Davis: Very Silly Stormtroopers - Jojo Rabbit

Described as “an anti-hate satire,” Taiki Waititi's latest movie depicts the growth of a young boy in Nazi Germany who seeks advice on how to become a tough man from his 'imaginary friend' - a highly eccentric version of Adolf Hitler.
More>

Howard Davis: Tricky Dicky - Peter Morgan's Frost/Nixon

At a time when talk of presidential impeachment has once again become a political reality, there is no more apposite drama than this gripping 'true story' about the most-watched TV interview in history. More>

Scoop Review Of Books: 'the everrumble' by Michelle Elvy

This is Zettie’s tale from her birth date in 1965 through to her ‘passing’ at the age of 105. Yet, Zettie’s tale is our own tale, as humans still all-too-often hell-bent on destroying our environment and therefore our fellow creatures – and thus – symbiotically and inevitably – ourselves. More>>

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION
 
 
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland