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


OUSA Warns of Unpredictable Student Response


7 May 2001
For immediate release

OUSA Warns of Unpredictable Student Response

The Otago University Students’ Association fears student responses to tuition fee increases could resemble those of the 1990’s.

“Students are under the impression that a decade of escalating tuition costs is over. If the University is seriously contemplating fee increases then students will undoubtedly be angry,” said OUSA President Ayesha Verrall.

“Tuition fees are already incredibly high and continuous increases are unsustainable. The University must cease looking to students every year for additional income.”

“A University that has completed such ostentatious capital works projects will struggle convince the community that it is too poor to maintain current fee levels even with Government compensation,” argued Ms Verrall.

Otago medical students have also received support from the New Zealand Medical Association on the basis that high medical student fees have adversely affected the medical workforce.

“Council should remember it has obligations other than maintaining a balance sheet, and these must be considered carefully.”


Ayesha Verrall, OUSA President
Ph: 03 479 5332
Cell: 021 345 368

© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines


Howard Davis: Five Hidden Los Angeles Treasures (Part I)

The immense cultural diversity of LA provides an extraordinary variety of lifestyles and architecture. Here are five 'hidden' destinations where the discerning traveller can appreciate and enjoy this unique and constantly evolving metropolis. More>>

City Of 100 Lovers: Multi-Million Dollar NZ Theatre Production To Launch

Produced in New Zealand with an $8 million budget, this musical comedy has been created with both locals and tourists in mind. More>>

Howard Davis Review: The Outsider Art of Tony Fomison

Among such gifted contemporaries as Bill Hammond, Tony de la Tour, and printmaker Jason Grieg, Fomison distinguished himself as highly idiosyncratic, and could have become wealthy, had not his demons prevented him from investing his income wisely. In his near monochrome oil painting on black hessian, he staked out a territory of morbid originality. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Immortal Love

The series has a wild-west tone with a steampunk vibe, so if you’re a fan of Joss Whedon’s Firefly or Joe Abercrombie’s Shattered Sea, then chances are you’ll enjoy this book. More>>

Howard Davis Review: The Trappings of Success - McQueen

This troubling documentary about the extraordinary life and untimely death of British fashion designer Alexander McQueen is a cautionary tale of an extremely gifted, but self-destructive soul caught up in a business that chews up and spits out its creative talent. More>>

Indycars: Dixon Wins Fifth US Championship

The New Zealand motor racing driver Scott Dixon has won the US Indycar championship for the fifth time, finishing second in the final race of the season in Sonoma, California. More>>




  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland