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


Students mourn the death of affordable education

Vic Students mourn the death of affordable education but still fighting fee increase

Students gathered in the Victoria University Quad today to commemorate the passing of affordable education after the Victoria University Council decided to raise the 2004 fees by 3% without any cost case to justify the increase.

Funeral director, Jeremy Greenbrook lead the ceremony where speeches were read out and then the group of students had a procession down Kelburn Parade, complete with a life size coffin and finally buried the ashes of the effigy of the Vice-Chancellor.

“Students are fighting this unnecessary fee increase and have had rolling protests and occupations despite being threatened with trespass notices, and have burned the Vice Chancellor in effigy,” said Catherine Belfield-Haines Victoria University of Wellington Students’ Association (VUWSA) .

“We believe that the University has raised fees irresponsibly and that student fees are becoming a revenue gathering exercise,” said Belfield-Haines. “Victoria and other universities are in a good financial position and have raised fees just because they can. We will be asking Government to step in over the fees issue and stop this from happening again next year.”


© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines


Electronica: Restoring The World’s First Recorded Computer Music

University of Canterbury Distinguished Professor Jack Copeland and UC alumni and composer Jason Long have restored the earliest known recording of computer-generated music, created more than 65 years ago using programming techniques devised by Alan Turing. More>>


Scoop Review Of Books: Almost Getting Away With Murder

The Black Widow by Lee-Anne Cartier: Lee-Anne Cartier is the sister of the Christchurch man found to have been murdered by his wife, Helen Milner, after an initial assumption by police that his death, in 2009, was suicide. More>>

Howard Davis: Triple Echo - The Malevich/Reinhardt/Hotere Nexus

Howard Davis: The current juxtaposition of works by Ralph Hotere and Ad Reinhardt at Te Papa perfectly exemplifies Jean Michel Massing's preoccupation with the transmigration of imagery in a remarkable triple echo effect... More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Nō Tāu Manawa

Vaughan Rapatahana responds to Fale Aitu | Spirit House by Tusiata Avi: "fa’afetai Tusiata, fa’afetai, / you’ve swerved & served us a masterclass corpus / through graft / of tears & fears..." More>>

9 Golds - 21 Medals: NZ Team Celebrates As Rio 2016 Paralympic Games Close

The entire New Zealand Paralympic Team, led by kiwi sprinter and double gold medallist Liam Malone as flag bearer, are on the bus to the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro for the Closing Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. There, they will celebrate the fantastic successes of the past 10 days. More>>


New Zealand Improv Festival: The Festival Of Moments To Return To The Capital

The eighth incarnation of the New Zealand Improv Festival comes to BATS Theatre this 4-8 October , with a stellar line-up of spontaneous theatre and instant comedy performed and directed by top improvisors from around New Zealand and the world. More>>


Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news