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


Vice Chancellor childish over student opposition

Vice Chancellor childish in face of student opposition to fee increases

Victoria University students are calling on their Vice Chancellor to spend more time considering the effects of his unnecessary fee increases and less time on the minutiae of the fee setting meeting.

The students are responding to a letter from the VC banning students from bringing school bags into this afternoon's Council meeting, where he intends raising 2005 fees by 4.5 percent.

"Stuart McCutcheon's behaviour is childish and petty when compared to the wider issue of hardship and student debt," said Amanda Hill, President of the Victoria University of Wellington Students' Association. "Once again, he wants to avoid facing up to the people that will be affected by fee increases."

Victoria University Council will meet at 4pm today to set fees for 2005. The Vice Chancellor has proposed a 4.5 percent fee increase despite strong opposition from University staff and students.

"The Vice Chancellor's attempts to ban schoolbags from the Council meeting is the sort of rules pre-school children are subject to," said Hill. "However, unlike Vic students, school students don't face huge debts for their education."

"Students are angry about the Vice Chancellor's proposal to raise student fees by 4.5 percent and will be making this clear to the Council meeting this afternoon, with or without our school bags," said Hill.

"Student members of the Council are hopeful that the Vice Chancellor and other members of Council will come to their senses before this afternoons meeting and vote for fee reductions instead of unjustified fee hikes," said Hill.

© 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