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

 


Victoria Council increases student fees

18 September 2006

Victoria Council increases student fees

The Victoria University of Wellington Council today voted to increase domestic undergraduate student fees for 2007 by five percent, the maximum allowed under the Government’s fees maxima regime.

It also voted to increase fees for domestic postgraduate students by $500, again the maximum the Government allows.

The Council also voted unanimously to support a motion from student representative Nick Kelly, the President of the Victoria University of Wellington Students’ Association, for it to lobby the Government to increase funding to universities so future fee increases would not be required.

University Chancellor, Emeritus Professor Tim Beaglehole, said the Council increased student fees with the greatest reluctance.

“Every year the University Council is caught in an intolerable position. It has little option but to increase fees if it is to continue to be a quality research-led university as required by its Charter. We are required to the longer term future of the University against an ever increasing demand for quality and a decline in the rate of growth in the number of students enrolling.

“Student fees are one of the few sources of revenue we are able to control. This decision was unavoidable because Government has failed to maintain its level of investment per student and is not keeping pace with inflation. This was a key reason why the Council voted unanimously to support the resolution to lobby Government.”

A further motion, to apply to the Tertiary Education Commission, for an exemption to increase fees for humanities and social sciences, education, architecture and law students by a further five percent, was deferred for consideration at a future meeting of Council.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

NZ On Air TV Funding: More Comedy Comes Out Of The Shadows

Paranormal Event Response Unit is a series conceived by Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi as a TV spin-off from their highly acclaimed feature film What We Do In The Shadows. More>>

ALSO:

Mars News: Winners Announced For The 2016 Apra Silver Scroll Awards

Wellington singer-songwriter and internationally acclaimed musician Thomas Oliver has won the 2016 APRA Silver Scroll Award with his captivating love song ‘If I Move To Mars’. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: Salt River Songs by Sam Hunt

Colin Hogg, a longtime comrade of Sam, writes in his Introduction that, ‘There is a lot of death in this collection of new poems by my friend Sam Hunt. It’s easier to count the poems here that don’t deal with the great destroyer than it is to point to the ones that do.’ More>>

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>>

ALSO:

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>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Education
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news