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


New Student Allowance Regime Will Hit Architecture Students

New Zealand Institute of Architects Media Release
25 May 2012

New Student Allowance Regime Will Hit Architecture Students Hard

The new regulations announced in the Budget for tertiary students will hit architecture students very hard says the chief executive of the Institute of Architects, Beverley McRae.

“It means that architecture students will receive student allowances for just three years of a five year degree programme, meaning that these students will have to support themselves for the last two years.

The new regulations withdraw allowances from graduate students and as the architecture qualification is a combined under graduate and graduate programme, they do not qualify.

“The point is that you can do an undergraduate degree and become a lawyer or an accountant, but you can’t just do an undergraduate architecture programme and become an architect. It requires a further two years of study to achieve a Masters, plus several years of additional practical experience prior to being considered for registration.

“The Masters programme is full on and it’s not easy for students to have jobs to support themselves and there is little provision for paid practical work.

“It will be unfortunate if these new regulations deter people from entering the profession because of the financial pressures involved.

“We will be talking to Government about this situation,” says Ms McRae.


© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines


Reuben Moss' Property is Theft! & Kaitani at The Physics Room

Property is Theft! continues Moss’ interest in the contemporary urban environment as a space controlled by pulsing and unequal flows of capital and labour. Kaitani features work by the University of Canterbury Fijian Students Association and Kulimoe’anga Stone Maka. More>>

Handcrafted Form: Rare Treasures From Japan

This unique exhibition at Expressions Whirinaki represents 90 everyday objects made by contemporary Japanese artisans who employ various traditional craft techniques made in regional workshops. The works used in daily life are crafted from raw materials with techniques appropriate to bringing out the best of its medium, balancing ease of use with aesthetic appeal. More>>

Howard Davis Article: A Musical Axis - Brahms, Wagner, Sibelius

Brahms' warm and exquisitely subtle Symphony No. 3 in F major, Wagner's irrepressibly sentimental symphonic poem Siegfried Idyll, and Sibelius' chilling and immensely challenging Violin Concerto in D minor exemplify distinct stages of development in a tangled and convoluted series of skirmishes that came to define subsequent disputes about the nature of post-Romantic orchestral writing well into the following century. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: A Pale Ghost Writer

Reviewed by Ruth Brassington, Richard Flanagan's new novel is about a novelist hastily ghost-writing the biography of a crook about to go to trial. The reader is kept on a cliff-edge, as the narrator tries to get blood out of his stone man. More>>

New Zealand Wars Commemoration: Witi Ihimaera's Sleeps Standing Moetū

The second of several articles to mark Rā Maumahara, remembering the New Zealand Land Wars. The first was a Q&A with Vincent O’Malley, author of The Great War for New Zealand: Waikato 1800–2000. More>>




  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland