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


Students To Show Mass Opposition To Fee Increases

Students To Show Mass Opposition To Fee Increases

Victoria University students will turn out in force tomorrow for the special Council meeting that will consider a proposal to raise tuition fees by 4.5% in 2005. They will also consider a proposal to increase the Student Services Levy by $15 per full time student. The meeting will take place at 4pm in the Hunter Council Chamber on Kelburn Campus.

"The student body are preparing to mobilise in order to show mass opposition to this fee increase, which is without justification, reason or sense" said Victoria University of Wellington Students' Association (VUWSA) president Amanda Hill.

"After the three percent fee increase of 2003, and the surpluses recorded by the University over the last three years, students have had enough of Victoria exploiting them for increasing funds" said Hill.

"It has been suggested by the Vice-Chancellor that some of the funding increase given by government this year - totalling a 3.2% increase - could be used for a "discretionary fund" of up to $0.5 million for the new Vice-Chancellor" said Hill.

"This is an abuse of government funding that could be used to alleviate the increasing burden on students" Hill said today.

© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines


Howard Davis: NZSQ Conclude National Tour With ‘Release’ Programme

The NZSQ concluded their national tour in Wellington with a three-part programme, the triumphant final installment of which was entitled ‘Release.’ It included three pieces representing radical musical innovation... More>>

Howard Davis: The Show Must Go On - ‘La Traviata’ Opening Night Wobbles
Casting problems have beset ‘La Traviata’ since its first performance in March 1853 at Venice’s La Fenice opera house. Sadly, Saturday night’s premiere at Wellington’s newly-restored St James Theatre proved no different... More>>

Howard Davis: Dennis Villeneuve’s Dune - A Brief History

So many elements of Herbert’s novel have since become tropes of popular SciFi that Villeneuve’s film sometimes seems deceptively derivative. What makes all this nonsense essential viewing is his astonishing visual sensibility. More>>

Howard Davis: Jill Trevelyan's Rita Angus

Although Angus has become one of Aotearoa’s best-loved painters, the story of her life remained little known and poorly understood before Jill Trevelyan's acclaimed and revelatory biography, which has been republished by Te Papa press. More>>



  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland