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Student Loan Cap Extended

Posted 10:13pm Thursday 5th July 2018 by Esme Hall

Want to stay at University forever? Well, now you (almost) can. If you are a student of Medicine, Dentistry, Optometry or Veterinary Science, the Government has extended the student loan limit from seven to ten years, meaning you will no longer need to take out personal loans to complete your Read more...

How a Sexual Harassment Scandal Brought Down a Million-Dollar Student Campaign to End Sexual Violence

Posted 10:08pm Thursday 5th July 2018 by Sinead Gill

Content warning: sexual harassment, bullshit bureaucracy   Last year, the New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations was celebrating a $1.4 million dollar contract with ACC to combat sexual violence.  The deal was quietly cancelled due to a sexual harassment scandal within Read more...

Auckland University Students’ Association Loses More People

Posted 10:05pm Thursday 5th July 2018 by Esme Hall

The co-editors of Auckland University’s student magazine Craccum have resigned, alongside the International Students’ Officer of the Auckland University Students’ Association (AUSA), due to unsustainable workloads. This marks five total resignations for student reps at AUSA this Read more...

NZUSA on the Brink of Financial Collapse

Posted 8:13pm Thursday 17th May 2018 by Charlie O’Mannin

The New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations (NZUSA) is in what President Jonathan Gee called a “precarious financial situation”, and has had to ask its member associations to pay over $100,000 in advance in order to save the organisation. The OUSA exec voted to immediately Read more...

Hunters Gear Up for Magic Mushroom Season as Cold Weather Hits

Posted 9:01pm Saturday 5th May 2018 by Charlie O’Mannin

Summer is fading away to autumn, the temperature is dropping, the puffer jackets are multiplying, and getting out of bed is harder than making cool friends. It is also the start of magic mushroom season.  Critic approached some mushroomeers to ask how the season’s shaping up. Read more...

Two AUSA Executive Members Resign

Posted 2:29am Monday 30th April 2018 by Esme Hall

Two Auckland University Students’ Association executive members have resigned in the space of two days over claims of unreasonable work hours and poor management. Welfare Vice-President Isabel Holm resigned on Wednesday 18th April and Queer Rights Officer Isabella Francis resigned on Friday Read more...

Critic Offers to Purchase Vic Uni Student Mag Salient for $1500 and a Playstation 2

Posted 8:41pm Thursday 5th April 2018 by Joel MacManus

A recent fire sale at Victoria’s Salient Magazine isn’t solving the real problem, according to Waikato and Otago student magazine editors. Salient Magazine is facing a funding crisis recently after receiving $10,000 less than originally anticipated from Victoria University of Read more...

We Crashed the Prime Minister's Tea Party

Posted 6:33pm Thursday 8th March 2018 by Joel MacManus

Critic often doesn’t get invited to important stuff. Mostly because we aren’t important and no one really likes us. So we decided to start inviting ourselves. We had no idea that Jacinda Ardern was in town, reopening the Dunedin Law Courts and announcing Labour’s Read more...

Otago Student Involved in Russell McVeagh Scandal

Posted 5:55pm Saturday 3rd March 2018 by Esme Hall

Top-tier law firm Russell McVeagh, and the law profession in general, has faced criticism after complaints from students of sexual harassment by lawyers have come to light in the past weeks. The initial incidents reported by Newsroom occurred two years ago when two older male lawyers perpetrated Read more...

Student Association Confirms Being a Student Is Still Worse Than Being Unemployed

Posted 4:06pm Tuesday 28th November 2017 by Charlie O’Mannin

Jonathan Gee, the President of the New Zealand University Students’ Association (NZUSA), has taken issue with the National Party’s recent attack on the government's proposed $50 a week increase to the student allowance, arguing that National’s numbers do “not show the Read more...

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