Silverline Draws Criticism

Posted 4:01pm Sunday 25th July 2021 by Denzel Chung

A student who attended the Silverline Festival is accusing organisers of not providing enough mental health support for attendees, but Silverline say feedback from their event was overwhelmingly positive. Last week, Critic Te Arohi reported that the event cost $26,000. The student reached out Read more...

Government Finalises Tertiary Pastoral Care Code

Posted 4:24pm Sunday 25th July 2021 by Alex Leckie-Zaharic

After a lengthy submission period, the Government has finally wrapped up their tertiary pastoral care code, called the Education (Pastoral Care of Tertiary and International Leaners) Code of Practice 2021. They now expect compliance from tertiary institutions throughout New Zealand. While there Read more...

3000 Holy Sausages Distributed

Posted 4:11pm Sunday 25th July 2021 by Denzel Chung

You know what they say: Give a man a sausage, he eats for a day. Teach a man to grill, and he’ll love Jesus for life. A group of young people from Dunedin churches — mostly students — handed out an estimated 3,000 sausages and 1,000 hash browns, free-of-charge, over Re-O Read more...

@OtagoUniStudAss: The OUSA Twitter Account that May or May Not Be Official

Posted 4:00pm Sunday 18th July 2021 by Erin Gourley

OUSA have an old Twitter account. Or do they? The handle is OtagoUniStudAss, a joke so bad that it seems like Critic came up with it. There are fifteen tweets in total. The profile picture is someone jumping on a roof at the Hyde Street Party. They posted a photo of a burning couch in Read more...

Otago Not Surprised At Auckland Abandoning NZUSA

Posted 2:44pm Sunday 18th July 2021 by Runze Liu

Otago Uni Students’ Association (OUSA) is unsurprised that Auckland Uni Students’ Association (AUSA) is giving 12 months’ notice to leave the New Zealand Union of Students’ Association (NZUSA). OUSA President Michaela Waite-Harvey stated this is “not a shocking turn Read more...

Queer Space Will Open On Friday

Posted 2:58pm Sunday 18th July 2021 by Elliot Weir

After almost three years of planning, delays, and bureaucratic hurdles, an official opening of the Campus Queer Space has been announced by OUSA for 23 of July at 10.30am.  The space, which is located near the terrace lounge (upstairs from the link), includes furniture, decorations, and Read more...

The Exec Did Stuff and Wrote About It, Now Read About Us Reading About It

Posted 11:00am Tuesday 13th July 2021 by Fox Meyer

Nobody set the minimum page count of the Exec’s second quarterly reports of 2021 at seven pages, but they chose to write that much, anyway. We read through all of them to let you know who’s doing what. Points were given exclusively for brevity, because that’s the only thing we can Read more...

OUSA Finds Flaws in Government Drug Testing Policy

Posted 11:15am Tuesday 13th July 2021 by Alex Leckie-Zaharic

OUSA wasted no time in giving feedback on the Government’s new Drug and Substance Checking Legislation Bill, hoping to make the bill less likely to screw students over.  The submission, prepared by OUSA Political Rep Mhairi Mackenzie Everitt, outlines OUSA’s history with drug Read more...

University RAGE at Heavy Handed Government Policies, Polite Bureaucrat-Speak Mask Comes OFF to Reveal COMPLETE BREAKDOWN of Relationships at Education Coalface

Posted 5:02pm Sunday 30th May 2021 by Alex Leckie-Zaharic

Last week Critic wrote about OUSA’s submission on the Government’s new policy around tertiary students, and the gist was that while they liked the vibe, they didn’t like the details. The Uni seem to agree, saying that the Code is “eminently sensible” but also has a lot Read more...

OUSA Criticises “Paternalism” in Code of Pastoral Care

Posted 11:34pm Sunday 23rd May 2021 by Alex Leckie-Zaharic

OUSA has submitted in support of the proposed Education (Pastoral Care of Tertiary and International Students) Code of Practice 2021, but proposed several changes to the wording of the policy.  “OUSA considers the implementation of the Code as necessary, especially in addressing spaces Read more...

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