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‘I felt pressured to go to uni’: Better career advice for teenagers could prevent dropouts

Former uni student says better career advice at high school could help prevent students dropping out

Dilworth School saved my life, but harmed many others

Liam Rātana on how the place that saved him may also have damaged other young men for life.

How the Polynesian Panthers’ legacy is alive today

Nearly 50 years since the Polynesian Panthers formed, their legacy lives on through young activists.

A law student making $250 a week shows us how she spends her money | Show Us Your Money

This law student flatting in Auckland Central receives $230 a week in student loan living costs - which adds to her $60K student loan debt each…

I watched the Young Voters' Debate and was actually entertained

Here are seven highlights from last night's showdown.

Seven students tell us why they’re learning te reo Māori

Seven students tell us why they’re learning te reo Māori.

I did a BA... and turned out fine

“There’s something about the work you’re creating that cannot be replicated in any other sector.”

Bachelor of Arts degrees, like all degrees, have an important part to…

Some unis are bumping up grades because of Covid and students say it’s unfair

Otago and Auckland University are automatically bumping up grades across the board in response to Covid-19. But most other New Zealand universities have ruled a grade…

Students with disabilities are hoping online learning wasn't just a Covid phase

University classes start back in-person this week, and students will once again have to drag themselves out of bed to get to class. But those with…

Students are refusing to pay rent for university accommodation they can’t use

Students at halls of residence across the country are being asked to continue to pay for accomodation they can’t access due to Covid-19 restrictions. Halls at…

Students are fuming at the government's Covid-19 tertiary support package

Yesterday the government announced a Covid-19 tertiary support package, but the allowances can’t be spent on essentials like rent and food. Students say the government is…

We spoke to uni students scrambling to get home before lockdown

People are flooding to ferries and planes to get across the Cook Strait before lockdown. Students say tickets to the North Island sold out in minutes…

Students tell us the meanest thing someone has said to them online

What's the meanest thing someone's ever said to you online? The answers from students at AUT's O Week show us that harmful comments are much too…

Students tell us how they would unf*ck the world

We hit up Otago Uni's O Week to ask the pertinent question, "How would you unfuck the world?" The responses were wide-ranging: some practical, some philosophical…

Students show us the last photo on their phone, surprisingly

We wandered around O-week at the University of Canterbury with one pressing question for students - what's the last photo you took on your phone? Despite…

Degree minors have major impact

Even if you're doing the same degree as someone, your experiences could be very different depending on the majors and minors you pick. AUT business students…

The Manor

On October 6, a Dunedin house party ended in the death of second year university student Sophia Crestani. Natasha, a fellow university student at the party,…

Student Side Hustles: Phoric

Being highly caffeinated is a common state among university students, but Holly and Bradley took it one step further! Sick of the usual suspects in the…

Victoria Uni students imagine the future of tech

Robot bodies, 3D printing organs and improving the way we use social media... students take a break during their all-nighters at Victoria Uni to ruminate on…

Pulling an all-nighter at Auckland Uni

Whether it's being unable to connect with other people, or being unable to connect your laptop because everyone's hogging the sockets, the issues uni students face…

The ‘Huge Beast’ Dominating New Zealand’s Climate Debate

On the morning of the first School Strike 4 Climate in March, there were just three police officers assigned to provide crowd control in Wellington. The…

Wasted

Our student culture of getting wasted and transitioning into professionals.Seven years ago. 1am on a freezing Dunedin morning.

Everybody around me had their pants off – as…

How hard is it to find a flat in Auckland?

Liam is searching for one of the most elusive and expensive things in Tāmaki Makaurau: a flat 🏠🏡