A mass by-election is being held after more than a third of
Otago University Students' Association executive resigned
within a month.
The Otago University Students' Association remains in a solid
financial position, and ran an operating surplus of more than
$500,000 last year.
The Otago University Students' Association celebrated its
124th birthday in style yesterday with president Ruby
Sycamore-Smith blowing out the candles on a massive cake.
Laura Harris is the Otago University Students' Association's
new education officer after a by-election this week.
The Government's decision to shrink university councils and
get rid of mandatory staff, student and union membership has
been slammed as a ''power grab'' and ''an attack on
The students are back in town and set to revel in a week of
fun that has become the envy of those studying outside
Faster internet and fair student support are two key issues
for students, writes Ruby Sycamore-Smith, the 2014 president
of the Otago University Students' Association.
A lack of work for graduates means former Otago University
Students' Association president Francisco Hernandez is
heading to Wellington.
Signal construction manager David Driver stands in the Otago
University Students' Association (OUSA) Recreation Centre,
formerly known as the Clubs and Societies building, which is
being renovated as part of a $2 million upgrade.
The Otago University Students' Association president has
promised to fight to make student rights an election issue if
chosen as president of the national students' association.
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