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Bronwyn Hayward

Student interest in elections low

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The local body elections are almost at hand, providing many students their first chance to vote, but will they? Youth enrolment rates remain low and students say they are uninterested in the elections. FIONA THOMAS, JADE COOPER and KATE DAVIDSON investigate. Of 20 University of Canterbury students approached on campus… Read More »Student interest in elections low

Student unions shy away from political role

Student unions, once firebrand mouthpieces on the national political scene, are increasingly steering clear of controversial public debates, says a political commentator. University of Canterbury political science lecturer Bronwyn Hayward said student unions had become more business-like in recent years, basing decision-making on private sector models rather than prioritising student… Read More »Student unions shy away from political role