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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria, Wellington. Vol. 22, No. 9. Thursday, August 13, 1959

Money and Roof

Money and Roof

Exec adopted the following main recommendations from the Education Sub-committee's report:

That a case can be made for an increase in boarding allowances in H.S.C. Bursaries and in Junior and National Scholarships.

That N.Z.U.S.A. put forward a case for tying all awards to the Consumer Price Index.

That as the conditions at present applying in the system of bonded bursaries seem reasonable, no steps should be taken to eliminate this type of bursary.

That the Senior Scholarship be increased to the value of £300. (In 1920 a Junior Scholarship was worth £20; in 1960 it will be worth £110. Whereas the Senior Scholarship in 1920 was £60, it will be worth only £90 in 1960).

That the number of Junior, Senior and National Scholarships be increased, and that the actual increase be based on—
i)The increase in the student roll.
ii)the increase in students of eligible age since 1920.
iii)the increase in the number of candidates for scholarships.

That we vigorously support N.Z.U.S.A. in their proposal to obtain Government support for the building and development of hostels.

The above demands are not exorbitant. They show the minimum needs for ordinary human comfort and freedom from nagging anxiety.

The committee also agreed that we should support the moves for an improvement in staff-student ratio and higher salaries for university staff.