Salient: Victoria University Students' Paper. Vol. 28, No. 11. 1965.
The National Petition conducted by NZUSA in May this year is unlikely to become a major topic of debate before next year's parliamentary elections.
The Petition carried a list of the deprivations that various students considered they had suffered. It was circulated to the seven New Zealand Universities, and some success was had In appending names to the list.
As the Canterbury delegate pointed out at NZUSA Winter Council, its prime motivation and "raison d'etre" was the bursary anomalies. The official announcements on bursaries after the Budget debate had cleared up many of these.
NZUSA will continue to document cases of student deprivation. Meanwhile the Petition will be tabled for reconsideration next Easter.