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Salient. Victoria University of Wellington Students' Newspaper. Volume 31 Number 16 July 16, 1968

Universities Conference

Universities Conference

The Victoria University Council is organising a conference of all universities in October this year. This will be followed by a plenary session in March 1969.

The issue has been floating around for the past few months, and the last Council meeting decided to take a lead by calling the preliminary conference in October which will consider such questions as: failure rates, average time taken for compltion of degrees, supply of graduates to meet the country's requirements, rationalisation of courses, scope and nature of research projects and any other items of general interest to the university.

The purpose of the conferences will be to critically examine the aspects of the university system with a view to reform. All universities and the university Grants Committee will be invited to participate.