Submissions and Letters 2023

Submissions and Letters 2023

Letters and Submissions OUSA has made in 2023

These are all the letters that were sent to MPs in 2023, calling for better support for students. Where possible, and when a response is received, they were be uploaded here.

Are you concerned about the proposed changes to departments at the University of Otago? OUSA has created a submissions template to help you tell the Univeristy your thoughts. We'll update this as more proposals come through with the relevant emails and dates.You can find the template here


Letter to Prime Minister - Support for Students

Letter to Minister of Education - Tertiary Education Funding

Letter to Ministry of Education - Fee Regulation Policy Changes

Letter to Minister of Housing - Future of Student Housing in NZ 

Letter to the Tertiary Education Commision - Funding Reallocation

Winter Energy Payment Letters

Letter to Minister of Social Development 

Letter to Minister of Finance

Letter to Minister of Health


Waka Kotahi - Consultation on He Tohu Huarahi Māori Bilingual Traffic Signs Programme

         Submitted to uphold our obligations under Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

Ministry of Primary Industries - Submission on Review of Longlining

         Submitted on behalf of OUSA to support UOO Marine Science students.

UNESCO Global Convention - Submission on the Recognition of Qualifications Concerning Higher Education