Plainsight summarised by Centrist
Over the past two decades, Prof Mike Grimshaw notes how informal snap polls of New Zealand’s undergraduate students reveal consistent views on society and the economy.
He observes that most tertiary students are pragmatic, hardworking, and focused on getting a degree to secure a better future. However, now a significant number expressed despair and despondency, with a vast majority considering leaving New Zealand due to housing, cost of living, and limited opportunities.
This election year, uncertainty looms as many students are undecided about their voting preferences, reflecting the wider population’s political sentiment.
This growing socio-economic brain drain challenges the country’s future prospects.