Candidates discuss plans for the future of tertiary education

Posted By TEU on Sep 15, 2017 |

Tertiary Update Election Edition – Vol 1 No 4

The TEU has been talking to the tertiary education spokespeople for Labour, the Greens and New Zealand First about how they plan to support public tertiary education.

Chris Hipkins, Labour Party

Gareth Hughes, Green Party

Tracey Martin, New Zealand First

Early voting is now open and there are voting booths available on, or very close to, campuses around the country.

You can enrol, check or update you details at any early voting place – so you can enrol and vote in one go right up to the close of business on Friday 22 September.

No ID is needed for either enrolling or voting at an early voting booth. To enrol and vote at the same time all anyone needs to do is fill out a special vote declaration with their ballot paper. Please note that you cannot enrol on election day itself.

Also in Tertiary Update this week:

  1. National’s nine years in education marked as a fail
  2. Social issues impact access to tertiary education
  3. Future of academic freedom is at stake
  4. Green Party announce new student policy
  5. Online tool for voters still On the Fence

Other news

The New Zealand Qualifications Authority has withdrawn the accreditation of yet another programme from a for-profit provider, the International College of New Zealand – NZQA

The New Zealand Qualifications Authority has launched a consultation on modifying the list of approved subjects for University Entrance – NZQA

The Southern Institute of Technology is considering new ways to encourage students to enrol after Labour promised to abolish fees for first year students – RNZ

Palmerston North has an international education strategy – Manawatū Standard

Māori TV talked to Māori students about their voting plans –  Māori TV

The Universal College of Learning has launched an Employability Hub to encourage students to gain part-time work relevant to their study – Manawatū Standard

Wintec has launched a new Level 4 Certificate in Health and Wellbeing, Social and Community Services programme – Wintec

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