Posts by TEU


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,...

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Green Party announce new student policy

Green Party announce new student policy


Posted By on Sep 15, 2017

The Green Party has announced a new policy to support students. The policy includes increasing all student allowances by 20 percent. For a student under 24 years old not living with their parents this will mean an extra $39.50 a week. Those over 24 years would receive an extra $47.50 per week. The Greens also say they will make all post-graduate students eligible for student allowances, as a step towards making all students eligible....

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Future of academic freedom is at stake

Future of academic freedom is at stake


Posted By on Sep 15, 2017

Dr. Charles Sedgwick, a sociologist and teaching associate at the Victoria University of Wellington, discusses the risks to academic freedom if the government continues its market-based experiment in tertiary education. Academic freedom is perhaps not something we talk about much, and it is perhaps not something many of us will think about when we cast our vote over the next 10 days. Students rarely inquire fervently about what it is...

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Cat Pausé, a Senior Lecturer in the Institute of Education at Massey University and vice-president of the TEU, says the election offers an opportunity to improve access to tertiary education for Māori and Pasifika and for women. As New Zealanders go to the polls over the next 10 days, there are a number of important social issues I hope will be at the forefront of their mind, including poverty, house prices and childhood sexual abuse....

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On the Fence creators discuss how they are helping to guide people towards finding their best match amongst the parties standing in the upcoming election. Young people have rejected many aspects of party political politics and their participation rates are consistently around 30 percent below those aged over 50. Many are not enrolled. Of those who are enrolled, barely a third vote. Young people want dialogue, collaboration and...

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