Posts by TEU


Tertiary Update – Vol 21 No 13 Unitec’s likely $50 million bailout, and the proposed appointment of a commissioner to replace its Council, teaches us two important lessons, the Tertiary Education Union (TEU) said. The first of these lessons is that the policies of the last National Government are still being felt across the tertiary sector and are placing many of our public institutions in peril. The second lesson it teaches...

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Adjusting to tertiary study, feelings of loneliness and academic anxiety have been identified as major triggering factors of depression, stress and anxiety amongst students, in a new study released by the New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations (NZUSA). The Kei Te Pai? report surveyed nearly 2,000 students on their lived experiences in relation to mental health. The study is the first of its kind on tertiary students’ mental...

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A new government-backed campaign has been launched to help eliminate family and sexual violence, and suicidal behaviour among Pasifika young people in Aotearoa New Zealand. The Atu-Mai violence prevention programme has been developed to equip Pasifika young people and their families with the knowledge and tools to live violence-free. It takes an educational and skills-based approach to behavioural change across generations, and to...

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Sandra Grey, national president of the Tertiary Education Union, reflects on what the future holds for the provision of tertiary education in Northland. It’s been a rocky road in recent years for staff, students, and communities reliant on tertiary education provided in polytechnics around New Zealand and we all know this is true for Northland But when teams charged with advising the government on the future of our tertiary education...

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All future policy and funding should be based on the understanding that an accessible, fully funded and quality tertiary education sector is a core part of people’s everyday lives. That’s the advice staff working in the sector have given to the Education Minister Chris Hipkins in a report published as part of national education conversation, Kōrero Mātauranga. Presented to the Minister at a meeting with the Tertiary Education...

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