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Today’s budget will cut funding to public tertiary education, handing millions of dollars of public funds to the private sector. Commenting on the announcement, Tertiary Education Union National Secretary, Sharn Riggs, said: “Today Stephen Joyce announced that National would cut more than $15.5 million in funding to our public universities and polytechnics, while increasing funding to private providers by almost $24 million. “This is...

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Tertiary Update Vol 20 No 19 If you agree that public funds should go to universities, polytechnics and wānanga instead of for-profit providers, tell National to keep tertiary education public, local and focused on learning, not profit. Paul Goldsmith, the Minister for Tertiary Education, is working with his National colleagues to change the law so he can fund companies that are more concerned about making a profit than quality...

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The New Zealand National College has stopped teaching four business courses after an investigation found assessment and moderation issues. The New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) found instances where business tutors at the college gave students the wrong marks Radio New Zealand reported that NZQA assessors disagreed with 80 percent of the grades they double-checked in two courses at the college in September last year. NZQA’s...

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Rising costs of living are preventing students accessing tertiary education and must be addressed in today’s budget statement, the New Zealand Union of Students’ Association (NZUSA) said. NZUSA has published a wish list of changes they would like to see announced in this afternoon’s Budget that it says would improve access to tertiary education. The changes include introducing a housing grant to deal with skyrocketing rents that can...

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It is Pink Shirt Day tomorrow and the TEU is working with Massey University to take a stand against workplace bullying by celebrating the day at each of its campuses. Pink Shirt Day is an opportunity for people to take a collective stand in support of healthy, respectful and bully-free workplaces. The TEU at Massey University will be talking to staff and students about workplace bullying at stalls from 11.30 to 1.30 at their Albany,...

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