Education


Tertiary Update Vol 20 No 14 For-profit tertiary education providers may continue to let down students if a law change proposed by the Tertiary Education Minister, Paul Goldsmith, goes ahead, the TEU has warned. The warning follows news that one of New Zealand’s largest for-profit tertiary education providers for international students repeatedly failed to meet minimum educational standards, raising doubts about whether many of its...

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March for Science events will take place across New Zealand on Saturday 22 April and the TEU is encouraging everyone to take part. The New Zealand March for Science events have been organised to coincide with more than 500 separate demonstrations that will celebrate the positive impact science makes to the lives of people around the world. Sandra Grey, TEU national president, said “the marches are an important opportunity for people...

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Tertiary Update Vol 20 No 13 Future generations of students could miss out on tertiary education altogether if a planned law change goes ahead, Sandra Grey, TEU national president, will tell parents and educators at the annual general meeting of the Quality Public Education Coalition (QPEC). Grey will tell QPEC that the choices students make regarding what to study could be restricted to the most profitable courses and locations under...

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Proposed cuts to the University of Waikato’s Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) will jeopardise the study options available to current and future students, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Neil Quigley, was told on Tuesday at a rally attended by staff and students. The VC plans to cut seventeen teaching jobs from music, religious studies, political science and public policy, screen and media, history, linguistics and women,...

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Staff and students at the University of Waikato have come together to campaign to save the arts and social sciences, as bosses press ahead with plans to cut 17 jobs. Save Waikato’s ASS launched this week by staff responds to a proposed shake up of the university’s Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) that jeopardises the study options available to current and future students in the Waikato region. History, political science,...

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National Party MPs representing electorates where local polytechnics face an uncertain future if Paul Goldsmith’s proposed law change goes ahead will be asked by TEU members to explain the local risks. Paul Goldsmith, Minister for Tertiary Education, is trying to change the law so he can subsidise private education providers with public funds intended for polytechnics, universities and wānanga. Goldsmith’s law would require...

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