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Two courses cut at Ara’s Timaru Campus

Two courses cut at Ara’s Timaru Campus


Posted By on Feb 23, 2017

Two courses have been cut from Ara Institute of Canterbury’s Timaru campus due to low enrolment numbers. A tourism and a photography course have both been cut for the forthcoming academic year. It is not currently clear whether the decision will affect staffing numbers. Only one person had applied to do the six-month NZ Tourism L3 programme, with three enrolments received for Ara’s level five Certificate in Photography....

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Tertiary Update Vol 20 No 5 With less than one week to go, support for the TEU’s Love Humanities national day of action on 22 February is growing. Gareth Hughes, the Green Party’s spokesperson for tertiary education, has recorded a video backing the day of action. In a further show of support, Hughes is planning to join the TEU at the University of Otago next Wednesday for part of their humanities teach-in. Chris Hipkins, the Labour...

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Tertiary Update Vol 20 No 4 Private tertiary education companies will receive the same funding as universities, polytechnics and wānanga under the provisions of a new law introduced in Parliament this week. The law, which amends the Education Act, means that for-profit private tertiary education providers (PTEs) that seek to maximise profits will be treated equally with those that do not; universities, ITPs and wānanga. Provisions in...

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Nine Indian students facing deportation because their India-based education agents submitted fraudulent documents are campaigning to stay in the country. The students have taken sanctuary in an Auckland church and are refusing to leave the country after Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse declined a request to cancel their deportation order. Each student had paid about $20,000 to arrange for visas, only to discover after arriving...

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