Education


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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Sandra Grey, national president of the TEU, says National must be held accountable for failing students and teachers across the education sector and for eroding the rights of all working people. Imagine living in a country that genuinely ensured ‘inclusive and equitable quality education’ and promoted ‘lifelong learning opportunities for all’. A country that provides free retraining if you are made redundant, enough support personnel...

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More support needed for student nurses

More support needed for student nurses


Posted By on Sep 7, 2017

Tertiary Update Election Edition – Vol 1 No 3   Jackie McHaffie, a Senior Academic Staff Member at the Centre for Health and Social Practice at Wintec, highlights the impact a lack of financial support has on the ability of people to access nursing courses. Far too many student nurses have to forgo the most basic essentials of daily life in order to get through their study. In other words, people that have chosen to...

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Tina Smith, a Senior Lecturer in nurse education at the Universal College of Learning, explains why the future of healthcare is such an important issue at this election. “Health, wealth and happiness”, is a very common saying because without health you will not have wealth or happiness and this applies not only to individuals but to our communities and our country. Hence, health should be a priority. Yet over the last decade the...

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