Education


The Tertiary Education Union is gathering ideas to present to the Prime Minister as part of her national kōrero on the future of education. The Prime Minister said Kōrero Mātauranga was the first step in finding out what students, staff, children, young people and their parents want the education system to look like over the next 30 years. Jacinda Ardern added that if the government is going to improve education to meet the needs of...

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Plans to reinstate the skills leadership role to Industry Training Organisations (ITO) and to get rid of communities of online learning have been announced by the Minister for Education. The proposals form part of a range of legislative changes Chris Hipkins is considering for later this year. From 2004 to 2014, the ITOs had a skills leadership role for their respective industries. This included identifying current and future needs,...

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A petition launched today calls on the government to use the forthcoming Budget to deliver on its promise to restore student allowance eligibility for postgraduates. Postgraduate allowances were scrapped by the previous National-led Government in 2013. Labour, along with the Greens and New Zealand First, pledged to restore the postgraduate allowance during last year’s general election. A petition calling on the government to keep this...

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Union members at the University of Auckland are disappointed by management plans published today to cut 45 full-time equivalent jobs in Libraries and Learning Services Te Tumu Herenga. People working in these 45 FTE positions are among the more than 114 dedicated staff members who have been told by management that their current roles will be disestablished, as the impact of the restructure on a range of other university services was...

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Tertiary Update – Vol 21 No 6 Students, staff, and Vice-Chancellors have called on the Minister for Education to work with the sector to change the existing funding model for tertiary education. Representatives at a Voices from Tertiary Education forum on the future of universities called for the change as part of a wide ranging statement that sets out a series of recommendations for the reform of universities. “There is a...

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Sharing the funding pie

Sharing the funding pie


Posted By on Mar 22, 2018

Following publication of the agreed statement from the Voices from Tertiary Education forum on the future of universities, Sandra Grey, national president of the Tertiary Education Union, looks at the commonalities with the statement recently agreed by the vocational education and training sector. Two forums, two sub-sectors, 150 education leaders, and one clear message – the way we share out the public’s money to tertiary...

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