Education


Management at the University of Otago has announced plans to shut down New Zealand’s only comprehensive bachelors to doctorate degree qualification in clothing and textiles science. The decision would severely undermine a valuable sector that draws world class talent to Otago, the Tertiary Education Union said. Learning and research opportunities at the Centre of Materials Science and Technology attract students from all over New...

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Plans announced by University of Otago management yesterday to shut down New Zealand’s only comprehensive bachelors to doctorate degree qualification in clothing and textiles science would severely undermine a valuable sector that draws world class talent to Otago, the Tertiary Education Union said. Learning and research opportunities at the Centre of Materials Science and Technology attract students from all over New Zealand and...

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Plans announced today for massive job cuts at NorthTec are symptomatic of National’s misguided approach to funding tertiary education and can be avoided with the support of the new government, the Tertiary Education Union said today. Management at NorthTec notified staff this afternoon of a planned restructure of the institution that would leave over 50 dedicated members of staff without a job and the potential closure of the Rawene...

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Tertiary Update – Vol 20 No 32 Rebuilding the tertiary education sector into one that benefits us all is an urgent priority for the new government and the Tertiary Education Union has published a briefing setting out the reforms that must be put in place. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced yesterday that she was appointing Chris Hipkins as the new Education Minister. The new Minister will be responsible for overseeing all...

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Rebuilding the tertiary education sector into one that benefits us all is an urgent priority for the new government, and to support the new Education Minister, Chris Hipkins, deliver the change we need, the Tertiary Education Union has today published a briefing setting out what reforms must be put in place. Providing a way forward for an accessible public tertiary education system, the briefing makes a series of recommendations that...

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Tertiary Update – Vol 20 No 31 Tertiary education institutions across New Zealand are restructuring how courses and services are delivered, causing unnecessary stress and uncertainty for thousands of staff and students. Eleven universities, polytechnics and wānanga have notified staff of their intention to restructure parts of the institution, with cuts and changes to courses, student support services and jobs likely. Many have...

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