Employment


Lincoln will no longer be a stand-alone university and will facilitate greater collaboration with a range of parties, according to article published this week by Vice-Chancellor Robin Pollard. The planned changes follow an advisory board report published last year that recommended the university cut courses, move away from being a standalone institution and privatise core services. In his article, Pollard said the institution would be...

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Tertiary Update – Vol 21 No 1 Two forums are to bring together staff, students, business, industry  trainers, sector leaders and policy makers to discuss the future of tertiary education under the Labour-led government. Vocational education and training is the subject of the first forum taking place on 1 March. It will be jointly hosted by the Tertiary Education Union (TEU), the Manukau Institute of Technology and the New...

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Immigration Minister Iain Lees Galloway has told Radio New Zealand that the government will ‘hold fire’ on changes to the rights of international students to work while studying. The admission comes after RNZ revealed that officials were advising a cautious approach in order to protect tertiary institutions. An Official Information Act request by RNZ revealed warnings from officials that changing student visa settings...

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NorthTec bosses have invited staff aged over 62 years to express an interest in quitting their jobs, raising fears that institution bosses are considering a further restructure by stealth, as well as wasting public money. The retire or resign offer has been made to staff who are not already affected by NorthTec management’s decision last week to press ahead with plans to cut more than 40 jobs, axe courses and close the...

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The Tertiary Education Union (TEU) said today that the State Services Commission (SSC) should take steps to reduce the imbalance in pay between Vice-Chancellors and Chief Executives and other staff of tertiary education institutions (TEIs). State Services Commissioner Peter Hughes has called for the brakes to go on chief executive pay across the State Sector following publication of the Senior Pay Report 2017 earlier this week. He...

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Auckland’s BEST Pacific Institute of Education closed last week after funding to the private training provider was pulled, leaving more than 1,000 students looking for somewhere else to study. Shareholders decided the institution could no longer trade after the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) cut funding because of concerns about its financial sustainability and performance. The TEC has been tasked with finding an...

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