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Helen Stewart MacKenzie, a teacher educator at the Eastern Institute of Technology (EIT), shares her thoughts on what’s currently working well at the institution as part of the Tertiary Education Commission’s (TEC) ITP Roadmap Project. One of the most important successes we can point to at EIT is the work we have done to build  partnerships with the local community and the stakeholders that rely on us to ensure graduates have the...

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Students and staff need a stronger voice

Students and staff need a stronger voice


Posted By on Aug 10, 2018

Last week, Annemarie Jutel, Professor of Health at Victoria University, was part of a TEU panel presenting to MPs on the Education Select Committee about the Government’s proposals to return students and staff to tertiary education institution councils. Here she shares her views on why it’s so important the Bill passes and allows for a much stronger voice for students and staff. For too long tertiary education has been in the hands of...

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National MP and Chair of the Education and Workforce Selection Committee, Parmjeet Parmar has told nearly two hundred union members that they will not be given the opportunity to tell MPs in full what they think about legislation to put students and staff back on tertiary education institution councils. MPs on the Education and Workforce Select Committee are in the midst of hearing evidence on the Government’s proposals to put into...

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MPs voted last night to put into law a requirement that people experiencing family violence get support at work. The Domestic Violence – Victims’ Protection Bill passed in Parliament last night, 63 votes to 57, with only National and ACT voting against it. National supported the bill at first reading – with many of its MPs saying during the debate how proud they were to be backing it. But they later withdrew their support. The...

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Tertiary Update – Vol 21 No 13 Unitec’s likely $50 million bailout, and the proposed appointment of a commissioner to replace its Council, teaches us two important lessons, the Tertiary Education Union (TEU) said. The first of these lessons is that the policies of the last National Government are still being felt across the tertiary sector and are placing many of our public institutions in peril. The second lesson it teaches...

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A new government-backed campaign has been launched to help eliminate family and sexual violence, and suicidal behaviour among Pasifika young people in Aotearoa New Zealand. The Atu-Mai violence prevention programme has been developed to equip Pasifika young people and their families with the knowledge and tools to live violence-free. It takes an educational and skills-based approach to behavioural change across generations, and to...

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