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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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Otago University confirms job cuts

Otago University confirms job cuts


Posted By on Oct 12, 2017

Tertiary Update – Vol 20 No 30 The University of Otago confirmed today that 160 general staff positions will be cut as part of a massive shake-up in the way support services are delivered at the university. The university announced this afternoon that it has decided to proceed with a shared services model, which will see services such as student advice and support from cut from individual departments and replaced with more...

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Sandra Grey, national president of the Tertiary Education Union, reflects on some of the debate taking place at this week’s Education International Asia-Pacific conference. Another mass shooting in the US, ethnic cleansings and genocide, climate change threating the very existence of Pacific nations, and government support for companies profiting off poor communities desperate for education opportunities illustrate the complex world...

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Staff and students at Massey University have come together to urge the Vice-Chancellor to support well paid jobs. Several hundred staff and students have signed postcards calling on Vice-Chancellor Jan Thomas to introduce a transparent and equitable pay model for general staff and to offer a pay increase so staff can meet rising living costs. In recent years, pay increases for staff at Massey University have not kept pace with...

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This week is Mental Health Awareness Week which offers an important opportunity to reflect on the impact workplaces can have on our mental health. Looking after the wellbeing of staff benefits everyone – and tertiary education institutions need to do more. When staff feel their work is meaningful and they are valued and supported, they tend to have higher wellbeing levels. Published earlier this year, research by Tertiary...

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To celebrate World Teachers’ Day the Tertiary Education Union (TEU) is inviting feedback on what it plans to tell the next government to do to improve the profession. World Teachers’ Day is a celebration held annually to celebrate the great work educators do in New Zealand and around the world, many of whom are working in difficult conditions and with limited resources. Many of us will have memories of some amazing people that have...

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