Ara Institute of Canterbury


Staff, students and members of the local community will come together tomorrow to call on the government to change its tertiary education funding model to better meet the needs of rural areas. The event at the Ara’s Institute of Canterbury’s Timaru campus will focus attention on how competitive funding is impacting people’s ability to access learning opportunities in regional communities. Over the last five years, National...

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Diane McCarthy, a TEU member from the Ara Institute of Canterbury, shares what it was like submitting oral evidence to the Education and Science Select Committee on the tertiary education bill. Speaking from Christchurch by teleconference to the select committee on behalf of our TEU branch Executive Committee was an exciting experience. As a state house girl from 1950s Naenae, having access to quality public education is what has made...

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The decision to cut five courses at the Ara Institute of Canterbury is symptomatic of an approach to tertiary education that is failing local communities, the TEU said. Last week management announced five level 2 and 3 primary industry courses are to be closed, leaving six people out of a job. Responding to the consultation that first proposed closing the courses, the TEU called on Ara to collaborate with the local community on a...

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The decision to cut five courses at the Ara Institute of Canterbury is symptomatic of an approach to tertiary education that is failing local communities, the Tertiary Education Union (TEU) said today. Management’s decision to cut five level 2 and 3 primary industry courses leaves six people out of a job and will deny future generations of Timaru students the opportunity to gain certain qualifications in the primary industries [1]....

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National will be betraying a pledge to ensure quality tertiary education  provision in Timaru unless it intervenes to save five primary training courses earmarked for closure at the Ara Institute of Canterbury, the TEU has said. Management at the institution has released a consultation paper outlining plans to shut down five courses, leaving six staff facing redundancy. The institution cites one reason for the proposed closure as...

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National will be betraying a pledge to ensure quality tertiary education provision in Timaru unless it intervenes to save five primary training courses earmarked for closure at the Ara Institute of Canterbury, the TEU said today. Management at the institution have today released a consultation paper that outlines plans to shut down a five courses, leaving six staff facing redundancy. The institution cites one reason for the proposed...

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