Ara Institute of Canterbury


Two courses cut at Ara’s Timaru Campus

Two courses cut at Ara’s Timaru Campus


Posted By on Feb 23, 2017

Two courses have been cut from Ara Institute of Canterbury’s Timaru campus due to low enrolment numbers. A tourism and a photography course have both been cut for the forthcoming academic year. It is not currently clear whether the decision will affect staffing numbers. Only one person had applied to do the six-month NZ Tourism L3 programme, with three enrolments received for Ara’s level five Certificate in Photography....

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As wildfires continue to spread in Christchurch, members and staff of the TEU send thoughts and best wishes to all those affected. Approximately 450 homes have been evacuated and at least eleven destroyed in fires that have been burning in the Port Hills area since Monday. It is estimated that the fires have spread to cover an area of 1,850 hectares. Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Rod Carr, of the University of Canterbury has written to staff...

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Tertiary education is the opportunity to pick up students the mainstream has ignored, says award-winning teacher Michael Armstrong from Ara Institute of Canterbury. Armstrong received a TEU award of excellence on Monday night for his contribution to teaching fine arts to his South Canterbury students. He says his job is to help students who have never before had their views validated or their learning supported. “To undertake the...

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Ara Institute of Canterbury launches


Posted By on Mar 31, 2016

Ara Institute of Canterbury, the newly named merger of CPIT and Aoraki polytechnics, has spent $1 million on its rebrand according to The Press. TEU organiser Phil Dodds does not begrudge the new polytechnic its $1 million rebranding but says it is important that it is willing to invest in its people as well as its brand identity. Yesterday chief executive Kay Giles launched the new name, Ara Institute of Canterbury, to be commonly...

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The construction industry needs to mentor more women into trades says CPIT trades tutor Sandie Chamberlain. Chamberlain says that by training and employing more women and a more diverse range of people, the construction industry could alleviate some of the systemic problems it faces. Chamberlain, who is resigning from her job at CPIT to take up an opportunity in the private sector, says the more women on a construction site, the safer...

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Tertiary Update Vol 19 No 5 “I was in a garden centre when Sunday’s earthquake hit and everybody froze,” says TEU organiser Gabrielle Moore. “As soon as it stopped everyone ran straight for the car park, to their cars, their phones and their families.” “I was sick to my stomach.  I couldn’t do anything and that feeling of distress did not leave all day.” Moore and  Cindy Doull, another...

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