Unitec


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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The announcement today that Unitec will likely receive close to a $50 million bailout over the next two years, and the proposed appointment of a commissioner to steer the institution through a period of extreme financial difficulty, points to two important lessons – first, that policies of the last National Government are still being felt across the tertiary sector and are placing many of our public institutions in peril, and, second,...

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Unitec Chief Executive steps down

Unitec Chief Executive steps down


Posted By on Oct 12, 2017

The Chief Executive of Unitec, Rick Ede, has announced that he is stepping down after almost 10 years in the role. Ede’s contract had been due to finish at the end of 2018; however his resignation means the search for a new Chief Executive will start earlier than expected. The announcement follows a recent decision to bring back in-house many of the functions and activities that Unitec management outsourced to the business services...

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Students at Unitec are regularly going without food or other necessities because they cannot afford them, according to a survey of students by the Business Intelligence Centre at Unitec. The survey results have reignited calls on National to increase student support. With the budget announced next Thursday, NZUSA is calling on Finance Minister Steven Joyce and Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Paul Goldsmith to...

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Tertiary Update Vol 20 No 8 Government funding to polytechnics for the 2017 academic year has declined by 5 percent, figures published by Tertiary Education Commission show. Figures detailing how tertiary education organisations would be funded for the current academic year were published by the TEC on Tuesday. The TEU said it was concerned that delaying publication until after the start of the academic year lacked transparency. “We...

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NZQA’s decision to downgrade the confidence it has in the Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki’s (WITT) ability to provide quality education is symptomatic of a tertiary education system under immense strain. Published on Friday, NZQA’s latest External Evaluation and Review (EER) downgraded WITT to a category three, indicating it is “not yet confident” in the institution’s education performance or self-assessment. The downgrade...

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