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Tertiary Update Vol 20 No 14 For-profit tertiary education providers may continue to let down students if a law change proposed by the Tertiary Education Minister, Paul Goldsmith, goes ahead, the TEU has warned. The warning follows news that one of New Zealand’s largest for-profit tertiary education providers for international students repeatedly failed to meet minimum educational standards, raising doubts about whether many of its...

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For people working in the aged residential, disability and home support sectors, gender biased low wages should be a thing of the past, the TEU said following a landmark decision to settle an equal pay case. The proposed equal pay settlement will make a huge difference to 55,000 mainly female caregivers and is a significant step towards addressing gender inequality in New Zealand. Care and support workers will see their pay lift to...

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University of Otago management could be about to propose a major shake-up of the way general staff work at the university, once the results of a support services review currently underway are known. It is widely expected that the review, which started in 2015, will recommend services are shared across the whole institution rather than replicated in separate departments. The job losses that are likely to result follow cuts made to the...

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March for Science events will take place across New Zealand on Saturday 22 April and the TEU is encouraging everyone to take part. The New Zealand March for Science events have been organised to coincide with more than 500 separate demonstrations that will celebrate the positive impact science makes to the lives of people around the world. Sandra Grey, TEU national president, said “the marches are an important opportunity for people...

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Tertiary Update Vol 20 No 13 Future generations of students could miss out on tertiary education altogether if a planned law change goes ahead, Sandra Grey, TEU national president, will tell parents and educators at the annual general meeting of the Quality Public Education Coalition (QPEC). Grey will tell QPEC that the choices students make regarding what to study could be restricted to the most profitable courses and locations under...

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Tertiary Update readers are asked to support those affected by the floods in Edgecumbe, Whakatāne and the surrounding area by donating to a dedicated fund set up by the TEU to help with relief activities. Donations can be made to the following TEU account named Emergency Relief Fund 38-9008-0493736-13. The fund will be used to help the local Whare Wānanga supply much needed food, clothing and bedding to the community. Massive flooding...

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