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Change happens when we stand together

Change happens when we stand together


Posted By on Aug 17, 2017

Tertiary Update Election Edition Vol 1 No 1 Together we have stopped National’s attempt to change the law to funnel public money to private tertiary education. Over the past few months, nearly 5,000 people have joined our campaign to keep tertiary education public – signing petitions, making thousands of submissions, and appearing before the Select Committee to present their view about the risks posed to our tertiary education system...

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Your university, pay and the living wage

Your university, pay and the living wage


Posted By on Aug 17, 2017

Dr. Wayne Linklater, co-president of the Victoria University of Wellington (VUW) branch of the Tertiary Education Union, discusses how paying the Living Wage would help advance the values of public institutions like VUW. Universities are the engine of progress. They train the next generation; encourage and debate new thinking, design new policy and practice; and develop new treatments and technologies. They are also economic engines...

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Nicole Wallace from the School of Social Sciences at the University of Auckland shares a powerful story about studying for a tertiary degree with a mental health condition, highlighting the importance of public tertiary education for people with mental health and social needs. Completing a tertiary degree is challenging under the best circumstances. Completing a tertiary education when you have a serious mental health condition is...

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Steven Wharehinga, president of the Tertiary Education Union branch at the Universal College of Learning, looks at what regional tertiary education means for Māori, Pasifika and low income families. National’s plan to require Ministers to give for-profit providers the same funding as public institutions should be opposed for the detrimental impact it would have on access to tertiary education for Māori and Pasifika. The plan would be...

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Yesterday’s International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples provided an important opportunity to reflect on the impact National’s tertiary education Bill would have on Māori. Observed on 9 August every year to promote and protect the rights of the world’s indigenous population, the day is a reminder that education must be accessible, publicly funded and available for all without discrimination. The right of indigenous...

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Members of the Tertiary Education Union (TEU) were among the winners of the 2017 Tertiary Teaching Excellence awards. Announced at a Parliamentary dinner on Tuesday evening, the awards recognise twelve top tertiary teachers for the contribution they make to the success of their learners, departments, organisations and communities. The evening’s top honour was awarded to Dr. Te Taka Keegan, a senior lecturer in the Computer Science...

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