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Tertiary Update Election Edition – Vol 1 No 5 The TEU is pleased to report that Marama Fox, co-leader of the Māori Party, has told the TEU that her party is opposed to National’s tertiary education Bill. The Bill would give Ministers greater powers to divert public funds away from public tertiary education providers and hand them to private companies instead. Following kōrero with the TEU about the impact the Bill could have on...

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Craig West, a senior lecturer at Otago Polytechnic, discusses the importance of public tertiary education for second chance learners, as well as its role in the local community. Education sits at the heart of every community and this could not be truer than for the city of Dunedin. The University of Otago and Otago Polytechnic are central to life in the city. The fact that they are public institutions ensures that everybody has the...

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Jonathan Gee, national president of the New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations, says this election is a chance to make politics work better for students – which, he says, will benefit us all. For too long, students and young people have been shut out of politics. Politics has failed to speak to our lived experiences, and has failed to address some of the greatest challenges that future generations are set to inherit. That...

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National published its tertiary education policy for the election with minimal fanfare last week. The policy contains little of substance, but there are two commitments worth pointing to. The first is a target to increase the value of international education in New Zealand to $7 billion by 2025. The current international education strategy has a target of $5 billion. Whilst it’s great to encourage people to come to New Zealand to...

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What next for tertiary education?

What next for tertiary education?


Posted By on Sep 21, 2017

David Cooke, national chair of the Quality Public Education Coalition, looks at some of the key issues facing the tertiary education sector after the election, before offering some thoughts on what we can do together to ensure a positive future for students and staff. There is much that undermines tertiary education in New Zealand. Here are some key items, but in each case, there are valid responses. Legislation A most pressing...

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TEU celebrates Suffrage Day

TEU celebrates Suffrage Day


Posted By on Sep 21, 2017

Tuesday 19 September was Suffrage Day and TEU members were out in force to celebrate. Many chose to honour those women who fought and won the right to vote 124 years ago by coming together to vote early. The TEU teams at Victoria University, the Ara Institute of Canterbury, the University of Canterbury, Whitireia and the Waikato region each organised early voting events. Pay equity was one of key issues on people’s minds at...

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