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Tertiary Update – Vol 20 No 31 Tertiary education institutions across New Zealand are restructuring how courses and services are delivered, causing unnecessary stress and uncertainty for thousands of staff and students. Eleven universities, polytechnics and wānanga have notified staff of their intention to restructure parts of the institution, with cuts and changes to courses, student support services and jobs likely. Many have...

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Telford celebrate takeover

Telford celebrate takeover


Posted By on Oct 19, 2017

Taratahi Agricultural Training Centre has celebrated its takeover of Lincoln University’s Telford campus. Ministers provided the consents necessary to allow Taratahi’s acquisition of the Telford campus in July, with the transfer taking effect on 31 July. The Otago Daily Times reported that the celebration was attended by members of Lincoln University, Taratahi, the Telford Farm board, Telford students and representatives from the...

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Otago University confirms job cuts

Otago University confirms job cuts


Posted By on Oct 12, 2017

Tertiary Update – Vol 20 No 30 The University of Otago confirmed today that 160 general staff positions will be cut as part of a massive shake-up in the way support services are delivered at the university. The university announced this afternoon that it has decided to proceed with a shared services model, which will see services such as student advice and support from cut from individual departments and replaced with more...

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Sandra Grey, national president of the Tertiary Education Union, reflects on some of the debate taking place at this week’s Education International Asia-Pacific conference. Another mass shooting in the US, ethnic cleansings and genocide, climate change threating the very existence of Pacific nations, and government support for companies profiting off poor communities desperate for education opportunities illustrate the complex world...

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Staff and students at Massey University have come together to urge the Vice-Chancellor to support well paid jobs. Several hundred staff and students have signed postcards calling on Vice-Chancellor Jan Thomas to introduce a transparent and equitable pay model for general staff and to offer a pay increase so staff can meet rising living costs. In recent years, pay increases for staff at Massey University have not kept pace with...

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Enrolments down as cost of living rises

Enrolments down as cost of living rises


Posted By on Oct 12, 2017

The number of students enrolling in tertiary education has dropped to its lowest point in more than a decade, according to Ministry of Education figures. Ministry figures show 353,000 domestic students were enrolled in tertiary education last year, down from 423,030 people in 2009. The decline has been caused by the lack of financial support available to students and rising living costs, the New Zealand Union of Students’...

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