Universities


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...

Read More

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...

Read More
Change can happen when young people vote

Change can happen when young people vote


Posted By on Aug 10, 2017

Young people have the power bring about real change, and a national campaign has been launched to encourage students to vote in the forthcoming election. The New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations’ (NZUSA) We Have Power campaign aims to challenge the misconception that students do not vote because they do not care. “The main principle behind this campaign is that young people do care, but politics has really failed to address...

Read More
Show your support for equal pay

Show your support for equal pay


Posted By on Aug 10, 2017

Members of the Tertiary Education Union (TEU) will be making some noise about equal pay next week. Make sure you know what’s happening in your area. The Equal Pay Week of Action starts on Saturday with events in Wellington, Whangarei, Auckland and Palmerston North. Over the course of the week events will also be taking place in Hamilton, Nelson, Christchurch and Dunedin. “The Equal Pay Week of Action will be a great opportunity to...

Read More

Tertiary Update Vol 20 No 26 A collection of personal stories published this week illustrates how public tertiary education can change lives and transform communities. Talking Tertiary Education is a collection of nearly one hundred stories selected by the Tertiary Education Union (TEU) to show the transformative power of public education. The collection starts a talanoa, a conversation, about the benefits of public tertiary education...

Read More
Otago staff take action

Otago staff take action


Posted By on Aug 3, 2017

Union members and students at the University of Otago have taken a stand in support of general staff at risk of losing their jobs under plans announced last week by the Vice-Chancellor. Tuesday’s action was the beginning of a campaign calling on Vice-Chancellor Harlene Hayne to abolish plans to cut 182 full-time equivalent jobs from some of the university’s most vital support services. Close to one hundred people came together on...

Read More