Universities


Adjusting to tertiary study, feelings of loneliness and academic anxiety have been identified as major triggering factors of depression, stress and anxiety amongst students, in a new study released by the New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations (NZUSA). The Kei Te Pai? report surveyed nearly 2,000 students on their lived experiences in relation to mental health. The study is the first of its kind on tertiary students’ mental...

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A new government-backed campaign has been launched to help eliminate family and sexual violence, and suicidal behaviour among Pasifika young people in Aotearoa New Zealand. The Atu-Mai violence prevention programme has been developed to equip Pasifika young people and their families with the knowledge and tools to live violence-free. It takes an educational and skills-based approach to behavioural change across generations, and to...

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All future policy and funding should be based on the understanding that an accessible, fully funded and quality tertiary education sector is a core part of people’s everyday lives. That’s the advice staff working in the sector have given to the Education Minister Chris Hipkins in a report published as part of national education conversation, Kōrero Mātauranga. Presented to the Minister at a meeting with the Tertiary Education...

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We need to talk about Stuart McCutcheon

We need to talk about Stuart McCutcheon


Posted By on Jul 12, 2018

Silencing staff, cutting the Faculty of Education and Social Work in the midst of a nationwide teacher shortage, and refusing to listen to serious concerns about the direction he is taking the University of Auckland. It is time we talked about Professor Stuart McCutcheon and his leadership of the University of Auckland. Concern about the direction McCutcheon is taking the institution intensified this week when the Vice-Chancellor...

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We need to talk about Stuart McCutcheon

We need to talk about Stuart McCutcheon


Posted By on Jul 12, 2018

Silencing staff, cutting the Faculty of Education and Social Work in the midst of a nationwide teacher shortage, and refusing to listen to serious concerns about the direction he is taking the University of Auckland. It is time we talked about Vice-Chancellor Professor Stuart McCutcheon and his leadership, the Tertiary Education Union (TEU) said today. Concern about the direction of the institution intensified this week when the...

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All future policy and funding must be based on the understanding that an accessible, fully funded and quality tertiary education sector is a core part of people’s every day lives. That’s the advice staff working in the sector have given to the Education Minister today in a report published as part of national education conversation, Kōrero Mātauranga. Published by the Tertiary Education Union (TEU) and given to Minister Chris Hipkins...

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