Universities


The Tertiary Education Union (TEU) said today that the State Services Commission (SSC) should take steps to reduce the imbalance in pay between Vice-Chancellors and Chief Executives and other staff of tertiary education institutions (TEIs). State Services Commissioner Peter Hughes has called for the brakes to go on chief executive pay across the State Sector following publication of the Senior Pay Report 2017 earlier this week. He...

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Tertiary Update – Vol 20 No 38 Kiwis that have recently left school, or who have done less than half a full time year of post-school education or training will be eligible to study fees-free next year. The new fees-free policy fulfils an election promise made by Labour and is expected to benefit 80,000 people, an estimated 50,000 of whom would train or study at a polytechnic, as industry trainees or at a wānanga. Students’ fees...

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Sandra Grey, national president of the Tertiary Education Union, reflects on her own time as a student to explain why fees-free tertiary education benefits us all. There’s a pile of unopened envelopes from IRD tucked away at my parents. Some have been sealed for nearly two decades. These rejected envelopes contain my student loan statements from five years of study at the University of Auckland. I never opened the envelopes when I was...

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Every New Zealander will benefit from making learning more accessible, the Tertiary Education Union said today in response to the government’s announcement that Kiwis who have recently left school, or who have done less than half a fulltime year of post-school education or training will be eligible to study fees-free next year. Sandra Grey, national president of the TEU, said: “We all benefit when tertiary education institutions...

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Tertiary Update – Vol 20 No 37 Some of the lowest paid people at the University of Auckland can now look forward to a fairer return on their work from next year, thanks to Tertiary Education Union (TEU) members who have negotiated collectively for a significant boost in pay for their lower paid colleagues. The proposed two year settlement will see pay increase by up to 4 percent in each year for those earning less than $40,000,...

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Male scientists received the overwhelming majority of research grants in engineering, health, and medicine over the past decade, according to research from the University of Technology in Sydney. The gender imbalance in funding undermines women’s academic work because most recipients chose to work in male-only teams, the study says. This exclusion can have a lasting impact on women researchers. For new scientists, joining a...

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