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Lincoln to withdraw from Telford

Lincoln to withdraw from Telford


Posted By on Jan 19, 2017

Tertiary Update Vol 20 No 1 Lincoln University has announced plans to withdraw from its Telford division, saying it may hand control of future training provision to Taratahi Agricultural Training Centre. The announcement comes in a statement published by management teams at Lincoln and Taratahi outlining how the transition will be negotiated. Both parties are committed to finalising the details of a transition by 1 April 2017. One of...

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Misguided government funding approaches are destabilising quality public provision of courses at levels 1 to 4, the Tertiary Education Union (TEU) has said today following an announcement regarding the future of agricultural training at the Telford division of Lincoln University. Management teams at Lincoln University and Taratahi Agricultural Training Centre have published a statement outlining their intent to work together on...

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Lincoln cuts jobs to woo suitor

Lincoln cuts jobs to woo suitor


Posted By on Nov 17, 2016

Tertiary Update Vol 19 No 40 Lincoln University plans to cut over 50 people’s jobs, including 17 at its Telford campus. The university is trying to cut nearly $5 million. It is considering transferring its Telford campus to another provider and is investigating partnerships to “gain economies of scale and scope” Lincoln’s vice-chancellor Robin Pollard told Radio New Zealand that the university needs to make economies of...

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Lincoln loses leader in Ekara Lewis

Lincoln loses leader in Ekara Lewis


Posted By on Nov 3, 2016

It often surprises us to find the quiet, gentle person in the room is also the resolute rock defending his people from the tide. TEU stalwart Ekara Lewis was such a rock. Lewis (Ngāti Rakaipaaka) died yesterday. Lewis worked at Lincoln University as the Māori Outreach Co-coordinator. A decade ago, he graduated from Lincoln with an honours degree in Māori Planning and Development. He was the only one of his 14 siblings to gain a...

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There is a future for Telford’s education campus. The land that Lincoln’s Telford campus sits upon is owned and administered by the Telford Farm Board of Management, according to the terms of the Telford Act of Parliament 1964. The Farm Board also owns many of the buildings on that land. Lincoln’s vice-chancellor Robin Pollard had earlier said Telford’s future was unclear and he is looking at “any number of options” for...

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People working at Lincoln University met in both Balclutha and Canterbury to challenge the direction in which their managers are taking them. At Lincoln’s main Canterbury campus TEU members attended the university’s Academic Board, demanding they have a say in the ‘Refreshing Lincoln’ project. They argued that the university consistently does things to the people who work there rather than consulting and taking...

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