University of Otago


Management at the University of Otago has announced plans to shut down New Zealand’s only comprehensive bachelors to doctorate degree qualification in clothing and textiles science. The decision would severely undermine a valuable sector that draws world class talent to Otago, the Tertiary Education Union said. Learning and research opportunities at the Centre of Materials Science and Technology attract students from all over New...

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Plans announced by University of Otago management yesterday to shut down New Zealand’s only comprehensive bachelors to doctorate degree qualification in clothing and textiles science would severely undermine a valuable sector that draws world class talent to Otago, the Tertiary Education Union said. Learning and research opportunities at the Centre of Materials Science and Technology attract students from all over New Zealand and...

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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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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...

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Tertiary Update Vol 20 No 24 University of Otago Vice-Chancellor Harlene Hayne has announced plans to cut 182 full-time equivalent jobs from some of the university’s most vital support services. Professor Hayne told staff at a meeting last Friday that the positions would be cut as part of a massive shake-up in the way support services are delivered at the university. With the amount of part-time staff working at the university and...

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Staff at the University of Otago are deeply concerned about the impact Vice-Chancellor Harlene Hayne’s plan to cut 182 full time equivalent jobs will have on students and the university’s ability to continue providing world class learning opportunities. Hayne told staff at a meeting earlier this afternoon that she is planning a massive shake-up in the way support services are delivered at the university. Under Hayne’s plans, vital...

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