Victoria University of Wellington


Time to talk about the future of PBRF

Time to talk about the future of PBRF


Posted By on Mar 22, 2018

As part of the Voices from Tertiary Education project, Professor Jonathan Boston from the School of Government at Victoria University talks about origins of the Performance Based Research Fund and its unintended consequences, before sharing some initial thoughts on the future of PBRF following a government commitment to review the fund.

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Students, staff, and Vice-Chancellors have come together to call on the Minister for Education, Chris Hipkins, to work with the sector to change the existing funding model for tertiary education. Representatives at the Voices from Tertiary Education forum on 9 March 2018 at the Victoria University of Wellington called for the change as part of a wide ranging statement that sets out a series of recommendations for the reform of...

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Your university, pay and the living wage

Your university, pay and the living wage


Posted By on Aug 17, 2017

Dr. Wayne Linklater, co-president of the Victoria University of Wellington (VUW) branch of the Tertiary Education Union, discusses how paying the Living Wage would help advance the values of public institutions like VUW. Universities are the engine of progress. They train the next generation; encourage and debate new thinking, design new policy and practice; and develop new treatments and technologies. They are also economic engines...

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The Vice-Chancellor of Victoria University should follow the lead of Wellington City Council and commit to paying all staff the Living Wage. Wellington City Council took a significant step toward becoming New Zealand’s first Living Wage Council earlier this week when Councillors approved an annual plan that commits to paying a Living Wage to all directly employed workers and those in council controlled organisations. The commitment...

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Students, staff and union members will stand together on 10 May to call on the Vice-Chancellor of Victoria University to pay the Living Wage. Victoria’s Living Wage Day will add further pressure on Professor Grant Guilford, who has so far ignored hundreds of staff, students, alumni and community leaders that have signed postcards and letters urging the him to make Victoria the first Living Wage university in New Zealand. Supporters...

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TEU members celebrate general staff

TEU members celebrate general staff


Posted By on Apr 6, 2017

TEU members across New Zealand came together yesterday to celebrate the contribution general staff make to their institutions. They go by many names – general staff, professional staff , allied staff – and they are crucial to making sure New Zealand students get the world class learning experience that they deserve and expect. TEU’s General Staff Day is an annual celebration and most Vice-Chancellors and Chief Executives...

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