Contribute to the PM’s national conversation about education


Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has launched Kōrero Mātauranga – let’s talk about Education. She said the online national conversation is the first step in finding out what students, staff, children, young people and their parents want the education system to look like over the next 30 years.

Launching the initiative, the Prime Minister said that if the government is going to improve education to meet the needs of learners it needs to “hear from young people who are in the middle of their education now and from those who care most about their future – their parents and their whānau.”

The Minister of Education is also organising two national education summits in May, which will bring together more than 500 people to talk about the future of education. But, seriously, how can the government expect to have a proper conversation with over 500 people in one room?

That’s why we are collecting your ideas for what you would you would do to improve tertiary education. We are looking for brief suggestions that we can collate and give to the Prime Minister as part of her national conversation.

Thank you to everyone that contributed their thoughts and ideas. TEU compiled your comments into the Voices from Tertiary Education report that was submitted as part of the Education Conversation.