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The New Zealand Tertiary Education Union – Te Hautū Kahurangi o Aotearoa


Tertiary Update – Vol 21 No 4 Government plans announced yesterday to build a truly inclusive, accessible and high quality public education system, overhauling the way future generations of Kiwis are taught, will require government, staff, students, iwi, and community groups working together to ensure we get the changes we need. The Government’s new education work programme includes plans to reform the institute of technology...

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As part of the Voices from Tertiary Education project, Chris Whelan, Executive Director of Universities New Zealand, shares his views on what should be included in the Government’s 30 year strategy for education.  Voices from Tertiary Education was launched as a platform to share the perspectives of some of the thinkers participating in two forums the TEU is co-hosting in March. Both the best and worst aspects of the current Tertiary...

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Women in New Zealand would have to work until mid February to earn the same amount as men did in the previous year. The date, also known as Equal Pay Day, or Red Bag Day, marks the period of extra days in the current year which women would need to work to make up the gender pay imbalance. The day is recognised in many countries around the world, with the exact day varying depending on the gender pay gap in any particular country. The...

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Government plans announced today to build a truly inclusive, accessible and high quality public education system, overhauling the way future generations of Kiwis are taught, will require government, staff, students, iwi, and community groups working together to ensure we get the changes we need. The Tertiary Education Union (TEU) welcomed the Government’s new education work programme and said it provides an opportunity to end the...

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Voices from Tertiary Education Project

Voices from Tertiary Education Project


Posted By on Feb 15, 2018

In early March, staff, students, business, industry trainers, sector leaders and policy makers will come together to discuss the future of tertiary education at two forums. Vocational education and training will be the subject of the first forum taking place on 1 March. The following week, on 9 March, the future of our universities will come under the spotlight. Ahead of the forums, the Tertiary Education Union is launching the Voices...

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Plans to contract out the functions of Waikato Pathways College could put jobs at risk. The college, based at the university campus in Hamilton, offers university preparation courses, and foundation and English language programmes, and recruits international students. Management at the University of Waikato announced last week its intention to hand over the running of the college to a private provider, the second time it has attempted...

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Planned changes at the Open Polytechnic of New Zealand will see 45 full time equivalent roles replaced by 46 newly created more specialist jobs, the institution’s management announced last week. Open Polytechnic currently employs 389 permanent full-time equivalent staff. Under the changes 45 academic and management roles will be disestablished, with the establishment of 46 full time equivalent new academic and online specialist...

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Contributing to the Voices of Tertiary Education Project, Dr. Lisa Maurice-Takerei from the Unitec Institute of Technology explores what quality means for vocational education and training. The term ‘quality’ features frequently in the Tertiary Education Strategy (2014-2019) and in tertiary education in general – with a call for ‘higher quality and more relevant provision from TEOs’, ‘high quality qualifications’, ‘high quality staff’...

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The Ara Institute of Canterbury has confirmed that changes being made to the art and design courses offered in Timaru this year will lead to a reduction of staff. Last year, Ara had delivered two new Level 4 creative industries courses in Timaru, and developed two Level 5 programmes to be offered this year, while three former courses have been scrapped. The changes will see staff numbers fall from four fulltime equivalent staff to...

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Plans announced by the government today to restore the legal right of staff and students to have a representative on Tertiary Education Institution councils will strengthen decision-making, ensuring it better reflects the demands of teaching and learning, the Tertiary Education Union (TEU) said. The Education Amendment Bill introduced to Parliament this afternoon by Education Minister Chris Hipkins will require all...

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Tertiary Update – Vol 21 No 2 News that a shortage of skilled workers in the construction sector could delay the completion of a hotel in Auckland highlights the critical role tertiary education plays in bolstering our economy and why it needs to be properly funded. Radio New Zealand reported this morning that 200 tradespeople from China will be flown in to complete a new $200 million Auckland hotel because of a shortage of...

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Plans to restore the legal right of staff and students to have a representative on Tertiary Education Institution councils will strengthen decision-making, ensuring it better reflects the demands of teaching and learning, the Tertiary Education Union (TEU) said. The Education Amendment Bill introduced to Parliament this week by Education Minister Chris Hipkins will require all universities, polytechnics and wānanga...

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Lincoln will no longer be a stand-alone university and will facilitate greater collaboration with a range of parties, according to article published this week by Vice-Chancellor Robin Pollard. The planned changes follow an advisory board report published last year that recommended the university cut courses, move away from being a standalone institution and privatise core services. In his article, Pollard said the institution would be...

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Members of Te Hautū Kahurangi (Tertiary Education Union) have paid tribute to Kukupa Tirikātene, affectionately known as Pāpā Kū, who died peacefully on January 28 at his Auckland home surrounded by his whānau. An Ngāi Tahu elder, Pāpā Kū served as lecturer and kaumātua at Manukau Institute of Technology from 1993 to 2006. He was their Kaiākau at the time of his death. Pāpā Kū was born in Rātana Pā as the eighth of twelve children to...

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