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WITT courses put on notice

The Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki (WITT) is cutting at least one course from its programme for the coming year, with another two at risk. WITT Chief Executive, Barbara George, told Stuff that the certificate in photography would be cut due to low enrolments. Teaching in the topic will now…

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Lincoln to withdraw from Telford

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…

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New Telford Transition Statement a Symptom of Misguided Government Funding Approaches

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…

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Love humanities day of action

Tertiary Update Vol 19 No 41 On 22 February 2017, the Tertiary Education Union will hold a national day of action highlighting the benefits of teaching and learning humanities, arts, social sciences and fine arts in New Zealand. Centred on a day long “teach-in” at the University of Otago, TEU…

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Lincoln cuts jobs to woo suitor

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”…

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Earthquakes close many institutions

Earthquakes in the northern parts of the South Island, followed by floods in some areas, meant many tertiary institutions spend part of this week closed. Christchurch’s institutions were largely unaffected with the University of Canterbury, Lincoln University and most of Ara Institute of Canterbury all remaining open. However, Wellington’s institutions,…

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Global campaign to free Iranian union leader

Education International wants TEU members to protest the unwarranted six-year jail sentence imposed on Esmail Abdi, a leader of the Tehran Teacher Trade Association. Education International (EI) has informed the authorities of the Islamic Republic of Iran that the charges, including one for “assembling and colluding against national security”, are…

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