Voices from Tertiary Education


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 Voices from Tertiary Education Project will feature blog pieces from some of the thinkers participating in the forums covering what they think are the key issues facing tertiary education.

We hope these blogs will start a conversation about what we want tertiary education to look like in the future. You can take part in the kōrero by commenting on the posts, sharing them on social media and sending us your own ideas for a future blog post.

  • Reflections on the Education Summit

    Experts from the tertiary education sector attended the Government’s recent Education Summit in Auckland. Here, a couple of the Tertiary Education Union members that were there reflect on how the ...

  • Budget forgets that tertiary education is the foundation of the future

    Grant Robertson’s first Budget has worsened the funding crisis facing tertiary education. Speaking ahead of the Budget announcement, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern told organisations gathered in Parliament that it would provide a foundation for ...

  • Happy NZ Sign Language Week

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  • View from the conference floor

    Fresh from a busy TEU conference last weekend, Lexie Matheson, an Academic Equity Leader and Senior Lecturer in Event Management at the Auckland University of Technology, shares her experience of what ...

  • Union fears government will ignore lessons of failed TAFE reforms

    Sandra Grey, national president of the Tertiary Education Union, shares her experience of last week’s Australian Education Union’s technical and further education Council – and draws alarming parallels between reforms ...