Ten most popular Tertiary Update stories of 2015

Posted By TEU on Dec 17, 2015 |

In March our sixth most popular story covered a parliamentary question asking Minister Steven Joyce asked how much he thinks tertiary staff are worth.

His reply was our tenth most popular story.

In July our ninth most popular story was a satirical look at Uber’s foray into tertiary education.

Last month’s announcement that the Productivity Commission plans to investigate tertiary education was widely read, as was a story in October about efforts to get the University of Auckland vice-chancellor Stuart McCutcheon to move from his refusal to negotiate a pay rise.

Waikato University’s misuse of PBRF to pressure academics to retire was our fifth most popular story.

A story in August about student loans being not enough to cover rent payments was widely shared among students.

News that a vice-chancellor belongs to Air New Zealand’s secret elite Koru Club was our third most popular story for the year.

An opinion piece that argued we can’t and shouldn’t teach people into a job was our second most read story for the year.

And in top place was our article arguing that Massey had conferred an honorary degree on the Chinese premier’s wife for the wrong reasons.

Thanks to Ingrid0804 at Flickr for the photo: https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/11223296775

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