Next week, staff, students, business, industry trainers, sector leaders and policy makers will come together at forum to discuss the future of tertiary education.
Education Minister Chris Hipkins will address the forum that is taking place at the University of Waikato on Friday 22 March.
With the consultation on the future of the vocational education sector set to close the following week, work underway on the next Tertiary Education Strategy, and an imminent review of the Performance Based Research Funding system, there will be a lot to discuss.
A partnership between the Tertiary Education Union (TEU), the University of Waikato and the New Zealand Union of Student Associations, the forum will bring the whole of the tertiary education sector together to discuss what the future holds and how we work collectively to deliver on our shared objective of providing world-class education to our students.
Last year the TEU co-hosted two Voices of Tertiary Education forums. Both forums were instrumental in showing the Minister how we can work together as a sector and the two statements that resulted have gone a long way to shaping government policy. The forum in March will build on this important work.