Whole of sector forum on the horizon

Posted By TEU on Mar 1, 2019 | 2 comments

The Tertiary Education Union is again bringing together staff, students, business, industry trainers, sector leaders and policy makers to discuss the future of tertiary education.

Education Minister Chris Hipkins will address the next Voices of Tertiary Education forum in March at the University of Waikato.

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.

The timing couldn’t be better. The consultation on the future of the vocational education sector is set to close the following week, work is now underway on the next Tertiary Education Strategy, and a review of the Performance Based Research Funding system is imminent.

Each of these will be major topics of discussion, which will provide for a really valuable opportunity to shape the future of the sector.

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.

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  1. When you say whole of sector, I assume you mean the same small group you privileged last year? Rather than actually opening up the space to the whole sector…

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    • Sadly it would be impossible to invite the whole sector – but Stephen if you talk with your branch committee I’m sure they would consider putting you forward.
      And sadly, due to the events of Friday this months forum has been cancelled.

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