Universities


1 May 2019 On 1 May the Tertiary Education Union Te Hautū Kahurangi (TEU) will release the findings of the State of the Public Tertiary Education Sector Survey. The report reveals serious concerns about a decline in student support services in the tertiary education sector; increased pressures on staff to admit students into courses they are not ready for; pressure to elevate grades to ensure students pass; and, a decline in wellbeing...

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Cutting the frontline harms students

Cutting the frontline harms students


Posted By on Apr 26, 2019

Press Release Friday 26 April 2019 Restructuring at the University of Waikato will affect more than the 50 people whose jobs are under a cloud says the Tertiary Education Union. “This shake up in the end will impact on the quality of the experience of students and the engagement with the community and employers” says TEU organiser Shane Vugler. University management are currently consulting on restructuring of administration and...

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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...

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Restore post-grad allowances urgently

Restore post-grad allowances urgently


Posted By on Mar 15, 2019

The New Zealand Union of Student Associations has launched a campaign calling on Education Minister, Chris Hipkins to fulfil an election promise and restore postgraduate student allowances. Until 2013, eligible postgraduate students received a grant of up to $240 a week, but that was scrapped by the previous National-led government. Labour, along with the Greens and New Zealand First, pledged to restore the postgraduate allowance...

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Massey University, the Tertiary Education Union, and [email protected] hosted a morning tea on 8 March to celebrate International Women’s Day and launch the updated report on pay and employment equity at the University. Massey University is the only University in New Zealand to have conducted a full pay and employment equity (PaEE) review in conjunction with the Tertiary Education Union in 2009. The PaEE Implementation Group maintains...

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Living Wage at Vic campaign relaunch

Living Wage at Vic campaign relaunch


Posted By on Mar 15, 2019

Entering its fourth year, the Living Wage for Vic campaign has been relaunched at the Victoria University of Wellington. To date, Living Wage for Vic has brought huge numbers of people together to demand the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Grant Guilford pay all staff enough to be able to live on and provide for their families. Most recently, a student-led stall set up for three days during Orientation Week collected the signatures of...

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