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Victoria University of Wellington


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The Vice-Chancellor of the Victoria University of Wellington, Professor Grant Guilford has been told by the Tertiary Education Union (TEU) to come clean about his plans for the future of the university after all staff were sent an email recently inviting them to apply for voluntary redundancy. The TEU has sought a meeting with the Vice-Chancellor to discuss the email. Coming as a surprise to both staff and the TEU, any staff member...

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The Vice-Chancellor of the Victoria University of Wellington, Professor Grant Guilford has been told by the Tertiary Education Union (TEU) to come clean about his plans for the future of the university after all staff were sent an email yesterday inviting them to apply for voluntary redundancy. The TEU has also sought a meeting with him to discuss this. Coming as a surprise to both staff and the TEU, any staff member who has 15 years...

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Time to talk about the future of PBRF

Time to talk about the future of PBRF


Posted By on Mar 22, 2018

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As part of the Voices from Tertiary Education project, Professor Jonathan Boston from the School of Government at Victoria University talks about origins of the Performance Based Research Fund and its unintended consequences, before sharing some initial thoughts on the future of PBRF following a government commitment to review the fund.

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Students, staff, and Vice-Chancellors have come together to call on the Minister for Education, Chris Hipkins, to work with the sector to change the existing funding model for tertiary education. Representatives at the Voices from Tertiary Education forum on 9 March 2018 at the Victoria University of Wellington called for the change as part of a wide ranging statement that sets out a series of recommendations for the reform of...

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Your university, pay and the living wage

Your university, pay and the living wage


Posted By on Aug 17, 2017

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Dr. Wayne Linklater, co-president of the Victoria University of Wellington (VUW) branch of the Tertiary Education Union, discusses how paying the Living Wage would help advance the values of public institutions like VUW. Universities are the engine of progress. They train the next generation; encourage and debate new thinking, design new policy and practice; and develop new treatments and technologies. They are also economic engines...

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The Vice-Chancellor of Victoria University should follow the lead of Wellington City Council and commit to paying all staff the Living Wage. Wellington City Council took a significant step toward becoming New Zealand’s first Living Wage Council earlier this week when Councillors approved an annual plan that commits to paying a Living Wage to all directly employed workers and those in council controlled organisations. The commitment...

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