Vote for tertiary education. We are calling on you to support the TEU general election pledges to keep tertiary education public and to ensure equitable workplaces in our sector. Take action now and sign the TEU election pledge.

TEU General Election Pledges

Tertiary education for all New Zealanders

We ask you to pledge to support accessible and inclusive quality public tertiary education as is set out in the Draft Tertiary Education Strategy and the Reforms of Vocational Education, and would ensure the following to make this vision live:

Require a new funding model that prioritises domestic students and skills required in Aotearoa, and which recognises the actual cost of running provision whether on-job, on-campus, or online be in place by 2022.

Increase the funding of the tertiary education sector to 2.7% of GDP by 2024 so that public funding covers the true cost of an accessible and inclusive system across all communities in Aotearoa.

Remove unnecessary auditing measures from the sector and return this money to improve student support which has been reduced over the last decade due to funding shortfalls.

Equitable workplaces in the tertiary education sector

That you would require all tertiary education providers receiving government funding to:

Pay a living wage.

Address inequality in the tertiary education sector by requiring all investment plans to include equity implementation plans for Māori, women, and Pasifika staff and learners, and ensure there is funding to achieve these plans.

Take Action

Take the TEU General Election Pledge to vote for tertiary education in 2020. Our TEU pledges are downloadable in te reo Māori and English to print, sign and share.


Your Vote, Your Voice

Help us take action this general election to ensure the future of tertiary education in Aotearoa.

Print – Sign – Share

  • Download the TEU General Election Pledge Form.
  • Sign the pledge.
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