Over 27-28 January, 2021, TEU will be hosting Designing Together – A conversation about Te Pūkenga’s operating model.

Over the past couple of months Te Pūkenga Chair Murray Strong and Chief Executive Stephen Town have visited the 16 Te Pūkenga subsidiaries, meeting with TEU members and staff across Aotearoa to discuss the future network of provision. With the roadtrip now over, Te Pūkenga senior staff and their partners Ernst Young are now beginning consultation to develop the operating model of the national network.

Given the committment by both TEU and Te Pūkenga to quality public tertiary education founded on an active Te Tiriti o Waitangi relationship, it’s vital union and sector leaders meet to establish the principles that must underpin the operating model of Te Pūkenga.

TEU National Secretary Sandra Grey says opportunities for co-design and consultation send a strong signal of willingness for collaboration, and it’s vital that all voices are heard in developing the principles that will guide Te Pūkenga into the future,

Designing Together presents an important opportunity for union members, sector leaders, and most importantly those with lived experience and expertise to come together to discuss the principles, structures, processes, roles, and rules needed to make Te Pūkenga a strong network of provision. Much has been made of the reforms representing a once in a life-time opportunity, so it’s important we make our voice heard and get these underlying principles right ”.