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Prestigious Girdlers’ Scholarship awarded to law student

Thu, 2 Apr 2015 10:15:15 +1300 | Universities New Zealand - Te Pokai Tara

Eighteen year-old Harrison Fookes from Glendowie has been has been awarded a life changing Girdlers’ scholarship to Cambridge University. More >>

Researchers helping to reduce traffic jam disruptions

Thu, 2 Apr 2015 10:01:37 +1300 | University of Canterbury

New Zealand motorists are contributing to traffic snarl-ups by responding too late to warnings of approaching congestions, a University of Canterbury transport research expert says.More >>

Five top doctoral theses honoured

Wed, 1 Apr 2015 16:26:28 +1300 | University of Auckland

The Vice-Chancellor’s prize for the five best doctoral theses at the University of Auckland in 2014 has gone to PhD students in the Faculties of Science, Medical and Health Sciences, Education and Engineering. More >>

Canterbury graduate a New Zealand Hi-Tech finalist

Wed, 1 Apr 2015 13:04:31 +1300 | University of Canterbury

A University of Canterbury graduate whose company is providing custom designed 3D-printed implants to help patients with severely damaged bone and joints has been named a New Zealand Hi-Tech Award finalist.More >>

Living Costs Increase an April Fools’ Joke

Wed, 1 Apr 2015 11:00:50 +1300 | VUWSA

Today’s increase of 90 cents per week to the Student Loan and Allowance schemes is a joke, and simply does not meet the increased cost of living faced by students, says the Victoria University of Wellington Students’ Association (VUWSA). “Students ...More >>

Piddly rise slammed by students

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 17:33:46 +1300 | NZ Union of Students' Associations

The national student union is slamming tomorrow’s 90 cent increase to student allowances and living cost loan payments as an April fool’s joke in the face of runaway cost of living increases.More >>

Kiwi Students Win Debate on the Role of Law in War

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 13:42:29 +1300 | NZ Red Cross

New Zealand students from Victoria University have taken home the top prize at the 13th Red Cross International Humanitarian Law (IHL) Moot for Asia Pacific, which deals with fictitious court cases anchored in the realities of war and violence.More >>

Another burden off students’ backs

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 17:10:51 +1300 | ACT New Zealand

Four years after ACT’s private members bill to free students from compulsory unionism became law, students may be relieved of another burden, according to David Cunliffe. More >>

Sustainability focus for Indonesian expedition

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 14:24:04 +1300 | University of Waikato

Two students from the Faculty of Computing & Mathematical Sciences have spent 10 days in Indonesia at an event focused on improving sustainability in developing countries. More >>

Waikato visionaries to receive Wintec Honorary medals

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 12:25:01 +1300 | Wintec

Four Waikato leaders in the fields of hospitality, architecture, manufacturing and health will receive honorary medals from the Waikato Institute of Technology (Wintec) for their longstanding contribution to the region. Peter Stark, general manager of ...More >>

Roboticist Says Robots Could Save Lives, To Talk On Campus

Sun, 29 Mar 2015 21:43:31 +1300 | University of Canterbury

Renowned Roboticist Who Says Robots Could Save Lives To Talk On Campus March 29, 2015 Photo : Doctoral student Sean Welsh with one of the university’s Nao research robots.More >>

Manukau Institute of Technology appoints wrong councillor

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:32:10 +1300 | Manukau Institute of Technology

Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT) should not be appointing a council member who works for a competing private provider, says TEU national president Sandra Grey. More >>

Wellington School of Engineering Opening

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:11:54 +1300 | Weltec

Scores of engineering employers, from New Zealand’s biggest companies such as Beca and Fletchers to iconic Wellington leaders like Fraser Engineering, converged on Petone yesterday to celebrate the official opening, by Tertiary Education and ...More >>

Managing risk for food manufacturers: Lincoln short courses

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 14:22:37 +1300 | Lincoln University

Increasingly complex and rapidly changing patterns in global food consumption, manufacturing and retailing are creating a whole new range of problems in food safety, according to Lincoln University Senior Lecturer in Food Microbiology Dr Malik Hussain.More >>

New tourism partners aiming for sustainability

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:19:58 +1300 | Lincoln University

A new tourism partnership will help contribute to the sustainability of the industry in New Zealand, say Lincoln University tourism expert Professor David Simmons and Tourism Industry Association New Zealand (TIA) Chief Executive Chris Roberts.More >>

QPEC Media Release: Tertiary Councils

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 11:09:57 +1300 | Quality Public Education Coalition - QPEC

The National-led Government has stripped tertiary councils of staff and student representation as of right. But universities and wananga still have the power on their own initiative to reinstate these representatives. More >>

Father and daughter graduation for Seiuli family

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 11:06:38 +1300 | Waikato University

Samoan father and daughter and University of Waikato students Dr Byron Malaela Sotiata Seiuli and Alisha Makerita-Nai Seiuli will graduate together in April. More >>

Canterbury scientist helping critically endangered kakī

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 10:21:56 +1300 | University of Canterbury

A University of Canterbury scientist is investigating ways to ensure the survival and recovery of critically endangered kakī (black stilt) in the wild. More >>

New research shows tourism industry in hearty state

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:14:24 +1300 | Tourism Industry Association

New Zealand’s tourism industry is in a strong position to take advantage of growth opportunities, according to the State of the Tourism Industry 2014, released today by the Tourism Industry Association New Zealand (TIA) and Lincoln University.More >>

Pioneering digital education lab for Wellington region

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:03:57 +1300 | Unitec

Award winning digital and creative education lab, The Mind Lab by Unitec, was officially opened in Wellington by Hon Steven Joyce this morning, Thursday 26 March and was announced as a finalist in the New Zealand Hi-Tech Awards last night as one of the ...More >>


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