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Student volunteers out in force to fundraise

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 12:00:15 +1300 | CSFUOAPE

This morning University of Otago student volunteers will take to the Octagon with collection buckets as a part of a public appeal to raise money for the University Council.More >>

RHĀNZ welcomes proposed rurally-focussed medical school

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 11:41:37 +1300 | Rural Health Alliance Aotearoa New Zealand

The Rural Health Alliance Aotearoa New Zealand (RHĀNZ) welcomes the proposal to establish a new rurally-focussed medical school for New Zealand. More >>

Māori & Pasifika students a talent source for NZ business

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 17:30:29 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Hon Te Ururoa Flavell Associate Minister of Economic Development 20 October 2016 Media Statement Embargoed until 5.30pm Māori and Pasifika students a talent source for New Zealand businesses More >>

NZ's first VR/AR qualification stream

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 15:23:58 +1300 | Media Design School

Media Design School is the first tertiary provider in New Zealand to offer a qualification with a dedicated stream focusing on two of the world’s biggest emerging technologies: Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality.More >>

Film School graduates clean up at Awards

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 12:23:01 +1300 | Whitireia NZ

Four films produced by student crews from Wellington’s New Zealand Film School won awards at the inaugural New Zealand Cinematographer Society (NZCS) Awards on Saturday night.More >>

Anticipated growth in demand for Pearson Test of English

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 11:10:14 +1300 | NorthTec

Immigration New Zealand (INZ) has recently announced the approval of Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) as proof of English language proficiency for all visa categories with an English language requirement from 21 November 2016.More >>

Health Industry Big Day Out opens doors in Northland

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 09:06:01 +1300 | Careers New Zealand

Wellington, 20 October 2016 – Today over 40 subject teachers, deputy principals, careers advisors and co-ordinators will get a unique insight into the numerous career opportunities available in the Northland health industry, as part of Careers New ...More >>

UC academic wins award for forestry research

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 17:05:37 +1300 | University of Canterbury

A University of Canterbury academic has been recognised for his important contribution to the forestry industry, winning the award for his international quality science research at the 2016 Forest Science Awards.More >>

Outcome of Tertiary Education Commission investigation

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 16:14:39 +1300 | Lincoln University

Lincoln University moved quickly to address Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) concerns raised in the investigation of four courses offered by the Lincoln University Telford Division and regrets the situation that arose. Students who have successfully completed ...More >>

Lincoln University repays Crown $1.5million

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 16:08:09 +1300 | Tertiary Education Commission

Lincoln University has repaid $1.5 million (GST exclusive) to the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) after an independent investigation showed the university’s Telford Division had not delivered the required learning hours across several vocational ...More >>

More opportunities for young people

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 12:38:01 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

The Salvation Army’s report highlights the need to support young New Zealanders through policies that ensure they are all either in work, education, or training, says Opposition Leader Andrew Little.More >>

Competitive funding for research fails NZ again

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 11:54:27 +1300 | Tertiary Education Union

Cutting funding to longitudinal research shows the government has a basic misunderstanding of the role of tertiary education, says TEU national president Sandra Grey. More >>

American student Hawke's Bay's Young Vintner of the Year

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 09:25:21 +1300 | Eastern Institute of Technology

Just a few years ago, pretty much all Ben Jones knew about wine was that came in two colours – white and red. The American, a second-year wine science and viticulture degree student at EIT, is now being feted as the Hawke’s Bay A & P Bayleys Wine ...More >>

Students excel at Hawke's Bay wine show

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 09:08:35 +1300 | Eastern Institute of Technology

EIT students harvested a bumper crop of medals at the regional wine awards, an event in which their entries were judged using the same criteria as for commercially produced wines.More >>

New deputy director at the Riddet Institute

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 16:49:22 +1300 | Massey University

Massey University’s Riddet Institute is today welcoming Professor Warren McNabb, as the Centre of Research Excellence (CoRE) deputy director. More >>

Third medical school not in national interest

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 15:37:38 +1300 | University of Auckland

The University of Auckland has hit out at a potentially costly proposal for a third medical school in New Zealand. More >>

Proposed Medical School sets new direction for GP training

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 14:36:46 +1300 | Rural General Practice Network

The concept of training medical students from rural backgrounds in rural communities to work in those communities, as proposed by The University of Waikato, is a huge shot in the arm for the sector, says the New Zealand Rural General Practice Network.More >>

Programme for Māori and Pasifika students launches

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 14:06:43 +1300 | TupaToa

A bold new initiative targeted at young Māori and Pasifika students launches in Auckland on Thursday. More >>

Otago tops national educational performance measures

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 13:11:07 +1300 | University of Otago

The University of Otago has topped all but one of the key indicators released today measuring educational performance of students at New Zealand’s universities. More >>

New book - New Zealand’s Rivers: An environmental history

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 13:06:22 +1300 | University of Canterbury

New Zealand’s Rivers: An environmental history sets out to inform current debate about the sustainable use of New Zealand’s fresh water by exploring the history of our often conflicted relationship with our rivers. More >>


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