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UC students win Engineers Without Borders innovation award

Saturday, 16 December 2017, 12:07 pm | University of Canterbury

A team of University of Canterbury students have won an innovation award for a creative solution to a real world problem in the Engineers Without Borders Australia Challenge. More >>

Lincoln to become only university without a bookshop

Friday, 15 December 2017, 4:37 pm | Tertiary Education Union

Lincoln VC ignores community to become NZ’z only university without a bookshop The Vice-Chancellor of Lincoln University has announced he will close the bookshop on campus, leaving students without a place to buy text books at their place of study. More >>

Thank You - Together, We Achieved So Much in 2017!

Friday, 15 December 2017, 12:27 pm | Tertiary Education Union

It was because we stood together that we stopped the last National Government passing legislation to further privatise tertiary education, started a national debate about the declining conditions of work in tertiary education and helped create the conditions ... More >>

Five Māori & Pasifika Tertiary Projects Get Funding

Friday, 15 December 2017, 11:09 am | Ako Aotearoa

We are delighted to announce the five Māori and Pasifika projects to receive funding through the Ako Aotearoa National Project Fund (NPF) in 2017/18. More >>

Ara Institute Supports Young Enterprise in Regions

Friday, 15 December 2017, 11:04 am | Ara Institute

More young people in 2018 in Canterbury will have the chance to set up and run their own ventures, learning first-hand from local business mentors and developing critical skills for future employment and study. More >>

Whose Future Is This?

Friday, 15 December 2017, 11:03 am | Singularity University

Titled "Whose future is this?", he shared the true role of futurists: not to make predictions, but to help people contemplate a range of scenarios. More >>

Brookby School Earns Bronze Enviro School Award

Thursday, 14 December 2017, 5:19 pm | Brookby School

Brookby School has been awarded the Bronze Enviroschools Award recently in recognition of their commitment to working towards becoming more sustainable at the Enviroschools ceremony held at the Western Springs Garden Community Hall. More >>

Unis spend millions accessing publicly funded research

Thursday, 14 December 2017, 2:23 pm | Mark C. Wilson

Research findings are published in peer-reviewed academic journals, many of which charge universities subscription fees. from , CC BY-ND More >>

Engineering firm takes mentoring to another level

Thursday, 14 December 2017, 1:50 pm | Wintec

When six Wintec Māori and Pasifika engineering students volunteered for work experience at Longveld recently, they got to work on a very special project. Together they have made the framework for Hamilton’s Matariki Interactive Waka sculpture. More >>

Otago Polytechnic Launches NZ’s First Degree for Changemaker

Thursday, 14 December 2017, 10:17 am | Otago Polytech

Otago Polytechnic is launching a Bachelor of Leadership for Change * — a New Zealand-first degree which caters for all people, no matter what field they want to make a difference in. More >>

Successful summer blogging project gets a funding boost

Wednesday, 13 December 2017, 7:22 pm | University of Auckland

Successful summer blogging project gets a funding boost Embargoed until 12.30pm Wednesday 13 December 2017 Over 1000 school children may be blogging over the summer to keep their literacy skills up, thanks to the partnership between the Manaiakalani ... More >>

UC professor wins prestigious statistics award

Wednesday, 13 December 2017, 5:26 pm | University of Canterbury

University of Canterbury Professor Jennifer Brown , Head of the School of Mathematics and Statistics, has won the 2017 Campbell Award of the New Zealand Statistical Association (NZSA). More >>

UC projects aim to inspire youth

Wednesday, 13 December 2017, 3:24 pm | University of Canterbury

Three innovative University of Canterbury science projects featuring 3D-hologram magma drilling, sport science and crafty maths have won government funding to aid them in their aim to inspire curious young minds. More >>

Some help to fix secondary teacher shortages

Wednesday, 13 December 2017, 2:58 pm | PPTA

Some help to fix secondary teacher shortages The Labour-led government’s package to address teacher shortages is welcomed by secondary teachers around the country. PPTA president, Jack Boyle says, “There is no doubt the previous National-led government ... More >>

Expansion Boost for Summer Holiday Blogging Programme

Wednesday, 13 December 2017, 2:31 pm | The NEXT Foundation

A blogging programme for school children – to help them maintain academic grades over the summer holidays – is to expand significantly with support from NEXT Foundation. More >>

Principals Say Teacher Supply Package Overdue

Wednesday, 13 December 2017, 12:40 pm | New Zealand Principals' Federation

"Today's announcement of $9.5 million to boost teacher supply will come as welcome relief for some schools," said Whetu Cormick, President of the New Zealand Principals' Federation (NZPF). More >>

Southern Institute of Technology’s Graduation Ceremony

Wednesday, 13 December 2017, 11:22 am | Southern Institute Of Technology

Southern Institute of Technology (SIT) will be celebrating the graduation of students who have completed Certificate qualifications this Thursday 14 December. More >>

Package to ease teacher shortage is just the start

Wednesday, 13 December 2017, 11:10 am | NZEI

Educators have welcomed the government’s $9.5 million package to address the teacher shortage but say much more needs to be done to attract and keep teachers in the profession. More >>

Some Help to Fix Secondary Teacher Shortages

Wednesday, 13 December 2017, 10:17 am | PPTA

The Labour-led government’s package to address teacher shortages is welcomed by secondary teachers around the country. More >>

New Event Advocates Learning to Transform NZ Communities

Wednesday, 13 December 2017, 9:14 am | CORE Education

Thought leaders in education, health and social services will gather to galvanise action on sustainable learning communities at a new two-day forum called Thrive . Created and facilitated by CORE Education , Thrive will be held in Gisborne and Dunedin ... More >>

Flash Backs in Filming Commercial

Tuesday, 12 December 2017, 3:45 pm | Eastern Institute of Technology

Working on a commercial promoting EIT’s Diploma in Screen Production was dèja vu for students and the professional production team filming on campus. More >>

Seed Advanced Grant for SIT Tutor

Tuesday, 12 December 2017, 2:18 pm | Southern Institute Of Technology

The New Zealand Writers Guild have awarded a Seed Advanced Grant to Southern Institute of Technology (SIT) Film tutor Patrick Gillies. More >>

Children the winners as National Standards are dumped

Tuesday, 12 December 2017, 1:05 pm | NZEI

Primary principals and teachers say children are the real winners now that National Standards have been officially dumped. More >>

Death Rattles For National Standards

Tuesday, 12 December 2017, 1:03 pm | New Zealand Principals' Federation

"It's a day to celebrate," declared Whetu Cormick, President of the New Zealand Principals' Federation (NZPF), as he listened to Minister Hipkins consign national standards to their death bed. More >>

Principals forced to slash teacher aide hours

Tuesday, 12 December 2017, 8:03 am | NZEI

An NZEI Te Riu Roa survey of 622 primary and intermediate school principals has found that 44% plan to cut teacher aide hours to meet budget in 2018, while 14% expect to be short of teachers and another 20% are not sure whether they will fill all roles. More >>

Bell Gully welcomes inaugural school trips under new fund

Monday, 11 December 2017, 5:48 pm | Bell Gully

Bell Gully welcomes inaugural school trips to award-winning He Tohu exhibition under new travel fund More >>

December graduation for 1300 Canterbury students

Monday, 11 December 2017, 5:07 pm | University of Canterbury

About 1300 students will graduate from the University of Canterbury this week at four ceremonies held at the Horncastle Arena in Addington. More >>

Joint Design Offering Opens New Creative Worlds

Monday, 11 December 2017, 11:33 am | Massey University

Concept designers, eager to advance their skills in the film, TV and game sector can now learn from industry leaders of the award-winning Weta Workshop in a new venture with Massey University and its Master of Design programme. More >>

Developing the Next Generation of Kiwi Chefs at Wintec

Monday, 11 December 2017, 9:59 am | Wintec

When 26 Waikato high school cookery teachers donned their aprons to become students for a day at Wintec, the heat was on to bring up their cookery skills to pass on to their students. More >>

Fund Brings Children to National Library He Tohu Exhibition

Monday, 11 December 2017, 8:42 am | Te Puna Foundation

School children from the north and south of the country will visit He Tohu , at the National Library of New Zealand, Te Mātauranga o Aotearoa, Molesworth Street, Wellington today, thanks to the new Te Puna Foundation Travel Fund for Schools. More >>

Why staff and practitioners must be listened to

Friday, 8 December 2017, 1:44 pm | Tertiary Education Union

Today’s Education Review Office (ERO) report showing a 'widespread' lack of confidence in teacher graduates' preparedness for the classroom is a reminder to government and institution bosses that tertiary education staff must be listened to when training ... More >>

Whitireia & Weltec Deliver Fees Free & Free Transport

Friday, 8 December 2017, 12:50 pm | WelTech and Whitireia

WelTec and Whitireia Chief Executive Chris Gosling says the government’s fees-free policy and a new free transport option for students will see a revitalised interest in polytechnic training in the Wellington region as significant barriers to tertiary ... More >>

NZEI Welcomes Reports On Teacher Training

Friday, 8 December 2017, 11:12 am | NZEI

All beginning teachers should get the right support to be the best teacher that they can be, NZEI Te Riu Roa says. More >>

Hāpai Te Hauora Celebrates Emerging Māori Leaders

Friday, 8 December 2017, 9:20 am | Hapai Te Hauora

Hāpai Te Hauora congratulates Te Whare Hukahuka and the graduates of the rangatahi into governance programme Ka Eke Poutama. More >>

ServiceIQ launches new blended online learning for schools

Thursday, 7 December 2017, 6:28 pm | Service IQ

ServiceIQ launches new blended online learning for schools Online learning is now more popular than ever. But paper still has its place. ServiceIQ has refreshed its hospitality products and is launching a mix of online and paper-based learning resources ... More >>

Inspiring the next generation of Kiwi inventors

Thursday, 7 December 2017, 2:14 pm | Joint Media Statement

A special partnership is bringing the interactive world of Mind Lab Kids to more children around New Zealand, just in time for the holidays. The Mind Lab by Unitec, the education provider behind Mind Lab Kids, has partnered with Spark’s online ... More >>

Auckland Chamber of Commerce Supports Youth Business

Thursday, 7 December 2017, 1:50 pm | Auckland Chamber of Commerce

The Auckland Chamber of Commerce and Young Enterprise are excited to announce their new delivery partnership for The Lion Foundation Young Enterprise Scheme (YES) in the region. The YES business programme enables high school students to set up and ... More >>

Primary industry training fees-free for eligible trainees

Thursday, 7 December 2017, 1:24 pm | Primary ITO

Two years of Primary ITO industry training will be fees-free for eligible trainees and apprentices who start in 2018. More >>

Auckland Kindergarten Association Pt Chevalier Kindergarten

Wednesday, 6 December 2017, 7:04 pm | Auckland Kindergarten Association

There were plans for Pt Chevalier Kindergarten in Auckland to operate a dual-model delivery at the new Walmer Rd site in 2018, offering both kindergarten and Care and Early Learning Centre enrolments, under the Association’s KiNZ arm, and all on ... More >> eligibility check proves popular

Wednesday, 6 December 2017, 4:19 pm | Tertiary Education Commission

Almost 18,000 learners checked their eligibility for the Government’s fees-free initiative in the first 24 hours of the online checking site going live. More >>

Maori Carving Project Underway

Wednesday, 6 December 2017, 1:30 pm | Eastern Institute of Technology

Traditional carvers are crafting pou whakairo in a long-term project aimed at furnishing the interior of the wharenui on EIT’s Te Ara o Tāwhaki marae. More >>

UC Student Develops Revolutionary Polarised Contact Lenses

Wednesday, 6 December 2017, 12:02 pm | University of Canterbury

A young Kiwi inventor has done it again. University of Canterbury student Logan Williams has invented 3D-printed polarised contact lenses providing sufferers of photosensitive epilepsy – where flashing light can cause epileptic seizure – ... More >>

Nuance's Voice Recognition Software Helps Dyslexic Trainees

Wednesday, 6 December 2017, 11:33 am | Nuance Communications

SYDNEY, Australia, 6 December 2017 – Nuance’s flagship voice recognition software product, Dragon, is helping dyslexic trainees skill up to pursue careers in primary industry. More >>

MBIE Science Teaching Leadership Programme

Wednesday, 6 December 2017, 10:45 am | Massey University

The Science Teaching Leadership Programme , funded by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, has inspired and motivated teachers to get behind science. More >>

Reading results show damage caused by National Standards

Wednesday, 6 December 2017, 9:47 am | NZEI

New Zealand students dropped noticeably in their reading ability following the introduction of National Standards, according to results in an international report released today. More >>

Year 10s get business savvy

Tuesday, 5 December 2017, 7:15 pm | Queen Margaret College

Year 10 students broke out their business wear at the end of November to design and market a product with the Young Enterprise Scheme’s BP Business Challenge. More >>

Initiative to Support Kiwi Student Startups Launches

Tuesday, 5 December 2017, 5:30 pm | Entrepreneurs Organisation New Zealand

An annual initiative to find New Zealand’s most promising student entrepreneurs has launched - offering the winner a chance to compete at the international finals in Toronto. More >>

‘Fees Free’ at SAE

Tuesday, 5 December 2017, 3:03 pm | SAE NZ

SAE Creative Media Institute in Auckland will be ‘fees free’ for New Zealand students starting their audio and film studies in January 2018, thanks to the New Zealand Government’s new tertiary education policy. More >>

‘Working for dole’ policy could do more harm than good

Tuesday, 5 December 2017, 2:00 pm | Auckland University of Technology

Simplistic ‘working for the dole’ approaches are unlikely to have significant impact and could cause damage, says Professor Max Abbott – Dean of AUT’s Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences. More >>

Fees-Free Policy Will Widen Educational Inequality

Tuesday, 5 December 2017, 1:48 pm | ACT New Zealand

"Labour will tax hardworking New Zealanders to fund university for students that come from disproportionately upper and middle class families," says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Fees-free tertiary education great news for all Kiwis

Tuesday, 5 December 2017, 1:03 pm | Tertiary Education Union

Every New Zealander will benefit from making learning more accessible, the Tertiary Education Union said today in response to the government’s announcement that Kiwis who have recently left school, or who have done less than half a fulltime year of ... More >>

Victoria University & Volunteer Wellington Team Up

Tuesday, 5 December 2017, 12:25 pm | Volunteer Wellington

Victoria University of Wellington And Volunteer Wellington Team up to Throw Out Challenge to Business More >>

Students Welcome Further Details on Fees-Free Eligibility

Tuesday, 5 December 2017, 11:43 am | NZ Union of Students' Associations

The New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations (NZUSA) has welcomed today’s release of eligibility criteria for the Government’s fees-free policy. More >>

Government Musn't Waver on Closing Dead Duck Charter Schools

Tuesday, 5 December 2017, 10:36 am | Quality Public Education Coalition - QPEC

Charter schools are unnecessary and a failed experiment and the coalition government must act as quickly as possible to either shut them down, or transition them into the state system, according to QPEC deputy Liz Gordon. More >>

Nutrition student awarded Claude McCarthy Fellowship

Monday, 4 December 2017, 4:49 pm | Massey University

Nutritional sciences PhD student Hajar Mazahery has been awarded the Claude McCarthy Fellowship, funding a trip to Spain for the Vitamin D Workshop. More >>

House Price Paper Wins Treasury University Challenge

Monday, 4 December 2017, 9:40 am | New Zealand Treasury

The issue of inflated house prices has made at least one young New Zealander happy after an essay on this topic took top spot in the Treasury’s University Challenge for 2017. This year’s challenge winner is Sam Wynands, who is currently studying ... More >>

2017 New Zealand Harkness Fellow Announced: Joe Beaglehole

Monday, 4 December 2017, 9:22 am | Fulbright NZ

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND, 4 December, 2017 - A policy analyst with a passion for the environment will work alongside top experts in the US as the 2017 Harkness Fellow explores the implications of rapid urbanisation and how to better plan for it in ... More >>

Ara prepares to welcome women INVS Tarini crew

Monday, 4 December 2017, 9:20 am | Ara Institute

When news arrived that the all-women-crewed INSV Tarini was stopping in Christchurch, Ara was quick to respond with an invite to the City Campus Christchurch, hosted by staff from the Next Step Centre for Women and the International Services team. The ... More >>

Apprentices are better off than graduates

Saturday, 2 December 2017, 2:16 pm | Industry Training Federation of New Zealand

New research by Berl is questioning the widely held belief that a university education leads to a more successful career for a school-leaver than an apprenticeship - Apprentices are financially better off than university graduates throughout most of their careers. ... More >>

Story of ‘where food comes from’ starts to grow

Saturday, 2 December 2017, 11:54 am | Soil Food and Society

Interest in a free-to-use science teaching tool, which draws on the story of where food comes from, food production and the role of primary industry in New Zealand, is starting to flourish across the education sector. More >>



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