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USP’s Bachelor Of Engineering (Civil) Programme Receives WSCUC Approval

Tuesday, 18 May 2021, 4:50 pm | University Of The South Pacific

The Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) programme at the University of the South Pacific has received final approval by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). The WSCUC is an institutional accrediting agency serving a diverse membership ... More >>

Teacher Confidence Could Turn The Tide On Declining Sciences Results – Impact Report

Tuesday, 18 May 2021, 9:32 am | Joint Press Release

Amidst sharply declining results in science, New Zealand students are disengaging with STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) subjects at primary school, leading to fewer students going on to study these areas at secondary, NCEA ... More >>

UCOL Wherever You Are: Take A Full Virtual Tour Today

Monday, 17 May 2021, 2:00 pm | UCOL

Whether you’re a prospective student, an alumni, or just interested in checking out what’s on offer at UCOL’s Manawatū campus – a full virtual tour is now available. <img src="" ... More >>

AUT Business School Wins Research Translation Awards

Monday, 17 May 2021, 10:52 am | Auckland University of Technology

AUT Business School was the big winner at the recent New Zealand Business Research Translation Competition. The event aims to show the relevance and impact of New Zealand business research to practitioners, professionals and industry leaders, as well as ... More >>

UCOL Whanganui Lecturer Takes Top Prize At Ockham New Zealand Book Awards

Friday, 14 May 2021, 12:56 pm | Universal College Of Learning

It wasn’t your ordinary Wednesday, at least not for UCOL lecturer Airini Beautrais. At the New Zealand Ockham Book Awards it was announced that Beautrais has won the Jann Medlicott Acorn Prize for Fiction – the country’s most prestigious literary ... More >>

Future Tradies Get On-the-tools Experience With Unique House Renovation Project.

Thursday, 13 May 2021, 3:10 pm | Ara Education Charitable Trust

Senior students at South Auckland high schools are taking their first steps into a career in the construction industry with a new education initiative backed by the private sector and government agencies. Under the umbrella of the Ara Education Charitable ... More >>

Solid Result For Southern Institute Of Technology

Thursday, 13 May 2021, 2:22 pm | Southern Institute of Technology

The Southern Institute of Technology Group (SIT) achieved a net surplus of $1.064 million for the year ending 31 December 2020. “This is very pleasing result for a year of such change and uncertainty, due to Covid,” says Board Chair, Alison ... More >>

Report From Inquiry Into Student Accommodation Ignores The Voice Of Students

Thursday, 13 May 2021, 1:53 pm | NZ Union of Students' Associations

The New Zealand Union of Students' Associations is disappointed that the Education and Workforce Select Committee’s Report on Student Accommodation released today does not address many of the concerns raised by students throughout the inquiry. ... More >>

Teaching Union NZEI Te Riu Roa Welcomes Unteach Racism

Thursday, 13 May 2021, 1:30 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

NZEI Te Riu Roa is today welcoming the launch of Unteach Racism , a campaign by the Teaching Council that seeks to provide teachers with the tools to confront and dismantle racism in schools, kura, and early childhood education centres. "We ... More >>

New Director For Centre For Innovation And Entrepreneurship

Thursday, 13 May 2021, 10:58 am | University of Auckland

Darsel Keane has been appointed the new Director of the University of Auckland Business School’s Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE). Darsel has previously held roles at the Icehouse and EverEdgeIP and over the last decade has been instrumental ... More >>

To Lead Or Not To Lead? That Is The Question

Thursday, 13 May 2021, 10:36 am | University of Auckland

Theories of leadership and the difficult question of when to lead or not lead in order to achieve the best outcome, was the subject of Professor Brigid Carroll’s inaugural lecture at the University of Auckland Business School, marking her appointment ... More >>

Open Polytechnic Celebrates Online And Distance Learning Graduates

Thursday, 13 May 2021, 9:01 am | Open Polytechnic

Over 190 graduates from across the Lower North Island took to the stage at the Michael Fowler Centre in Wellington on Tuesday (11 May 2021) to receive their well-earned qualifications from leading online and distance learning provider, Open Polytechnic. ... More >>

New Sensory Spaces Opened At Tauranga Special School

Thursday, 13 May 2021, 8:55 am | TECT

Many families, staff, and students gathered at Tauranga Special School last week to attend a Mihi Whakatau and blessing of different areas of the school. <img src="" ... More >>

International Nurses Day: Whitireia Nursing Tutor Highlights Smartphone Risks In Nursing Curriculum

Wednesday, 12 May 2021, 2:54 pm | Whitireia

Smartphones are a part of nursing education. Student nurses use smartphones to access textbooks, pharmacology resources, standards for practice and lots of other knowledge as part of their everyday learning. Particularly while they are in practical sessions, ... More >>

Hope For The Future On Early Learning Funding Review

Wednesday, 12 May 2021, 11:30 am | Early Childhood Council

The Early Childhood Council has welcomed moves to ECE teacher pay parity, and the Minister’s signals the funding system is set to be overhauled. “While we’re disappointed centres’ rising costs haven’t been addressed today, we’re delighted ... More >>

Interactive Science Kits Sent Out To 35 Schools, For Free

Wednesday, 12 May 2021, 9:52 am | University of Auckland

Kiwrious, an interactive learning technology that makes science fun, is being distributed to 35 schools in six different areas of New Zealand, at no cost to the schools. The Kiwrious Science Experience was designed by Associate Professor Suranga Nanayakkara ... More >>

Using ‘food Havens’ To Reduce High Obesity Rates In Low Socioeconomic Neighbourhoods

Wednesday, 12 May 2021, 9:46 am | Auckland University of Technology

A new concept in food environments, the food haven , developed by AUT researchers at the Child and Youth Health Research Centre, aims to reduce high obesity rates among Māori and Pacific peoples. · A strength-based approach, that incorporates ... More >>

NZEI Te Riu Roa Takes Educators’ Pay Concerns To Public Service Minister

Tuesday, 11 May 2021, 4:40 pm | New Zealand Educational Institute

NZEI Te Riu Roa took educators’ concerns to the Public Service Minister today in a meeting between the Government and public sector unions. “Educators have been frustrated and disheartened by the Government’s recent statements on public sector ... More >>

UCOL Tikanga Programme Begins, Available To All On Te Ahu A Turanga

Tuesday, 11 May 2021, 11:41 am | UCOL

As construction ramps up on Te Ahu a Turanga: Manawatū Tararua Highway, UCOL is working with the Highway Alliance to deliver a cultural induction course to the project’s workforce and their whānau. Over the next four years, a potential 5,000 workers ... More >>

Seven Christchurch Schools Work Together To Make A Difference For Their Learners

Monday, 10 May 2021, 3:56 pm | Education Review Office

The Education Review Office (ERO) has today launched a report showing how seven Christchurch schools improved outcomes for learners through innovation and working together. The group of schools, forming a community of practice called Kahukura, ... More >>

NZEI Te Riu Roa Launches New Learning Support Campaign Ngā Aukaha All In For Tamariki

Monday, 10 May 2021, 3:12 pm | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa has launched a new campaign that spans not only their membership but parents and advocates too, to fix Aotearoa’s learning support system. Ngā Aukaha All in for Tamariki will campaign on issues of funding and access to learning ... More >>

Partnership Continues To Meet The Needs Of The NZ Law Profession

Monday, 10 May 2021, 2:47 pm | Open Polytechnic

The Open Polytechnic and the New Zealand Law Society | Te Kāhui Ture o Aotearoa, recently signed a new agreement which will see the organisations continue to collaborate on delivering the popular NZ Diploma in Legal Executive Studies programme. As part ... More >>

Getting Crafty About Sharing The Joy Of Maths

Monday, 10 May 2021, 11:16 am | University of Canterbury

Chaos theory and crochet collide in Christchurch this month. University of Canterbury mathematicians are playfully promoting the art and craft of mathematics through a free public event on Sunday, 23 May. The Christchurch Maths Craft Day is free and ... More >>

Tauranga School Kids Helping Create Giant Rope Artwork About Marine Science

Monday, 10 May 2021, 10:37 am | Sustainable Seas National Science Challenge

This week (10–14 May), daily workshops are happening for 450 local school students from seven Tauranga schools, where they will use art to learn about the relationship between our marine environments and the risks of environmental and climate changes. ... More >>

Kiwi Students Share Their Views On Life In CensusAtSchool 2021

Monday, 10 May 2021, 5:10 am | CensusAtSchool

CensusAtSchool New Zealand - TataurangaKiTeKura Aotearoa celebrates the launch of their tenth biennial survey today to once again comprehensively chart children’s views of their own lives. The large national survey will give another intriguing ... More >>

Schools Rightly Rejecting Govt’s Sex Ed

Saturday, 8 May 2021, 2:59 pm | Family First New Zealand

Family First says it is not surprised that less than 15% of schools are using Government funded programmes on sexual education. Family First has produced a report on the Relationships and Sexuality Education Guidelines (or RSE for short) - a new set of ... More >>

Six School Students Awarded Mentorships With Professional Writers In NZ Society Of Authors Youth Mentor Programme

Friday, 7 May 2021, 12:39 pm | New Zealand Society of Authors

NZSA normally awards four youth mentorships each year but this year the panel found it impossible to limit the mentorships to four, and recommended two additional mini mentorships. These young writers will hone their writing skills and develop their ... More >>

Award-winning Clean Sport Education Coming To A School Near You – Launching Good Clean Sport School Toolkit

Friday, 7 May 2021, 9:57 am | Drug Free Sport NZ

Drug Free Sport New Zealand (DFSNZ) brings award-winning clean sport education into New Zealand schools with today’s launch of the Good Clean Sport School Toolkit. Available to all intermediate and secondary schools, it provides five comprehensive ... More >>

Lincoln Graduation Returns To Town After 11 Years Away

Friday, 7 May 2021, 9:41 am | Lincoln University

The first Lincoln University Graduation at the Christchurch Town Hall since the Christchurch earthquakes also includes a celebration after last year’s COVID-19 cancellation. Lincoln graduates and graduands (those yet to graduate) will be back ... More >>

Student Teachers Embrace New Training Model

Thursday, 6 May 2021, 2:49 pm | Independent Schools of New Zealand

A new, in-school-based model of educating secondary school teachers has been warmly embraced by the first inductees, with some even describing the initiative as pivotal to their decision to pursue further qualifications and thereby help alleviate the ... More >>

Pūaotanga – The Independent Review Into Primary School Staffing - To Hold Pasifika Community Talanoa In Auckland

Thursday, 6 May 2021, 9:03 am | New Zealand Educational Institute

Pasifika educators and the Pacific community have been invited to share their views at a talanoa being held in Auckland this week as part of Pūaotanga – the independent review into primary school staffing. The panel want to hear from Pasifika principals, ... More >>

Shaz Dagg Already Gearing Up For New Coast To Coast Challenge

Wednesday, 5 May 2021, 2:32 pm | Universal College Of Learning

Shaz Dagg has her sights set on the 2022 Coast to Coast after becoming the first female amputee to complete the race earlier this year. But this time, she wants to do every step of it solo. Dagg, a New Zealand representative para-triathlete, completed ... More >>

Ara’s Broadcasting School Radio Station Reaches ‘Fever’ Pitch

Wednesday, 5 May 2021, 11:50 am | Ara Institute

From Monday the 3rd of May, groovy disco tunes entered Christchurch’s airwaves courtesy of Ara’s New Zealand Broadcasting School’s student station for 2021: Fever FM. In April, the cohort of second-year broadcasting students pitched their ... More >>

Ten Big Ideas To Accelerate Change In The Food And Fibre Sector

Tuesday, 4 May 2021, 2:00 pm | University of Canterbury

Imagine a world where a farmer can tell the difference between every sheep by just looking at them. Thanks to new sheep facial recognition technology employing AI this could soon be a reality. Genesmith is just one of the big ideas named today as a ... More >>

May Day Call For Early Childhood Teachers To Be Paid Fairly

Saturday, 1 May 2021, 5:55 am | NZEI Te Riu Roa

The country's largest education union is calling on the Government to step in to correct pay injustices in the early childhood sector this International Workers' Day. To coincide with May Day, NZEI Te Riu Roa members and supporters are set to ... More >>

A Feel-Good Ara Timaru Graduation Celebrates Students, Staff - And Staff As Students

Friday, 30 April 2021, 2:14 pm | Ara Institute

After a somewhat disjointed 2020 experience, Ara Timaru graduates were finally able to celebrate their success in a more familiar style on Tuesday April 27th. Sixty-nine graduates who completed their study at the end of last year including students from ... More >>

Te Ōhaka At Ara Presents Showcase Of Start-ups

Friday, 30 April 2021, 2:05 pm | Ara Institute

On the 21st of April, staff from Ara were invited to meet and mingle with some of the current crop of start-ups at Te Ōhaka - the Centre for Growth and Innovation. The aim of the event was to help the Ara community gain a deeper understanding of ... More >>

Pasifika Education Leaders Come Together For National Pasifika Fono

Thursday, 29 April 2021, 9:28 am | NZEI

Pasifika educators are meeting in Ōtautahi Christchurch today and tomorrow to consider how our education system could be redesigned to be more responsive to Pasifika learners. Held by the country's largest education union, NZEI Te Riu Roa, the national Pasifika ... More >>

Not Enough Support Say School Principals

Wednesday, 28 April 2021, 4:54 pm | New Zealand Principals Federation

As commentary in the media ramps up about schools excluding students who display extreme behaviours, Perry Rush, President of the New Zealand Principals’ Federation has again expressed the views of the Federation. "Let’s be clear," he ... More >>

International Students Remain Willing To Quarantine And Get Vaccinated To Get That All Important In-country Experience

Wednesday, 28 April 2021, 4:23 pm | IDP Connect

Aspiring international students remain committed to their global study goals and are willing to vaccinate and quarantine in return for on-campus study and the experience of living abroad, despite the challenges the COVID-19 pandemic has presented. Although ... More >>

University Of Waikato Launches New Artificial Intelligence Research Institute

Tuesday, 27 April 2021, 3:56 pm | University of Waikato

The University of Waikato is bringing data to life, positioning New Zealand as an international leader in Artificial Intelligence with the launch of a new AI Institute. The institute, Te Ipu o te Mahara, which translates as 'A Receptacle of Consciousness’, ... More >>

48 Kaimahi Graduate With Whānau Ora Tohu

Friday, 23 April 2021, 1:25 pm | Te Whanau O Waipareira Trust

Forty eight kaimahi from Whānau Ora organisations throughout the North Island have today graduated with a Whānau Ora Diploma. Held at the Te Puia Arts and Crafts centre in Rotorua, the 2021 cohort were presented with their diplomas by Māori Development ... More >>

One ECC Centre Could Close Every Week In 2021

Friday, 23 April 2021, 6:47 am | Early Childhood Council

2021 could be the year an early learning centre shuts its doors weekly, with a perfect storm of economic factors forcing providers to take desperate measures. “I’d field a call a week from a provider that’s in trouble and facing shutting down,” ... More >>

Waikato Ranked Top 60 In The World For Research That Impacts Economic Growth And Reducing Inequality

Thursday, 22 April 2021, 5:58 am | University of Waikato

The University of Waikato has been ranked in the top 60 universities in the world for research that supports economic growth and reducing inequality, as measured against the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. The results are part of the ... More >>

Public Consultation On Education And Training Changes

Wednesday, 21 April 2021, 4:19 pm | Ministry of Education

The Ministry of Education is seeking public feedback on proposals to amend the current Education and Training Act 2020. Public consultation began today on eight proposed changes to the Act which include: how school board elections are run ensuring all ... More >>

UC Steers Through Hurdles Of Pandemic

Wednesday, 21 April 2021, 11:26 am | University of Canterbury

In a year full of extraordinary challenges, the University of Canterbury (UC) found opportunities, fast-forwarding plans to provide a more accessible, flexible education and contributing innovative research to help protect New Zealand from Covid-19. UC’s ... More >>

ELearning Programme Changing How STEM Is Taught In The Pacific

Tuesday, 20 April 2021, 1:59 pm | Wintec

An eLearning project focussed on enhancing science teaching to Year 10 students in the Pacific Islands is being piloted this year through a programme created by partners Catalpa International, Nanogirl Labs and Wintec, and funded by the Ministry ... More >>

TEU Welcomes SIT As The Tertiary Education Sector’s First Living Wage Employer

Tuesday, 20 April 2021, 1:58 pm | Tertiary Education Union

Te Hautū Kahurangi | Tertiary Education Union welcomes today’s news that the board of Southern Institute Technology has decided to become a Living Wage employer. This means nobody who works for SIT or any businesses contracting to the institution ... More >>

Stories Of Tīpuna Recognised Through Whakapapa Research

Friday, 16 April 2021, 10:20 am | University of Canterbury

From European studies and Russian language to a Whakapapa Studentship at Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, Ereni Pūtere has had an interesting journey of discovery at the University of Canterbury (UC), leading to her graduation with a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) with ... More >>

New UC Graduate Celebrates Chemistry Breakthroughs

Friday, 16 April 2021, 9:13 am | University of Canterbury

Mohammed Abdelbassit published six research papers during his PhD study at the University of Canterbury, an extraordinary achievement for a student.He graduates with his doctorate in Chemistry this Friday. With examiners commenting that “the quality of his scientific ... More >>

Changing The World From NZ To Nigeria

Friday, 16 April 2021, 9:10 am | University of Canterbury

After graduating with a doctorate in Ecology, Iveren Abiem will return home to Nigeria, where she will share her knowledge and expertise with students at the University of Jos. Iveren Abiem’s passion comes from enjoying what she does, and the sense ... More >>

UCOL Wins National Contract To Upskill Home-based Early Childhood Educators

Friday, 16 April 2021, 8:51 am | Universal College Of Learning

After the success of UCOL’s Early Childhood Education and Care (Level 4) programme, the Ministry of Education has selected UCOL as one of their preferred education providers to upskill Early Childhood Educators across New Zealand. Last year the Government ... More >>

Engineering A Brighter Future

Wednesday, 14 April 2021, 10:05 am | University of Canterbury

Quinlan Meyerink will officially become a University of Canterbury graduate today. Cheered on by wellwishers, he will walk with hundreds of other graduands in the traditional UC Graduation Procession through Christchurch city streets from the University of ... More >>

University Partners With QS To Support Equitable Access To Education Internationally

Tuesday, 13 April 2021, 5:05 pm | University of Auckland

Educators and data scientists will discuss the best opportunities for building a more equitable education system to improve access for under-represented groups at a summit hosted by the University of Auckland, in partnership with QS (Quacquarelli ... More >>

$100k Māori Student Scholarship Sees Harvard Student Return As Mentor Alongside Former Prime Minister Sir John Key

Tuesday, 13 April 2021, 4:06 pm | Crimson Education

New Zealand’s only scholarship to support Māori high school students to gain admission to the world’s most competitive universities is back for another year. Whether it be Physiotherapy at the University of Auckland or Computer Science at ... More >>

Ministry Of Education’s Own Data Contradicts Ministerial Advice

Tuesday, 13 April 2021, 6:06 am | Early Childhood Council

Fears have been raised that incorrect advice received by Minister of Education Chris Hipkins is affecting decisions around early learning centre closures. This comes after Minister Hipkins said ‘I am advised that ECE closures are fewer than this ... More >>

Changing Young Lives The Goal For Graduate Of New Degree

Monday, 12 April 2021, 11:17 am | University of Canterbury

A drive to help troubled young people get their lives back on track lies behind Alex Wilson’s decision to study criminal justice at the University of Canterbury (UC). The 22-year-old will become one of the first six people to graduate with a ... More >>

Supporting Improvements In Science Teaching Crucial For New Zealand Tamariki

Monday, 12 April 2021, 10:14 am | Education Review Office

New reports, published today by the Education Review Office (ERO), highlight the importance of high-quality science teaching for improving outcomes in science for New Zealand tamariki. "The release of these new science reports is timely as ... More >>

NZUSA Welcomes Learner Wellbeing And Safety Code Consultation

Wednesday, 7 April 2021, 5:56 pm | NZUSA

The New Zealand Union of Students' Associations welcomes today’s release of the new draft Code of Wellbeing and Safety for Tertiary Learners. "Students across Aotearoa have been calling out for more support and more consistency for years. It ... More >>

Proposed Tertiary Student Wellbeing And Safety Changes Open For Consultation

Wednesday, 7 April 2021, 4:59 pm | Ministry of Education

The Ministry of Education is inviting feedback on a package of changes to help improve the wellbeing and safety for all tertiary and international learners. "Our research tells us that learners succeed best when their wellbeing and safety is considered ... More >>



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