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Timaru Let Down by National’s Tertiary Education Approach

Wednesday, 14 June 2017, 10:40 am | Tertiary Education Union

The decision to cut five courses at the Ara Institute of Canterbury is symptomatic of an approach to tertiary education that is failing local communities, the Tertiary Education Union (TEU) said today. More >>

Labour’s Immigration Policy Needs to Backed by Promise

Tuesday, 13 June 2017, 2:34 pm | Tertiary Education Union

Labour’s Immigration Policy Needs to Backed by Promise to Fund Public Tertiary Institutions Properly Today the Labour Party announced a new immigration policy, including proposals to stop issuing student visas to people wanting to study certain ... More >>

Politicians at meeting to keep tertiary education public

Tuesday, 13 June 2017, 1:27 pm | Tertiary Education Union

Today at 4.30pm in Old Government House, Princes Street, Auckland, politicians and candidates from Labour, the Greens and Māori Party will address a public meeting to discuss National’s plans to change the law to funnel public money into private ... More >>

Transfer of Funds From Public to Private Tertiary Education

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 8:17 pm | Tertiary Education Union

Today’s budget will cut funding to public tertiary education, handing millions of dollars of public funds to the private sector. More >>

Campaign to protect public tertiary education

Thursday, 18 May 2017, 2:38 pm | Tertiary Education Union

Staff, students and representatives of the local community will come together tomorrow at the Ara Institute of Canterbury to launch the TEU’s campaign to protect quality public tertiary education from a controversial law prioritising for-profit providers. More >>

Increase government support to stop students going hungry

Thursday, 18 May 2017, 2:36 pm | Tertiary Education Union

Students at Unitec are regularly going without food or other necessities because they cannot afford them, according to a survey of students by the New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations (NZUSA). More >>

Minister must review pressure to pass crisis

Tuesday, 9 May 2017, 9:55 am | Tertiary Education Union

National’s approach to tertiary education is putting staff under immense pressure to pass students and must be the subject of a thorough sector-wide review before further changes are enshrined in law, the Tertiary Education Union (TEU) said today. More >>

National’s Failure to Keep Ara Pledge a Betrayal

Wednesday, 3 May 2017, 3:25 pm | Tertiary Education Union

National will be betraying a pledge to ensure quality tertiary education provision in Timaru unless it intervenes to save five primary training courses earmarked for closure at the Ara Institute of Canterbury, the TEU said today. More >>

‘Crisis of staff well-being’ has engulfed tertiary education

Wednesday, 29 March 2017, 9:11 am | Tertiary Education Union

Staff at tertiary education institutions are experiencing higher levels of stress, unsustainable workloads and are feeling more alienated from their jobs compared to a decade ago and reforms introduced by the National government are to blame, the ... More >>

National’s tertiary education experiment is failing

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 5:44 pm | Tertiary Education Union

Putting 17 people at risk of losing their jobs and denying students the opportunity to learn valuable skills in the arts and social sciences is far too high a price to pay for the government to continue its failing experiment in market-based approaches ... More >>

Report shows gamble with tertiary education would fail

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 9:48 am | Tertiary Education Union

Tertiary education Minister Paul Goldsmith would be taking a reckless gamble with Kiwis’ futures if he adopts the recommendations of the Productivity Commission’s report [1] into the future of the sector, sending a clear signal ahead of the election ... More >>

Students join TEU in calling for fair pay at Auckland Uni

Tuesday, 14 March 2017, 4:02 pm | Tertiary Education Union

Responding to Auckland University Students’ Association’s statement [1] in support of Thursday’s fair pay strike [2], John Egan, Academic co-president of the TEU at Auckland University, said: More >>

Staff at Auckland University to Strike for Fair Pay

Friday, 10 March 2017, 11:40 am | Tertiary Education Union

All staff at the University of Auckland should be given a fair and equitable increase in their pay, the TEU said today after announcing university staff would take strike action on 16 March [1] as part of a campaign to achieve an equitable outcome from ... More >>

Call for Vice-Chancellor to take action

Friday, 3 March 2017, 9:18 am | Tertiary Education Union

The Tertiary Education Union has joined with AUSA and other groups urging the vice-chancellor of Auckland University to step in and reverse a decision that allows a group promoting white supremacy to spread racist messages as part of orientation week. The TEU is ... More >>

WITT Downgrade Indicative Of A Tertiary System Under Strain

Friday, 24 February 2017, 5:37 pm | Tertiary Education Union

NZQA’s decision to downgrade the confidence it has in the Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki’s (WITT) ability to provide quality education is symptomatic of a system under immense strain, the New Zealand Tertiary Education Union said today. More >>

Telford Statement Symptom of Misguided Funding

Wednesday, 18 January 2017, 1:10 pm | Tertiary Education Union

Media release Tertiary Education Union - Te Hautū Kahurangi o Aotearoa 18 January 2017 New Telford Transition Statement a Symptom of Misguided Government Funding Approaches More >>

Love Humanities Day of Action

Monday, 19 December 2016, 4:44 pm | Tertiary Education Union

On 22 February 2017, the Tertiary Education Union will hold a national day of action highlighting the benefits of teaching and learning humanities, arts, social sciences and fine arts in New Zealand. More >>

Pay Gap Increases in Tertiary Education Sector

Wednesday, 14 December 2016, 12:21 pm | Tertiary Education Union

Figures released yesterday by the State Services Commission (SSC) provide worrying evidence of a widening pay gap between the Chief Executives and other staff of Tertiary Education Institutions (TEI). More >>

New Crown Manager Must Safeguard Future of Tai Poutini

Tuesday, 13 December 2016, 5:10 pm | Tertiary Education Union

Steven Joyce, Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment has today announced the appointment of a Crown Manager for Tai Poutini Polytechnic (TPP). More >>

Manukau cuts Foundation Studies and English again

Wednesday, 16 November 2016, 11:26 am | Tertiary Education Union

Manukau Institute of Technology plans to make big cuts to Foundation Studies and English as well as reviewing Visual Arts; all areas which have already experienced recent cuts. More >>



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