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Young performer awarded UCOL acting scholarship

Friday, 17 October 2014, 11:42 am | UCOL

Feilding High School student Cohen Stephens has acted his way into the UCOL Diploma in Performing Arts programme as the recipient of a scholarship announced recently. More >>

Education agreement refreshes commitment

Tuesday, 14 October 2014, 9:30 am | UCOL

Te Puna Matauranga o Whanganui and UCOL have signed an Accord refreshing their commitment to work alongside each other to improve education outcomes for Māori within the Whanganui region. More >>

UCOL Chief Executive Appointment

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 4:37 pm | UCOL

Leeza Boyce has been appointed as UCOL’s new Chief Executive to succeed Paul McElroy upon his retirement in December. UCOL Chair, Malcolm Inglis, said that he is delighted to make the announcement on behalf of the UCOL Council, and is thrilled with the ... More >>

UCOL Carpentry Students Know No Boundaries

Saturday, 27 September 2014, 12:45 pm | UCOL

Certificate in Carpentry students have gained plenty of hands-on fence building experience recently – a whole 200 metres of it. More >>

They planed, they sawed, they conquered.

Wednesday, 24 September 2014, 4:34 pm | UCOL

Four second year UCOL Furniture students sawed, sanded, carved and planed their way to top placings at the National Woodskills competition held earlier this month. More >>

Students set for national Woodskills competition

Friday, 5 September 2014, 11:39 am | UCOL

A group of students from UCOL’s two-year Diploma in Furniture Design and Making are geared up to head off to Kawerau next week for the National Woodskills Competition . More >>

Students set for national Woodskills competition

Friday, 5 September 2014, 11:39 am | UCOL

A group of students from UCOL’s two-year Diploma in Furniture Design and Making are geared up to head off to Kawerau next week for the National Woodskills Competition . More >>

Kathryn runs amok on magic carpet

Monday, 18 August 2014, 10:32 am | UCOL

UCOL Fine Arts and Glass Lecturer, Dr Kathryn Wightman has claimed the prestigious 2014 Ranamok Glass Prize with a three-metre long glass rug, titled Carpet . More >>

UCOL: Student success on the rise

Wednesday, 13 August 2014, 9:26 am | UCOL

New Tertiary Education data shows enrolments at UCOL are the strongest in the country amongst polytechnics, and the number of students successfully completing courses continues to increase. More >>

UCOL team ready for kitchen heat

Monday, 11 August 2014, 10:17 am | UCOL

Palmerston North UCOL’s Nestlé Toque d’Or team is confident they’ll stand the heat in the kitchen next week when they compete in the prestigious competition at the New Zealand Culinary Fare in Auckland. More >>

Emerging Plan for Whanganui UCOL

Friday, 8 August 2014, 5:03 pm | UCOL

Results from the Joint Wanganui District Council and UCOL Taskforce are emerging, with plans revealed today that will secure a strong footing for the polytechnic in the future. More >>

UCOL Wairarapa nursing student claims new horizon

Thursday, 7 August 2014, 10:54 am | UCOL

UCOL Wairarapa student Emma Warrington received the NZ Federation of Graduate Wellington Branch Second Chance Award at a ceremony in Wellington recently. More >>

UCOL student photographer is top shot

Tuesday, 5 August 2014, 2:28 pm | UCOL

Third Year UCOL Bachelor of Applied Visual Imaging student Amy Fowler shot her way to two titles at the annual Epson / NZIPP Iris Professional Photography Awards this week. More >>

Young solution for old problem

Tuesday, 5 August 2014, 10:10 am | UCOL

Left - R.A.R.E Production Director 17 year old Isaac Hudson (Otaki College); Right – R.A.R.E Communications Director 16 year old Cameron Sturley of Freyberg High School. More >>

Positive feedback on Arts Short Courses

Friday, 1 August 2014, 12:39 pm | UCOL

Positive feedback and support from the community on their interest in new arts short courses based in Whanganui has shone through in survey responses. A survey circulated in June asking for feedback about arts short courses being developed by Whanganui ... More >>

UCOL photographers eye the prize

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 1:21 pm | UCOL

UCOL’s photography aspirations will be focussed on the Epson / NZIPP Iris Professional Photography Awards to be announced next Monday. Thirty six Bachelor of Applied Visual Imaging (BAVI) and Diploma Photographic Imaging students have submitted entries to ... More >>

UCOL Nursing students claim new horizons

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 10:27 am | UCOL

Whanganui UCOL Nursing student Deshannon Matthews credits her boys as the reason she is pursuing a career in Nursing. “They are my life, and I will do all I can to give them the life they deserve,” she says. More >>

UCOL strengthens community links

Friday, 25 July 2014, 12:26 pm | UCOL

Helen Craig has joined Whanganui UCOL as Director of Community Relations, a role established as a result of the Joint Taskforce with Wanganui District Council last year. The role is in response to community working party recommendations to strengthen ... More >>

UCOL makes a racquet with four sporting codes

Thursday, 24 July 2014, 10:55 am | UCOL

In a sporting first, UCOL has brought four codes together for intensive training under its new racquet sports conditioning programme. More >>

Hammer and gongs

Friday, 18 July 2014, 12:01 pm | UCOL

Pictured from left are Worldskills medallists Matty Hull and Andrew Condon, with UCOL Carpentry Lecturers Matt Cassells and Dave Freebairn. More >>



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