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New scholarships for UCOL Degree students

Wednesday, 28 January 2015, 10:55 am | UCOL

Students starting out in UCOL Degree programmes this year are now able to apply for financial assistance through new scholarship opportunities. UCOL Scholarships for You 2015 are worth $5,000 each and are for students enrolled full-time in their first ... More >>

Two Heritage Buildings re-open due to Partnership

Tuesday, 27 January 2015, 4:21 pm | UCOL

Plans to re-open two heritage buildings on Taupo Quay for educational and community use are taking shape in a partnership approach between Whanganui UCOL and the Wanganui District Council. To reflect the sharing of spaces and facilities, a new arrangement ... More >>

Design and Arts Degree approved

Friday, 19 December 2014, 12:53 pm | UCOL

The new Bachelor of Design and Arts to be taught at Whanganui UCOL next year has been approved by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority. Executive Dean of Humanities and Business at UCOL, Steve Sorsby, said “this is a major step forward and affirmation ... More >>

Scholarship for Whanganui UCOL Business student

Tuesday, 16 December 2014, 10:30 am | UCOL

Thirty one year old Whanganui UCOL New Zealand Diploma in Business student Sarah Reed has been awarded a scholarship for 2015 study by Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. More >>

Design and Arts Degree Gets Positive Feedback

Tuesday, 9 December 2014, 1:26 pm | UCOL

An NZQA panel visit to Whanganui UCOL as part of the accreditation process for the proposed new design and arts degree was very positive. At the end of the visit, the panel gave feedback to staff about how impressed they were with the involvement of ... More >>

Amy shoots to the top again

Tuesday, 2 December 2014, 11:59 am | UCOL

Third Year UCOL Bachelor of Applied Visual Imaging student Amy Fowler has topped off an amazing award-winning year by claiming first place in the Tertiary & Assistants Photography category in the annual Canon EYEcon Photography Awards. More >>

Whanganui UCOL Music students’ swansong

Friday, 14 November 2014, 10:22 am | UCOL

Whanganui UCOL Certificate in Contemporary Music Performance students will be getting live and loud at the Musicians Club on Friday 21 November at 8.00pm. They will perform a night of covers and original music, showcasing the best of the music the students ... More >>

Whanganui UCOL creatives on show

Thursday, 30 October 2014, 8:36 pm | UCOL

Whanganui UCOL’s Creative Programmes which include Fashion, Fine Arts, Glass and Graphic Design will come out to play during their end of year shows early next month. More >>

U-Skills students celebrate success

Tuesday, 28 October 2014, 3:55 pm | UCOL

Over 200 secondary school students are eligible to walk across the Regent Theatre stage as U-Skills graduates on Thursday night, in a ceremony to celebrate completing their programme. More >>

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 >>



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