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Taratahi Hosts Agricultural Career Weeks

Tuesday, 30 June 2020, 1:46 pm | UCOL

The long wait has ended for training to recommence at the Taratahi Agriculture Training Centre south of Masterton. Career weeks are being offered for people to experience life on the land at Taratahi, and decide whether they want to learn more about working ... More >>

Trades and Apprenticeship package a boost for regions

Thursday, 21 May 2020, 2:27 pm | UCOL

The $1.6 billion Trades and Apprenticeships Training package announced in the Government’s May budget provides a real opportunity for UCOL to play an increasing role in training more people into skilled jobs in its regions, and supporting businesses post-COVID-19. More >>

More On-Campus Activity For UCOL Students In Alert Level 2

Wednesday, 13 May 2020, 4:23 pm | Universal College Of Learning

Students studying with UCOL will have more on-campus activities starting from Monday 18 May, while continuing with their online studies from home where possible. “In line with the Government’s advice, we want to find a balance between keeping students ... More >>

UCOL Lecturer Lead Scientist for COVID-19 Testing lab

Thursday, 7 May 2020, 3:36 pm | UCOL

It’s not often that a fully functional and accredited laboratory gets set up within a week – but with Manawatū facing severe COVID-19 testing delays, Dr Rebecca Lucas-Roxburgh and her team made it happen. More >>

UCOL Learning Continues In Alert Level 3

Wednesday, 22 April 2020, 12:53 pm | UCOL

Following Monday’s announcement by the Prime Minister, and the Ministry of Education’s guidelines for tertiary institutions, UCOL has announced details of how students’ learning will progress during COVID-19 Alert Level 3. To ensure student and staff ... More >>

Education Centre for Healthcare and Social Assistance

Tuesday, 21 April 2020, 2:02 pm | UCOL

An $8 million development to create an Education Centre for 500 equivalent full time health-related students annually is seeking assistance from the Shovel Ready Infrastructure fund. The education centre proposes to bring together all healthcare and social assistance ... More >>

Learners Are Priority For UCOL Limited

Wednesday, 1 April 2020, 12:43 pm | UCOL

As national changes to vocational education come into effect on 1 April 2020, UCOL becomes UCOL Limited. UCOL Limited, a subsidiary of the new national entity New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology (working title), is taking the change in its stride, ... More >>

UCOL Graduations Cancelled As Prevention Measure

Monday, 16 March 2020, 10:57 am | Universal College Of Learning

Following government’s lead over the weekend, UCOL has regretfully decided to cancel all graduation ceremonies that were planned to start tomorrow, Tuesday 17 March 2020. “We did not make this decision lightly. Celebrating our graduates’ ... More >>

Over 1700 New Graduates Add Skills To Communities

Wednesday, 11 March 2020, 10:49 am | Universal College Of Learning

1761 new UCOL graduates will receive their qualifications during March’s Graduation season, with many already adding their skills to the New Zealand workforce. Many of the graduands will receive their Certificates, Diplomas, Degrees, and Postgraduate ... More >>

UCOL Manawatū Names Honours Award Recipients

Tuesday, 10 March 2020, 9:26 am | UCOL

UCOL Mananwatū is set to present six Honours Awards at its March Graduation ceremonies, recognising the outstanding contributions recipients have made in their fields or to UCOL. Sport Manawatū CEO Trevor Shailer, UCOL Programme Leader Dr Heather Grady, ... More >>

Outstanding UCOL Alumni To Be Recognised At Graduation

Tuesday, 10 March 2020, 9:21 am | UCOL

Four high-achieving UCOL Alumni will receive special awards at UCOL Manawatū’s Graduation in March. Businesswoman Linda Jenkinson, BABCO co-owner Alice Hocquard, and Nodero Managing Director Mark Easton will each receive Alumni Achievement Awards, ... More >>

Former Nurse And Early Childhood Teacher To Be Honoured

Wednesday, 4 March 2020, 4:41 pm | Universal College Of Learning

Former nurse Dr Janice Wenn and early childhood teacher Braidie Heberley will receive special awards at the UCOL Wairarapa Graduation ceremony on 26 March. Dr Janice Wenn will receive UCOL’s highest honorary award, the Honorary Fellow Award, for her ... More >>

Awards For Long-time Nurse, Artist, And Former Airport Manager

Wednesday, 4 March 2020, 3:28 pm | UCOL

UCOL Whanganui is set to present three special awards at its March 19 Graduation ceremony. Allan MacGibbon will receive UCOL’s Honorary Fellow Award for his contribution to education, tourism, and economic growth in the region. The Honorary Fellow Award ... More >>

Orientation And Pōwhiri To Kick Off 2020

Friday, 14 February 2020, 9:09 am | UCOL

UCOL students are set to kick off their year with the traditional campus pōwhiri and Orientation activities. While some classes have already begun, most students will start on 17 February. During that week, iwi representatives will lead the welcome ... More >>

Local Artist Accepted Into Competitive Museum Studies Programme

Thursday, 13 February 2020, 4:05 pm | Universal College Of Learning

Whanganui local and UCOL graduate Kris Lott has come a long way since she decided to give an introduction arts course a go. When she’s not busy mustering cows on the family farm or visiting her artwork on display at Jolt, Kris is prepping for ... More >>

UCOL supports international street art festival

Friday, 10 January 2020, 3:04 pm | Universal College Of Learning

Four new murals will add to the vibrancy of UCOL Manawatū, with the campus being one of the locations for Palmerston North’s first international street art festival. More >>

Business and ICT students wrap up internships

Wednesday, 18 December 2019, 9:27 am | UCOL

Business and Information & Communications Technology students marked the end of their internships recently with their Industry Project/Internship Showcase. More >>

Dutch students get Kiwi experience

Tuesday, 17 December 2019, 10:15 am | UCOL

A group of students from the Netherlands have completed projects for UCOL and experienced New Zealand culture as UCOL continues to build its international relationships. More >>

UCOL Re-invests with Confidence

Monday, 16 December 2019, 4:50 pm | Universal College Of Learning

In 2020 UCOL plans to keep up its investment approach, designed to meet the needs of the Region’s learners and employers. More >>

Exercise and Wellness producing industry ready trainers

Wednesday, 4 December 2019, 4:22 pm | Universal College Of Learning

Industry ready trainers are the aim of the game for lecturers and students alike in the new Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise and Wellness) at UCOL. More >>