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Manawatū Photographer Picks Up Multiple Awards In International Photo Competition

Wednesday, 28 October 2020, 12:31 pm | Universal College Of Learning

Earlier this year UCOL’s Senior Photography Lecturer, Ian Rotherham, decided to ‘have a go’ and enter the Rise International Photography Awards for the first time. His try has paid off, with his images winning two silver and two bronze awards. ... More >>

$45,000 in scholarships given out

Wednesday, 21 October 2020, 9:47 am | UCOL

At its recent scholarship ceremony UCOL Whanganui awarded 41 scholarships worth a total $45,000, the most scholarships the campus has ever given out in a single year. More >>

New Conservation Training Launched With UCOL And Pūkaha National Wildlife Centre

Tuesday, 20 October 2020, 11:01 am | Universal College Of Learning

The call of the wild is going out to young people, tangata whenua, and those affected by COVID-19, with UCOL and Pūkaha National Wildlife Centre announcing new training for protecting and conserving our native taonga. The Certificate in Introductory ... More >>

From teaching to architecture for scholarship recipient

Thursday, 15 October 2020, 11:28 am | UCOL

You might think that it’s a big career jump from early childhood teaching to architecture, but it has come naturally for double scholarship recipient Kay Aish. More >>

Longtime Office Worker Tastes Farm Life At Taratahi

Thursday, 24 September 2020, 4:06 pm | Universal College Of Learning

Early morning milking sessions and moving cattle are a far cry from the office work Lynne Nel is used to. Wellington-based Nel has been taking part in the dairy farming taster course at Taratahi Agricultural Training Centre near Masterton. The course, ... More >>

First Centres Of Vocational Excellence Established

Monday, 21 September 2020, 11:29 am | Universal College Of Learning

UCOL is looking forward to the impact of New Zealand’s first Centres of Vocational Excellence, focussed on two vital sectors to New Zealand, Construction and Primary Industries. Linda Sissons, Acting Chief Executive at UCOL, said UCOL is ready and ... More >>

Ag Contracting Course Providing New Opportunities For Wairoa Local

Monday, 21 September 2020, 9:36 am | Universal College Of Learning

Waylon Shadlock drives a 10-hour round trip each weekend so he can build a brighter future for himself as a tractor driver. Shadlock is taking part in the Agricultural Contracting course being run at Taratahi Agricultural Training Centre near Masterton. ... More >>

From Jets To Tractors For Airline Pilot

Wednesday, 16 September 2020, 1:21 pm | Universal College Of Learning

With COVID-19 restrictions grounding airline pilot Neil Johansson, he’s traded jets for tractors as he gets set to start a new job in agricultural contracting. Johansson will soon be finishing the Agricultural Contracting course being run at ... More >>

Investment opportunities for student start-ups

Friday, 11 September 2020, 2:42 pm | UCOL

A new student-led investment programme has launched in the Manawatū, with a UCOL student part of the team lending their expertise to budding entrepreneurs. More >>

UCOL’s Te Reo Māori Classes Popular Across The Region

Friday, 11 September 2020, 12:43 pm | Universal College Of Learning

With the nation celebrating Te Reo Māori o te Wiki (Māori Language Week) across the country, UCOL is gearing up for a big week of activities and events, bringing together new and fluent speakers. But for many learners this won’t be a change, ... More >>

UCOL Staff Making Masks For Bus-riding Students

Monday, 7 September 2020, 4:37 pm | Universal College Of Learning

UCOL staff are putting their sewing, cutting, and threading skills to use, producing face masks for students who bus in to campus. With face coverings now compulsory on most public transport, staff at UCOL Manawatū have crafted resuable and washable ... More >>

Mask-making Workshops A Hit

Monday, 7 September 2020, 4:36 pm | Universal College Of Learning

UCOL Whanganui’s fashion studio has been pumping out face masks over the last two weeks, now that students and staff need to wear face coverings on public transport. It all started with UCOL Design & Arts Programme Leader and Fashion & ... More >>

Peer support programme helps international students settle i

Monday, 31 August 2020, 11:47 am | UCOL

International students who arrived before the border closure have been the first to participate in UCOL’s Exchange Network, a programme to help them settle into life at UCOL and overcome the challenges of living in a new country. More >>

UCOL Launches New Industry Partnership Platform

Monday, 3 August 2020, 12:12 pm | UCOL

UCOL students spend thousands of hours working with local organisations and businesses – and UCOL wants to see that connection build even further. With the launch of their new Workhub website, UCOL is looking to develop more student-to-industry opportunities. ... More >>

Celebration Of Training At Taratahi

Thursday, 30 July 2020, 1:52 pm | UCOL

This week training began at Taratahi Agriculture Training Centre to encourage new entrants and people whose employment has been affected by COVID-19 to consider a career in the food and fibre sector. A celebration on Thursday, hosted by Ngāti ... More >>

Bloomfield Inspires Student Art Project

Monday, 13 July 2020, 11:55 am | Universal College Of Learning

Watching the Director-General of Health front up at the Government’s daily COVID-19 updates has inspired UCOL Creative Media student Abby Koolaard to make him the ‘face’ of her class project. The Bachelor of Creative Media student designed a digital 3D ... More >>

Beauty Graduate Opening Salon In Foxton Beach

Friday, 10 July 2020, 9:56 am | Universal College Of Learning

Chelsea Parlato’s dream of opening a beauty salon in her home town of Foxton Beach is about to become a reality. Parlato, a graduate of UCOL’s Diploma of Beauty Therapy, is getting set to open her salon, Beauty & the Beach, on 13 July. While getting ... More >>

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 >>