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Local Mum Flourishing In Intro Nursing Programme

Wednesday, 29 September 2021, 10:02 am | Universal College Of Learning

If Anna Barlow ever needs to remember how far she’s come in the past 18 months, she just looks at her first UCOL Student ID card. “I looked very sad back then,” she says. Anna had become a solo mum and wanted a better future for her and her four ... More >>

Local Engineers Doing Their Bit To Fight Tradie Shortage

Friday, 24 September 2021, 11:12 am | UCOL

In close collaboration with UCOL, Ashhurst Engineering and Construction Co (AEC) are doing their part to address the shortage of qualified tradespeople in their industry. <img src="https://img.scoop.co.nz/stories/images/2109/6ea209133610eb154dff.jpeg" ... More >>

Breaking down barriers for refugees in sport

Monday, 20 September 2021, 11:31 am | UCOL

Palmerston North student breaking down barriers for refugees in sport As a 15-year-old refugee from Pakistan, Ali Muhammad-Jawad knows first-hand how isolated he felt as a sports-mad teenager arriving in a new country six years ago. Young refugees join ... More >>

Student Launches New Sports Programme for Young Refugees

Friday, 10 September 2021, 8:51 am | UCOL

As a 15-year-old refugee from Pakistan, Ali Muhammad-Jawad knows first-hand how isolated he felt as a sports-mad teenager arriving in a new country six years ago. Ali Muhammad-Jawad Now a third-year UCOL Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise and ... More >>

Young Mum Thriving in New Career as a Chef

Wednesday, 8 September 2021, 2:38 pm | Universal College Of Learning

Maraina Shone’s passion for cooking and her desire to be the best mum she can be steered her towards UCOL Wairarapa’s cooking programme. Now she loving life as a chef. “I got pregnant at 15 and became a mum at 16. After my son was born, ... More >>

Pop Up COVID Vaccination Clinic Rolls Out At UCOL Whanganui

Friday, 27 August 2021, 6:23 am | UCOL

UCOL staff, students and their whānau visit the campus for their COVID-19 vaccinations UCOL students, staff, and their whānau returned to UCOL Whanganui campus yesterday for a quick visit, as they received their first COVID-19 vaccination. Organised in ... More >>

Helping Learners Find Their Future At UCOL Whanganui’s Open Day

Friday, 13 August 2021, 12:23 pm | UCOL

UCOL Whanganui will open its doors to secondary students and other interested learners on Wednesday 25 August, providing them a chance to discover what’s on offer. Besides touring facilities, watching live demonstrations, and getting hands-on with activities, ... More >>

Webcomic Creator Set For Armageddon

Tuesday, 10 August 2021, 5:55 am | UCOL

Deanna Gunn with part of the mural she helped paint on the UCOL arts building Manawatū illustrator Deanna Gunn had been attending Armageddon as a fan since 2011 – until she started exhibiting last year. Now she’s excited to show off her work when the ... More >>

Webcomic Creator Set For Armageddon

Monday, 9 August 2021, 2:56 pm | Universal College Of Learning

Manawatū illustrator Deanna Gunn had been attending Armageddon as a fan since 2011 – until she started exhibiting last year. Now she’s excited to show off her work when the pop culture convention hits Palmerston North for the first time. Under her ... More >>

The Backhouse Home To New Innovation Collaboration

Friday, 6 August 2021, 11:30 am | UCOL

A new centre for innovation, creative industries, entrepreneurship and education - housed in the historic Backhouse building on UCOL Whanganui’s campus - is inspiring excitement in the city’s creative hub. <img src="https://img.scoop.co.nz/stories/images/2108/d3900cc5937ae2927f1a.jpeg" ... More >>

Career Talks @ UCOL A Hit With Over 1200 Secondary Students

Thursday, 5 August 2021, 7:38 pm | UCOL

UCOL’s celebrating the largest event to ever hit their Manawatū campus – not to mention being one of the top five largest career expos in the country this year. On Wednesday over 1200 secondary students from 22 central and lower North Island ... More >>

‘It’s Never Too Late To Learn A New Skill,’ Says Mechanic Mum

Wednesday, 28 July 2021, 6:13 pm | UCOL

Training for a new career while raising children has its challenges, but apprentice mechanic Danielle Couchman encourages other parents to follow their dreams. Danielle Couchman is now doing her apprenticeship at JP Motors in Masterton Danielle has always ... More >>

Women In Trades Scholarship Helping Fund ‘lifelong Dream’ For Students

Wednesday, 14 July 2021, 9:42 am | UCOL

Sixteen UCOL students received a total of $11,500 through the institute’s first Women in Trades scholarship. Launched this year with support from two confidential local donors and Mitre 10, the students will be using the funding to cover the cost ... More >>

UCOL Lecturer Connects Street Art With Local History

Wednesday, 7 July 2021, 4:13 pm | Universal College Of Learning

Whanganui’s vibrant arts community came to life last month with Lights on Bikes making its return. Celebrating the newly launched Drews Avenue streetscape, locals flooded the event with art, lights, music, and performances. UCOL’s Design Foundation ... More >>

Computer Prodigy Flourishing In Young Enterprise Scheme

Monday, 5 July 2021, 12:09 pm | UCOL

Ryan Clark built his first computer at age 12 with the help of a YouTube video. Now 15, he estimates he’s built more than 100 PCs and his part time computer business has done $60,000 in sales in the last few months alone. <img src="https://img.scoop.co.nz/stories/images/2107/dcb120eeba142449c9bc.jpeg" ... More >>

UCOL Wherever You Are: Take A Full Virtual Tour Today

Monday, 17 May 2021, 2:00 pm | UCOL

Whether you’re a prospective student, an alumni, or just interested in checking out what’s on offer at UCOL’s Manawatū campus – a full virtual tour is now available. <img src="https://img.scoop.co.nz/stories/images/2105/1c5fc9a0c4752bbbe12a.jpeg" ... More >>

UCOL Whanganui Lecturer Takes Top Prize At Ockham New Zealand Book Awards

Friday, 14 May 2021, 12:56 pm | Universal College Of Learning

It wasn’t your ordinary Wednesday, at least not for UCOL lecturer Airini Beautrais. At the New Zealand Ockham Book Awards it was announced that Beautrais has won the Jann Medlicott Acorn Prize for Fiction – the country’s most prestigious literary ... More >>

UCOL Tikanga Programme Begins, Available To All On Te Ahu A Turanga

Tuesday, 11 May 2021, 11:41 am | UCOL

As construction ramps up on Te Ahu a Turanga: Manawatū Tararua Highway, UCOL is working with the Highway Alliance to deliver a cultural induction course to the project’s workforce and their whānau. Over the next four years, a potential 5,000 workers ... More >>

Shaz Dagg Already Gearing Up For New Coast To Coast Challenge

Wednesday, 5 May 2021, 2:32 pm | Universal College Of Learning

Shaz Dagg has her sights set on the 2022 Coast to Coast after becoming the first female amputee to complete the race earlier this year. But this time, she wants to do every step of it solo. Dagg, a New Zealand representative para-triathlete, completed ... More >>

UCOL Wins National Contract To Upskill Home-based Early Childhood Educators

Friday, 16 April 2021, 8:51 am | Universal College Of Learning

After the success of UCOL’s Early Childhood Education and Care (Level 4) programme, the Ministry of Education has selected UCOL as one of their preferred education providers to upskill Early Childhood Educators across New Zealand. Last year the Government ... More >>