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Staff And Students Line Up For Measles Vaccine

Wednesday, 31 March 2021, 3:14 pm | UCOL

More than 38 Manawatū students and staff lined up to get their free Measles vaccination at UCOL’s newly-opened Rangimārie Wellness Clinic. The delivery of the vaccination programme is in partnership with MidCentral DHB. <img src="https://img.scoop.co.nz/stories/images/2103/c1975ea0152e9cc263ee.jpeg" ... More >>

Age Not A Barrier For Construction Student

Monday, 29 March 2021, 11:13 am | Universal College Of Learning

Peter Cameron is proof that it is never too late to build on your skills. On the one-year anniversary of collecting his pension, the 66-year-old is now studying towards a New Zealand Certificate in Construction Trade Skills (Carpentry) at UCOL’s Horowhenua ... More >>

UCOL Announces Chief Executive

Friday, 19 March 2021, 12:48 pm | Universal College Of Learning

The UCOL Board is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Linda Sissons as Chief Executive of UCOL until January 2023. Dr Sissons will take up the position immediately. Hon. Steve Maharey, UCOL Board Chair said “Dr Sissons is well known throughout ... More >>

UCOL Horowhenua Campus Getting Bigger Than Ever

Wednesday, 17 March 2021, 8:57 am | UCOL

Classes are in full swing at UCOL Horowhenua, and there’s more learners coming through the door that ever before. The NZ Certificate in Beauty Therapy Level 4 are celebrating, launching two separate classes this year to keep up with demand. “That ... More >>

UCOL Whanganui Collaborates With Shanghai Students In Creative Course

Monday, 15 March 2021, 11:52 am | UCOL

With travel restrictions still in place, how do you deliver a global learning experience to students? Thanks to a collaborative effort with Second Shanghai Polytechnic University (SSPU), UCOL Creative Industries students have taken part in a four-week Interactive ... More >>

Women Leaders Pave The Way In Public Event

Friday, 19 February 2021, 9:29 am | UCOL

Three powerful Manawatū women leaders will join forces at UCOL Manawatū on International Women’s Day, 8 March, to kōrero on what an equal future looks like - the United Nations’ theme for this year’s International Women’s Day. The theme is in honour ... More >>

UCOL Whanganui Lecturer Announced As Finalist For Ockham New Zealand Book Awards

Monday, 1 February 2021, 12:18 pm | UCOL

When she’s not preparing for UCOL’s semester start, local lecturer Airini Beautrais is celebrating – her debut collection of short stories, Bug Week , has just been announced on the longlist for the Ockham New Zealand Book Awards. <img src="https://img.scoop.co.nz/stories/images/2102/ae0445601297bb3c4587.jpeg" ... More >>

More Than Trades Included In Government’s Free Study Fund

Thursday, 28 January 2021, 2:08 pm | UCOL

Learners in the Manawatū, Whanganui, Wairarapa, and Horowhenua regions are flocking at the chance to take up free study covered by the Government’s Targeted Training and Apprenticeship Fund (TTAF) – but many parents and students are unaware of the ... More >>

Get A Taste Of Study And Life At UCOL

Wednesday, 20 January 2021, 10:35 am | UCOL

If you’re interested in studying in 2021 and wondering what studying at a vocational education provider is like, join us for an afternoon of emersion in one of our Taster Workshops. <img src="https://img.scoop.co.nz/stories/images/2101/47a22220bbdc36020601.jpeg" ... More >>

Over 1000 Applications In Big Year For U-Skills

Thursday, 17 December 2020, 10:38 am | Universal College Of Learning

Applications for UCOL’s U-Skills Trades Academy hit 1,000 for the first time this year, with new community partnerships providing secondary school students with greater access to vocational education. U-Skills Academy programmes enable year 11 to 13 ... More >>

NZ Veterans Get A Taste Of Farming At Taratahi

Tuesday, 15 December 2020, 2:17 pm | Universal College Of Learning

An idea born in 1919 has been carried forward by Taratahi once again. When Sir William Perry gifted a piece of land for the training of servicemen returning from World War I, little did he know that 101 years later, Taratahi would be proudly welcoming ... More >>

Festive Scientific Fun with UCOL and Te Manawa’s Laboratree

Friday, 11 December 2020, 9:14 am | UCOL

It’s not often that you see a Christmas tree decorated with COVID-testing equipment. But that’s just what Te Manawa visitors are coming across, with UCOL’s ‘Laboratree’, made from laboratory tools and equipment. More >>

Blended Learning Opens Doors For Businesses

Thursday, 10 December 2020, 9:20 am | UCOL

Working and upskilling at the same time can be a lot to take on, and now an easier way for workers to upskill is available. Two Business graduate diplomas will be offered in a blended learning delivery mode, with a mix of on campus (face-to-face), on job ... More >>

Hundreds of Local Students Explore Career Options

Friday, 4 December 2020, 11:06 am | UCOL

Whether it was learning how to check someone’s blood pressure or getting under the hood of a car for the first time, there was something for every student at UCOL’s recent Taster Day workshops. More than 300 Year 10 students attended the events, ... More >>

Sir Robert Jones Refugee Daughters’ Scholarship Goes To UCOL Student

Wednesday, 2 December 2020, 9:41 am | UCOL

<img src="https://img.scoop.co.nz/stories/images/2012/aa932f973a162fbfda42.jpeg" width="720" height="540"> When Reena Niaz Muhammad was resettled in Palmerston North, the first thing she did was find a place to study ... More >>

Māoritanga Inspires Nail Competition Win

Thursday, 26 November 2020, 10:09 am | Universal College Of Learning

Te Rouhine Horiana Greening channelled her Māori culture into unique nail art, which helped her claim the top prize in a nail tech competition. UCOL Wairarapa student Greening took out the NAILX Nail Art Challenge, a competition open to NZ Certificate ... More >>

Scholarships To Help Construction Workers Upskill

Thursday, 19 November 2020, 1:18 pm | Universal College Of Learning

Two experienced builders have been awarded scholarships to expand their skillsets and take their careers in the construction industry further. Jack Aplin and Daniel Wilby each received Freemasons Willson Lewis Scholarships, a joint initiative between ... More >>

UCOL And Chamber Of Commerce Offering 100% Scholarships For Local Businesses

Wednesday, 18 November 2020, 11:32 am | UCOL

A key partner in the region’s post COVID journey to prosperity, UCOL has teamed up with the Manawatu, Whanganui, and Wairarapa Chambers of Commerce to offer free qualifications to improve the capabilities of local businesses. The Chamber scholarships ... More >>

Tech Fund Makes Study Possible For Local Mum

Tuesday, 17 November 2020, 9:25 am | Universal College Of Learning

After many learners had their access to tertiary education and training interrupted by COVID-19, the Technology Access Fund for Learners (TAFL) was launched to help tertiary institutes support their students. For Luana Tonga, a first year Bachelor ... More >>

End Of Year Exhibition To Showcase Emerging Whanganui Artists

Monday, 16 November 2020, 2:46 pm | Universal College Of Learning

UCOL Whanganui Art and Design students have been busy putting the finishing touches on their work for their multi-site exhibition. The end of year exhibition, DNA , is a celebration of work by Art and Design students from across UCOL’s teaching ... More >>