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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 >>

Employment Expo connects students with employers

Tuesday, 10 November 2020, 9:42 am | UCOL

Building connections between students, employers, and employment services was the name of the game at UCOL’s recent Employment Expo. More >>

Photos Showcase The Beauty Of Bugs

Tuesday, 3 November 2020, 9:45 am | Universal College Of Learning

Tricia Falkner has always been fascinated by bugs and her latest photography exhibition is showing just how beautiful they can be. Falkner, a Senior Photography Lecturer and Programme Leader at UCOL, is showcasing her work as part of Te Manawa’s BUGS! ... More >>

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 >>