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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 >>

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 >>