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Friday, November 24, 2017

Free tertiary fees start next year, new Govt confirms

The Government is reiterating a promise of free tertiary fees for those planning on studying for the first time next year.

Vocational education ‘crisis’ as Manukau Institute of Technology plans to slash management jobs

Tertiary lecturers are warning of a "crisis point" in vocational education as proposed job cuts at Manukau follow Northtec's planned closure of two campuses in Northland.

Opinion: Dr Mohamed Alansari – Should lecturers care about how their students perceive their...

Dr Mohamed Alansari uncovers some uncomfortable truths about students' experiences of New Zealand's tertiary education system.

Fees-free tertiary education on its way for 2018

The new government is fast-tracking work on its fees-free tertiary education promise.

Free fees a step into the unknown for universities

A step into the unknown for the country's universities, after Labour announced first time tertiary students won't pay any fees next year, and by 2024, three years of training or study will be free.

Government fast-tracking its free tertiary education campaign promise

New tertiary education students wishing to have one year of free education are being encouraged to apply by December 16.

Axe hangs over NorthTec courses and campuses in face of $4.5m loss

A major restructuring by Northland's biggest tertiary education provider could axe dozens of jobs axed and close Rawene and Kerikeri campuses as it faces a $4.5 million loss.

Cutting foreign student visas could hit 10,000 jobs: ITENZ

The Labour Party's election promise to slash foreign student numbers could result in the loss of 10,000 jobs, according to the organisation representing private tertiary institutions.

Moana Schwalger law scholarship awarded to Litia Tuiburelevu

A scholarship honouring a successful Samoan-Kiwi lawyer remembered for her generosity is helping Pasifika law students five years after her tragic death at 35.

Student fee sabre-rattling: another step in wider erosion of New Zealanders’ rights in Australia?

Pii-Tuulia Nikula, for The Conversation, says tit-for-tat policy decision-making over student fees is just a minor element in a much wider erosion of New Zealanders' rights in Australia.

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Charter school student receives PM’s scholarship

Charter school student receives Prime Minister's award in spite of government opposition to charter schools.