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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.

Empowering adult learners with dyslexia to achieve success

An Ako Aotearoa co-funded project currently in progress, is already providing adult learners with dyslexia the assistance they need to be successful in their tertiary studies.

Dean of Education and Social Work retiring after 40 years in education

The University of Auckland’s Dean of Education and Social Work, Professor Graeme Aitken, grew up in schools and knew he was going to be a teacher from age 15. Now retiring after 40 years as a teacher, curriculum developer, university lecturer and Dean, he presented a retrospective lecture of his time in Education.  

Universities NZ welcomes Ministerial appointments

University Vice-Chancellors today congratulated Chris Hipkins on his appointment as Minister of Education as well as Associate Ministers of Education Kelvin Davis, Jenny Salesa, and Tracey Martin, and Minister of Research, Science and Innovation, Dr Megan Woods.

Opinion: Roger Smyth – how the new government will transform tertiary education

ROGER SMYTH anticipates some interesting changes for New Zealand’s tertiary education system under a Labour-NZ First government.

Free university study just months away

Free tertiary education is coming under a Labour-led Government - with a student association also urging Jacinda Ardern to put an end to border arrests of student loan defaulters.

Recognition for historian’s innovative teaching practices

Professor Paul Moon proved the experts wrong when his fully online history courses increased student engagement. This week his efforts have been recognised by AUT's highest accolade.

Stuart Middleton: NEETs curse must be tackled, it harms all of us

Those working in the tertiary education sector have known for some time that numbers of students in tertiary institutions have been dropping.

Cheapest university fees hit $6000 a year

Student fees for the cheapest degrees at Auckland University will hit $6000 next year.
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