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Mental Health Report highlights struggles of students and young people

Tertiary students have welcomed the release of He Ara Oranga, the report of the Government Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction.

Government defends fees-free policy after drop in enrolments

The Government says its fees-free education policy is a sound investment, despite a slight drop in student numbers.

41,700 sign up for fees-free study, but total numbers are falling

The Government has spent about $236 million putting more than 41,700 students into fees-free tertiary education, but total student numbers have fallen slightly compared to a year ago.

AUT union staff reject latest pay offer, withhold student marks another two weeks

Auckland University of Technology students will have to go another two weeks without some of their final assignment marks, with many in the middle of exams.

Apprenticeships and training a tertiary education success story

A new study uncovering the real cost of tertiary education clearly demonstrates New Zealand's industry training and apprenticeship system is the education sector's hidden gem.

Cheating on industrial scale is big business

New research on plagiarism at university has revealed students are surprisingly unconcerned about a practice known as "contract cheating".

Government bailouts of tertiary institutions signal need for urgent reform

Following the recent appointment of a Commissioner at Whitirieia and WelTec, the tertiary education sector says the Government can’t continue to bail out institutions and should focus on reforming the sector instead.

Half of university scholarships go to wealthiest students while the poorest struggle

Half of university scholarships go to students from our wealthiest families, dismaying teachers in disadvantaged areas who see even their brightest students struggle to get a foot in the door.

University of Auckland scraps most teacher in-service support after $2.5m loss

Auckland University is proposing to terminate its mainstream advisory service for teachers - even though the Government has promised to create a new national advisory service.

University of Auckland to quit $80m Epsom campus by 2020

Māori tribes are keen to buy Auckland University's prime $80 million Epsom campus when the university's education faculty leaves the site in 2020.
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