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Research finds impacts of games psychologically complex

University graduate Florian Flueggen’s research explores how people use games, and how gaming influences their wellbeing.

Lighting technician wins Skills Active Apprentice of the Year, shares his story in a...

Lucas Tofani Souza, who works as a lighting technician for ETS/Hang-Up Entertainment in Christchurch, has just been named Skills Active Aotearoa Apprentice of the Year. 

Ara student-directed film to feature on SkyTV

Motion Design student Kirsty Cameron has reached a couple of significant milestones in directing and producing her first film, which will soon be featured on New Zealand television.

Ara engineering student takes flight (and makes it better)

Joshua Bensberg has been awarded the ‘Best Project - Mechanical Engineering’ prize and the ‘Industry Choice’ prize for his TEKMIK Coaxial Rotor Configuration project at the finale of Ara’s 2020 Engineering Showcase last week.

Otago study finds link between teen chewing pace and obesity

Overweight teenagers chew slower and spend less time eating compared with their thinner peers, a University of Otago study has found.

Schools digital-ready for online exams: N4L review

A review of more than 200 secondary schools shows the majority are digital-ready for this month’s NCEA online exams, according to the findings of a report by Network for Learning (N4L), which is partnering...

Everyone’s pitching in at Ara’s Art and Design School

The Ara Art and Design School end-of-year exhibition has been brought together under one creative banner for the first time this year, creating 2020’s ‘Pitch’ Exhibition’ and Runway shows.

NZ tech company launches online signature book for overseas graduates

Social isolation during Covid-19 didn’t stop a Rotorua tech company from connecting thousands of graduating students worldwide.

Teaching Council goes digital

The Teaching Council’s new online system Hapori Matatū went online in mid-May and hundreds of educators from throughout Aotearoa have already experienced the benefits of the move online.

Creatives in Schools: second round now open

Applications are invited for the second round of Creatives in Schools, which can be implemented at any time during Terms 1 to 4 in 2021.
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