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Micro-credentials: a sea change for tertiary education

Annie Graham-Riley looks at the new bite-sized qualifications that look set to change the relationship between work and study.

Choosing schools

Lawrence Watt looks at one of the big questions for parents who want the best for their children: “What school should I send my teenager to?”

Breaking the glass wall

We live in an age where solo-moniker female artists such as Adele, Sia, Beyonce and Rihanna dominate the recording industry, but the same can’t be said for the other side of the glass wall…

Aiming for the stars

A culture of high expectations is among the critical factors for Maori and Pacific secondary school students to go on to tertiary study and training, according to the latest research by the Starpath Project at the University of Auckland. Jude Barback reports.

Blending business skills and tertiary nous

Is the world changing so fast that skills learned at university will be redundant in future? Lawrence Watt investigates.

Tertiary research brakes new ground

Dani Wright investigates the growing international interest in New Zealand tertiary research after the launch of a world-first brake power meter for mountain bikes.

Teaching students to tap into their talents

Setting up students for a successful career in the Arts. By Kate Dobbin.

2018 is the year of the apprentice

New government policy, a growing appreciation of apprenticeships and a serious skills shortage are leading Kiwi businesses to invest in on-the-job training and explore new ways to upskill their employees, writes Fiona Kingsford, chief executive of industry training organisation Competenz.

Cutting a successful business path

Like many business owners, Peter Wells’ entrepreneurial spirit was obvious before he left school. Cutting his friends’ hair in the toilets might have planted the seed for a successful business, but the skills he developed on the way have been the making of him.

Scholarships can be life-changing

Diana Clement talks to Teagan Hansen, one of around 900 AUT students who are recipients of the many types of scholarships available.
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