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More than 2000 submissions on name change for Victoria University

More than 2000 submissions have flooded in over the proposed name change for Victoria University of Wellington.

The Practicum Files: Christian Ioka – “a mixture of excitement, confusion and discovery”

Aspiring primary teacher Christian Ioka has learned an important lesson - that the best learning comes from one’s mistakes and failures while on practicum.

Tighter University Entrance rules lift university pass rates

Tighter rules for University Entrance, which caused a sharp drop in the exam's pass rate in 2014, have lifted pass rates of students who made it through to university.

We need to talk about… lifelong learning

Roger Smyth discusses how micro-credentials will help resolve the emerging need for training but raises questions about how the government is going to effectively fund life-long learning.

Whakawhanaungatanga: redefining pastoral care

Reflecting on the recent Māori tertiary education hui, Tuia te ako, Turaukawa Bartlett said delegates discussed the need to re-situate Māori hauora as the fundamental element and pre-determinant to learning success.

Sector welcomes changes to immigration policies affecting international students

After opposition to immigration policies affecting the post-study work rights of international students, the Government has revised policy settings - although the Opposition says damage has already been done.

Unitec reviews controversial changes after financial crisis

New Zealand's biggest polytechnic, Unitec, is reviewing radical recent changes at the institute which led to a financial crisis and the appointment of a Crown commissioner.

Next generation of leaders called for Kupe Leadership Scholarships

Up to 20 Kupe Leadership Scholarships are available for the 2019 academic year at postgraduate and masters level.

Kiwi innovators compete against world’s best

A rainwater management system saw a team of young Kiwi innovators reach the semi-finals of a global tech innovation competition.

Scholarship aims to get Māori students to world’s best universities

Applications are open for a scholarship for Māori students to gain admissions to top global universities.
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REIMAGINING QUALIFICATIONS

Why should we reimagine qualifications?

JUDE BARBACK introduces Education Central’s special feature series ‘Reimagining Qualifications’ with a trip down memory lane.

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