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Shine like a diamond: PM’s supreme award winner

Education Review asks Te Taka Keegan, recipient of this year’s Prime Minister’s Supreme Award at the Tertiary Teaching Excellence Awards, about what it takes to shine in tertiary teaching.

Mature-age students: do they feel supported?

At a time when the workforce is ageing and the labour market is increasingly volatile, ELIZABETH McLEOD asks the question: how well are our tertiary institutions set up for those wanting to upskill, retrain or further their knowledge?

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.

Fees-free tertiary education gets over the line

Education Minister Chris Hipkins says fees-free tertiary education and industry training will kick-off next year for some 80,000 students. However, National's tertiary education spokesperson Paul Goldsmith has "grave concerns" about the policy and its impact on tertiary education, apprenticeships, export education and the wider economy.

Young international students bypass NZ

Young foreign students looking for somewhere to study are mostly giving New Zealand a miss, a new survey has found. The global survey of 77,000 would-be international students by Melbourne-based QS Enrolment Solutions has found that the...

NZ universities slip in world subject rankings

New Zealand universities have tumbled out of the top ranks in the latest world rankings by subject.

Will removing competitive funding damage polytechs?

The Opposition has criticised the Education Minister’s decision to remove competitive funding from non-degree study, saying it will exacerbate the challenges faced by our polytech sector.

Zero-fees, no student allowance policy for tertiary education

UnitedFuture leader Hon Peter Dunne said the party would seek to remove tuition fees for tertiary education in New Zealand, accompanied by a push to increase the quality of tertiary education and protect the value...

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.

Minister ‘reassured’ after TEC delivers Wintec briefing

The Minister of Education says he is reassured the Tertiary Education Commission is monitoring Wintec closely after a briefing this week.

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