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Call for Victoria University vice-chancellor to resign over name change saga

Battle lines are being redrawn over Victoria University's proposed name change.

Achieving thesis perfection

PROFESSOR ALISON JONES gives her 12 top tips for postgraduate writing success.

University of Auckland falls in Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018

The numbers are in, the Times Higher Education World University list is out, and Auckland University isn’t looking as good as it once did.

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.

Changes to tertiary education welcomed by students

The government confirmed this week that it will boost financial support for tertiary students and is on track to deliver fees-free courses from next year.

Otago University to cut 160 FTE general staff

The University of Otago plans to cut 160 staff.

Anger over sale of Victoria University’s Karori campus

The sale of Victoria University's Karori campus has become embroiled in controversy.

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.

Does it really matter where you study?

Does it matter what you study or where you study? ROGER SMYTH finds answers in the data available.

Number of roles don’t require education past secondary school

Job seekers are being warned not to rely so much on tertiary qualifications as companies are instead interested in skills, attitude, motivation and adaptability of job applicants. Listen as Xero's Country Manager Craig Hudson discuss with Larry Williams


The Privacy Act 2020 was passed by Parliament on 26 June...

Notifiable privacy breaches The main thing to consider is that the legal requirements of responding to a privacy breach are changing. The new Act will...