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AUT union staff reject latest pay offer, withhold student marks another two weeks

Auckland University of Technology students will have to go another two weeks without some of their final assignment marks, with many in the middle of exams.

Apprenticeships and training a tertiary education success story

A new study uncovering the real cost of tertiary education clearly demonstrates New Zealand's industry training and apprenticeship system is the education sector's hidden gem.

Cheating on industrial scale is big business

New research on plagiarism at university has revealed students are surprisingly unconcerned about a practice known as "contract cheating".

Government bailouts of tertiary institutions signal need for urgent reform

Following the recent appointment of a Commissioner at Whitirieia and WelTec, the tertiary education sector says the Government can’t continue to bail out institutions and should focus on reforming the sector instead.

Half of university scholarships go to wealthiest students while the poorest struggle

Half of university scholarships go to students from our wealthiest families, dismaying teachers in disadvantaged areas who see even their brightest students struggle to get a foot in the door.

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.

University of Auckland to quit $80m Epsom campus by 2020

Māori tribes are keen to buy Auckland University's prime $80 million Epsom campus when the university's education faculty leaves the site in 2020.

New Zealand universities drop out of world’s top 200

The University of Auckland has dropped out of the world's top 200 universities, dealing another blow to New Zealand's $4.5 billion international student industry.

Victoria University to become University of Wellington

Great cities have great universities that share that name" says Vice-Chancellor Professor Grant Guilford, who welcomes the change for Victoria University of Wellington to become University of Wellington.

Victoria University of Wellington sticks by name change despite negative feedback

The Vice-Chancellor of Victoria University of Wellington is sticking by his recommendation to simplify the university's name.
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