Archive for the 'Education' Category

Students tell tertiary sector to respond to industry trends

Press Release – Victoria University Students Association
Jacinta Gulasekharam, Academic Vice President from Victoria University of Wellington Students’ Association (VUWSA), today outlined why students desire an equitable approach to education at Voices from Tertiary Education, a two-day symposium organised by the Tertiary Education Union. Read more »

Wellington signs education exchange agreement with sister city in China

News from WCC
Wellington has signed a formal Education Exchange Agreement with Xiamen city in Fujian Province, China. The two internationally-focused cities, both coastal cities ringed by hills, will celebrate the 30th year of their Sister-City relationship next year. Read more »

VUW researching new prescription for community pharmacies

Press Release – Victoria University of Wellington
The changing role of local pharmacists will be examined in-depth in a new research project led by Victoria University of Wellington. Read more »

Singing out for justice wins national prize for Feilding student

Press Release – Caritas Aotearoa
Standing out from a record number of entries, Hato Pāora College student Nikau Te Huki’s song Now or Never has won the senior category in the annual SingOut4Justice song writing competition. Read more »

Why students should get discounted fares

by Paul Bruce
Wellingtonians love our city. Now we are going to make it even better with one ticket for all services, smarter capped weekly and daily fares, and the youth 50% discount extending to tertiary students. Read more »

Trial of nine-week course to to nurture nursing students

Press Release – Capital and Coast District Health Board
A new initiative to be piloted by Capital & Coast DHB will see nursing students benefit from a more comprehensive and collaborative learning experience, and become better prepared for their entry into the health care workforce. Read more »

VUW survey shines light on working conditions

Press Release – Victoria University of Wellington
A survey of over 2,000 collective employment agreements from Victoria University of Wellington shows that while gains are being made for unionised workers, the benefits are having a wider effect as collectively agreed terms and conditions are often extended to new employees and non-union workers. Read more »

Scots student leading NZ debating team at world championships

Press Release – NZ Schools Debating Council
Five of New Zealand’s top secondary schools debaters are about to represent New Zealand in the prestigious World Schools Debating Championships, in Stuttgart, Germany. Read more »

Tutors and students loving Hutt Libraries’ computer classes

Press Release – Hutt City Council
Hutt City Libraries’ latest round of Stepping UP Computer Classes has proved to be a success with students and tutors. Read more »

Campaign calling for student-friendly policies from council candidates

News from VUWSA
Today, Victoria University of Wellington Students’ Association (VUWSA) launched the Student Friendly Wellington website, as part of their Student Friendly Wellington campaign – an initiative that will help make Wellington a place where students thrive, not just survive. Read more »

Treasury chief economist moving to VUW

Press Release – The Treasury
Treasury Secretary Gabriel Makhlouf has congratulated Chief Economist Girol Karacaoglu on his appointment as Victoria University of Wellington’s new Head of School of Government. Dr Karacaoglu begins his new role on 3 October. Read more »

Tech Talks – Lower Hutt event for youth

Press Release – STEMM Talks Lower Hutt
Tech Talks is the first of many community events that will bring together people from around New Zealand working in areas of STEMM. Tech Talks focuses on inspiring and motivating the youth of the Hutt Valley to study and get involved with technology outside of school. Read more »

Parks app offers safer augmented reality for younger children

Press Release – Wellington City Council
Since May, the Wellington City Council has been trialling a new app, Magical Park, in collaboration with the game’s New Zealand developer Geo AR Games, in city parks. Magical Park uses GPS technology to get users moving around the park to play within a set boundary. Read more »

Measles, melanoma and ripples in the deep – two VUW talks

Press Release – Victoria University of Wellington
From how the universe began to how our immune systems can be used to treat cancer, two researchers at Victoria University of Wellington will this month discuss their work at the forefront of scientific research and discovery. Read more »

Victoria Recreation launches flexible payment plans for membership

Press Release – DebitSuccess
Victoria Recreation is offering more flexible membership options, thanks to the support of leading payment solutions business Debitsuccess. Read more »

Man jailed for $375,000 fraud at Upper Hutt College: 77 false invoices

Press Release – Serious Fraud Office
Donald John Hancox was sentenced today in the Hutt Valley District Court for a $375, 000 fraud against his former employer, Upper Hutt College. Read more »

New direction for Nga Taonga – an audiovisual archive for all New Zealanders

Press Release – Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision has launched its new direction as the audiovisual archive for all New Zealanders. Read more »

Leaving on a jet plane for Japan

Press Release – Hutt City Council
Five young people from Lower Hutt will soon be heading to Minoh in Japan to teach English on the Japan Exchange Teaching (JET) programme. Minoh in Osaka has been Lower Hutt’s Sister City for 21 years. Read more »

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