Archive for the 'Education' Category

VUW names professor to focus on “increasing engagement”

Press Release – Victoria University of Wellington
Victoria University of Wellington’s Vice-Chancellor Professor Grant Guilford is delighted to announce the appointment of a new Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Engagement) whose role will be focused on increasing engagement with the University’s communities. Read more »

Khandallah homes and gardens open for visiting in November

Press Release – Khandallah House and Garden Tour
Khandallah Kindergarten is providing a unique opportunity to explore some of the stunning houses and gardens of Khandallah. Get inspiration for your own house or garden on this fun day out on Sunday November 23. Read more »

Survey in Newtown shows renters need help to improve their housing

Renters are living in poorer conditions than homeowners and are less empowered to improve their housing situation, according to a study carried out in Newtown. Read more »

Thirteen WelTec students graduate as funeral directors

Press Release – Funeral Directors Assn of NZ
Thirteen people have graduated as funeral directors from the WelTec Funeral Services course. Read more »

Stanford MBA intern spends four weeks at Wellington Zoo

Press Release – Wellington Zoo
Wellington Zoo recently hosted Amanda Johnson, an MBA student at Stanford University in California through the Global Management Immersion Experience (GMIX) – an internship programme that encourages MBA students to gain hands-on international management experience. Read more »

University women’s president coming to Wellington conference

Press Release – NZ Federation of Graduate Women
atherine A Bell, President of the International Federation of University Women (IFUW), will be in Wellington from Thursday 25 to Tuesday 30 September to speak at the national conference of the New Zealand Federation of Graduate Women (NZFGW), on the theme of Women Empowering Women as Leaders. Read more »

Post-primary teachers to talk about zoning – time for a review?

Press Release – PPTA
The last few years have seen rising inequality between schools and the erosion of students’ right to attend their local school. These are some of the impacts of the current school zoning policy that PPTA members will be addressing at their annual conference in Wellington this month. Read more »

VUW proposing to close its Māori business programme

Press Release – Tertiary Education Union
The Victoria Business School at Victoria University of Wellington has proposed closing the Māori Business programme, with a likely loss of two Senior Lecturer positions, and significant implications for the school and faculty as a whole. Read more »

Two Noble Kinsmen at VUW

Press Release – Victoria University of Wellington
THEA 301 Company presents
The Two Noble Kinsmen
By William Shakespeare and John Fletcher Read more »

Massey expert advising UN project on valuing nature

Press Release – Massey University

Associate Professor Marjan van den Belt (second left, front row), with members of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in Bonn last week. Head of the panel, UK scientist Sir Robert Watson, is second from the right.

A Massey University ecological economist says the cultural values of New Zealanders, from Māori views to ideas on health and wellbeing, could be included in United Nations guidelines on how to value nature and protect biodiversity. Read more »

Kapiti Run for Youth supporting Youth Quest

Press Release – Kapiti Business Projects
Youth Quest. Who are they? They are a mentoring programme that works with passion to help young Kapiti boys get on the right track and stay there. “80% of our funding comes from private sources so we are constantly working with groups and individuals to raise the cash we need to keep doing the work we do,” says Terry Poko. Read more »

First-time voters: more than 500 students at VUW political debate

hub mtg
Photo: Gareth Hughes

News from VUWSA
With only a few days left before the general election, over 500 Victoria students packed the central Hub space on campus today to listen to a political debate on student issues organised by the Students’ Association. Victoria University of Wellington Students’ Association President, Sonya Clark, was “stoked with the turnout” and said that it shows “students are more engaged than ever on issues that are important to them.” Read more »

VUW and MetService join forces to offer degree in weather forecasting

Press Release – Victoria University of Wellington
Victoria University of Wellington will offer the country’s first Master’s degree in meteorology, in partnership with New Zealand’s official weather forecaster MetService. Read more »

Second year of fund-raising for Zoofari

Press Release – Wellington Zoo
In-store fundraising at The Warehouse to enable children from local low decile schools to visit Wellington Zoo through The Warehouse Wellington Zoofari begins in stores throughout Wellington and Tasman on 27 September. Read more »

Warning from VUW: it’s unhealthy to obsess about pregnant celebrities

Press Release – Victoria University of Wellington
Obsessing over celebrity baby bumps can have a negative impact on women’s attachment to their babies during pregnancy and after birth, Victoria University of Wellington research has found. Read more »

Caddy Steve Williams to attend school golf day

Press Release – House of Travel
A fundraiser golf event usually reserved for parents and supporters of Chilton Saint James School will feature its first ever team of children this year – plus they will get to meet world renowned caddy Steve Williams to pick up some pro tips. Read more »

Tackling decline of pharmaceutical success – VUW lecture

Press Release – Victoria University of Wellington
Bart Ellenbroek, a Victoria University of Wellington researcher, will discuss why pharmaceutical industry success rates are so low and suggest solutions to tackle this crisis at an inaugural professorial lecture next Tuesday. Read more »

Disability sports day in Porirua on Monday

Press Release – Special Olympics NZ
Students with intellectual and physical disabilities will be showing off their sporting prowess in Wellington next Monday at Special Olympics New Zealand’s Athletes with Disabilities Fun Day. Read more »

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