Archive for the 'Education' Category

Better lighting and CCTV camera promised for scene of sexual attacks

News from Salient
The Wellington City Council will install better lighting and a CCTV camera on the Boyd-Wilson path in response to recent attacks, but VUWSA President Sonya Clark says this is “only part of the solution.” Read more »

Students, feeling unsafe, call for emergency help stations with panic button

Press Release – VUWSA
Victoria University of Wellington Students’ Association President Sonya Clark sends her support to the victims of this weekend’s assaults and is calling for greater action to keep students safe on campus and around Wellington. Read more »

Antony Royal joining Whitireia and WelTec Council

Press Release – WelTech and Whitireia
Roger Sowry, Chair of the Council of WelTec and Whitireia today announced the appointment of Antony Royal to the institutions’ governing body. “I am very pleased to announce Antony’s appointment and delighted he has accepted this new role,” says Mr Sowry. Read more »

Workshop to grow teaching skills for language schools

Press Release – CLANZ
Two of Wellington’s leading experts on community languages will be providing free training to community language teachers at a workshop this weekend organised by the Community Languages Association of New Zealand (CLANZ). Read more »

Opera brought to life outside concentration camp

Press Release – Victoria University of Wellington
Children and adults are coming together in a production exploring music actively suppressed and banned under the Nazi regime in the 1930s and 1940s. Read more »

Five days before assault, a warning about not walking alone at night

Five days before yesterday’s early-morning attack on a woman walking on a pathway near the university, the VUW newspaper Salient questioned whether it was safe for women to walk home at night on the path. Read more »

Students create their own on-line league to find legends

Press Release – Victoria University of Wellington
Victoria University of Wellington will host an e-sport tournament over the holidays, with students co-ordinating and competing in online games. Read more »

Digitisation at VUW – 1400 hours of content made accessible

Press Release – Silver and Ballard
Silver & Ballard, New Zealand’s leading audiovisual preservation and digitisation company in conjunction with the Education Television and Video Communications Trust (eTV), has completed a project to digitise more than 1400 hours of content held in the Victoria University of Wellington archive. Completed in 4 months, the educational collection is now readily accessible across a variety of digital mediums as well as being preserved for future use. Read more »

Ecopoint gives LED lighting to library at Maungaraki School

Press Release – ecopoint
Ecopoint, the Wellington based company that specialises in LED lighting solutions, is proud to announce it has donated LED lights to Maungaraki School library, as part of a trial undertaken in partnership with the Dynamis Project. Read more »

AFL Saints will be marching in with student-designed guernseys

Press Release – Massey University
Two student designers will be excited more than most when St Kilda AFL players take the field at Westpac Stadium in Wellington for their Anzac Day match against the Brisbane Lions – they designed the players’ guernsey. Read more »

Museums behind the scenes – tour of collection store

Press Release – Wellington Museums Trust
An exclusive tour of the Museums Wellington Collection Store will take place on Friday 16 May from 10am- 12pm in celebration of International Museums Day (18 May). The theme for Museums world-wide is “Museum collections make connections.” Read more »

St Michael’s School from Taita will be first to experience zoofari

Press Release – Wellington Zoo
This week Wellington Zoo will welcome St Michael’s School from Lower Hutt as the first to experience the Warehouse Wellington Zoofari programme. The Warehouse Zoofari is a partnership between Wellington Zoo and The Warehouse that assists local low-decile schools to experience conservation-based learning programmes at the Zoo. Read more »

Winning back customers – VUW research shows hope

Press Release – Victoria University of Wellington
A sales firm inevitably loses customers no matter how well it is doing — but is it worth trying to win them back? Read more »

From Wellington to Dresden: biscuit exhibit offers commentary on war

Press Release – Massey University

Examples of the Anzac biscuit cookie cutters.
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Many computer users “too lazy” to protect online security – VUW research

Press Release – Victoria University of Wellington
Around 80 percent of home computer users who admit that they don’t take measures to protect their online security cite laziness as the reason, a PhD study from Victoria University of Wellington has found. Read more »

No safety concerns after kindergarten checked for asbestos in grounds

Press Release – Wellington Kindergartens
Soil tests at Pukerua Bay Kindergarten show there are no safety concerns after the removal of a small amount of asbestos from the grounds last month. Read more »

Futsal and floorball for students at indoor sports centre

Press Release – Special Olympics NZ
Students from around greater Wellington proved that having a disability was no barrier to enjoying sport during the College Sport Wellington Sports Tabloid Day. Students with disabilities participated in floorball, futsal, indoor bowls and netball at the Sports Tabloid Day held at the ASB Sports Centre in Kilbirnie on Wednesday. Read more »

The final lecture: Lloyd Geering retiring next month at the age of 96

Press Release – St Andrew’s Trust
When he recently turned 96 years of age, Professor Lloyd Geering decided to retire from his role as Principal Lecturer of the St Andrew’s Trust for the Study of Religion and Society. Read more »

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