Archive for the 'Education' Category

VUW theatre student scores feature film role

Press Release – Victoria University of Wellington
Victoria University of Wellington theatre student George Fenn has scored something many students only dream about — in November, he will walk straight from his classes into a leading role in a feature film. Read more »

Three WelTec students win medals in culinary competition

Press Release – Wellington Institute of Technology
Wellington Institute of Technology (WelTec) students Ryan Bloomfield, Maxine Scheckter and Nicolas Abril have proven that when the ‘heat is on in the kitchen’ it is no barrier to success – they won gold and silver medals plus an Innovation Award at the prestigious 2014 Nestlé Toque d’Or competition. Read more »

Damien Wilkins: Changing views for first professorial lecture at VUW

Press Release – Victoria University of Wellington
When reading a book or watching a film or television show, many of us expect to be taken on a journey involving a character who changes. But where does this desire to see a transformation come from? Read more »

Dev Academy’s web developer students offered new jobs after 9-week course

Press Release – Enspiral Dev Academy
Wellington’s Enspiral Dev Academy has released job placement figures for its first cohort. New Zealand is currently facing a serious ICT skill shortage. Read more »

Easy Bites from Whitireia creative writing programme

Press Release – Whitireia
Easy Bites is will launch on Tuesday at Meow Café in Edward Street. The result of a biennial competition run by Whitireia Creative Writing students around Wellington cafes, it’s a book that fits neatly into one hand while your coffee cup is in the other. Read more »

Kapiti Run for Youth is supporting Youth Quest

Press Release – Kapiti Business Projects
Ever wondered what Youth Quest does in our local community? They are a character mentoring, programme based organisation, with a passion to practically and effectively work with young people and their families within Kapiti. Read more »

Death of Jack Shallcrass: writer, educator and humanist

Press Release – Quality Public Education Coalition – QPEC
QPEC notes with regret the death of Jack Shallcrass, a fourth generation New Zealander, writer, broadcaster and ‘devout Humanist.’ Read more »

Bands from Wellington High and Aotea College in national music finals

Press Release – Smokefreerockquest
A band from Wellington High School is one of nine Smokefreerockquest national finalists announced today, and a band from Aotea College is one of six finalists in Smokefree Pacifica Beats. Read more »

City Council spending $100,000 on cycling lessons at three primary schools

Press Release – Wellington City Council
Students of three Wellington Primary Schools will soon be mastering their cycling skills within the safety of their school grounds thanks to a new initiative from the Wellington City Council. Read more »

Joy Cowley leading the pack at Storylines Family Day in MFC

Press Release – Storylines Festival Free Family Day
Joy Cowley leads the pack of 15 amazing authors, illustrators and storytellers who will read, perform, and dress up with kids at the Storylines Free Family Day, in the Michael Fowler Centre on Sunday 24 August. Read more »

Whitireia named as one of NZ’s top performing polytechnics

Press Release – Whitireia
A report released today by the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) shows Whitireia is among New Zealand’s top performing polytechnics. Read more »

Global educational internet services extended across Wellington CBD

News Release – Research and Education Advanced Network NZ
Wellington’s CBD is now a global campus for students and academics from around the world with REANNZ extending ‘eduroam’ wireless internet access services across CityLink’s central city wi-fi network. Read more »

School of Dance studio performances


NZ School of Dance Insight Studio Performance. Photograph by Stephen A’Court.

News from NZ School of Dance
Insight Studio Performances
Thu 25 – Fri 26 September, 6pm
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VUW appoints Professor Neil Quigley as NZ’s first provost

News from VUW
Victoria University of Wellington has announced the appointment of New Zealand’s first Provost, Professor Neil Quigley. Read more »

1500 singers in Wellington for Pacific barbership competitions

News from Sounds Capital
One of the biggest single arts events hosted by Wellington in years hits town this week featuring more than 800 adult and 780 student singers competing for medals in national and international barbershop competitions. Read more »

Register now for Adam Art Gallery poetry workshops

Press Release – Adam Art Gallery
Writing Workshops and Reading
12pm Wednesday 13 & 20 August
Adam Art Gallery Read more »

“Chance of a lifetime:” WW1 specialists to speak at Massey conference

Press Release – Massey University
A gathering of some of the world’s most reputed First World War specialists at Massey’s Wellington campus this month is the chance of a lifetime for New Zealanders of all ages with an interest in war history. Read more »

Book club will explore legacy of WWI writing with literary experts

Press Release – New Zealand Book Council
The New Zealand Book Council, with support from Victoria University of Wellington, will explore the legacy of WWI literature in the World War One Book Club . This is an opportunity to hear experts and enthusiasts discuss and dissect favourite writings on the war – from poetry to fiction, diaries to graphic novels. Read more »

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