Archive for the 'Education' Category

VUW research casts Katherine Mansfield in a different light

Press Release – Victoria University of Wellington
A fresh interpretation of early writing by author Katherine Mansfield has not only enhanced understanding of her work, but also sheds light on an important period in New Zealand’s history. Read more »

Idiot-proof computer programming developed by VUW scientist

Press Release – Victoria University of Wellington
A computer scientist at Victoria University is part of an international team that has designed a way to overcome problems that occur when using multiple programming languages to write webpages. Read more »

VUW starting an anti-bullying programme – a Southern Hemisphere first

Press Release – Victoria University of Wellington
Victoria University of Wellington’s Accent Learning is rolling out a new bullying prevention programme for schools—a first for the Southern Hemisphere. Read more »

Children’s book awards – submissions open next month

Press Release – Library and Information Association of New Zealand
New Zealand’s best children’s book authors and illustrators will be revealed next June, as the Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa turns a fresh page in the illustrious history of its Children’s Book Awards. Read more »

Sam Neill in Wellington to launch latest section of online encyclopedia

Press Release – Ministry For Culture And Heritage
New Zealand’s creativity and thinking will be on show when Te Ara – The Encyclopedia of New Zealand – launches its latest theme, ‘Creative and Intellectual Life’, today. The launch also marks the successful completion of the first build of Te Ara. Read more »

Wellington students say Joyce’s 80% subsidy claim is “simply not true”

Press Release – VUWSA
Wellington students are calling on the Minister of Tertiary Education, Steven Joyce, to go back to class and check his maths after he suggested that the government subsidises 80% of tuition costs. Read more »

Students will be fighting cyber-crime one app at a time

Press Release – Victoria University of Wellington
This summer Victoria University of Wellington will be home to four Singaporean students researching cyber threats. Read more »

Chalkle has relaunched; connecting learners and teachers

Press Release – Chalkle
At Chalkle we’re driven to see a world where learning is something we do for life and where everyone has something to teach. Read more »

Two-day Wellington forum focuses on work and education

News from Ako Aotearoa
Improving the quality of work-related education is the aim of New Zealand’s largest forum on vocational, professional, and skills-focused education – opening in Wellington today. Read more »

Five days a week: breakfast at Porirua’s Windley School makes a difference

Report from NZEI by Judith Nowotarski
When it came out this week that Treasury had advised the government that school breakfasts had no measurable impact on educational performance, principals of low decile schools around the country were flabbergasted. Read more »

Composer Douglas Lilburn to be inducted into NZ music’s hall of fame

News from Victoria University of Wellington
A composer who put the School of Music at Victoria University of Wellington on the map will be inducted posthumously into the New Zealand Music Hall of Fame at the 2014 APRA Silver Scroll Awards. Read more »

Musical machines and robots – 20 installations in VUW Hub

Press Release – Victoria University of Wellington

Musical machines and robots will take over Victoria University of Wellington’s Hub this Friday. Read more »

Whitireia celebrates ten years of its Pacific nursing programme

Press Release – Whitireia NZ
Whitireia will be celebrating the tenth anniversary of its Bachelor of Nursing Pacific programme on Friday. Read more »

WelTec graduates celebrate five years of event management training

Press Release – Weltec
Diploma graduates joined current students and guests from the event management and hospitality industries including Ruth and Paul Pretty of Ruth Pretty Catering, Aimee Law and Mark Hartstonge of Boomrock, and Casey O’Sullivan of the 2015 Cricket World Cup to mark five years of delivery of the Graduate Diploma in Event Management by the Wellington Institute of Technology (WelTec). Read more »

Sondheim’s greatest musical at Toi Whakaari this month

Press Release – Toi Whakaari NZ Drama School
Before Into the Woods arrives as a Disney movie, you can experience it live in Wellington. Read more »

Wellington experts develop new guidelines for prostate cancer treatment

Press Release – University of Otago
New guidelines for active surveillance of prostate cancer will improve health outcomes for those with low grade diagnoses, according to two University of Otago, Wellington (UOW) experts who had input in to the international recommendations. Read more »

Inspirational women’s dinner at Philippine Embassy

Press Release – Zonta
To mark 121 years since women gained the right to vote in New Zealand, the Philippine Ambassador to New Zealand Virginia Benavidez hosted an inspirational dinner for fourteen college students from the Wellington Region and members of the Zonta Club of Wellington, whose aims are to work together to advance the status of women worldwide. Read more »

VUW’s Salient wins nine Student Press awards

Press Release – Student Press Awards
Victory University’s Salient won nine awards at the Fairfax Media Student Press Association Awards at the weekend: Best Sports Writer, Best Website, Best Social Media (alongside Nexus), Best Original Photography, Best Headline, Best Editorial Writer, Best Reviewer, Best Political Writer and Best News Writer, but missing out on Best Publication for the third year in a row. Read more »

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