Archive for the 'Education' Category

“Fishing” App Designed To Empower Healthcare Workers In Uganda Wins Major Award

Press Release – University of Auckland

It is one thing for more affluent countries to donate medical equipment to developing countries, Read more »

New Tertiary Student Opportunities At Auckland Museum – Enhancing Education Across Tāmaki Makaurau

Press Release – Auckland Museum

Tāmaki Paenga Hira Auckland Museum has launched a range of new initiatives aimed at building on the Museum’s contribution to the tertiary research, teaching and training. Read more »

Auckland University Backs Away From Resuming Classes After Mass Student Opposition

Article – Socialist Equality Group

Auckland University has reversed its plan to get students on campus next Monday for the final two weeks of Semester 2. The U-turn follows mass opposition by students to a decision to operate classes of up to 300 people while the city remains under COVID-19 restrictions. Read more »

Study Validates Programme For Healthy Sleep For Pre-schoolers

Press Release – University of Auckland

It’s a simple problem that drives some parents crazy: How do I get my pre-schooler to sleep? Now an innovative study by University of Auckland research fellow Samantha Marsh is pointing to some easy tips that seem to work.
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Unitec’s First Ever Virtual Open Day Showcases Real-world Learning With Innovative Technololgy

Press Release – Unitec

Auckland, 16 September 2020 –Unitec Institute of Technology in Auckland will open its virtual doors this Saturday to a host of budding engineers, builders, architects, nurses, robotics engineers and more in its first ever virtual Open Day. Read more »

The Ethnic Pay Gap In New Zealand’s Public Sector

Press Release – Auckland University of Technology

A new study reveals significant ethnic pay disparities within the top tiers of New Zealand’s core public sector and district health boards. Read more »

New App To Learn Te Reo Māori

Press Release – Auckland University of Technology

Kia kaha te kōrero Māori

Be diligent at speaking Māori

A free app that teaches how to use te reo Māori in real life situations is now available for download. Read more »

Graduate Women NZ Grant $80k In Scholarships

Press Release – Graduate Women New Zealand

GWNZ have awarded over $1M in scholarship grants for women’s education since 2010

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Centre For Research On Modern Slavery Established

Press Release – University of Auckland

A new research centre has been established by the Department of Management and International Business at the University of Auckland Business School, to tackle the issues of modern slavery. Read more »

SAE Creative Media Institute – Open Day Postponed To October 3

Press Release – SAE Auckland

SAE Creative Media Institute Auckland is opening their doors in October to everyone interested in pursuing a career in the film, music and audio production industries.

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Grew Up Singing In South Auckland, Now Singing With The Met

Press Release – University of Auckland

Two former students from the School of Music, University of Auckland, Read more »

AUT Launches Strong New Brand Advertising Campaign

Press Release – Auckland University of Technology

AUT graduates are telling the story in their own words of how their AUT experience inspired them and shaped their lives and futures. The initiative is central to AUT’s new brand advertising campaign being launched this weekend. Planned since early 2020, the campaign will now make its case to potential students in the COVID-19 world. Read more »

University Of Auckland Regains Place In The World’s Top 150 Universities

Press Release – University of Auckland

The University of Auckland has climbed 32 places in the Time Higher Education (THE) world rankings to resume its position in the top 150 universities in the world for the first time since 2011. Read more »

What Do Students Need In The Age Of Lockdown Learning? Early Lessons From NZ’s Online Frontline

Article – The Conversation

What do students need in the age of lockdown learning? Early lessons from New Zealand’s online frontline

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Secondary Schools Business Case Competition Goes Virtual For 2020

Press Release – NZ Secondary Schools Case Competition

The New Zealand Secondary Schools Case Competition is returning virtually in 2020, giving the opportunity to secondary students from around Aotearoa to compete. Read more »

Students Risk Being Educationally Homeless As A Result Of Ministry Of Education Short-Sightedness

Press Release – Friends of Mt. Hobson Middle School

Young students of all abilities including students who face academic challenges (those with autism, ADHD, hearing impairment, anxiety, dyslexia, and other learning challenges) stand to lose access to critical education services and dedicated learning support as a result of a Government decision to deny the establishment of a designated character school. Read more »

Senior Students Return To Schools – Expert Reaction

Press Release – Science Media Centre

The Ministry of Education will allow Auckland secondary schools to open their doors for senior students under Alert Level 3.

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University Project Gets Green Light With Shovel-ready Funding

Press Release – University of Auckland

The Government announcement that the University of Auckland will receive ‘shovel-ready’ funding for a construction project will create some 750 jobs in the building sector, with the goal of relocating the Faculty of Education and Social Work to the Central Campus by 2024.
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Home Learning TV Returns – This Time On TVNZ DUKE

Press Release – TVNZ

The Ministry of Education and TVNZ are bringing Home Learning TV |Papa Kāinga TV back during Alert Level 3 in Auckland and Alert Level 2 in the rest of the country. Read more »

NZEI Te Riu Roa Supports Extension Of Alert Levels

Press Release – NZEI Te Riu Roa

NZEI Te Riu Roa supports the continuation of level 3 restrictions in Auckland and level 2 for the rest of the country while investigations continue into the recent Covid-19 outbreak. The union also welcomes the extension of wage subsidy support during this period. Read more »

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