Archive for the 'Education' Category

AUSA Correct to Quash Attempts to Muzzle Free Speech

Press Release – Family First Lobby.

Students Union Correct To Quash Attempts To Muzzle Free Speech
Family First NZ is welcoming a decision by the Auckland University Students Association (AUSA) to reject attempts to disaffiliate the student club Prolife Auckland from the AUSA. Read more »

Live Lightly & Make a Difference Today

Press Release – Auckland City Council

Live Lightly and make a difference today

Our daily lives are busy and hectic. Sometimes it’s easy to forget the choices we make each day have an effect on our quality of life. Live Lightly is an initiative launched this month by Auckland Council and community groups. Read more »

New Survey Asks How Māori Identity Shapes Financial Choices

Press Release – Auckland University

New survey asks how Māori identity shapes financial choices

The largest ever survey of Māori financial attitudes is underway, with 100,000 questionnaires posted to people who indicated Māori descent on the electoral roll. Read more »

$1 million given for new Rhodes-style scholarships

Press Release – University of Auckland

MONDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2017
$1 million given for new Rhodes-style scholarships

More than $1 million has been gifted to the University of Auckland Campaign For All Our Futures by Canadian philanthropist John McCall MacBain to create a one of the country’s most prestigious scholarship programmes.
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Talented Auckland Student Wins Prestigious Zonta Award

Press Release – Zonta

Talented Auckland Student Wins Prestigious Zonta International Young Women in Public Affairs Award

Emilly Fan has been named as the recipient of a Zonta International and a Zonta International New Zealand District 16 (Zonta) Young Women in Public Affairs Award. Read more »

Report highlights opportunities for Pacific learner success

Press Release – Joint Press Release

Report highlights opportunities for Pacific learner success
MEDIA RELEASE – Careerforce, Skills, ServiceIQ, Competenz

A highly-anticipated report on the success of Pacific learners in the workplace is being launched at the Pacific Tertiary Education Forum in Auckland today. Read more »

Huge Change for West Auckland School

Press Release – Matipo Primary School

MEDIA RELEASE For immediate release

HUGE CHANGE FOR WEST AUCKLAND SCHOOL

For the first time in 28 years, students of Te Atatu Peninsula’s Matipo Primary School will be greeted by a new Principal next term. Read more »

The Mind Lab postgrad programme for more teachers nationwide

Press Release – Unitec

Media release

The Mind Lab by Unitec bringing its innovative postgrad programme to more teachers nationwide Read more »

Building 21C Skills for the New World of Work

Press Release – AUT University

Are Our Kids Future Fit? Building 21C Skills for the New World of Work

Auckland based start-up 21C Skills Lab is hosting a series of events in October to raise awareness of the challenge and opportunity around 21C skills. Read more »

Bioengineering graduate develops app to tackle sunburn

Press Release – Auckland Bioengineering Institute

Bioengineering graduate develops world-leading app to tackle sunburn

Ming Cheuk, who graduated from the University of Auckland today with a PhD in Bioengineering, is one of the brains behind an app being used worldwide to help people understand their risk of sunburn. Read more »

Husband and wife graduate same day with same degree

Press Release – University of Auckland

Husband and wife graduate same day with same degree

Francesca Casu and husband Davide Zazzaro like to joke they do everything together so it’s no surprise that today they graduate from the University of Auckland’s Faculty of Science with matching doctorates. Read more »

Another marathon completed but this time it’s a PhD

Press Release – University of Auckland

Another marathon completed but this time it’s a PhD

University of Auckland science graduate Charlotte Connell completes another marathon today but this time all she has to do is don cap and gown and walk on stage. Read more »

First heritage conservation degree conferred

Press Release – University of Auckland

First heritage conservation degree conferred

Being raised in Hong Kong, the world’s fourth most densely populated area influenced the future career path of University of Auckland student Sum Yee Ling. Read more »

Ara tutor writes the textbook on global disability theatre

Press Release – Ara Institute

Ara tutor writes the textbook on global disability theatre

Thirteen years of working with intellectually disabled actors, a six-year PhD into disability in theatre and becoming part of a global network of leading academics and differently-abled theatre companies has recently led to a book contract for Ara theatre tutor Tony McCaffrey. Read more »

Emergency preparation – only for the privileged?

Press Release – Massey University

Emergency preparation – only for the privileged?

Storing food and other supplies in case of a disaster is out of the question for people who cannot afford the basics for everyday living – a key issue that needs to be addressed by emergency preparedness agencies, according to new research from Massey University. Read more »

Growth Mindset Key to Effective Teaching

Press Release – Villa Education Trust

A Properly Held Growth Mindset is THE key to Effective Teaching for Improvement and Excellence

(join us for an event in Wellington Nov 9 or Auckland Nov 11) Read more »

McClay’s claims of economic gains from TPPA-11 discredited

Press Release – University of Auckland

Senior UN economist discredits McClay’s claims of economic gains from TPPA-11

Last month, trade minister Todd McClay claimed the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement minus the US (TPPA-11) could still ‘add $2.5 billion annually to our economy and eliminate costly tariffs – saving New Zealand companies $222 million each year’. Read more »

3,200 students cap off studies in Spring graduation

Press Release – University of Auckland

More than 3,200 students cap off studies in Spring graduation

Record numbers of students will receive qualifications in this year’s University of Auckland Spring graduation.
Some 3,240 students will graduate in person or in absentia, an increase of around 80 on last year’s number. Read more »

Hundreds of kids to get acting masterclass from world’s best

Press Release – Amici

Hundreds of Kiwi kids to get acting masterclass from world’s best

Saturday 21 October – Aotea Centre, Auckland, New Zealand Read more »

Assistive Technology Makes a Difference at Kapiti College

Press Release – Nuance Communications

Assistive Technology Makes a Difference at Kapiti College, New Zealand

SYDNEY, Australia, 19 September 2017 – The range of aids and technology now available to help students with a disability learn and boost their self-esteem has flourished, and is making a difference in schools in New Zealand. Read more »

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