Our views and thoughts on whats happening in the tertiary education environment.

Student Levy Introduction

Student Levy Introduction

Student Pulse are supporting the proposal by Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology to introduce a student levy 2019. Tertiary education providers in Aotearoa, under the law, are able to charge a fee and Toi Ohomai have decided that now is a good time to introduce it. Why...

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Supporting students – Māori and Pasifika

Engaging Māori and Pasifika people's into tertiary education in Aotearoa, New Zealand has been a major focus for the Tertiary Education Commission for many years. In earlier generations higher level study was largely enjoyed by mainstream ethnicities for a wide range...

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Student stories – Pavithra

Moving countries to pursue post graduate studies can be a very challenging decision. For Pavithra moving from Sri Lanka to Rotorua, Aotearoa New Zealand, to study at Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology was an easy transition. Moving away from family in a wonderfully...

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Talking to the TEC (Tertiary Education Commission)

On Wednesday 4 July 2018 students of Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology were given the opportunity to interact with and discuss ideas about the future direction of polytechnic sector in Aotearoa. Most people in New Zealand are aware that the tertiary education sector...

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Celebrating a Marriage!

All the staff and volunteers of Student Pulse Te Runanga Tauira Inc congratulate our President, Emire Khan-Malak, on her becoming married to hMahabat Khan-Malak on Friday 22 June 2018. Emire and Mahabat were married according to the tenets of the Islamic faith in...

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Meet the team – Norman Sutton

Norman Sutton has signed on with Student Pulse as a volunteer and is offering his services as a chaplain at the Windermere and Bongard campuses in Tauranga. Norman has a background in teaching English along with assisting people through being a listening ear. He has...

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NZUSA Update

Student Pulse Te Runanga Tauira Inc are committed to ensuring students in tertiary study are supported through local student associations and by a national body. The New Zealand Union of Student Associations (NZUSA) is the peak body who represent tertiary education...

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New Employee Announcement – May 2018

Working alongside Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology, the largest tertiary education provider in the Bay of Plenty, Student Pulse have made the decision to employ a Business Development Manager who will be focusing on establishing a presence in Tauranga. Toi Ohomai...

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Toi Ohomai EER

An External Evaluation Review (EER) is conducted by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) every few years and all tertiary education providers in New Zealand and assessed on their ability to self evaluate. For two weeks in May 2018, Toi Ohomai Institute of...

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News stories important for students and Student Pulse

Friday 4 May 2018

“The job cuts were because the institution “did not meet narrow funding metrics” which “ignore the huge contribution institutions like Toi Ohomai make to their communities. “Public institutions like Toi Ohomai are responsible for some of the most creative and innovative teaching in the country, and the funding model must support this.”

Job cuts confirmed at Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology



Saturday 28 April 2018 – Toi Ohomai looks to cut up to 30 courses 

“Emire Khan-Malak, the president of Toi Ohomai’s student association, Student Pulse, said the association recognised the programmes highlighted for removal were redundant because they had been superseded.

“There are a number of qualifications that have been highlighted for review that lots of students are enrolled in … We hope that students will have representation when those processes occurs.”

Social Work Newsletter Issue 3_2017 (002)