Our views and thoughts on whats happening in the tertiary education environment.
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
On 2 May 1978 then principal of the Waiariki Community College, Malcolm Murchie recognised the importance of having students actively engaged in decision making and strategy setting. In his words, ““An association of students is a critically important body to...read more
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.”
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.”