Universities will be forced to cut the quality of education
they provide if the Government does not increase funding,
University of Otago vice-chancellor Prof Harlene Hayne says.
University of Otago senior academic Prof Richie Poulton has
urged Otago graduates to make their own luck and become
''expert'' listeners, learning from the ''wise people''
Mature student Wallie Waudby is ''over the moon'' to be
graduating from the University of Otago with a BA in history
The University of Otago has again
out-performed all other New Zealand universities in annually
released league tables measuring student performance.
Failure to cope with growing pressures to publish their
research can be disastrous for some promising young
academics, Associate Prof James Maclaurin says.
A budget blow-out in the University of Otago's upgrade of
Toroa College was caused by a $1.335 million mistake made by
a staff member of an external quantity surveying company.
Yoga practitioner Lesley Ward is ''very excited'' to be
graduating from the University of Otago this week, but is
equally delighted with the health benefits highlighted in her
recent yoga therapy research.
The cost of the University of Otago's upgrade and expansion
of Toroa College has blown out further - it is now almost $1
million over budget.
Kids playing weekend games want heavily marketed sports or
caffeinated drinks but a public health researcher says their
choices are unhealthy and of little help on the field.
The bad news continues for Aoraki Polytechnic, with new data
showing it is losing students faster than any other New
Zealand university or polytechnic.
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