Human Sciences underscore intellectual life

Supplied Content –  Humanities teachers, researchers, students and graduates make a significant contribution to the development of cultural and intellectual life of New Zealand. Humanities and associated disciplines account for almost half of all students enrolled in university, according to an Education Ministry Report released in 2016. A Bachelor of Arts that is well taught and well delivered/learned provides graduates…

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Students are people, not commodities, please

Priyanca Radhakrishnan –  New Zealand has an international reputation for fairness. The adage of giving everyone a fair go is one that resonates strongly with us. Given our claim to fair-mindedness, it was extremely disappointing that the government deported a group of Indian international students who are themselves victims of fraud. These students paid large sums of money to study…

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Special Classes on the world’s major religions

Staff Reporter –  info@indiannewslink.co.nz The Religious Diversity Centre of Aotearoa New Zealand has announced the first Programme in its ‘Raising Religious Literacy’ series beginning on February 13, 2017 and concluding on December 14, 2017. The Classes will be offered over four terms in Auckland and Hamilton. Auckland sessions will be held on Monday evenings and classes in Hamilton on Thursday…

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Back to the Greeks, Romans and New Zealanders

Sourced Content (Massey University) – From Hollywood to homegrown theatre, Ancient Greece and Rome have captured people’s imagination for centuries with tales and myths of sex, violence, dysfunctional families, cruel gods and corrupt politics. Classical Studies scholars at Massey University have recently launched a website to showcase how the Ancient World has inspired New Zealanders working in a variety of…

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Scholarship Programme cements Indo-Kiwi relations

Scholarship Programme cements Indo-Kiwi relations

India is currently hosting recipients of New Zealand’s Prime Minister’s Scholarship for Asia (PMSA). Eight business students from Ara Institute of Canterbury and 20 fashion, textile and business students from Massey University are now on a programme ranging from four to six weeks in India. The PMSA programme is funded by the New Zealand government and encourages New Zealand students…

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International students urged to get NZQA assessment

Staff Reporter –  info@indiannewslink.co.nz International students keen on gaining employment in New Zealand should have their overseas qualifications assessed by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA), a young graduate has said. Prasannan Thilakan, who obtained a Graduate Diploma in Operations and a graduate degree in Production Management from the Universal College of Learning (UCOL) said that recognition of qualifications by…

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Children’s programme benefits more schools

Staff Reporter –  info@indiannewslink.co.nz About 1500 children studying in low decile schools from Northland to Nelson were among the beneficiaries in the new school year that began on January 30. Seventeen schools in this region received food, raincoats, shows and basic health and hygiene items under the ‘KidsCan’ Programme, run by the KidsCan Charitable Trust since 2005. Impressive performance The…

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