Three bright youngsters head for masters at Oxford

Staff Reporter –  Three bright youngsters have qualified for Rhodes scholarships to pursue their postgraduate degrees at the University of Oxford in United Kingdom. Former Governor General Sir Anand Satyanand who chaired a Selection Meeting announced the names of the three students at a meeting held at the Government House in Wellington on December 18, 2015. Jade Leung, Kimberley Savill…

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Rogue advisers expose international students to risks

Phil Goff – India has taken over as New Zealand’s second largest and fastest growing source country for international students. International education contributes $2.85 billion to New Zealand’s gross domestic product. As long as we are attracting high calibre students who are qualified in areas with skills shortages, international students significantly benefit New Zealand’s economy and society. Great destination Most…

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Pilot Programme to benefit international students

From the Beehive –  Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce and Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse announced last fortnight details of a pilot programme called, ‘Pathway Student Visa’ aiming to make New Zealand more competitive for international students. The Programme will allow international students to undertake a progression of up to three consecutive programmes of study with selected education…

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Nursing graduates get quicker appointments

Dr Jonathan Coleman –  More than half the nurses who graduated last month have found jobs before they knew their final examination results through the system which matches graduates with employers. The national recruitment system (ACE) provides accurate information much sooner for both nurse graduates and employers. The latest data shows that 677 students (54%) of the 1245 nurses graduating…

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Future talent in boardroom recognised

Staff Reporter –  A Wellingtonian of Indian origin has been recognised for his ‘directorial potential’ by the Institute of Directors based in the Capital. Sunil Surujpal, a Senior Manager at Accenture and Chair of the Junior Rugby Board of the Wellington Rugby Football Union, received the ‘Emerging Director Award’ at a ceremony held on November 23, 2015. The Emerging Director…

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Exchange Programme tightens student bond

A Correspondent –  Howick College, Auckland and Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan’s Vallabhram Mehta Public School, Vadodara (Baroda), India had an educational exchange programme from October 18 to October 31, 2015. Eleven students and two teachers from India visited New Zealand for the first time as part of this 14-day-exchange program. The students attended normal classes with the students at Howick College.…

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