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Universities overspending on marketing

University of Otago

By Adam Walker The Tertiary Education Union believes the country’s universities need to look at how they spend their marketing dollars. It follows Otago University’s decision to become a major sponsor of Super Rugby franchise the Highlanders. The university will have its name on the back of the jersey, on medics’ bibs and painted on the surface at Dunedin’s Forsyth ... Read More »

New Zealand: Universities crack down on ‘inventive’ exam cheats


Universities have launched an unprecedented crackdown on cheating students – including fines and unpaid labour – as students find ever-more inventive ways to rot the system. Information released to Fairfax Media under the Official Information Act from seven universities shows hundreds of students were penalised for academic misconduct last year. According to the figures, 75 students were accused of academic misconduct at Victoria ... Read More »

New Zealand: Otago University worth $1.4 billion

With a total value of $1.4 billion, the University of Otago’s assets are worth more than any other university in New Zealand, figures from the Tertiary Education Commission show. TEC figures comparing the financial performance of each of New Zealand’s eight universities show that at the end of last year the net value of Otago University’s assets stood at $1.41 ... Read More »

New Zealand: Cheating attempts by students drop

Hiding notes in the toilet during an exam, inappropriate use of an iPhone and one student trying to bribe their lecturer into giving them a pass were all cheating cases picked up by universities last year. Figures released under the Official Information Act show cheating and plagiarism incidents have dropped at six of the eight universities over the past year, ... Read More »

University council accepts student charge rise

University of Otago

A service fee of $672 will be charged to all  students at the University of Otago‘s Dunedin  campus next year, as the commercial reality  of legislation changes takes effect. Otago students were charged a total of $580  each this year for the provision of campus  services, a fee which was jointly levied by the  university ($390) and the Otago University ... Read More »

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