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We are working on improving student voice in tertiary education

In 2018, we started a conversation with New Zealand about what matters most in education. As part of the Kōrero Mātauranga, we have heard from students, whānau, educators and communities about the importance of student voice to students and providers.

We also heard there are pockets of good practice in our tertiary system where student voice is listened to and incorporated. But there is also room for improvement.

Based on this feedback, we put together some initial thoughts about possible ways to enhance student voice. We also wanted to hear what students, staff, providers, education agencies and organisations, whānau, ‘aiga, and communities thought about student voice in general. We consulted with the public from 21 August to 4 October 2019.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the consultation

The ideas, thoughts and opinions you shared with us will help shape our thinking around ways to enhance student voice in New Zealand’s tertiary education system. The results from this consultation will be available here early 2020.

If you have any questions about the work on enhancing student voice in the tertiary education, please contact us at the Tertiary Strategy Mailbox: Tertiary.Strategy@education.govt.nz

The discussion document from this consultation can be viewed here: Tertiary Student Voice Discussion Paper [PDF 737KB]