The University of New Zealand’s postgraduate admissions programme is getting a lot of attention after students said they were being unfairly rejected for jobs that would pay more than $50,000 a year.
A recent survey of 1,000 postgraduate students showed almost half of respondents said they did not have a salary cap, which means that if they were offered a job they would be better off for the job.
The University says there are no restrictions on salary, but students and postgraduate assistants were asked to report any potential career changes, changes in work-life balance, or the need for personal or family reasons.
“We’ve been really lucky that this has been an issue for a number of years,” Associate Professor John Rees said.
“The problem that we have, in terms of our graduate students, is that we are paying a pretty high salary, and if we were to raise the cap, that would mean that we would have to reduce the amount of work that we do for the university.”
University of Auckland PhD candidate, who is not named for legal reasons, is being offered a teaching position in Auckland.
But when the offer came in he said it was a joke and he would take the job if he was offered the same offer elsewhere.
“I have a teaching certificate, I have a Masters, I’m a graduate student, I’ve done postgraduate work in Australia, I know what it takes, and I’m happy to be offered a place,” he said.
“So I’m just looking to find a job and if I’m offered a position that is actually better than what I’m currently doing I’m going to take that opportunity.”
University president, Professor John Roeser said it wasn’t uncommon for students to be given the choice between two or more positions in a university.
He said the university had also made it clear that the postgraduate position would be offered to all postgraduate staff, not just graduate students. “
There are certainly circumstances in which a student might not have the financial resources to go on and do a PhD and we want to make sure that our graduates have that option available.”
He said the university had also made it clear that the postgraduate position would be offered to all postgraduate staff, not just graduate students.
The university says the salary cap is a matter for individual universities.
University of Auckland postgraduate student, who wishes to remain anonymous, says he is being put on a “no-strings” job postgraduate.
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Posted by TechRadarmy on September 25, 2018 17:03:56 Tags postgraduate athletics,athletics,athletes,athlete eligibility,postgrad student article New Zealand graduate athletes have had to compete for scholarships on a much smaller scale, with the New Zealand Rugby Union, the Rugby Union World Series and the All Blacks also holding a portion of their scholarships.
New Zealand has had two postgraduate athlete scholarships for the last three years.
Rugby World Series, the world governing body for the sport, had awarded a total of $842,000 to postgraduate athletes for the 2018/19 season, including $70,000 for the two postgraduates currently competing in the tournament.
New Zealand rugby has the most postgraduate player scholarships, with more than 1,200 players eligible to compete in the Rugby World Series.
All Blacks coach Steve Hansen said it had been a tough time for the country’s postgrad athletes and the Rugby Sevens series was not the only sport they had been affected by.
While the New England Patriots were on the field this weekend, a number had to withdraw from the US Rugby Seven’s event due to injuries, Hansen said.
He said rugby was “the most prestigious sport” in New Zealand and was an important part of the community.
Hansen said the players had been working hard and putting in the hard hours and that he hoped the sport would continue to grow.
With the Olympics just around the corner, rugby players from around the country are taking part in the sport on the Gold Coast, including two who are in the USA.
It is hoped that the athletes from the Rugby Six Nations tournament in New York will continue to participate in the Olympics in August.
More to come.
Posted By TechRadia on September 26, 2018 13:23:48 Tags student,school,student,graduate student,academy source Tech Radar title Student is ‘not happy’ with job offers postgraduate article A postgraduate candidate who said she was being “neglected” by a university in Wellington says she has found a job after two years on the job and has been accepted into another one.
Amber McEvoy, 22, is one of six postgraduate students in Wellington who said they have found a postdoctoral position.
She said she had been struggling with financial difficulties for the past two years