“How Can 50% Nursing Students Fail The Same Paper”

There’s an interesting thread on the Trademe boards today, it’s concerning the ability of nursing students to pass tests set for them in New Zealand and the requirement for them to pay to re-sit those failed tests. It caught our attention as it ties in with what student nurse Linda Tang said a while ago…

Talk Like A Kiwi

Now that immigrants in New Zealand have found out they need to “dumb down” their CVs (i.e. not include irrelevant little details, e.g. degrees) to find work, a charitable trust based in Auckland is also offering to help to recent arrivals – to understand the Kiwi accent and use of English. The British Telegraph newspaper…

International Students as Customers

Earlier today I blogged about Linda Tang’s problem with UNITEC not apologising for the way she’d been treated and thought it would be good to look into the problems and expectations that international students have whilst studying in New Zealand, specifically at UNITEC. I’ve dug up a document released in 2004 by the Higher Education…

International Students as Customers

Earlier today I blogged about Linda Tang’s problem with UNITEC not apologising for the way she’d been treated and thought it would be good to look into the problems and expectations that international students have whilst studying in New Zealand, specifically at UNITEC. I’ve dug up a document released in 2004 by the Higher Education…

Racial Discrimination Case Cover Up

Today’s NZ Herald is reporting that Linda Tang, the Chinese nursing student who was allegedly forced out of the final year of her Unitec degree course because her tutors had issues with her accent, has been offered money in exchange for her silence. According to Lincon Tan’s article: “The Faculty of social health sciences executive…