Support for information studies qualifications at Victoria University of Wellington - Te Herenga Waka
Your support is needed for Information Studies at Victoria University of Wellington Te Herenga Waka - currently under review by the University, along with 58 other programmes.
Throughout the history of the information management sector in New Zealand, qualifications, capability building and lifelong learning within the profession have been of crucial importance.
Within the digital and information age, ARANZ believes that the post-graduate information management programmes at Victoria University of Wellington - Te Herenga Waka hold immense significance. The programmes are instrumental in moulding highly-skilled information professionals who make substantial contributions to organisations and communities across our country.
The review consultation begins on June 26. We urge you to share your concern and support now to have an impact before the consultation begins. A campaign to encourage the government to provide more funding support to universities is also underway.
Show your support by:
Writing a letter to your MP or the Minister of Education, Jan Tinetti, about the importance of teaching and research across the university (and specifically in information studies)
Writing a letter to the university expressing your support for the programme.
Please send to:
Sign the petition asking the government to provide universities with the funds to stop impending cuts:
Share your personal story or testimonial on social media about how your information studies post-graduate qualification has supported your career:
LinkedIn: Tag in @Victoria University of Wellington or
Join the Information Studies Programme LinkedIn group and post your story of support
Facebook: Post on your own page and tag @Te Herenga Waka—Wellington Uni
Twitter: Post and tag @InfoStudiesWgtn and @WellingtonUni.
Use the tag #SaveVUW in your posts.
The Master of Information Studies is the only master’s programme offered in New Zealand for library and information professionals. We urge you to send a letter of support now.
POINTS FOR LETTERS OF SUPPORT
Please consider using and/or adapting any points that you consider relevant to your own organisation or circumstances in your letter of support, found here.
This message, the above letter of support and suggested points of support have been developed in conjunction with our colleagues and friends at LIANZA.
Your support as an ARANZ member is vital in shaping the future of the New Zealand information management sector.
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