We all experience disappointment, hurt, and even anger when university course results aren’t quite what we hoped for. Sometimes we realise that the results are actually what we deserve; we simply didn’t do the work required to earn a better result. But sometimes we know that we worked incredibly hard. In this instance getting past […]

If there is one thing that really irritates me is the obsession by the media in this country about the earning power of education. It’s as if the value of a degree is based solely on how much a graduate can earn. Last week the Dominion Post carried yet another one of these articles, ‘Not all learning […]

I heard this interview on RNZ’s Sunday programme a couple of weeks ago about learning for earning; in other words the relationship between our education and income. The interviewee is Hugh Lauder, professor of Education and Political Economy at Bath University. Hugh’s sound bite expressed his concern with ‘the broken promises of education, jobs and incomes’. He talked […]

What privilege?

This will make you think… about equality, about opportunity, about attitude/appreciation, education, competition… and just about life in general.

When you learn, teach, when you get, give.

Maya Angelou

The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you


Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.

Nelson Mandela