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UCOL lectures recognised on World Teachers’ Day

By UCOL on Monday, 09 October 2017

A group of people holding lollie jars

To mark World Teachers Day on October 5, UCOL lecturers were treated to jars of candy as a sign of appreciation from their faculty Deans.

World Teachers’ Day is a day established by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and is devoted to appreciating, assessing, and improving the educators of the world.

UCOL’s lecturing staff were presented with jars of candy featuring quotes about the important role teachers play, including “You touch the future. You teach.” and “Teachers open doors. Students enter by themselves.”  

Dean Rankin, Executive Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Business, says it is important to acknowledge the significant part teachers play in shaping communities.

“Excellent teachers don’t just pass on knowledge to their students, they find ways to connect with their students and inspire them to do great things with that knowledge.” 

“A common theme when you talk to UCOL students and graduates is how well supported they feel or felt by their lecturers. These students and graduates really appreciate their lecturers’ passion and willingness to go the extra mile to help them succeed. That’s something to be proud of.” 

UCOL places an emphasis on its teaching staff understanding and connecting with individual students through Te Atakura, the institution’s relationship-based learning approach. 

Pictured above: UCOL School of Creative Industry lecturers Andre Te Hira, Barry McGoldrick, Steve Leurink, Phil Andrews and Derrick Sims.