Northern Hub background
Background information on Ako Aotearoa's Northern Hub and its staff.
Background on the Northern Hub
The Hub is staffed by Ruth Peterson (Regional Manager) and Ellen von Collas (Administrator) and is located in the heart of Auckland City, on the corner of Wakefield St and Mayoral Dr, just off Queen Street.
Ako Aotearoa’s northern hub covers the North Island from Turangi; taking in the Bay of Plenty, Waikato, Auckland and Northland. The region has over 400 tertiary providers, many of whom are already engaging with us through projects or seminars. We are always seeking ways in which to collaborate with tertiary providers in our region.
Background on Northern Hub Staff
I have always had a strong interest in outcomes for learners. My master’s thesis focused on the question of the effectiveness of learning from informal sources. The experience I have gained in my education career has been obtained at both secondary and tertiary levels. Most recently I have been working at the Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT). Initially I was with their Centre for Educational Development. This led to a management role in the newly established Centre for Assessment of Prior Learning, also at MIT. I share Ako Aotearoa’s vision to achieve the best possible educational outcomes for all learners.
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