Story image

Digital university credentials enhance student mobility

17 May 17

The University of Auckland (UoA) has begun offering a digital option to their students and Alumni, being one of the first in New Zealand to launch secure online credentials. 

Students and alumni will now be able to access certified digital copies of their qualifications and academic records through the secure service: My eQuals.

The service also enables graduates to safely share these digital credentials with prospective employers and universities without fear of misuse. 

UoA Vice-Chancellor, Professor Stuart McCutcheon, says My eQuals will offer instantaneous transmission of certified academic documents, meaning the service is not only secure but efficient. 

“My eQuals will enhance student mobility and streamline processes for employers and others who will be able to verify the authenticity of credential documents issued by institutions around the globe.”

UoA is joining the ranks of tech savvy higher education institutions in Australia, such as Monash and Melbourne universities. 

The hope is that all New Zealand universities will participate in a coordinated initiative. The result being quality and integrity assurance across the sector, bolstering the reputation of the higher ed sector. 

Going digital will not stop students receiving the sought after graduation certificates on the big day, as the institute will continue to produce hard copies for graduating students.

The service will be available to students who graduated after 2010, and all future graduates. Those who graduated before, or are yet to graduate will still need to order their certified documents as usual.

IDC: Smartphone shipments ready to stabilise in 2019
IDC expects year-over-year shipment growth of 2.6% in 2019, while the world's largest market is still forecast to be down 8.8% in 2018.
52mil users affected by Google+’s second data breach
Google+ APIs will be shut down within the next 90 days, and the consumer platform will be disabled in April 2019 instead of August 2019 as originally planned.
New app conducts background checks on potential tenants
Landlords and house owners need to obtain a tenant’s full name, date of birth, email address, and mobile number in order to conduct the search. And most importantly, they have to get the tenant’s permission first.
GirlBoss wins 2018 YES Emerging Alumni of the Year Award
The people have spoken – GirlBoss CEO and founder Alexia Hilbertidou has been crowned this year’s Young Enterprise Scheme (YES) Emerging Alumni of the Year.
IDC: Standalone VR headset shipments grow 428.6% in 3Q18
The VR headset market returned to growth in 3Q18 after four consecutive quarters of decline and now makes up 97% of the combined market.
Meet Rentbot, the chatbot that can help with tenancy law
If you find yourself in a tricky situation  - or if you just want to understand your rights as a landlord or tenant, you can now turn to a chatbot for help.
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) finally releases on PS4
PUBG on PS4 feels like it’s still in Early Access as the graphics look horribly outdated and the game runs poorly too. 
How AI can fundamentally change the business landscape
“This is an extremely interesting if not pivotal time to discuss how AI is being deployed and leveraged, both in business and at home.”