Posts Categorized: On Campus Experience

NZ Defence Force Careers

NZ Defence Force Careers

Thinking about a career in the NZ Defence Force?Come along to their free Force Information sessions and find out more about careers in the NZ Army, Navy and Air Force.This is a great opportunity to ask questions and hear from Defence Careers staff and other NZDF personnel.These sessions are open to everyone – parents, caregivers, partners, friends & teachers.Thursday evenings, 6-8pm: 21 September

NZDF – Defence Careers Experience (DCE)

We’re pleased to let you know that we will be running a Defence Careers Experience (DCE) in October of this year. This will be a five day residential experience held at Burnham Military Camp and will cater to Secondary School Students that are interested in a career in the Navy, Army or Air Force. This will be held from 01 – 05 October 2017.

We’re looking for smart, active and team minded students who are interested in joining the NZDF once they leave school. This is ideally suited for Yr 12 students, but Yr 11 and Yr 13 students can also apply.

Once we receive applications we will be asking Career Advisors for recommendations / comments regarding students from their schools in order to assist with selections.

Applications can be made online through the Defence Careers Experience Event on our Christchurch Defence Careers Facebook page.
Applications Close –  24th August

For further enquiries regarding the DCE, please contact us at

NASDA for a day

Please see Mr Webster in the Careers office if you are interested



CLICK HERE for more information

Ekea! Year 12 Pathways for Māori at UC

This event gives Year 12 Māori students the opportunity to see how their current school subjects can relate and progress into degree programmes and to hear from current UC students about their university experiences.

The day will provide rangatahi Māori with:

  • Information about where subjects at school can lead in terms of degrees
  • Information about what students need to be aware of before university (entry requirements, scholarship info and course planning)
  • An opportunity to engage in whakawhanaungatanga with Māori support teams and tuākana.
  • The opportunity to hear experiences of ākonga Māori on campus and their journey to UC.
Event detailsDate: Friday 4 August
Time: 8:45am – 1:30pm
Venue: Undercroft, Puaka-James Hight, University of Canterbury, Ilam Campus.
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  • Students are under the supervision of their school during this event.
  • UC photographers and videographers will be out and about on the day. These images may be used by the University of Canterbury in the future for online or print publications, and may be placed on official UC social media channels.


How to register

Your school is invited to bring Year 12 Māori students who show ability and/or an interest in attending university.
The programme for the morning will include subject sessions in:

  • Arts
  • Business
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Law
  • Science

CLICK HERE for more information and to register before 6 July.

Lincoln University Agriventures Programme

Lincoln University Agriventures Programme

Agriventures is Lincoln’s finest new student-led initiative developed this year as part of the Lincoln University Future Leader Scholarship Programme. As a component of the Scholarship, students are required to initiate an event or opportunity for Lincoln or the wider community.

Agriventures aims to offer Year 11 and 12 high school students primarily from the South Island an opportunity to explore and discover the extensive array of career opportunities within the agricultural/agribusiness sector. The programme will be held from the 17th to the 19th of July 2017, during which time participating students will experience university life at Lincoln by staying on campus and having the opportunity to eat and chat with current Lincoln University students. Participating students will also have ample opportunities to talk with Lincoln University lecturers and industry leaders. The group will be accompanied by Lincoln University Future Leaders throughout the entire programme.

There is no direct cost involved in this programme. All we ask is that participating students find their own way to and from the event.

CLICK HERE to complete the application form and return by email to All applications must be received by the 1st of July 2017. We will inform the successful applicants no later than the 5th of July.

PLACES AVAILABLE: Upcoming July School Holiday Workshops

Please note we still have places available in these upcoming Ara Experience July School Holiday Workshops:


10-13 July

On Air Broadcastinglimited places available


Year 13


17-18 July

Mission to Mars


Years 9-10


18 July

SportSmart – FULL

Sport Science

Years 12-13


19-20 July

Survive on Mars


Years 12-13


19 July

Totally Saiko

Japanese Language

Years 11-13


20-21 July



Years 11-13


Please click on each individual link above to register students for these holiday workshops.  There are a limited number of places available and places will be confirmed with the students prior to the event.

A full schedule of the Ara Experience Master Classes, Tasters and Holiday Workshops can be found on the Ara websitehere.