Category: Course information

Court Theatre – Youth Crew programme

Interested in technical theatre, design and stage management?

FOR YOUNG PEOPLE AGED 15-21

Training with our YOUTH CREW provides the skills required to operate safely under supervision in entry level roles and often leads to casual employment at The Court Theatre. Students are taught by a variety of professionals across the field and learning will take place through practical application.

At the completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an introductory understanding of the roles and skills needed to work in performing arts and events venues;
  • Work safely as part of a supervised crew on entry level tasks.
  • Communicate and interact with team members.
  • Receive instructions, give and receive feedback, reflect on learning.
  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of health and safety procedures and responsibilities.
  • Demonstrate self-management skills, including time management and personal presentation.

Youth Crew members will experience six weeks of tutoring in Term 2, which will cover all elements of technical theatre, design and stage management:

  • Props
  • Costume
  • Lighting
  • Sound
  • Set
  • Stage Management

Sessions are held at The Court Theatre, and sometimes offsite at places of interest, on Saturdays from 10am-1pm.

The dates for the first term of Youth Crew are below:

Saturday 9 May

Saturday 16 May

Saturday 23 May

Saturday 6 June

Saturday 13 June

Saturday 20 June (plus options to crew the Youth Company show 22nd – 27th June)

COST

$185 per member per term for Terms 2 and 3, this fee also covers involvement in any potential Term 4 activities.

If you are interested in being a part of this programme you can book a place by following the link below:

https://nz.patronbase.com/_CourtEducation/Productions/E306/Performances

Street Talk Defensive Driving Courses

Street Talk Defensive Driving Courses

Cost $180 Comprises 4 two hour in-classroom sessions plus a 1 hour one-on-one-in-car session with a qualified driving instructor.

Restricted licence holders receive a reduction on Full licence from 18 months to 12 months, if under 25 years of age.

The Street Talk defensive driving course teaches you driving safety skills. It’s a fun and interactive programme that aims to help you to better understand and cope with risks when you’re driving and improve your driving. Most important of all, to be a safer driver.

This course helps you develop:

  • advanced driving skills
  • better control
  • hazard identification
  • the ability to make the right decisions
  • the ability to manage risk

To find a course near you and to register click on the link https://www.fde.co.nz/

Studying Science at university

 

New UC Science Videos

What is studying science at Uni really like? We have two new videos that might be of interest to students pondering this question—where lecturers at UC describe the skills gained from studying science; and feedback from current undergraduate students on what it’s like studying science at UC.

We’d really appreciate if you could share these opportunities with your students and their families.  You can also keep up-to-date with our science activities and events on our Facebookpage and UC Science web site.

If you’d like further information please get in touch with us at collegeofscience@canterbury.ac.nz.

Ngā mihi
Professor Janet Carter
Dean of Science
College of Science
University of Canterbury

UC – New Major: BSc Medicinal Chemistry

UC Science – New major available in Medicinal Science

Starting in 2020, we’ll be offering a new science major–Medicinal Chemistry–as part of our Bachelor of Science degree.

Medicinal chemistry students will learn about the process of drug discovery – from lead generation and molecular optimisations through to production, clinical approval and treatment.  The course provides a solid grounding in chemistry, and also in critical thinking,  analytical skills, logic and innovation.

Students will be exposed to research areas where medicinal chemistry can make a real impactsuch as diabetes and cardiovascular research, looking for alternatives to 1080 for pest control, how to prevent Kauri dieback and understanding how to prevent bee colony collapse.

Career options include roles in the pharmaceutical and chemical industry, drug discovery, design and sales, patent law, environmental toxicology, the food industry, experimental research, medicine and management.

Please share the Medicinal Chemistry brochure with your school.

What is the difference between Law and Criminal Justice?

What is the difference between Law and Criminal Justice?

Law and Criminal Justice are two very different subjects. Students
must complete a Bachelor of Laws if they want to practice law,
however, people who study law work not only as lawyers, but also as
judges’ clerks, government policy analysts, and in leadership positions
in the business community. The Bachelor of Criminal Justice combines
multidisciplinary academic study with a strong vocational focus,
and looks at the whole criminal justice system and its processes,
including governance, enforcement, rehabilitation and improvement.
It is relevant to careers in areas such as law enforcement, corrections,
offender rehabilitation, working with young offenders, criminal
law, security and border control. More information about these
qualifications and career opportunities can be found here: Law and
Criminal Justice.

New Major: BSc Medicinal Chemistry

New Major: BSc Medicinal Chemistry

Starting in 2020, we’ll be offering a new science major–Medicinal Chemistry–as part of our Bachelor of Science degree.

Medicinal chemistry students will learn about the process of drug discovery – from lead generation and molecular optimisations through to production, clinical approval and treatment.  The course provides a solid grounding in chemistry, and also in critical thinking,  analytical skills, logic and innovation.

Students will be exposed to research areas where medicinal chemistry can make a real impactsuch as diabetes and cardiovascular research, looking for alternatives to 1080 for pest control, how to prevent Kauri dieback and understanding how to prevent bee colony collapse.

Career options include roles in the pharmaceutical and chemical industry, drug discovery, design and sales, patent law, environmental toxicology, the food industry, experimental research, medicine and management.

Please share the Medicinal Chemistry brochure with your school.

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Full time Ara courses starting mid year.

 

Ara Youth Guarantee – Semester Two 
If you are aged 16 – 18 and thinking of leaving school during the year – a Youth Guarantee programme at Ara could be a great opportunity for you to stay in education.

Available in a wide range of subjects, these free programmes set you up with great foundation skills for employment or further study and enable you to make confident decisions about the future.

The following YG courses are coming up in July this year:

  • Creative Industries Vocational Pathway Level 2
  • New Zealand Certificate in Cookery Level 3
  • New Zealand Certificate in Salon Skills (Introductory) Level 2
  • New Zealand Certificate in Foundation Skills (Electrical Engineering)
  • New Zealand Certificate in Foundation Skills (Introduction to Automotive Engineering)
  • New Zealand Certificate in Foundation Skills (Introduction to Construction)
We encourage students to apply now or get in touch with engagement@ara.ac.nz with any questions!