This is to let you know we are able to offer three additional places in the Journalism specialisation of our Bachelor of Broadcasting Communications degree starting in 2020. Applications for the degree officially closed 30 September, but we are reopening the process, for Journalism applicants only.
As you will know, our vocationally-focussed qualification offers students entry into the journalism and communications industries via an internship in year 3.
We have also just recently hosted a national conference for tertiary journalism educators [JEANZ] including invited speakers from our major media companies including RNZ, Newshub, TVNZ, Stuff , and Newsroom. They were unanimous the industry needs more qualified journalists. The opportunities are there for students who can write and want to change the world 😊
So, if you have Y13 students still be considering their options for 2020, please let them know. Applications may be made online at –
The application document may say applications must be in by 30 September 2019. For Journalism in 2020, that deadline no longer applies.
Tony Simons BBc, Nat Dip Journalism
+64 3 940 7549 | +64 27 540 8078
150 Madras Street
PO Box 540, Christchurch
Many tertiary providers provide information on what they consider are ‘Required & Recommended
Background Subjects’ that students should take whilst at secondary school. These can be found on their websites.
As an example please see information below from the University of Otago:
- Each year we field many questions from students, teachers and parents regarding prerequisites for first-year courses. Students are keen to know which Year 13 subjects they should take in order to best prepare them for success in their chosen university programme. Below is a list of programmes offered by the University of Otago, and recommended school subjects. Most of these are not compulsory but are useful for best preparation.
CLICK HERE for list of University of Otago ‘Required & Recommended Background Subjects’
CLICK HERE for list of University of Canterbury ‘Required & Recommended Background Subjects’
CLICK HERE for list of University of Auckland ‘Required & Recommended Background Subjects’
CLICK HERE for list of Victoria University of Wellington ‘Required & Recommended Background Subjects’
Resources to help students get ready for tertiary study.
Students planning on going to tertiary study next year have a lot to think about. That includes how to fund those studies.
The StudyLink website has alot of great information to get students thinking about what it will cost to live and study.
As well as using information online we have assembled a range of resources to assist you in helping students to understand their student finances.
We also encourage you to get your students to sign up to receive emails from us. That way they won’t miss out on important information, like when to apply and documents they need to send.
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Differences between high school and tertiary study
Thinking of carrying on with study at university or a polytech or other training place straight out of secondary school? The transition from classroom to lecture theatre might not seem like such a big change, but universities and polytechs expect very different things from their students than high schools do.
The most important difference between the school environments you are in now and the tertiary sector is that the responsibility for your success or failure now belongs only to you. Sure there is some great support available at every institution, but none of this will work if you don’t.
CLICK HERE for tips on the differences between studying at high school and studying at a tertiary institute.
UC 2020 Applications to Enrol are now open. Please see two documents to assist you.
Don’t stress too much over this process as you can make changes to your 1st Year courses up until February next year.
- 2020 First Year Courses is a quick guide that lists of all first-year degree courses available at UC in 2020. It is to help you decide on individual courses for the degree and subjects you have chosen. Some degrees and subjects have specific requirements, but others offer you a wide range of courses to choose from. Each course is identified by a unique code known as the course code. This code is made up of a four-letter abbreviation for the subject and an identifying number that indicates the level of the course.
All courses are 15 points, except where indicated otherwise.
Detailed course information can be found at www.canterbury.ac.nz/courses Note
If you have any questions or require further assistance with your course planning either drop in and see me or contact UC Liaison at 0800 VARSITY (827 748) and email@example.com
I am back at school on 13 January next year and available to help if you have any last minute problems.
CBHS HOD Careers and Transition
348-5003 Ext 263
Study or train fees-free
Enter your National Student Number (NSN) to find out if you can get fees-free study or training.
CLICK HERE to check.
Also check out https://www.studylink.govt.nz/.
If you’re studying in 2020, 16 December is a very important date. It’s one you just can’t miss.
Around 150,000 students will need to get organised for study in 2020. Apply for your student allowance or loan before 16 December to give yourself the best chance of having everything sorted and ready for the start of your course.
If you’ve had a student allowance or loan in the last 12 months, login to MyStudyLink and use the Returning Application to apply. It’ll take less than five minutes.
Be sure to get in quick to get organised as applications do require supporting evidence which can take time to arrange.
Students don’t need to have their NCEA results or have locked down all their study plans. Their application can be updated as things are confirmed. By applying early, students will allow enough time for all the steps in the application process to be completed before their course starts.
Application Closing Dates for 2020 Study
Remember that some application closing dates are coming up soon! It is important that your students check application requirements for the programme to which they are applying. There are often additional application requirements to complete alongside the standard application form.Below is a list of programmes with upcoming application closing dates or auditions. For other programmes, we still encourage students to apply early to secure their place.
Bachelor of Medical Imaging – 1 September
Bachelor of Midwifery – 1 September
Bachelor of Nursing – 30 September
Bachelor of Broadcasting Communications – 30 September
Bachelor of Music Arts – (Auditions 30 September – 2 October and 2 – 4 December)
Bachelor of Social Work – 31 October
NZ Certificate in Animal Management – 30 October
NZ Certificate in Animal Technology – 30 October
|If any of your students have questions about how to apply please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or contact your Youth and Community Development Representative – we are happy to help answer questions!
No Major Drama is a great website to help you make decisions about what university course may interest you when you leave school.