Category: Tertiary information

Studylink loans and allowances applications assistance

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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Studylink loans and allowances applications are open

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.

https://www.studylink.govt.nz/

UC 2020 Applications to Enrol are now open

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 liaison@canterbury.ac.nz

I am back at school on 13 January next year and available to help if you have any last minute problems.

Cheers

Richard Webster

CBHS HOD Careers and Transition

348-5003 Ext 263


Ara – upcoming application closing dates

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 engagement@ara.ac.nz or contact your Youth and Community Development Representative – we are happy to help answer questions! 

‘Required & Recommended Background Subjects’ for tertiary courses

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’

Ara – Application Closing Dates for 2020 Study 

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 Performing Arts – 9 August (Christchurch auditions will be held 13 – 15 September) 
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 engagement@ara.ac.nz or contact your Youth and Community Development Representative – we are happy to help answer questions! 

University Parent Guide booklet

Check out a fantastic resource from the University of Canterbury that give parents and whanau an insight into what’s involved in transitioning from school to university.

 

Includes information on:

  • Choosing the right course
  • Employment opportunities
  • Accommodation
  • How much will it cost?
  • Support for students
  • What to expect and how you can support them

 

CLICK HERE for the on-line Parents and Whanau booklet.

 

Also available:

 

  • Study at UC  – 2020 University of Canterbury Prospectus

Great information for students considering studying at the University of Otago next year.

Are you about to start your first year at Otago?

Here’s the information you’ll need to make the most of your first year

The University of Otago ranks first in New Zealand for helping students succeed in their study. We have a student experience that includes world-class support and a unique lifestyle.

Learn more about how Otago works and what we can offer you as you start your first year as a university student:

 

CLICK HERE for more information.

 

Also check out https://www.otago.ac.nz/hedc/otago615375.pdf