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Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School 2022 Student Applications Are Open
E ngā mana, e ngā reo, e ngā waka, e ngā hau e whā.
Nau mai, haere mai, ki tō mātou nei kura.
Applications for 2022 students to attend Toi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School, Aotearoa’s prestigious performing arts tertiary training organisation, are now open.
If your students have a passion for the creative arts please guide them to apply for Toi Whakaari. Our courses cover a wide range of subject areas and solid career pathways. Please feel free to pass on this information to your teaching colleagues in Technology, Art, Art History, Textiles, Construction and Mechanical Technologies, Design & Visual Communications, Digital Technologies, and Media Studies for their students too.
Based in Pōneke / Wellington for over half a century Toi Whakaari has trained the best performers, designers and craftspeople from New Zealand and from around the world.
Whether your students want to explore a three year degree in Design, Arts Management or Acting, or a two year diploma in Costume or Set & Props Construction — Toi Whakaari has outstanding tutors and guest tutors, who are experienced practitioners themselves and can successfully harness the amazing raw talent of their students.
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If you want to find out, come along to the UC Arts careers evening where we will have recent graduates join us to talk about their career pathway and how their studies at UC led them towards their current career.
Employers will also be there to talk about the skills they find valuable when looking for employees and some of the roles Arts graduates fill in their workplace.
A Bachelor of Arts degree offers a diverse selection of courses and opens up a wide range of careers for students, however, it can be difficult to understand the career options available to you after completing your degree.
This free event in Christchurch on 27 May is designed to equip you with the knowledge and confidence to make your study choices.
- Anne-Marie Robinson, Communication, TerraCat (Bachelor of Arts in History and Graduate Diploma in Journalism)
- Sidney Wong, Data Analyst, Tatauranga Aotearoa Stats (Bachelor of Science in Linguistics and Master of Linguistics)
- James Newbould, Principal Intelligence Analyst, Southern Region, Ministry of Business Innovation & Employment (Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Geography)
- Josiah Tualamali’I, Company Director and Wellbeing Consultant with own company Tualamali’I Consulting (Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and International Relations and History)
- The NZ Police will also join us to present pathways for Arts Students
For more information, visit Eventbrite
Upcoming Events at University of Canterbury
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Not all students in Aotearoa NZ are free to dream about their future it seems, with many limiting themselves to harmful and outdated gender and ethnicity-based stereotypes.
Researchers from the University of Canterbury interviewed hundreds of thirteen year olds about their attitudes toward PE and Maths and found that while most male students enjoy PE, boys who are Māori, Pasifika or Pākeha from poorer backgrounds are much more likely to assume they will go into physically-demanding careers, even when they excelled in maths.
Meanwhile, Pākeha boys from richer backgrounds are substantially more likely to aspire to careers in law or medicine.
Female students didn’t fare such better. Female students who were Māori, Pasifika or Pākeha from low SES families had gender-dependent aspirations, citing preferences for service jobs such as beautician or air hostess.
These career assumptions influenced – and limited – their attitudes to school subjects, with wide-ranging implications.
Dr David Pomery from the University of Canterbury led the study and says it is important for students, teachers and whānau to help keep career and study pathways open with NCEA subject selections.
In many ways, the culture in Aotearoa New Zealand provides role models for what Dr Pomeroy sees as “one process supporting intergenerational reproduction of income inequalities, which poses some difficult questions about our national hero-worship of mainly male sports stars”.
“Many of our most nationally celebrated Māori and Pasifika men are known for sport. Should we be proud of and celebrate their achievements? Of course. But we need to be careful not to slide into the assumption that Māori and Pasifika boys won’t be interested in or have ‘ability’ in academic learning.
Listen to Dr Pomeroy’s Radio NZ interview>
Read more on the research>
Two University of Canterbury (UC) students have taken out the top spots in the National New Zealand Speed Climbing Championships in Tauranga.
Alongside their degrees, UC students Sarah Tetzlaff and Tom Waldin are ascending the ranks of speed climbing, winning the 2021 Aotearoa championships.
Waldin, currently in his fourth year of Civil Engineering, and Tetzlaff, working towards a Bachelor of Environment Science, both juggle their studies and training for this competitive sport from their homes in Ōtautahi.
“Through balancing sport and studies, I have developed the time management skills and techniques required to succeed in both,” Waldin says.
For Tetzlaff, access to digital learning materials through AKO|LEARN have made her success possible.
“I’ll train in the morning or afternoon around my uni schedule and watch lectures online when it suits me better. I’m also not opposed to being a bit of a weekend warrior with my study if I get behind during the week.”
These two national champions are hopeful to attend the Open World Cup later in the year, depending on travel restrictions.
With the competition season over until September, Tetzlaff and Waldin are looking forward to getting stuck into their studies and heading outdoors for rock climbing.
“I’m hoping to really push my climbing level at the Castle Hill Basin, Milford Sound, Mount Owen and many other amazing places,” Tetzlaff says.
Photo credit: Conor Boyd Photography