Posts Categorized: Information presentation

“Parents as Career Educators” seminar

Book your place at our “Parents as Career Educators” seminar 

Thursday 20 August, 7.00 – 8.30pm

Dear Parent

Guiding teenagers through the various career and study options available to them in the modern world can be a challenge. UC Career Consultant Dave Petrie will talk with you about how you can support your child’s career decisions.

Parents and caregivers of secondary school aged children are invited to a seminar to be held on:

Thursday 20 August
7.00 – 8.30pm
Seminar Room 101,


James Hight Building (Library),

University of Canterbury
Ilam Campus  

The seminar will cover:

  • Career pathways
  • Supporting your child with career decision making
  • Choosing tertiary options to suit your child
  • Communicating effectively with your child 

Please register by Monday 17 August to reserve your seat, by following this link:
Light refreshments will be available after the seminar.

Dave Petrie is a Career Consultant with the UC Career Centre, helping students to identify and pursue appropriate careers, internships and employment opportunities. He has 19 years’ experience working in the Career and Employment field, including 7 years working in Career Education in Secondary Schools with Careers New Zealand before coming to UC.

We hope you can join us at the seminar.

Kind regards, 

Career Centre & Alumni and Development
University of Canterbury

Got a Trade – Got it Made

Interested in Plumbing, Gas Fitting, Drain Laying careers?  Behind the scene tour, meet local employers and discuss potential careers in this industry.  August 26th, 4pm.

For more information CLICK HERE

Come and learn more about Student Exchange programmes

Christchurch Information Meeting


Wednesday the 5th of August 2015 from 7–‐8pm.


Christchurch South Library

66 Colombo Street


All students and parents are welcome to come and learn more about our programmes.



EPEC Careers Convention

The University of Canterbury’s Electric Power Engineering Centre (EPECentre) hosts an annual Careers Convention that focuses on “Electrical Engineering”. At this event, recent Electrical Engineering graduates and senior Engineers from the electricity industry will meet our current Electrical Engineering students and guests to discuss career opportunities and pathways for young engineers.  This year, we welcome and encourage your students who are considering an engineering career pathway to participate, as it will be an opportunity for them to meet current students, and those who have graduated, to learn more about what engineers do.

The programme will provide an opportunity for students to interact with Electrical Engineers from the electricity industry over light refreshments, and attend a presentation about career opportunities in the electricity industry.  Students will also have the opportunity and are encouraged to participate in a Q&A discussion with our industry panel.

The Convention will take place on Tuesday 28 July from 5 pm in the C Block Foyer and C1 Lecture Theatre at the University of Canterbury.

To find out more about our scholarships programme and our NCEA Electrical Systems Guide on our website at

UNI 101 – 5th August – Linwood High School

After the success of our last presentation, we are excited to let you know that we are running UNI 101 again – on the East side of the city this time!

We will have the same line up of engaging speakers including current students, alumni, industry employers, a scholarships expert and a lecturer.

I have attached a poster outlining the details of the event:
Wednesday 5th August, Doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start. Linwood High School Hall.

Click here for the UNI 101 poster

Feedback from the past event:

Careers Adviser:
This will be an excellent resource for our Year 12/13 students and I will endeavour to get this link online to them via this email. I certainly appreciate your generosity in sharing this relevant and latest information.

Just wanting to thank you for the terrific seminar you gave last night at Burnside. We only heard about it second-hand but are so glad we went as the information was immense, and the delivery professional and engaging. Our son is starting at Uni next year and your seminar gave us all the information we needed to ask the right questions and to ensure he’s given the right things enough thought.
Your presentations were inspiring, informative and captured our attention the entire evening. Well Done. Thanks again.

I am sure you will get a lot more very positive feedback as it was a very professional and well run event. Neither my husband nor I attended Uni so this is all very new to us and we spent the entire evening making notes.  Our son, at 17, knows it all haha!  Now we at least have the information we need to ensure he’s doing what he should be, and on the right path – we have you and your team to thank for that. Very sincere thanks, and once again it was a great evening.

I went to UNI 101. This was amazing. So informative and the presentation was so entertaining. I was disappointed by how few people were there, more people need this in their lives -it was so helpful! I will definitely be recommending this to everyone I know!

Many thanks!

Jaime Thomson
Domestic Student Liaison Manager


CPIT Nursing and Pre-Health Info Sessions

CPIT-logoOn Tuesday 4 August, CPIT is holding information sessions regarding our nursing programmes and our Certificate in Pre-Health & Science programme.

At the nursing information session at 5.30pm, students can find out all they need to know about studying the Bachelor of Nursing or Diploma in Enrolled Nursing at CPIT.

The second information session at 6.30pm is aimed at students who wish to study a health-related subject, but don’t yet meet the entry requirements for their chosen programme. This information session discusses how our Certificate in Pre-Health and Science programme prepares students to enrol for degrees in areas such as midwifery, medical imaging and human nutrition.



Nursing  5.30pm – 6.30pm

Certificate in Pre-Health & Science   6.30pm – 7.30pm

Venue: N104, CPIT Madras Street Campus, Madras Street, Christchurch


To find out more, call 0800 24 24 76 or visit

NZ Broadcasting School

We would love to see you at one of the New Zealand Broadcasting School information Evenings. The Information evenings are an excellent opportunity to meet the tutors and current students, tour the New Zealand Broadcasting School facilities and find out useful information on how to make a successful application. There are two dates to choose from: Monday 29 June and Thursday 16 July. Please click here to register.

Just a reminder that applications for the New Zealand Broadcasting School close on 30 September. Early applications are advised. If you require further information, please do not hesitate to get in contact with me. Further details for the New Zealand Broadcasting School can be found here. You can also check out the New Zealand Broadcasting School on YouTube and Facebook.

Architecture Portfolio Workshop


Learn how to create a polished portfolio for your architectural studies application with this free half-day workshop for Year 13 students.

To take part in Re:Structure you’ll need to bring digital and unmounted hard copies of some of the work you’re considering using for your portfolio applications at the end of 2015. Any creative work can be included so don’t limit your imagination.

Morning tea will be provided.

Architecture Portfolio Workshop

Friday 17 July, 9am – midday

Click HERE for more information