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Student Exchange Info and Scholarships

Who are we?

Your Education is a New Zealand based high school exchange programme. We are

passionate about the value of travel and cultural exchange and committed to helping Kiwi students

realise their dreams of living in another country.

We offer high school exchanges to 15 exciting destinations around the world, with programmes varying from a

few weeks right up to a full year. This variety means we are bound to have the perfect programme for you.


Your Education Christchurch Information Meeting

Thursday, 25th August 2016, 6:30pm – 7:30pm


Upper Riccarton Library, 71 Main South Road, Sockburn


Come meet our Local Area Representative, bring your parents and learn more about our overseas high school programmes for 2017 and 2018!


Use your communication and marketing skills to be a Your Education International Correspondent while on your high school exchange! Your Education is offering two scholarships to the value of $3,000 each, one available for the North Island and one for the South Island. These scholarships are for a Semester or Full Year exchange departing in either August 2017 or January 2018 to any Your Education Semester or Full Year destination. Read more about this scholarship on our website!


Applications close 5th April 2017



“Parents as Career Educators”

Book your place for “Parents as Career Educators”

Thursdays 11, 18, and 25 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.

You and your partner are invited to attend one of three seminars we offer this year.


Thursday 11 & 18 August
7.00 – 8.30pm
Seminar Room 101,


Puaka-James Hight Building (Library),

University of Canterbury
Ilam Campus  

Thursday 25 August

7.00 – 8.30pm
John Britten Building,

69 Creyke Road

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 Friday 5 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 over 20 years’ experience working in the Career and Employment field, including 7 years with Careers New Zealand before coming to UC.

We hope you can join us at one of the seminars.

Kind regards,

Careers, Internships & Employment
University of Canterbury

University of Canterbury’s Electrical Engineering Convention

The University of Canterbury’s Electric Power Engineering Centre
(EPECentre) and the Electrical Computer Engineering Department host 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 you,
and 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 Convention will take place on Wednesday 27 July from 5pm in the C
Block Foyer and C1 Lecture Theatre at the University of Canterbury. We
invite you to share the attached poster with your students. We also
invite you to find out more about the EPECentre’s scholarships programme
and our NCEA Electrical Systems Guide on our website at We have a number of educational resources that you
and your students can use at any time.

If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to get in
touch with Linsey or myself directly.

Kind Regards,
Dr Volker Nock
Senior Lecturer and Outreach Coordinator
College of Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Canterbury
DDl: +64 3 364 2987 ext 7539

Linsey Mackenzie
Electric Power Engineering Centre (EPECentre)
DDl: +64 3 364 3057

An Opportunity for Year 12 Māori students

We are excited to invite your students to take part in Ekea! Year 12 Pathways for Māori at the University of Canterbury.

Ekea! (formally known as Te Ara) gives Year 12 Māori students an opportunity to recognise tertiary education as an achievable goal by seeing how their current subject interests at school can relate and progress into degree programmes.

The day will provide students with:

  • Information about where subjects at school can lead to at UC
  • Information about what students need to be aware of before starting university (entry requirements, scholarship info and course planning)
  • An opportunity to meet and share kai with Māori support teams and students
  • The opportunity to hear experiences of Māori students on campus and their journey to UC


Event details

Date: Friday 5 August 2016
Time:  9am – 1pm
Venue: Undercroft, Puaka-James Hight, University of Canterbury, Ilam Campus. View a map >

  • UC photographers and videographers will be out and about on the day. These images may be used by the University of Canterbury in the future for online or print publications, and may be placed on official UC social media channels.


How to register

Your school is invited to bring Year 12 Māori students who show ability and/or an interest in attending university. The programme for the morning will include subject sessions in:

  • Arts
  • Business
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Law
  • Science

RSVP: Please see Mr Webster to register

Useful information to help with their decision can be found in our What subjects do you enjoy? brochure. This provides links between school subjects and what your students might like to study at UC.

Hei konā mai,

Ariana Johansson
Kaitakawaenga Māori
Māori Liaison Officer

Free Architecture Portfolio workshop

Restructure holiday workshop

Learn how to create a polished portfolio for your architectural studies application with this free half-day workshop for Year 12 and 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 2016. Any creative work can be included so don’t limit your imagination.

Lunch will be provided.

CLICK HERE for more information.

Tuesday 19 July, 11am – 3pm

Force Equip – Defence Expo

Force Equip – Defence Expo  4 – 6 July 2016 ‘Preparing you for the Workforce’ The Force Equip – Defence Expo is being staged to give students the tools to make an informed decision on a future career. Whether students choose a military career or not, we will help with the skills needed to succeed in the workforce. The intent behind Force Equip is to involve your students in an interactive event where they can not only learn about the diverse careers available in the New Zealand Defence force but also take away valuable skills from our resident vocational workshops.  The Force Equip – Defence Expo 2016 will be held at the Wigram Air Force Museum, Christchurch. A public open day will be held on the evening of Tuesday 5th of July. Student Vocation Workshops will be conducted for selected students from Year 11-13, during twice daily sessions (9am-12pm and 12pm-3pm), from Monday the 4th through to Wednesday the 6th of July. The sessions will cater to 80 students with groups of 20 rotating through each workshop activity.


Melbourne University visits ChCh

University of Melbourne visits Christchurch – 7pm-8.30pm- The George Hotel, 50 Park Terrace, Christchurch. This event is free, however places are limited.  Please CLICK HERE to register.

University of Otago Presentation

University of Otago Presentation –  Silks Lounge, Addington Events Centre 6:30pm – 8:45pm. Otago Overview, What the University of Otago can offer you, Accommodation, Presentation about Residential College life, Study Options, Presentations about subjects, degrees and HSFY. Great opportunity for parents and students to learn more about life as a student at Otago University.

Victoria University of Wellington Presentation

Victoria University of Wellington – 6:00pm to 16th Jun 2016 8:00pm Chateau on the Park, 189 Deans Ave, Riccarton, Christchurch.   Find out about your study options and take the opportunity to talk to a current Victoria student and a representative from each of our faculties. We focus on helping school leavers prepare for university life. You’ll learn about what life is like at Victoria, information about accommodation and what to expect in your first year. CLICK HERE for more information.