Posts Categorized: On Campus Experience

Year 12 UC Discovery Day (EVENT POSTPONED TILL 30/06/20)

All Year 12 Students who registered to attend UC Discovery Day on 7th April please note that this event has now been moved to 30th June.

At this time you are not able to register and select lectures online (you will be asked for an access code).    UC will send you an email update once you are able to access this again.

See Mrs Eustace in the Careers office if you need further information.

Year 12 UC Discovery Day

All Year 12 students have the opportunity to attend Discovery Day 2020 at the University of Canterbury on Tuesday 7th April.

The event is structured just like a real university day, following an individual timetable that you have pre-selected based on your interests.

On the day you will:

  • Take part in six lectures of your choice and see how your school subjects relate to university
  • Discover the differences between school and university during the Intro to UC session
  • Connect with UC and other students while understanding what your next steps could be

Event Details

Date:  Tuesday 7 April

Time:  9.30am to 2.30pm

Venue:  University of Canterbury, Ilam Campus, starting in the Clyde car park

How to register

All Year 12 students have been sent an email with a link, simply select ‘Yes’ I would like to attend Year 12 UC Discovery Day, to register for this event.  All registrations must be submitted by Tuesday 25th February, so register NOW if interested.

For more details see Mrs Eustace in the Careers office.

Experience Ara 2020

Experience Ara is all about giving you a feel for tertiary-level study with hands-on taster days, holiday programmes and workshops in a wide range of subjects. Events are held throughout the school year and most are free. Depending on the activity, you might meet tutors and current students, use our industry-standard facilities to undertake tasks and challenges, or just have a great time learning about a subject you’re really interested in.

YOOBEE January Art & Design holiday courses

January 3-day courses

Cost $210

Tuesday 14, Wednesday 15 & Thursday 16 – 9am- 3pm

  • Visual Design
  • Creative Photography (getting creative with your photography and Photoshop editing)
  • 2 D Animation
  • Digital Painting (yet to be confirmed)

Monday 20, Tuesday 21 & Wednesday 22 9am- 3pm

  • Game Design
  • Digital Illustration
  • Character Design
  • Python Programming (ideal for those going into Computer Engineering)

Enrolments can only be done by booking online with payment via Paypal and prior to 11.59 pm Wednesday 11 December.

After that any last minute questions and interest can be via email from the 6 Jan to Yoobee.

Kickstart your journey at the University of Otago – Preparation programme for Māori students

Kickstart your journey at the University of Otago

Preparation programme for Māori students

What is Kia Ita?

“Nōku te maringanui i whai wāhi ahau ki tēnei o ngā kaupapa hirahira. Waihoki, nā tēnei o ngā kaupapa i whakatō te kākano o te ao whare wānanga ki roto i a au.”
Missy Ohia

This six week summer school paper will help prepare you for life at university.

Kia Ita is a mix of lectures, workshops and social activities designed to have you hit the ground running.

You will learn new skills to kick-start your university journey, be inspired and welcomed here on campus.

You will meet our amazing Māori staff who will be there to support you every step of the way. And you will do it with other like-minded students.

Who is it for?

Open to all Māori students:

  • entering first year tertiary study at the University of Otago
  • either shown an interest or already applied to study at Otago

Students who have not yet formally applied to the University will get guidance and assistance to do so.

Register your interest now






6–19 January 2020 2 weeks of distance learning
20 January–14 February 2020 4 weeks on-campus (9am–5pm Monday–Friday)


The first 2 weeks of study are by distance at your home before heading to our Dunedin campus for the last 4 weeks of the paper.

We will provide free on-campus accommodation at one of our residential colleges. You can then focus on your study and not have to worry about finding somewhere to stay, or what to have for dinner.

Contact us if you are unsure about your eligibility.

Ara Experience – Builder and Joiner for a day

Builder and Joiner for a day

Builder for a Day

Try a range of hands-on experiences in the construction industry and see if being a builder or Joiner is the right career for you.

This offering is for year 11-13 students only.


Senior taster






1 day

How to register

To register for a place at one of our Experience Ara offerings, please select register below for the date you wish to attend and complete the registration form.

Many Experience Ara offerings are available on request. Contact discuss alternative options or questions you may have.

Upcoming dates

  • 27 Sep
    09:00 am – 03:00 pm 
    Woolston campus

Ara – Trades pathway opportunities

If you are considering working towards a trades qualification when you leave school Ara have some great opportunities available for you and your family to get an insight into what’s involved. Some of these are one day events and some are presentations.


Upcoming dates


Ace of Trades Careers Evening

10 Sep  06:00 pm – 07:00 pm 


  • Builder and Joiner for a day

    27 Sep 09:00 am – 03:00 pm 
    Woolston campus



Are you interested in studying at QRC?

Are you interested in studying at QRC?

Come and Experience QRC during the first or second week of the October school holidays!

1 – 3 October 2019
8 – 10 October 2019 (limited spaces)

It is your opportunity to experience what QRC student life is all about.  You will meet your future tutors and classmates, speak to current students, learn more  about the Management Diplomas, tour the campus, visit the QRC Lodge and get a taste for what Queenstown Tourism has to offer.

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If you have any questions please don’t hestiate to contact the QRC Recruitment Team:
0800 441 114

Calling to all students of Māori descent wanting to take advantage of our FREE Science and Math tuition

Karanga mai ngā rangatahi Māori mā!


Calling to all students of Māori descent wanting to take advantage of our FREE Science and Math tuitions here at Ara.


This term, our Department of Engineering are facilitating free Math and Science weekly tuition sessions specifically for our rangatahi Māori. These sessions are to mentor Rangatahi Māori to help achieve NCEA in physics and algebra in year 11-13 and to those who have a special interest in Engineering related careers. Your tauira will benefit from the specialist equipment and software available in our Engineering Department and will be able to relate their work and projects to Real-world situations.



The sessions will run every Thursday from 4pm-6pm till 26th September.


If this sounds like an opportunity that your students could be interested in then please contact me for more info on:


Email: or

Ph: 021 271 8340