Posts Categorized: On Campus Experience

Pacific On Campus Experience – Otago University

Pacific On Campus Experience (POCE) Scholarship programme

“Successfully transitioning Pacific students to tertiary studies”

Attention: Careers Advisors

The University of Otago’s POCE Programme is an opportunity for Year 13 students of Pacific heritage to visit the university’s Dunedin campus. The aims of the programme are:

  • Promote the University of Otago as the best university for Pacific students
  • Promote tertiary education to Pacific students and their communities
  • Provide hands-on assistance and guidance with study choices
  • Present Dunedin as a great university city for students to find their place in the world

POCE runs Sunday 6 to Tuesday 8 May 2018. Applications close Thursday 5 April. Please find the application form and checklist attached.

Otago POCE Scholarship info

For more information, please contact Christine Ansesone, as follows:


P: 03 479 4981

Kind regards

Marg Tobin

Schools’ Liaison Administrator

Division of External Engagement | Te Ringa Toro
University of Otago | Te Whare Wānanga o Otāgo
Tel/Waea  64 4 460 9805 | Teachers Freephone 0800 80 12 12

Website: http//

Year 12 Discovery Day at the University of Canterbury

INVITATION: Year 12 Discovery Day
This new event gives Year 12s the chance to experience what it’s like to be a university student. The event is structured just like a real university day, following an individual timetable that your Year 12s select.

Students will:

  • take part in taster lectures
  • discover the differences between school and university
  • learn why university study is valuable
  • explore the campus
  • find out about student services, including those for Māori and Pasifika
  • try a student lunch on a budget

Event details

Date: Tuesday 10 April
Time:  9.30am to 2.00pm
Venue: University of Canterbury, Ilam Campus, starting in the Clyde car park (view 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. If you or your students would prefer not to be photographed or filmed just let the person behind the camera know (they are friendly and won’t be offended!).

How to register


– If you wish to attend please discuss this opportunity with your parent/guardian.

– Each student needs to register with the University of Canterbury and pick their timetable online by Friday 23 March. Students can REGISTER HERE.


– Each student needs to register with the CBHS. Students can REGISTER HERE.


– UC send confirmation to CBHS that students have registered on line and successfuly chosen 5 subjects

– Parent confirmation email received.

– Students to receive confirmation email by CBHS to indicate leave from school has been granted

– Students make their own way to and from the University of Canterbury on Tuesday 10th April.

Please feel free to contact me if you require any further information.


Each student needs to register and pick their timetable online by Friday 23 March.

Students need to select:

  • 5 lectures
  • 1 Intro to UC session
  • 1 campus tour
  • a lunch break ($5 voucher will be provided for campus food outlets).

The timetable and session descriptions available here.

(make sure you read the timetable and session descriptions before you register)

What will you get on the day?

  • Packed lunch (There is no eating or drinking allowed in the lecture theatres, so wait until the breaks and your self-selected lunchtime)
  • Intro to UC booklet
  • Programme for the day including free Wi-Fi information
  • UC pen
  • Poncho (if it’s wet and you forget your rain jacket)

What to wear: Visiting Year 12’s are expected to wear school uniform and bring a rain jacket or umbrella if it is set to rain.


Mr Webster

CBHS Careers Advisor

BECA School Days – experience life at a civil engineering company

We are holding our Beca School Days again this year.  The dates will be Tuesday 8 May and Thursday 10 May (choose one).  We are inviting around three to four Year 12 and/or Y13 students from each school to come into our office and see what ‘engineers do’. 

We have other disciplines here as well, e.g. planners, architects, project managers, surveyors and landscape architects which we will also showcase.

The format will be similar to past years, with presentations and activities in the morning and a site visit in the afternoon.

We will be catering the day, with morning tea and lunch.
Please let me know if you think you may have some students who would be interested in coming.

BECA is a leading engineering firm with 20 offices in 8 countries. This is a great opportunity to get a ‘foot in the door ‘ and see the career opportunities that exist.

Check out the BECA website for more information about this company:

See Mr Webster if you’d like to register for one of these days.

University of Canterbury – Discover the Bachelor of Arts

UC Possibilities – Discover the Bachelor of Arts
Day: 17-19 April 2018
Time: 8:45am – 2pm each day
Venue: A1 North Arts Lecture Theatres, Ilam Campus, UC
RSVP: Here

We are inviting Year 13 Canterbury students onto campus to discover the fantastic range of subjects that a Bachelor of Arts has to offer.

UC Possibilities is a taster programme for students that introduces all major BA subjects over the course of three days. Run during the school holidays from 17-19 April, the event is absolutely FREE (lunch is provided). Students only need to register to come along.

Diversity, flexibility, and choice are key features of the Bachelor of Arts, however, the variety of subjects can make it hard for students to understand their options and find a path. That’s where UC Possibilities can provide guidance!

Feedback from recent years shows that this event has been extremely beneficial in helping students get a better understanding of both what is covered in each subject and what it is like to study them at UC. We are, therefore, very excited to be offering UC Possibilities again this year.

Whether they are considering studying a BA next year or are completely unsure of what they want to do, we hope you can help us put the word out to students and encourage them to attend UC Possibilities

Students have until 11 April, or until places are full, to register.

For more information please go to the Eventbrite registration page or feel free to contact me.

Thank you for your support.

Ngā mihi
Sabine Will
Marketing & Outreach Co-ordinator
UC College of Arts | Te Rāngai Toi Tangata
Ph: 03 369 2967

Otago Uni On Campus Experience (OCE), Yr 13 students of Māori descent

I am emailing to inform you of the On Campus Experience (OCE), which is a wonderful opportunity for Year 13 secondary school students – of Māori descent – to explore the University of Otago and the city of Dunedin. Students will have the opportunity to attend lectures in their areas of interest, as well as meet academic staff and current students.  They will experience life in a Residential College and will meet the Māori Centre staff – who provide great support for Māori students when they come to Otago.

The OCE programme is a fully funded initiative, and gives each successful applicant the following: airfare/flight coverage (to and from Dunedin) accommodation, meals, and activities.

Entries are sought from full time Year 13 students of Māori descent, who are currently enrolled in a New Zealand secondary school and are considering studying at the University of Otago in 2019.

All applicants should be students who are completing an appropriate programme at secondary school level which will lead them to meet University Entrance.

The University of Otago is pleased to announce that we will be offering two OCE programmes in 2018.

Successful OCE students will be selected to attend one of two OCE programmes in 2018 (the one application will cover both dates).

First OCE 6 – 10 May 2018 (including Tertiary Open Day) 
Second OCE 15 – 19 July 2018 (School Holidays)

Applications Close: Wednesday 21st March (5.00pm)

The application form and poster are attached and can also be found on this link:

If you have any further queries please do not hesitate to contact me at any time

Nāku noa,

Grace Latimer

Māori Liaison Officer
University of Otago
Tel: 09 373 9704

NZ Defence Careers Experience (DCE) in APRIL

IT Communications focused DCE

We’re pleased to let you know that we will be running a IT / Communications focused Defence Careers Experience (DCE) in APRIL of this year. This will be a two day residential experience held at Burnham Military Camp and will cater to Secondary School Students that are interested in a career in the Army. This DCE event will be held from 16 – 17 APRIL 2018.

The main focus for this DCE will be to show case the following IT / Communications career options;

Communications System Operator,

Systems Engineer,

Information Systems Operator,

Operational Support and Information Specialist,

Electronic Warfare Operator.

We’re looking for smart, active and team minded candidates who are interested in joining the NZDF once they leave school. This is ideally suited for Yr 12 students, and Yr 13 students can also apply. Recommended entry levels; NCEA Level 2 or studying NCEA Level 2 now.

Once we receive applications we will be asking School Career Advisors for recommendations / comments regarding students from their schools in order to assist with selections.

Applications can be made online through the Defence Careers Experience Event on our Christchurch Defence Careers Facebook page.

CLICK HERE to apply

Applications Close – 13 MAR 18

For further enquiries regarding the DCE, please contact us at

Career Week Opportunity – A Career in Tourism, Hospitality and Hotel Management

Good news! We are running three Career Weeks again this year after the success of 2017.

This is an excellent opportunity for students interested in finding out about a career in hospitality tourism or hotel management. The Career Weeks are held at the PIHMS hotel campus during the April, July and October school holidays.


I would appreciate it greatly if you can pass these Career Week opportunities onto any student interested in a career in hospitality, tourism or hotel management.



Career Weeks 2018

17th April to 20th April

9th July to 12th July

9th October to 12th October


–          PIHMS Career Week provides year 12 and year 13 student with the opportunity to experience PIHMS, our culture, lifestyle, education, training to see if this is where your future lies


–          Get first-hand tips and information about the hospitality and tourism industry and find out how PIHMS works


–          All students attending need to be serious about considering PIHMS as an option for tertiary study


–          Places are limited as we only have a limited number of rooms available for accommodation so please apply asap so you don’t miss out.


Apply online –


New application process for Career Week:

–          Due to the popularity of our career week we are now implementing an informal application process as we only have limited places available each career week.

–          To ensure that keen students don’t miss out, we need to check that all students attending career week are serious about finding out about how PIHMS works and a career in hospitality and tourism.

–          The application process is informal and done over a quick phone call.




More information about PIHMS – Hospitality and Tourism Management Diploma/Degree with guaranteed job!


PIHMS courses are designed to fast track students into management or specialized positions E.g. Marketing or Events Management within the hospitality/tourism/hotel industry.


PIHMS is the only training provider where you graduate with a degree and 1 year paid work experience. This means employees will want you when you graduate, so you can get your dream job!


Only at PIHMS can you live, study and learn in a 4 star Qualmark rated hotel:

·         Two sides of learning: (exclusive to PIHMS)

·         Real life training in our own PIHMS Hotel

·         Business/commerce/management based subjects


Paid Hotel employment throughout your study:

·         Two 6 month paid Industry placement (exclusive to PIHMS)

·         Paid employment in a top hotel around New Zealand or Australia – Experience a mini gap year while you study

·         Earn up to $30,000 during your study on a paid industry placement throughout your study


A PIHMS diploma or degree that helps you have a great career:

·         98% of PIHMS students receive employment within 3 months after graduating from PIHMS

·         72 % of PIHMS graduates receive a promotion within one year of graduating


PIHMS graduates have great careers and lifestyles earning good $$$

There are loads of different career pathways in NZ and all around the globe

–          Hotel Management

–          Event management

–          Marketing

–          Human resources

–          Revenue management

–          Run your own restaurant

–          Food and beverage management / Front office management

–          Or maybe you want to make the best coffee anywhere in the world from Dunedin to Hawaii!  


PIHMS are looking for school leavers who:

–          Have a willingness to learn through training and working

–          Have an interest in Hospitality, Tourism or Hotel Management

–          Are looking for a life-changing experience

–          Please note: Career week is for year 12 and 13 students – For general information about PIHMS’s hospitality, tourism and hotel diploma and degree with a guaranteed job offer. Plus great videos!



Please help spread the word:

As well as passing this onto students, I would appreciate it greatly if you can also pass this onto other teachers e.g. year 12/13 Deans and teachers of economics business hospitality, accounting, tourism so they can also to pass it onto their students :).


Thank you very much

Anita Blake

Student Recruitment Advisor


Phone         06 968 1421 ext. 8108 (PIHMS, New Plymouth)

Mobile        0204 034 8840


Freephone 0800 100 331

UC Astronomy Camp in Christchurch and Tekapo for Year 13 Students

Applications for the 2018 Elaine P. Snowden Astronomy School are now open.

The College of Science and the School of Physical and Chemical Sciences are offering Year 12 and 13 students throughout New Zealand the chance to attend a 5 day astronomy camp in Christchurch and Tekapo.

As you can see from this video of last year’s students, the annual Elaine P. Snowden Astronomy School camp is an inspiring experience for the 20 successful applicants.

The camp takes place 16-20 April at UC’s Ilam campus in Christchurch and the Mt John Observatory in Tekapo. Students meet other like-minded people who share their passion for astronomy and astrophysics. A highlight for students on the camp is stargazing using the telescopes at the Observatory.

One of last year’s attendees, Meg Nowak, created her own video of the experience. You can watch it here.

There is no charge for the camp – even travel costs are covered by the generous sponsor.

Applications close on Monday 5 March and can be found here.

If you have any questions please email

Experience Ara 2018

Get a feel for tertiary-level study with hands-on Junior and Senior Taster Days, information sessions and holiday workshops.

The hugely successful Experience Ara will be running again next year with a wide range of opportunities for school students to get a feel for tertiary study and explore their future career options.

Popular tasters last year included:  Art & Design, Architecture, Broadcasting School, Music Arts, Performing Arts, Nursing, Hairdressing, Makeup, Photography & Fashion.


CLICK HERE for more information.


Massey University Student Experience Day

Kia ora tatou, Talofa lava, Warm greetings from the Wellington Massey University campus!

We are holding a CoCA Student Experience Day on Wednesday 7 March from 9.30 – 3pm.

We would like to offer students in Year 13 to have their flights subsidized (up to $150) to come to Wellington and attend this day. We are only helping to fund ten (10) students so this offer is subject to availability.

We will pick students up from the airport in the morning, we ask they book flights to arrive before 8.30am, and will drop back to airport. Straight after the day’s programme out of town students will be taken on a tour of the Wellington campus Accommodation options so students will be asked to book flights home after 5pm.

Can you please forward this email to teachers that can shoulder tap students to come along?

We are very keen to assist students:

you know have potential in art, design, creative media and/or commercial music
who may benefit from this opportunity as they may not come up for a campus tours or Open Day
and definitely needs to be Year 13 and on track for UE!

I have attached a copy of the day’s draft programme for your attention.

Look forward to hearing back from you or your student soon. I will need to close off this offer next week, Friday 23 February, so I have time to coordinate their registrations and gather other details relating to their flights etc.

Please see Mr Webster in Careers Office ASAP if this is of interest to you.




CoCA Student Experience Day Programme  

Wednesday 7 March 2018 

Time                What                                                                             Location 

09.30                    Welcome                       4B06 (block 4 level B) 


10.00-11.15         Morning workshops 

     Commercial Music                         
     Creative Media Production    
     Fine Arts (am)    
     Industrial (am)  

Photography (am)  

Spatial Design (am)  

Textiles (am)    

     Visual Communication Design (am)    


11.15                  CoCA Student Presentation                           


12.00-1.00       Lunch and tours                      Level C, block 12, Te Ara Hihiko 

1.00– 2.15      Afternoon Workshops 

     Commercial Music (pm)  

Creative Media Production (pm)  

Fashion (pm)   

     Fine Arts (pm)    
     Industrial (pm)    
     Photography (pm)    
     Spatial Design (pm)    
     Textiles (pm)    
     Visual Communication Design (pm)    

2.15      CoCA Programme Outlines and Portfolio presentation          4B06                       


3.00      Evaluations | Finish for the day 


Out of town visitors will be taken to The Cube for a look around accommodation at the end of the day 3 – 4 pm