Year 12 Discovery Day at the University of Canterbury

INVITATION: Year 12 Discovery Day
Dear Yr12 student

Please see below the format for the upcoming Year 12 Discovery Day to be held at the University of Canterbury on Tuesday April 9th. This is a fantastic opportunity for students considering going to university when they leave school to get an insight into what university life is really like. If you are considering going to university as a future pathway I would strongly encourage you to attend this day.

Year 12 Discovery Day at the University of Canterbury.

Date: Tuesday 9th April

Time:  9.30am to 2.30pm – students involved will not attend school on this day.

Venue: University of Canterbury, Ilam Campus, starting in the Clyde car park (view map).

This event gives Year 12 students 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 the students select. UC is hosting the event but the information presented to students will be very generic and relevant to universities around the country. Students who may not be considering studying at UC but are keen on a university pathway are encouraged to attend.

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

* receive a packed lunch

* the event is free to students

You are required to wear school uniform.

 CLICK HERE to find more information about the day.

– CLICK HERE  for timetable and session descriptions

Steps to Register for this event:


– 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 22 March. Students can REGISTER HERE.


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


– 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 9th April.

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


Mr Webster

CBHS Careers Advisor