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UCAT July 2020 for all Y13s applying to overseas Med Schools

Pearson VUE has released an update (dated 20 May 2020) via the official website that the UCAT ANZ test is going ahead as planned in July 2020. Candidates who have booked their test will be notified about any changes to testing in July related to COVID-19, and the official website will also be updated with the relevant information.

Also, in case you have missed UCAT registration deadline last week, Pearson VUE has extended the registration for UCAT ANZ 2020 until 1st of June 2020 11.59pm AEST. This will be the final opportunity to book the test this year and no further bookings will be accepted after 1st of June under any circumstances. Registrations are via the website.



2 June 2020:  Free UCAT & Pathways into Medicine Seminar (for teachers, student, and parents)

7 June 2020:  Live Online & Interactive Full Day UCAT Preparation Workshop (Years 10, 11 & 12)

9 June 2020:  UCAT Verbal Reasoning ‘Advanced Skills’ Crash Course (Years  11 & 12)



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Comprehensive UCAT Online Preparation Platform

Complete UCAT Preparation Courses

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COVID-19 period support scheme: 20% OFF on UCAT Workshops and Courses

While NIE courses and programs are already competitively priced, we understand that many families will be going through economic hardships that would result from the effects of the current COVID-19 situation.  Therefore, we have put a discount scheme in place to support our clients as best as we can. Students can apply the following code to the coupon box at the checkout to receive a 20% discount off the price of our workshops and full UCAT and interview course packages.

Discount Code: NIE2020SPRT 

Details about the available UCAT and Interview preparation resources and services NIE offers can be downloaded below:

Download: Preparing for the UCAT & Interviews

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions regarding the UCAT, Medical Interviews, or career in health.


Sasha Tymoshenko

NIE Course Coordinator

National Institute of Education

T: 1300 974 187  |  M: 0404 197 178  |  M: 0412 439 115

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AUT – degree programme information videos

AUT have created a library of videos breaking down each of their degree programmes on the AUT youtube channel. This has been created by the recruitment team to help students explore all their options and give some details of each major.


Click below to see our range of videos


AUT Insights chapters

Hagley Theatre Company and Hagley Dance Company programmes

Attached is information about the fabulous pre-professional courses in Performing Arts at Hagley College. Ideally suited for students who wish to pursue a professional career in performance and associated industries.

The Hagley Theatre Company and Hagley Dance Company have fifty years of teaching behind them and have kick-started many an actor and dancer’s careers.

Students come to us to have the advantage of professional training, so as to transition into the top drama and dance schools in NZ and around the world.

Over the years both companies have seen their graduates move into the top schools to begin their professional training.

Some former Alumni:

*              Gareth Reeves who is currently playing Harry Potter in the major production in Melbourne.

*              Matt Whelan has completed series 3 of NARCOS for Netflix

*              Byron Coll – Mastercard, Crunchie and multiple adverts

*              Al Pitcher, Jarrod Christmas David Correos – International stand-up comedians.

*              Brynley Stent – TV3 Jono and Ben’s show

*              Sadia Gordon – London actress

*              Sacha Copland – Java Dance Company

*              Curtis Vowell – Multiple adverts and series

*              Anu Khapung – Footnote dance Company

*              Tania Nolan – Home and Away & Bad Girls

*              Stephanie Cusack – Shortland Street

If you were able to bring to the attention of your students any of the above I would very grateful If you wish any more information, please don‘t hesitate to contact me.

Kind regards,

Cameron Mattox

Artistic Director and HOD Performing Arts

Hagley College

Everything that Teenagers need to know about Money

We wanted to put something together for teenagers about money, but not make it boring.

What we published went viral yesterday on social and within schools.

We were overwhelmed with shares and e-mails. We heard:
“I’m not a teenager anymore but I can still take some of this info and put it to good use”

“Fantastic work, it will be great to show this to my teenager rather than her just switching off every time I talk to her! Keep these guides coming!!”

And here it is:

Creative Arts & Industries @ University of Auckland online workshops

The University of Auckland Faculty of Creative Arts and Industries is providing opportunities for students to connect with current students at the University of Auckland for short workshops. It is simple to book a session with a Programme Ambassador and this can be done via the links below. If you have any questions or would like to connect directly with Catherine Cutler in Creative Arts and Industries please contact her at

Dance Studies


Urban Planning

Fine Arts



Introduction to Victoria University of Wellington

Introduction to Victoria University of Wellington for Future Students

Here are some useful links for students thinking about studying at Victoria University of Wellington next year:

Students can now register for webinars individually, with a range of dates and times available to book.  These introductory webinars will cover information about degrees, admission, accommodation, and scholarships.  Students can visit the webpage below to register for their preferred time.



Key dates for AUT applications

Please see below key dates for students who are looking to apply at AUT.

  • Applications open – April
  • Scholarship applications open – July 1st
  • AUT live (open day) – Sat 29th August
  • Scholarship applications close – 1st Sept
  • Art and Design Portfolios due – Sept 25th
  • Accommodation applications open – 1st Oct (no close off date as it operates first in first served)


UC Accommodation

Canterbury University has recently posted 3D virtual tours of their Halls of Residence.

View here.

UC(Canterbury) Scholarships

Canterbury University has just updated their scholarship information.

This can be found here.

Note: when searching the database, look for undergraduate scholarships.