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Finances while studying

Students thinking about further study after they leave school have a lot of choices to make.

Sussed Online is a great way to get thinking about what it will cost to live and study. Will it be broadband and baked beans, or dial up and dining out? Part-time job or parents helping? Hear from students about their experiences and the choices that need to be made. You’ll also find out more about StudyLink and what they do along the way.

We encourage students and parents to check it out at

2016 Youth Parliament

2016 Youth Parliament

The next Youth Parliament will be held on 19 and 20 July 2016. Applications are now being sought from young people interested in taking part as Youth MPs and members of the Youth Press Gallery.

Travel and accommodation costs are funded.


Be a Youth MP

Youth Parliament replicates the real Parliament as closely as possible with Youth MPs debating a mock Bill, sitting on Select Committees and asking Ministers oral questions.


Be a member of the Youth Press Gallery

A Youth Press Gallery member is someone who is passionate about journalism and is confident engaging with a wide range of people. Members of the Youth Press Gallery will receive training prior to the event.

See for more information details about the 2016 Youth Parliament and the application process for Youth MPs and the Youth Press Gallery.

Aviation Training, Hamilton

Hi all,

I hope your year is going well! I thought I would get in touch to let you know of a few things that are happening at CTC Aviation in Hamilton, NZ.

Open Day 12 September: We would encourage anyone who is considering a career as a commercial pilot to register and come along to this event to find out more about what programmes we offer, have a look at our training centre and accommodation facilities, talk to our instructors and trainees and hear from our guests from the airlines.

We welcome potential trainees and their families to come along and check us out. The registration page can be found on our website

NZ Diploma in Aviation: We are still recruiting for this programme and next year’s courses are filling up fast so if you have students who are considering applying for this programme for next year’s intakes then make sure they get their applications in!

School leavers: We would recommend that those who are in their final year of school who are interested in a career as a professional pilot get started on their application. We can accept an application once the student turns 17 and we can start putting them through the application and selection process which means they are able to pass pending their results at the end of the year. This way students are more motivated and have something to work towards during their final year of school and over the summer break.

If you require any more brochures or information from us please don’t hesitate to get in contact with me or pass my details on to the interested students.

Kind regards,

Jodi Kitchen, Crew Training Centre Hamilton

Upcoming Events

  • The university of Auckland will be in the Library at lunchtime on Friday 21st August
  • Lincoln University will be in the Library at lunchtime on Tuesday 25th August
  • CPIT Open Day, 2-5pm at CPIT Madras St and CPIT Ensors Rd on Thursday 27th August

Women in Leadership

Year 12-13 female pupils with leadership potential are invited to an inspiring breakfast event at UC, celebrating women’s leadership and highlighting the important contribution women make in creating a bold and diverse future in New Zealand.

The breakfast is from 7.30-10am Wednesday 26th August. We only have 3 spaces so see Mrs Bailey in the careers office ASAP to register your interest.

Location: UCSA Events Centre, 90 Ilam Rd, Christchurch

EducationUSA Training & Info Session

Open Information Session for Prospective Students

Hosted by Columbia, Duke, Georgetown, Northwestern & Princeton

Sunday, August 30

Christs College – Christchurch


We hope you will share this announcement with your school and encourage interested students and their parents to register and attend. Advance registration is required and space is limited for the program. Counselors are also welcome. Register here:

This event will include the following liaisons:

  • Vanessa Krebs, Senior Assistant Director, Georgetown University
  • Jennifer Dewar, Associate Director, Duke University
  • Jessica Lee, Senior Assistant Dean, Princeton University
  • Aaron Zdawczyk, Associate Director, Northwestern University
  • David Buckwald, Director of International Admissions & Strategic Initiatives, Columbia University

Overseas Exchange Opportunity

The AFS mid-winter discount ends on August 14th. Students interested in exchanges need to contact Hedi, either via email or text 022 639 0560, or call 0800 600 300 on or before August 14th to find out more and get going.
Students interested in exchanges and cultural experiences can also check out our website Exchanges look great on CVs, so well worth students considering.

Reminder – AFS Student scholarships close in September. Students interested in applying for a travel scholarship need to contact Hedi (as above!) for more details. Available scholarships can be viewed here.


Vocate is a new job website bringing a Christian perspective to job searching. There are also some links to great thought-provoking articles. Visit  to find out more.

Lattitude Overseas Opportunities


Click HERE to read our JULY newsletter.


It’s July, and we are receiving a lot of enquiries from people wondering if they are too late to apply for a spot in our international volunteering programme for next year.

We are pleased to inform you… THERE IS NO NEED TO PANIC!

We still have positions available for 2016 in almost ALL our destinations!

See within for examples of the exciting options still open for next year.

The back page table shows availabilities, departure dates and other useful info.

There is still time to apply for a number of once-in-a-lifetime experiences for 2016, so don’t miss out!!!