“Hands On Otago” summer research programme – current Year 11 & 12s apply now!
A reminder that applications for our Hands On Otago programme close on Friday 25 September. Hands On Otago is a fantastic week-long opportunity during 10-15 January 2021 for students to gain hands-on experience on what researchers do and get a taste of University life, including staying at a residential college. This opportunity is open to all students, including internationals, who will enter year 12 and 13 in 2021. Places are limited, so it is vital to apply on time – we host around 400 students each summer for this popular event. Application details are found here.
New summer programme for international high school students unable to return home
Study Dunedin has announced an exciting summer programme designed for international students (age 14 and above) in high schools from any school in New Zealand, who are unable to return to their home country over the summer break. The programme combines language skills, soft skills (team work, career planning), social activities and exploring the Otago region and includes accommodation and support. Students can attend for either 2 weeks, 4 weeks or 6 weeks.
This is a wonderful opportunity for students to add value to their summer with additional skills, networking and travel within New Zealand. Learn more and please feel welcome to share this with your students and parents: dunedinnz.com/study/summer-programme
As always, please feel welcome to reach out should you have questions or feedback.
MEGAN SMITH MANAGER, INTERNATIONAL MARKETING & RECRUITMENT
International Office, Division of External Engagement | Te Whirika, Te Ringa Toro
University of Otago | Te Whare Wānanga o Otāgo
Tel/Waea +64 3 4793786 | Mobile/Waea pūkoro +64 21 2493786
Our Faculty of Engineering understands that Covid-19 has had a significant impact on New Zealand secondary school students. To support the future success of senior school students, the entry requirements for the BE(Hon) will be changing for 2021.
National Certificate of Educational Achievement Level 3 (NCEA)
We will be making offers to applicants below the guaranteed Rank score of 260. In addition we have made the following changes to Calculus and Physics subject requirements.
Applicants will require, in addition to achieving University Entrance, a minimum of 11 external Level 3 credits in Mathematics with Calculus; and a minimum of 10 external Level 3 credits in Physics.
External Maths credits:
91578: Apply differentiation methods in solving problems, 6 credits
91579: Apply integration methods in solving problems, 6 credits
91577: Apply the algebra of complex numbers in solving problems, 5 credits
External Physics credits:
91523: Demonstrate understanding of wave systems, 4 credits
91524: Demonstrate understanding of mechanical systems, 6 credits
91526: Demonstrate understanding of electrical systems, 6 credits.
Missed out on our Virtual Open Days? Keen to rewatch all the sessions you want? We’ve got you covered. All Open Days live-streamed content is now available on-demand. So you can re-live or catch up with what happened, whenever, wherever you are:
Hear from staff, students and graduates about what life is like studying with Massey.
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Beef + Lamb NZ environment projects manager and UC Forestry Science grad Julia Beijeman, talked to the ODT recently about her role working with farmers on catchment projects in Central Otago and Southland.
“It’s about getting the farmers together and helping them to develop catchment plans and then preparing the farm environment plans to work in with that,” she said.
Ms Beijeman studied forestry science at the University of Canterbury before embarking on a career in policy analysis and environmental management.
Since graduating, Ms Beijeman has worked in Vietnam, where she taught English, travelled through Africa and worked in Western Australia and Wellington in environmental-type roles.
Having previously worked for Beef + Lamb in other roles, Ms Beijeman took over as environment projects manager in January, based in Christchurch.
“I’m really fortunate in my role. I like to get out and work with farmers as much as possible, but it’s about making sure things are ticking along, so I’ve been able to do it remotely.”
Enrol to vote in the 2020 General Election and referendums
Make sure you are enrolled to vote so you can have your say in the 2020 General Election and referendums.
To enrol and vote, you need to be 18 years or older, a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, and have lived in New Zealand continuously for 12 months or more at some time in your life.
It’s easy to enrol or update your details online at vote.nz using a New Zealand driver licence, New Zealand passport or RealMe verified identity. You can also use a paper enrolment form – download one from the website, call 0800 36 76 56 or text your name and address to 3676 to have a form sent to you.
At the general election, we will vote for the parties and candidates we want to represent us in Parliament. There will be two referendums held alongside the election. We will vote on whether the End of Life Choice Act 2019 should come into force, giving people with a terminal illness the option of requesting assisted dying. We will also vote on whether the recreational use of cannabis should become legal.