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Japan Day

Canterbury Japan Day is on at the Riccarton Race Course. Ara’s team will be there to answer any questions pupils have about studying the Japanese Language.

Otago On Campus Experience for yr 13 Māori pupils

Applications are now open for the On Campus Experience (OCE), which is a wonderful opportunity for Year 13 Māori secondary school students to explore the University of Otago and the city of Dunedin. The OCE scholarship provides each successful applicant with return airfares to Dunedin, accommodation, meals and activities.

Pupils 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 meet the Māori Centre staff, who provide great support for Māori students when they come to Otago.

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 2021. All applicants should be pupils who are completing an appropriate programme at secondary school level, which will lead them to meet University Entrance.

Successful OCE students will be selected to attend one of two OCE programmes in 2020 (the one application will cover both dates).

First OCE 3 – 7 May 2020 (includes Tertiary Open Day)

Second OCE 5 – 9 July 2020

Applications are to be completed online:

Applications close: 5.00 pm Friday 13 March


If you have any further queries contact Grace Latimer (Māori Liaison Officer) any time.

Tel: 09 373 9704


University of Canterbury Information Evening

2020 UC Info Evenings | Hui Tairanga

The University of Canterbury invites future students and their families to attend the information evening on the 3rd June.

Go along to find out everything you need to know about life and study at UC.

  • Scholarships
  • Accommodation
  • Student Support
  • Degree and course information

6:30pm at Ilam Campus

Pasifika Information Session at Ara

Pasifika Information Session 
Monday 3 February
6:30pm – 8pm
Ara City Campus  – Student Lounge

Head along to the Pasifika Info Night to listen to some of their Pasifika students and staff talk about fees free study, scholarships, Pacific Trades Training and discuss your training/study options for 2020.

UC Year 12 Discovery Day

The University of Canterbury is running Tau 12 Te Rā Tūhura | Discovery Day 2020.

The event is structured just like a real university day, following an individual timetable that Tau 12s select based on interests.

Event details
Date: Tuesday 7 April 2020
Time: 9.30am to 2.30pm
Venue: University of Canterbury, Ilam Campus, starting in the Clyde car park (view map)

Watch video here

If you would like to attend UC Year 12 Discovery Day, please give your name to Mrs Bailey (in person or email) by Friday 7th February. First in get the places

Free Online Session about Student Exchange


Hear from our very experienced, Senior staff, find out more about discounts and scholarships available and ask questions.

Tuesday, 12th November at 7.30pm (AEDT) / 9.30pm (NZT)

Student Exchange Australia New Zealand is a not-for-profit organisation that is registered with all state and territory Departments of Education around Australia and with the Ministry of Education in NZ. They are the first and only secondary exchange organisation in Australia and New Zealand to be certified to ISO 9001 (Quality Management System) and they ensure the highest standards of care and support to the participants.

The LIVE Online session gives pupils and families the opportunity to learn more about becoming an exchange student and the various scholarship options that are available in 2020.

Pupils can find out more about our exchange programs to over 25 countries, listen to former exchange students share their experience and learn about our scholarships and discounts on offer in 2020.

They now offer 14 partial scholarships each year for semester and year applicants. See the website for more information.
You come back a different person, with so much more confidence & you feel that you can conquer the world”  Jessica, Semester Program to Italy

Register now

or call 0800 440 079 for more information

Paws Walk to fight animal cruelty

Can you help the SPCA? They need more walkers to join the pack!

SPCA Great NZ Paws Walk is just two weeks away!

They still need more people to join the pack! 

Register and walk on November 9 to fight animal cruelty?

  1. Register now – your small registration fee includes an exclusive event bandana for your furry friend.
  2. Set up a fundraising page, share it and ask friends and family to sponsor you
  3. Walk with fellow animal lovers at an SPCA Great NZ Paws Walk on November 9!

Free Public Lecture – Dr Anna Fisher

UC Connect: NASA Astronaut Dr Anna Fisher – Women in STEM

Tuesday 29 October, 7 – 8pm
Register now

Presenter: Dr Anna Fisher, NASA Astronaut

Marking 50 years since the Moon landing, NASA astronaut Dr Anna Fisher is coming to the University of Canterbury to give an inspiring public lecture on Tuesday, 29 October.

Now retired, Dr Anna Fisher is one of the first female astronauts selected by NASA. She also is a chemist and a doctor specialising in emergency medicine.  Fisher worked on the Space Shuttle Program, the International Space Station, and the Orion capsule that is being developed for NASA’s future Space Launch System. Additionally, she was a crew representative to support space shuttle integrated testing and payload testing.  During the early phase of building the International Space Station, Fischer was the chief of the Space Station branch.

As part of the UC Connect public lecture series, Dr Fisher will discuss her career, and why we need more women and girls studying STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) subjects. With support from the US Embassy in New Zealand, her talk is timed to highlight the 50th anniversary of the Apollo Moon landing. Read more…



Placement Tests for Certificate in Aeronautical Engineering

Placement test registrations are now open at both our AKL & CHC Learning Bases for the New Zealand Certificate in Aeronautical Engineering (Pre-employment Skills)(Level 3)

AKL Learning Bases Dates:

21 Oct, 22 Oct, 23 Oct, 24 Oct, 25 Oct, 4 Nov


CHC Learning Base Dates:

29 Oct, 31 Oct, 1 Nov, 4 Nov

Places for 2020 courses will be offered around mid November.