Hero photograph
Student Opportunities
 
Photo by Marlborough Girls' College

Student Opportunities

Marlborough Girls' College —

Click here to find out more about other opportunities currently available outside of MGC.


Innovative Young Mind - IYM Online 2023 programme

Innovative Young Mind’s goal is to educate young women in Years 11 and 12 about the amazing range of research and career opportunities available in STEMM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and high-tech manufacturing). IYM’s key goal is to see more young women join New Zealand’s science and technology industry through inspiring a new generation of innovators and industry leaders.

In 2023 IYM is offering young women from all over New Zealand the opportunity to take part in our IYM Online 2023 programme. With our partner Chorus, the programme will be delivered entirely online over five half-day sessions during the April school holidays. Participants will be exposed to:

  • inspiring interactive career panels

  • research and innovation showcases

  • virtual tours of labs and tech workspaces

  • hands-on digital technology sessions

  • team-building and networking sessions.

Participants will also have the opportunity to meet women working in science and technology and make friends with like-minded young women. Places on IYM Online 2023 are limited to 100 and there is a small participation fee of $30. Key dates are:

Applications open: 1 November 2022
Applications close: 15 March 2023
Programme dates: 17 - 21 April 2023


We are looking for students who have a real interest in STEMM subjects, not necessarily those who have performed at the top of their class in the past. We want to inspire students who have not had exposure to STEMM career options or who need to build their confidence to pursue these subjects further. Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, there is only a small participation fee of $30. We also have some funding available to cover the $30 fee for any students facing financial hardship.

Enclosed is an information sheet on IYM Online 2023. Please let your students know about this exciting programme and encourage them to apply through our website.

If you or your students have any questions at all, please visit www.iym.org.nz or email our Programme Manager, Emma Stoddart, on info@iym.org.nz

NZSO - NYO Auditions

The NZSO National Youth Orchestra Audition Form for 2023 is now live.

Formed in 1959, the National Youth Orchestra has played a vital role in providing unique opportunities for the country’s most gifted young orchestral performers. Performers have the opportunity to learn from and perform with leading conductors, artists and musicians of the NZSO. Many have gone on to forge successful careers as orchestral players, soloists, chamber musicians and teachers.

This year the NZSO are delighted that six-time GRAMMY® Award-winning conductor Giancarlo Guerrero will conduct the 2023 Season. Repertoire will include Copland’s evocative Billy the Kid Suite and Elgar’s transcendent Enigma Variations, as well as a new work by 2023 NYO Composer-in-Residence, Nathaniel Otley. The course dates for the 2023 project are 25th June – 1st July, with concerts in Wellington (30th June) and Auckland (1st July).

Applications for 2023 NYO will open 1st March and will close 19th March. There is no deadline to submit your Audition Form, although the earlier you apply, the earlier you will get your audition pack. Click here to be taken to the Audition Form.

In addition to this exciting project and in line with the international artists we have confirmed for the 2023 NZSO season, we are able to offer three violinists from the NYO Course a masterclass with Anne-Sophie Mutter. Further details can be found in the violin audition pack.

If you have any questions about the audition process or the upcoming project, please do not hesitate to email education@nzso.co.nz.

We look forward to receiving your Audition Form!