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Otago University Open Days

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Tertiary Open Days full booklet and Tertiary Open Days planner:

Head to otago.ac.nz/opendays to find an electronic copy of our full Open Days booklet LINK

Tertiary Open Day Planner - LINK

The Open Days' planner contains the full University of Otago and Otago Polytechnic timetable – as well as space for students to write out their itineraries for the two days.

Download the Open Day App

To download the app:

  • Step 1: Register here.
  • Step 2: Check your inbox for a confirmation email containing a download link and a unique password.
  • Step 3: Open the app and enter the event code 2022opendays
  • Step 4: Login by entering your email address and the password provided in your confirmation email.

You can now use the app to plan your day.

Finally, if you’d like more information about the day, including deals on accommodation and airport shuttle deals please head to our website: otago.ac.nz/opendays

Heritage Careers Event 09 August

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Are you passionate about your culture and heritage? Does the idea of sharing the stories and treasures of your ancestors inspire you? A role in the heritage sector may be right for you, and there are opportunities to launch a career in arts and heritage right here in Ōtautahi.

This FREE event for senior high school and university students will introduce you to the many and varied careers in arts and heritage. This year Careers in Heritage will focus on roles working with heritage in the landscape, such as architectural historians, archaeologists, archivists, conservators, heritage educators, and heritage engineers. Guest speakers from across the sector will share what's great about their jobs, and let you know what skills or qualifications you would need to do the same work.

A light morning tea will be served, and there will be opportunities to mingle with the speakers and ask questions.

This event is a partnership between the University of Canterbury Teece Museum and the Christchurch City Council Heritage Team, run with the assistance of Christchurch City Libraries.

Date and time

Tue 9th Aug 2022, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm NZST


TSB space, Level 1, Tūranga, CCC Central Library
60 Cathedral Square, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand

UC Criminal Justice Day year 12 & 13

16 August 11am -2pm


University of Canterbury, John Britten room 102
Creyke Road

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Are you interested in finding out about Criminal Justice?

Come and join us at UC Criminal Justice Day, this event is completely free if you are in year 12 or 13 and want to find out more about Criminal Justice at the University of Canterbury

You will have a chance to engage in discussions of real cases that touch on topics related to 1st year Criminal Justice. You will also have an opportunity to meet current students studying in these areas.

UC Criminal Justice Day is focused around the Bachelor of Criminal Justice which has a strong vocational focus that is relevant to careers in areas such as law enforcement, corrections, offender rehabilitation, working with young offenders, criminal law, security and border control.

Registrations are required but this event is free, pizza is provided for lunch and you will meet like minded people.

Register and get your ticket here

UC Law Day

4th August – 11am -2pm


Bachelor of Laws (LLB)

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Event description

Are you interested in finding out about Law?

Come and join us at UC Law Day, this event is completely free if you are in year 12 or 13 and want to find out more about Law at the University of Canterbury

You will have a chance to engage in discussions of real cases that touch on topics related to 1st year Law. You will also have an opportunity to meet current students studying in these areas.

Law Day is focused around the Bachelor of Laws – the qualification you must complete if you want to practice law. Many people who study law also go into jobs not only as lawyers, but as judges' clerks, government policy analysts, or in leadership positions in the business community.

Registrations are required but this event is free, pizza is provided for lunch and you will meet like minded people.

Register and get tickets here

Victoria University Open Day

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We are delighted to invite you and your senior students, as well as their parents and whānau to our Open Day on Friday 26 August.

Open Day is the best opportunity to see all that the University has to offer and get a taste of life in Wellington. The programme includes:

  • Sample lectures and subject information sessions
  • Expos showcasing university faculties, schools, and student services
  • Tours of our accommodation, campuses, and facilities
  • Opportunities to talk with current students, and staff
  • Course Planning for students on Saturday 27 August

In addition, we will run an update session for Careers Advisers in the morning so that you can be informed about the latest developments at the University. You can register your attendance using the registration form below.


We have limited general car parking available in our Waiteata Road car park. Unfortunately, as there is no parking available on campus for coaches, they need to park in the designated coach parking areas of Wellington City Council.

Auckland Open Day

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See what life is like at the University of Auckland. Explore your study options, hear from our teaching staff and find out where your degree could take you.

Get a taste of your future and experience what it’s like to be part of our whānau at Open Day. Explore our vibrant campus in the heart of Auckland, check out our faculties, chat to our staff and students and get a feel for what Waipapa Taumata Rau is all about. Expect an action-packed day with live performances, DJs, food trucks and activities and discover the social side of university. It’s the perfect way to get started on your journey with us.

Register here: University of Auckland open day 2022


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Join us at AUT LIVE, the most open day. Don't miss out on your opportunity to discover future study possibilities. Register now to meet talented academics, check out world-class facilities and learn about innovative programmes on Saturday 27 August 2022.


  • Attend 45-minute programme information sessions
  • Meet AUT academic staff
  • Get help with your application
  • Experience state-of-the-art facilities
  • Tour our on-campus accommodation, North & South campuses, and AIH health clinics
  • Discover student life and student services

Register to attend: AUT Live registration


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11th August: Application Evening (Ōtautahi, Online)

31st August: Ara Advantage Scholarships Close

1st September: Dual Enrolment Whānau Evening (Ōtautahi, Online)

Information Sessions:

27th July: Animal Science (Ōtautahi)

17th August: Nursing (Ōtautahi)

17th August: Pre-Health Study Preparation (Ōtautahi)

Experience Ara Ōtautahi:

11th July-15th July: Introduction to Patternmaking

14th July: Fish 'n' Chips 'n' Science

14th July: Architectural Studies Portfolio Workshop

29th July: Senior Barista Taster

29th July: Junior Barista Taster

29th July, 5th August, 12th August: All About Chocolate

(Students attend 3 sessions across 3 separate Fridays) 

University of Waikato Information Evening

August 8th 6-8pm at the Waikato Management School

To register and find out more information including the programme click here and find the flyer attached.

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Dual Enrolment 2023 Whānau Information Evening

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As we move into Term 3, ARA’S application deadlines start to come into focus. NASDA, Midwifery, Medical Imaging, Nursing, New Zealand Broadcasting School, Osteopathy, Social Work and Vet nursing are all programs with closing dates.

All of these programs also have ‘Additional Requirements’ which often include a personal statement and referee requests.

Term 3 is also a good time for any student considering studying a trades program at Woolston to think about applying. The last few years applications at Woolston campus have been through the roof. Getting an application in early can help secure a place whilst students continue the hunt for an apprenticeship.

Thursday 11th August, 5:30pm
Madras St Campus or on Zoom

Ara's Application Evening is an opportunity for prospective learners and their whānau or supporters to seek guidance on how to apply to study at Ara. Ara's Youth team will be on hand to support individuals with Admission and Enrolment forms, Additional Documents, Academic Entry Criteria and verifying ID documents.

If you wish to apply on the night please bring your NZ Birth Certificate or NZ Passport or Overseas Passport and visa information (if applicable)

The event will be able to be attended in person on campus or online via Zoom. Please ensure you indicate in the form below how you will attend this event

The evening will be guided by the following schedule:
5:25pm Welcome, refreshments available, Zoom link activates
5:30pm Ara presentation begins; live and on Zoom
5:50pm Q+A session with Ara's Youth Reps
6:30pm Event finish or when Q+A ends

Please register before 12:00pm (lunchtime) on 11/8/2022 to be able to attend the event live in person.

Scroll down to the bottom of this LINK to register

Please see the attached PDF for The Jazz Academy Information