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Please see below important information and dates for Tertiary options 2022

Otago University Virtual Open Day

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Applications for UC scholarships for 2022 now open

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If you are thinking of studying at Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Cantebruy in 2022, then NOW is the time to start on your scholarship application.

Check out our database or Fund brochure here to see all the scholarships available, then make one application for as many scholarships as you think you may be eligible for.

Applications are due by 15 August, so start thinking about what to put in your personal statement so you stand out from the other applicants.

If you want some extra tips on how to apply, attend a presentation at your school if you have one, or join one of our online webinars in the July school holidays.

Book for a scholarship webinar>

Start your application>

Did you miss UC's recent Hui Tairanga | Info Evenings?

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If you missed Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury’s recent face-to-face events, you can watch webinar presentations from our virtual events online.

The 19 subject recordings range in length from 4 minutes to 14 minutes, so they are quick and easy to view!

Simply choose the subjects that interest you and watch short videos that tell you key info about your study options. You can even find out about the student accommodation and how to apply.

Then if you have any questions, simply touch base with the UC Liaison team.

Watch the subject presentations here>

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What is happening at ARA over the holidays?

July Holiday workshops & STAR courses
Monday 12 July: NZBS On Air Workshop
Monday 12 July: Barbering Essentials
Monday 12 July: Introduction to Patternmaking
Tuesday 13 July: SportSmart
Thursday 15 July: Fish ‘n’ Chips ‘n’ Science
Thursday 15 July: Architectural Studies Portfolio Workshop
Friday 16 July: Manawa Campus Tour
Monday 19 July: Manawa Campus Tour

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Architectural Studies Portfolio Workshop -ARA

Put your best foot forward to study architecture

Learn what makes a successful design portfolio when applying for the Bachelor of Architectural Studies (Architectural Technology).

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How to participate

If dates for this activity are shown below, please click on ‘Register’ for the date you wish to attend, then complete the registration form.

If there are no dates shown below, please contact us as we may be able to organise the offering by request.

Please note: a minimum number of participants is required for this activity to proceed.

Architectural Studies Portfolio Workshop

15 July 2021

2.00pm - 5.00pm

Christchurch - Madras Street


Scholarships – most are opening now

Click on the link below and start applying

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This is the most comprehensive Year 13 scholarship listing available. It also has extensive guidance about how to apply and maximize the chances of success.
The link is https://www.moneyhub.co.nz/scholarships-nz.html
If you have any questions, please let me know. We welcome any feedback on the guide.

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Need help with writing your C.V


UC Fine Arts Workshop for Year 13 (July Holidays)

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UC School of Fine Arts is hosting Fine Arts Workshops for Yr 13 students.

Come along for a 2-day creative workshop where you can hone your skills, dig deeper into your own practice, and try different types of media.

You will join a studio group where UC lecturers will support you to produce a new work to present at the end of the workshop. You will hear from Ilam alumni, attend a seminar on art practice, and create a new piece. A selected work (or number of works) will be chosen for display in the Ilam Campus Gallery.

This is your chance to get a taste of what it is like studying art at UC, to meet your peers and be mentored by highly-skilled staff, as well as create something new. Come ready to learn and challenge yourself to explore new creative possibilities.

Register for this free activity>

EnviroPAST 2021: Plastic and Sustainability Talks

EnviroPAST – Plastic and Sustainability Talks – is a two-day youth conference combining talks, workshops, and practical action.

The 2021 conference is themed ‘Ocean Sustainability’, brought to light by the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development.

For tickets and to find out more, visit www.enviropast.com

The New BA – Explore Specialisations (Holidays)

Come hear about the UC planned changes to the Bachelor of Arts.

In 2022*, we’ll offer 7 new specialisations aligned with industry demand that give students the opportunity to explore their passions in a future-focussed, innovative and creative environment. *Subject to approval

  • Creative Industries and Contemporary Practice
  • Cultural Heritage
  • Global Societies and Cultures
  • International Affairs
  • Language, Brain and Behaviour
  • Philosophy, Politics & Economics
  • Society, Diversity and Change

Read more about these specialisations> TIME: 9am- 12 noon

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UC School of Music Gala Concert

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The UC School of Music presents their second-annual Gala Concert at The Piano!

We are delighted to present a showcase concert with performances by our expert staff and talented students, that promises to deliver a varied programme.

There will be something for everyone – classical music, electronic music, popular music and more!

The Piano is a beautiful venue, with fantastic acoustics and we are excited to bring this concert to you.

TIME: 7pm to 9pm

Book your free ticket>


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Keystone Trust Study Awards are the premium industry scholarships offered to students taking up studies for a career in the property and construction sector.

Study Awards are available to school leavers who meet our eligibility criteria and will be entering their first year of tertiary study in 2022.

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There are up to 10 Study Awards available for 2022.

A Study Award includes a scholarship of $5,000 per annum for up to three years for tertiary study/ textbooks and course costs/accommodation, plus industry mentoring and networking opportunities, a study buddy, introductions to our industry sponsors, workshops, site visits and paid internships. The photograph above is from our annual student workshop team-building session.

Currently we have 47 scholarship recipients (25% Pacifika, 52% NZ European, 9% Asian, 9% Maori, 4.5% other including refugees) studying around the country. Ten of these scholarship recipients are our 2021 Study Award cohort.
Scholarships close at 5.00pm on Friday 13 August 2021

Read more about Study Awards here

The careers brochure is a comprehensive guide to help your students find out where they can study and what courses are applicable to a career in our industry – and which courses Keystone Trust supports. This magazine-style guide includes interviews with our current students and alumni exploring their tertiary study experiences, first jobs, and advice for new students.

Download the Careers Brochure here

Want more information or a Keystone Trust representative to be in touch? info@keystonetrust.org.nz

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The Building Intelligence Group and Keystone Trust Scholarship is all about helping a young person through their whole degree as they head towards a goal of becoming a project manager.

As part of the scholarship, the successful recipient will receive up to $15,000 over three years dependent on grades, a first-year buddy and then in the final two years of the student’s degree, they will be provided with the opportunity for work experience at The Building Intelligence Group. 

The Building Intelligence Group will appoint a mentor internally to help transition the scholarship recipient into the professional services and project management sector.

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How to apply for a Study Award  

Please note all applications must be online and students can access the application forms from their laptops or PCs. Students can save an application form and return to complete it if they need to. We do suggest students view the form first before starting it to ensure they have all the necessary information on hand to upload eg: a letter from your Mane Tane Teacher

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Rangatahi Māori considering the STEM/STEAM Industries

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For 80rangatahi Māori to consider opportunities and futures in the STEM/STEAM industries.

ARA Friday August 20 between 10.00am – 2.30pm.

Te Pae Tawhiti is a free one-day summit that features a morning of industry leading kaikōrero (speakers), followed by activities designed to awaken conversation between rangatahi, industry leaders and education pathway providers. We are targeting this summit towards high-school aged rangatahi Māori who are curious at exploring a future in the digital technologies, animation, robotics, engineering, or architectural sectors; rangatahi may not have necessarily studied any of the above or similar subjects in school, but rather demonstrate a curiosity or interest. The aspiration for Te Pae Tawhiti is to showcase more future opportunities for our rangatahi to enable them to lead the future.

For more information and to register please use the link below:


Any questions email - ian.musson@youngenterprise.org.nz

New Science Degree Workshops to run in July School Holidays

UC will run two free workshops on 15 July in Christchurch to provide a hands-on snapshot of what UC’s newest Science degrees entail.

Bachelor of Data Science 12:30pm – 2:30pm
Application of Data Science techniques to environmental issues such as air pollution. In this workshop students will look at applying open source data science platforms to visualise air quality data to understand how it varies in time and to explore what environmental conditions impact air quality.

To register for this workshop – click here

Bachelor of Environmental Science (Hons) 2:30pm – 4:30pm
This workshop will introduce students to air quality monitoring instruments and methods for detecting air pollution in a hands on, interactive way. They will also examine environmental processes that control air quality and how pollutants can travel.

To register for this workshop – click here

Price Waterhouse Cooper Scholarships for Y13s – opens 26 July, closes 13 August 

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We want to ensure you have our details and all the information you need about the PwC 2021 Scholarship programme.

We have two categories of School Scholarships to help give young Kiwi talent the best start possible by providing financial support during university, a mentor and an opportunity to apply for a paid Summer Internship. We are not only looking for Accounting students, we are keen to see those studying IT, Economics, Languages and Science to name a few. Our two Scholarships are as follows:

PwC School Scholarship

Five PwC School Scholarships will be offered to support students who are facing financial and personal hardship restricting the student’s ability to enter tertiary education. This Scholarship is focused on giving local talent the best start possible by providing financial support during university and having a PwC mentor.

Mā te huruhuru ka rere te manu Scholarship

Adorn the bird with feathers so it can fly. If we give the bird what it needs then it will thrive.

Two Scholarships will be offered to young Māori talent, these were created in partnership with our Manukura Māori Business Team.

We’re looking for students who want to have a meaningful career where they can be themselves and make their own mark on the world. More information on our eligibility criteria can be found here.

Please note, there is no cap on the number of applicants from your school (providing the students are eligible). There is also an opportunity for students with financial or personal hardship to highlight their circumstances as part of the online application. This is for students who may struggle to attend University without a Scholarship.

Please find below key dates for our scholarships:

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Applications will open on Monday 26 July and students will need to submit an online application – information on how to apply can be found here.

More Dates to be aware of…..

July 12 – NZ on Air Workshop

July 14 Cancer Centre Tours for Bachelor in Radiation

July 16 - AUT -Art and Design day

July 25 How to smash out your NASDA Audition

July 28 – Animal Science Information Session at ARA

July 31 – Massey University Open Day

5 August – My Future Self Day at St Bede's