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The Careers Team is still available for any advice or assistance, involving enrolments or careers. Please call in and see us.

Whitecliffe has now received its accreditation from IT Professional NZ, so they are celebrating by offering five scholarships. If you are looking at a career in IT, check out these scholarships. 

Media Design School is having an open day and Moneyhub is offering some good job hunting advice. 

University degree led to dream job as foreign correspondent

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Studying at the University of Canterbury (UC) opened TV reporter Daniel Faitaua’s mind to the world around him and helped spark his dream of living and working overseas.

Faitaua graduated from UC with a Bachelor of Arts in Japanese and American Studies in 1999 and, after 12 years working as a journalist and newsreader, he is now TVNZ’s Europe correspondent based in London – a role he says is his dream job.

“I get paid to learn about how the world works, meet fascinating people and explain stuff that matters and sometimes changes lives.”

He says his experiences as a UC student changed him, encouraging him to step outside his comfort zone and become more open-minded and adventurous.

“I learned to stand on my own two feet, make decisions, use my initiative and go it alone. When I left university, I had a stronger head on my shoulders than when I started, with a significant confidence boost.”

Every day at UC was different. “It was a chance to grow and be challenged by the people around me. UC transformed me – I was learning from the best and I turned challenges into opportunities and then into achievements.”

He advises young people considering university study to choose subjects they like, but not to be afraid to explore something new. UC is a place where you go to carve out your future, he says.

“It will take you to places you’ve never been before and if you’re like me, you won’t rest until you succeed.”

Read more about Daniel’s experience>

Support and study opportunities available at UC for 2021>

Scholarships - 5 Scholarships

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Whitecliffe Scholarship Opportunities

2020 has sparked an acceleration in demand for technology professionals in an already growing tech sector. Whitcliffe has a wide range of technology programs from level 4 to their new level 7, bachelor’s degree in applied information technology. Whitecliffe has recently been awarded it accreditation as an IT Professional, making it one of only ten tertiary educators in the country with this accreditation. To celebrate this achievement, they are offering five scholarships for their technology courses in 2021.

How to enter:

  1. Make a video approximately 1 minute long, stating why you want to study at Whitecliffe, simply using your mobile camera or other device.
  2. Send your video via direct message to their Instagram or Facebook page
  3. A panel will review all applicants’ videos and select a winner
  4. Deadline to enter is the 1 December 2020

For further information on the scholarship, please visit https://www.whitecliffe.ac.nz/scholarships


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Mini Open Day

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Come along to our next Mini Open Day and see for yourself why Media Design School students are so highly regarded across the globe. At Media Design School, we won’t just teach you world-class skills – we’ll help you showcase them on a global stage. Click here to attend.

We pride ourselves on being New Zealand’s most awarded digital design school. Each year, our talented students enter their stunning work into local and international competitions, often beating out industry professionals for the top prizes.

Media Design School ‘Mini Open Day’

  • When: Wednesday 9 December
  • Where: 92 Albert Street, Auckland
  • From: 10am – 1pm

Unable to attend in December?
No problem! Private tours can be arranged. Email: domestic@mediadesignschool.com with the best day/time and we can show you around campus. 

If you have any questions regarding our programmes or application requirements, please do not hesitate to contact us by email or phone.