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Dunedin Tertiary Open Day

As the virtual open day is set to run at the same time as St Hilda's Open Evening, current Year 13 students will have the opportunity to attend the on campus open day events. Timetabled classes will not take place for Year 13 students on this day, allowing them the opportunity to explore the Dunedin tertiary campuses. 

Monday 10 August 2020, 9:00am–3:30pm

On-Campus Open Day is your opportunity to come down to Dunedin, check out the University, explore Otago Polytech and to discover for yourself what life is like as a student in Dunedin:

  • Take a campus tour
  • Tour our residential colleges
  • Check out presentations about a wide range of subjects offered at Otago
  • Talk with staff from across the University at the Expo

Open Day programme and further details will be made available to students closer to the date.

Thursday 23 July 2020, 3:30–7:30pm

Can't make it to Dunedin to see the University in-person? The Virtual Open Day allows you to explore all that Otago has to offer right from your computer.

Step into a virtual expo hall and access all the information you need to know about studying at Otago:

  • Ask questions via live chat
  • Take a virtual campus tour
  • Check out short presentations from over 100 of our academic programmes and courses
  • Get a peek at each of the 14 undergraduate residential colleges and the Locals programme
  • Find out about scholarships and other key services for students.



The College of Education is running an information session next Wednesday. 

Details for the College of Education evening:

· Wednesday 1 July, 6.30-7.30pm

· COE Auditorium (being live streamed so great for those outside of Dunedin - link will be sent with confirmation)

· Sign up: otago.ac.nz/education

FB event listing is: https://www.facebook.com/events/694045997992950/

Website event listing + sign up: https://www.otago.ac.nz/education/news/events/otago738557.html

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The University of Otago Dunedin Information Evening will be held on 

Thursday 2 July, 6:30pm - 8pm

St David 1 Lecture Theatre

Prospective senior students and their parents and caregivers are invited to come along to hear about study options, scholarships, support services, accommodation options and much more. 

To accommodate audience number restrictions and comply with health and safety regulations, attendees must register their intention to attend. Please complete the registration form here:



The student section provides information on scholarships for Year 13 students heading to university, a complete guide to student loans, student money tips, banking, CV and job interview tips, alternatives to university study and guidance on what to study, all in one place.


A new section within MoneyHub this year is the Year 13 Checklist. Understanding what comes after school is often uncertain, but this guide helps students to navigate their way through the maze. 


Targeted Training and Apprenticeship Fund

A comprehensive list of qualifications and programmes that are covered under the newly introduced Targeted Training and Apprenticeships Fund. 


Read more on the FAQs for Learners


AUT Art and Design Information Day - Online Event

This is an event designed for students who intend to apply for Art and Design’s undergraduate programmes, allowing your students to get all the information they need from the comfort of their home.

There will be two sessions throughout the day, with options specific to each major to choose from. Lecturers will give general information about the courses and will also advise on how to submit an electronic portfolio.

This event is for anybody interested in a Bachelor of Visual Arts which has pathways in Photography, Paint/Print and Sculpture, or our Bachelor of Design with majors in Communication Design, Interaction Design, Digital Design, Fashion Design, Industrial Design, or Spatial Design. It's also an opportunity to find out more about our interdisciplinary minors.

Thursday 9 July, 10am - 10:40am, 2pm - 2:40pm

Students must individually register for this event to attend.

Click here for more information and to register

University of Auckland Engineering Faculty for Enginuity Day 2020

Thursday 16 July 8am - 4pm

For all Year 13 female high school students. 

Enginuity is a once-a-year opportunity for high school girls to explore the possibility of a career as an engineer during a day of activities at the University of Auckland’s Faculty of Engineering.

Various workshop activities over the day will demonstrate the creativity and problem-solving processes engineers use in real life while giving students an opportunity to try engineering hands-on. Professional engineers, lecturers and current students will be there talk to students about engineering careers and what it’s like to study here at the University of Auckland.

*This event is intended for all year 13 high school students who self-identify as female.

Register to attend here

Law @ Otago Presentation

Regional info sessions for families and students interested in studying Law or a Bachelor of Arts. Find out what student life at Otago is like. Hear Professor Jessica Palmer (Dean of Law) and a guest speaker from Humanities. The event is open to Year 12 and 13 students and their parents. See below for event details.

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Education USA Virtual Week

  • July 6 - 10, 2020
  • Starting at 12pm each day

Learn about studying in the United States! Join the EducationUSA Team and 20 U.S. colleges and universities for EducationUSA Virtual Week, featuring 10 Facebook Live sessions on finding best fit institutions, navigating financial assistance, how to prepare for applications, and more. Education advisers from New Zealand will be available for a live Q&A session on July 10th. All questions about study in the USA answered!

Details: https://bit.ly/EdUSANZEvents

Tune in live: https://bit.ly/EdUSAVirtualWeekLive

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