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Not sure if university is right for you?

Not sure if university is right for you?

How about trying a transition course by distance?

EDUC101 Spark! How & What People Learn is a popular introductory course for students interested in the psychology and sociology of education. This course is also beneficial for students who are starting out at university and would like some insight into their own learning, as well as how learning is shaped by broader political and historical contexts.

The course starts on 9 November and runs until 13 December 2020.

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Trades Training completely FREE until Dec 2022

Announced in Budget 2020:

The Targeted Training & Apprenticeships Fund (TTAF) will pay the costs of learners of all ages to undertake vocational education and training.

For the next two and a half years starting on July 1 this year and until 31 December 2022:

  • Apprentices working will have costs paid so there is no cost to the learner, apprentices or employees
  • NZ Certificate courses will be covered – Some key targeted areas are the NZC in Youth Work, Mental Health & Addiction, Electrical Engineering, Hairdressing.

“It will include courses linked to industry skills needs, in building and construction, agriculture, and manufacturing, and also vocational courses like community health, counselling and care work. The fund will be available from 1 July 2020.

To see where you can study a NZ Certificate, use Study Spy and enter ‘Certificate’ or your specific field of interest

Read the detailed release on the Tertiary Education Commission website here.

University of Auckland changes to entry reqs for 2021

Attention Year 13s:

The University of Auckland have announced some slight changes to their entry requirements for 2021, to allow for impacts of COVID-19 on Y13 students’ school results this year.  See below.

Ms McLaughlin

Further to our earlier communication, we include below additional information on the University of Auckland 2021 Entry Requirements for School Leavers.

Kia ora koutou,

The University of Auckland (University) appreciates the considerable impact that COVID-19 has had on New Zealand secondary school students, especially those in their final year who are making plans to attend university in 2021.

The NZQA has announced an adjustment to the requirements to meet the UE standard for those completing in 2020, in order to take into account, the disruption to studies.

Further to NZQA’s announcement, the University will be putting in measures to support students entering university in 2021. Our offering centres on “Pae tawhiti – student success”. It’s about guided pathways for students – aiming to provide a university pathway for everyone.

To support this, the University will place a stronger emphasis on Year 12 results than in the past. The guaranteed entry score (rank score) that we have used previously will not be required to guarantee a student’s place in a programme.

The 2021 guided pathway entry requirements are summarised below:

  For entry in 2021
Early Programme Offers Strong Year 12 results (across completed NCEA Level 2 and Level 3 subjects, or equivalent Cambridge International or IB results) + UE, once achieved.
Early Conditional Offers Year 12 results + UE, once achieved + specific Year 13 requirements (across completed NCEA Level 2 and Level 3 subjects, or equivalent Cambridge International or IB results) where required.

Other requirements may apply which will be specified in the offer letter

Table A and B requirements Removed (suspended for NCEA and Cambridge International) for the 2021 academic year.

A more permanent decision on A & B tables is under consideration.

Discretionary Entrance If UE is not achieved, in certain circumstances, Year 13 students can be considered under Discretionary Entrance for Semester One 2021.
Additional Support


Support for catch-up credits on campus over Summer for those who have not achieved UE.


Additional preparation available through enhanced science and mathematics support drawing on the University’s STEM Online NZ programme, Unibound and Tertiary Foundation Certificate.


The key message for students is – apply early and receive an offer. Offers will provide a clear statement of what students need to achieve this year to secure entry to the University. We also have Academic Advisors on hand to discuss options with students and to plan ahead. Students can book an appointment directly for a discussion with an Academic Advisor:

Alternatively, they can also contact our Student Contact Centre on 0800 61 62 63 or via email to discuss options or make an appointment.

Students are encouraged to continue to make a full commitment to their Year 13 studies for the remainder of their year so that they are well placed for success at the University of Auckland.

We look forward to welcoming them.

Ko au, ko au. Ko koe, ko koe. Me haere ngātahi tāua.

I am me, you are you, but we can go on together as one.


He waka eke noa


John Morrow

Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academic

The University of Auckland

Pacific International Hotel Management School – Careers Weeks

Career Week

Register here:

Our career week provides any year 12 or 13 student in New Zealand with the opportunity to experience PIHMS, our culture, lifestyle, education, training to see if this is where your future lies. Explore first-hand the world of hospitality, tourism and hotel management at PIHMS before making the right decision.

Career Week dates:

Career Week is held during the NZ Secondary School Holidays in April, July and October each year.

Upcoming dates for are:

  • July Holidays Tuesday 14 July – Friday 17 July 2020 (TBC)
  • October Holidays Wednesday 7 October – Friday 9 October 2020
  • April School Holidays 2021
  • July School Holidays 2021
  • October School Holidays 2021

Places are very limited so apply today!

What to expect:

During the four days fully supervised activities, you can expect to:

  • be part of the PIHMS hotel campus by staying on site
  • interact with current PIHMS students
  • find out about the different career paths offered within the business, tourism and hospitality industries
  • meet professionals from the tourism, hotel and hospitality industry
  • learn about the PIHMS internationally recognised Diplomas, Degree and Postgraduate qualifications with guaranteed hotel job!
  • see where our students travel to on their Paid Hotel Internships
  • meet the friendly PIHMS team and students through a variety of classroom and social activities
  • free time to explore New Plymouth and the surrounding area and all it has to offer
  • welcome and farewell luncheon for family and friends upon arrival and departure


Career Week costs only $199.00 per person (including GST) and includes three nights shared accommodation, all meals, beverages and scheduled activities. It does not include travel to and from New Plymouth.

Should a career week attendee enrol and be accepted to study at PIHMS, the career week cost will be deducted off your fees for the 1st semester.

“If you would like to get a real feel of the hospitality industry before actually going into it, career week at PIHMS is a great place to start. The best thing about PIHMS for me was gaining the knowledge which helped me get my job at the Hilton. The lecturers are great and the atmosphere on campus is always exciting and happening. Hospitality is a great industry where you can meet people from around the globe.”

Massey University Undergraduate Information Sessions (recordings)

Please find below the link to recordings for our Undergraduate Information Evening held on Thursday 21 May 2020.

All students that registered for the evening will also be sent a link, however please also share with any other students who may be interested in Massey University.  There are recordings from all our Colleges: Creative Arts, Science, Humanities and Social Sciences, Health and the Massey Business School and there is an overall “How to Massey” room where students can hear about accommodation, scholarships, Maori@Massey and Pasifika@Massey, and more!

Belinda Palolo Weepu Student Recruitment Adviser | Wellington & Southern Regions |

Massey University | Te Kunenga ki Pūrehuroa | Phone 04 801 5799 ext. 63126 | Cell 021 423 605

Lincoln University Sports Scholarship information sessions

Lincoln University are excited to be hosting a series of “No-sweat” information sessions via Zoom to cover everything students need to know regarding Sport Scholarships.

We appreciate that this year has been a tough one for sport, so we have pulled together a panel of key people to help answer all of your burning questions, and provide advice for young athletes looking to take the next step in their sporting careers. Students will get the chance to hear from our code academy managers, athletes and scholars, as well as key staff from the Lincoln University Sport and Recreation team.

All sessions in the series will run on Monday evenings at 6pm for approximately 1 hour. Students can click here to register now


Any questions please contact Anna Logie or 021 270 1474

Massey University – Virtual Presentations

Massey University Undergraduate Virtual Presentations

Watch our recordings to get a sneak peek at how Massey University could help you shape your future. We’ve also broken it up into areas of study so you can view what interests you the most:

  • How to Massey
  • Business
  • Creative Arts
  • Health
  • Humanities & Social Sciences
  • Science


Belinda Palolo Weepu Student Recruitment Adviser | Wellington & Southern Regions | 

Massey University | Te Kunenga ki Pūrehuroa | Phone 04 801 5799 ext. 63126 | Cell 021 423 605 




News from UC’s Faculty of Science

If you haven’t yet, tune into our weekly science podcast UC Science Radio for great insights into a variety of subjects, straight from the scientists themselves. The latest episode is this enlightening journey into Dark Matter from Dr Chris Gordon!

You can also keep up-to-date with our science activities and events on our Facebook page and UC Science Outreach page on our web site.  If you’d like further information please get in touch with us at

Save the date for the following events, registration information will be sent soon

College of Science, University of Canterbury
Te Rāngai Pūtaiao, Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha
Phone: +64 3 369 4108