Checklist for University

Complete this term by term activities if you intend to study at University next year (or if you plan to attend University after a GAP year)

Term  1:  Reconnaissance!

Decide WHERE you want to study

This could be a decision based on WHAT you want to study or WHERE you want to study.

 

  1. Attend the different University Liaison visits at school – these are great information gathering exercises.
  2. Look up the dates for the UNIVERSITY OPEN DAYS.  If you possibly can book and pay for flights to attend these.
  3. Sign in to Mymahi  using your @nc email account.
    • Select COURSES on the left-hand side of the screen
    • Select PROVIDERS
    • Search the University(s) you are interested in
    • Research the different courses available
    • Save the courses you are interested in
    • this will keep all of your uni research in one place
  4. Have discussions with your parents/caregivers, your teachers, and people in your network who may be studying or have studied in the areas you are interested in
  5. If you are having difficulty choosing or knowing what options are available then check out this website: No Major Drama It may help with your decision making based on your interests
  6. Book a session with the Careers Hub staff here to talk through your options in greater depth

Term  2:  Decision making! Scholarships & Halls of Residence

Decide WHAT you want to study

This does not need to be ‘set in concrete’ yet – but it is time to start narrowing down your ideas

  1. Keep attending the University Liaison seminars that are held at school
  2. Attend the Careers Roadshow (date for 2021 TBA – usually mid-May)

SCHOLARSHIPS:

  1. Start researching scholarships that are available and applicable to you here  
  2. Attend the Scholarship Application Writing Workshops run by the Careers Department
    • dates for these for 2021 TBA
    • sessions are held during Wed Leadership sessions – all welcome even if not in Leadership
  3. Write your scholarship application
  4. Apply for scholarships
  5. Book a session with the Careers Hub staff here to talk through your application

HALLS OF RESIDENCE:

  1. Begin to research Halls of Residences at the Universities you are interested in attending
  2. Attend the Halls of Residence Application Workshops run by the Careers Department
    • dates for these for 2021 TBA
    • sessions are held during Wed Leadership sessions – all welcome even if not in Leadership
  3. Go to the Halls of Residence Application checklist and begin to work your way through each step
  4. Book a session with the Careers Hub staff here to talk through your application

Term 3:  Take Action! Halls of Residence & Course Planning

HALLS OF RESIDENCE:

  1. Attend the University OPEN DAYS if  you can. Make sure you book a tour of the Halls at each Uni.
  2. Go to the Halls of Residence Application checklist and complete each step
  3. Finalise & submit YOUR Halls of Residence application to each University
    • Halls of Residence applications are due at the University (date for 2021 TBA)
  4. Email the Careers Hub staff here if your ccrf reference has not been received by the Uni by (date for 2021 TBA)

COURSE PLANNING:

  • Attend the University Liaison COURSE Planning sessions
  • Email the Careers Hub staff here to discuss your plans

KEY DATES:

  • 2nd October online enrolment opens

Term 4: Final steps!  Enrolling & Study Link

ENROLLING:

STUDY LINK:

Student Loans

  • 16th December – closing date for Study Link
  • https://www.studylink.govt.nz/
  • https://www.moneyhub.co.nz/student-loans.html