Category: News

Polytechnic (Ucol) Enrolments

Any students considering enrolling in the Polytechnic sector next year, including Ucol, should enrol early. Messages we are getting indicate that vocational courses throughout the country are filling fast. If you need help with this call & see Mr Barwick or Mr Adams in the Careers Room

Gateway 2021

Please note: Applications for 2021 programme have now closed.

UC Engineering interactive course planner online now

The courses students are required to take for a standard Engineering First Year at the University of Canterbury depends on the engineering disciplines students wish to study in their Specialist (second, third and fourth) Years.

The interactive UC Engineering course planner helps students to plan their first year courses based on their school background and NCEA results.

You can select elective courses that keep your options open for more than one engineering discipline.

Try the interactive course planner here>


Talking Careers with your young person — some useful tips & ideas

Deciding which career path to take can be a challenge. Find out how to help your young person explore their future career.

UCOL U-Skills Trades Academy Programme Guide 2021

Application is now open for 2021 U-Skills courses. Please come to the careers room to pick up your application pack.

If you are unsure of what courses are on offer please open the link below to see the 2021 U-Skills Programme Guide.


UCOL staff will also have a presentation set up on the school’s subject information evening on Tuesday 18 August. If you are thinking of applying for a (trades academy) U-Skills course then I would highly recommend you attend this evening in the hall from 6.00 pm to 7.30 pm.

If you have any further questions please see Mr Barwick in the careers room.

University Course Planning

Sept 2 Auckland University & Lincoln University

Sept 9 Waikato Univerity

Sept 21 University of Canterbury

Oct 14 Otago University

Register in the Careers Room



University of Auckland – Open Day Update

Important changes to Open Day on Campus 2020

With Tāmaki Makaurau at Alert Level 3, the University of Auckland has made the decision to cancel this year’s Open Day On Campus event that was scheduled for Saturday 29 August. This is in line with Government guidelines around gatherings, and ensures the safety and wellbeing of our community.

 We know many of your students have been looking forward to this day and were making plans to join us for our on campus event. We are sorry that we won’t be able to welcome students on to our Auckland city campus but would like to let them know that we will still be holding our Open Day Online this coming week from Tuesday 25 through to Thursday 27 August.

The University of Auckland Open Day Online is a series of webinars and online panel discussions that cover everything students and families need to know about studying with us in 2021. It’s a chance to find out about the extensive range of programmes we offer and hear from our graduates and teaching staff about what it’s like to be a student here. There will also be virtual tours of our campus, information about how to apply and a rundown of the scholarships students can apply for.

We recommend that students register for Open Day Online where they will be able to learn more about our upcoming webinars, build their timetable and start viewing our On Demand content.

University of Auckland Open Day 2020 Online

Tuesday 25 – Thursday 27 August, 6–9.10pm

Visit Open Day Online to register

 For any questions, please do not hesitate to get in contact with our team and we look forward to you, your students and their families joining us online next week from the comfort of your own homes.

 Register for Updates:

 Apply now: