Free seminar for parents
Parents and caregivers of secondary school students (Years 9-13) are invited to a free ‘Parents as Career Educators’ seminar on 28 August.
The seminar will provide parents with tips and advice to guide their teenagers through the various career and study options available to them in the modern world. This free seminar will cover:
- The world of work: looking forward
How to make informed career decisions now and in the future
- How parents can assist
- Career development resource.
Presented by a career consultant from the University of Canterbury | Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha (UC), the seminar will assist parents to help their teens consider ALL their options, such as work, university, polytechnic, an apprenticeship, private providers or other possibilities. (This event is NOT about study options at UC.)
The seminar will be held from 7:00pm-8:30pm at Dunedin Community House, 301 Moray Place, Dunedin on Wednesday 28 August 2019. Register online at:www.canterbury.ac.nz/events
MoneyHub, a guide to scholarships
As many of our Year 13 students begin their applications for tertiary study and look for ways to fund their future studies – MoneyHub, a consumer finance website, has published a guide to hundreds of scholarships for any student planning to start university in 2020. The comprehensive list includes scholarships offered by every university as well as those specifically available to local students. A list of privately-funded, Maori, Pacific and International university scholarships completes the list. Applications close at various dates throughout the year. MoneyHub has also published a list of tips for scholarship success. For more details and to find suitable scholarships, visit the MoneyHub Scholarship page
Student Job Interview Guide and Tips
MoneyHub, a consumer finance website, has published a guide to job interview success, helping students to attend a job interview and have the confidence to shine! All job types are covered, and a list of template answers will help students put together their own replies. Getting a part-time or summer job is a lot easier with this guide. To access the guide, visit the MoneyHub Student Job Interview Tips page
Staying in touch with student life at Otago
Click here for helpful study tips
Recently NZ Post released two new apps to assist students transition to tertiary study.
GuideMe is a free start-to-finish checklist for getting your university study options sorted. It’s based on advice and tips from first-year uni students, with links to essential website and services they recommend. As you work with GuideMe to narrow down what you want to study, where you’ll live and how you will pay for everything, it remembers your choices and sends you deadline reminders.
Connect makes it easy to send important documents, e.g. verified copy of your passport or evidence of income, direct to StudyLink. Parents can support a student’s application by sending forms and evidence of income direct to StudyLink.
Lincoln University staff noticed when out and about that there are a lot of people – particularly parents – who don’t really understand the ins and outs of university today. Possibly because they didn’t go themselves or simply because times have changed. They recognised there aren’t too many places for parents, caregivers and students to go to get the big picture.
They put together an event (UNI 101) earlier in the year for students and families to gain valuable pieces of advice, understand the fundamental objectives of a university, and where to get assistance when picking a degree or what institution to study at. The notes from this event have been made available electronically and are well worth a read. UNI 101 is neutral and does not promote any one institution. For more information click here.