Career Information

Undergraduate Information Evening – Victoria University

31st May 2017 6:00pm to 8:00pm
cenic Hotel Southern Cross, 118 High Street, Dunedin

If you’re thinking about university, come to our information evening and discover what sets Victoria apart.  Bring along your whānau, friends and questions.  You’ll learn about what life is like at Victoria, information about accommodation and what to expect in your first year.

Occupational Therapy Information Evenings

Otago Polytechnic will be holding Information Evenings at our Dunedin Campus on the following dates:

Tuesday 13 June, 7.00pm – 9.00pm

Tuesday 26 September, 7.00pm – 9.00pm

In August, we will also be holding a combined Health Careers Evening in The Hub, Dunedin Campus featuring Nursing, Midwifery, Occupational Therapy, Physical Activity & Wellbeing, and Social Services (more information to follow):

Thursday 3 August, 5.30pm – 7.00pm

St Hilda’s Careers Evening

Staying in touch with student life at Otago

If you wanted to learn some more about student life at Otago you may want to consider subscribing to the University’s e-newsletter, Otago Connection. Otago Connection is the universities news site and e-newsletter dedicated to keeping students’ families connected with student life at Otago. It includes stories and videos about student successes, events, volunteering and campus life.  Please have a look at their latest news:

Click here for helpful study tips

Recently NZ Post released two new apps to assist students transition to tertiary study.

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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.

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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.