Career Information


Holden Street Smart is a one-day event providing young drivers and their parents/caregivers the opportunity to undertake supervised driving practice. There is a focus on developing good decision-making strategies  for safe driving, including assessing themselves, reading the road environment, resisting peer pressure, managing or eliminating distractions and planning ahead.

The Programme takes place in safe, controlled, off-the-road environments, under the watchful eye of qualified coaches plus the parent/caregiver. This provides the parent the opportunity to also assess themselves, in order to be a better coach and mentor to their teen.

Holden Street Smart will be delivering it’s programme throughout these July School Holidays at the following venues:

Highlands Motorsport Park

Cromwell

Thu 19 and Fri 20 July

Holden Street Smart is a programme that equips young Kiwis with the tools needed to safely drive our roads, well prepared and confident.

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oO49nI-gCGU

Registrations can be completed via the easy to use pages on their website:

www.holdenstreetsmart.co.nz



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:

http://www.otago.ac.nz/otago-connection/index.html


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.