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Last week  had a large number of students listen to the opportunities and courses available at Lincoln University, Canterbury University, Queenstown Resort College and Otago University. 

Otago University Open Day

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Sunday May 7th and Monday May 8th

Sunday 7 May has a limited programme, focusing on the most popular academic subjects. College and campus tours.

Monday 8 May – includes an expo where you can learn about the subjects and courses on offer at Otago from the academic departments who teach them.

Registration is not required to attend either day.

You can download the Open Day Booklet and Planner from the website here

Day Trip to Lincoln University

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If you are interested in attending Lincoln University 2024, please email jkershaw@stbedes.school.nz to put your name for the day trip, scheduled for the 9th June.  

You will have tour round Lincoln University, meet some of the St Bede’s Old Boys, visit the accommodation on site, listen to lectures talk to you about the courses on offer at Lincoln University, hear what scholarships are available and how to apply. You will have lunch in the University café and visit the state of art gym facilities they have recently installed.

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Hamilton Campus Open Day

Friday 26th May 9am – 2pm

Saturday 27th May 11am – 2pm

Tauranga Campus Open Day

Friday 9th June 10am – 1pm and 4pm – 7pm


Medical Imaging – new closing date

Applications for this programme will close earlier than in previous years – please be aware.

Applications for Ara Te Pūkenga’s Bachelor of Medical Imaging now close on the 1st of August. Students looking to apply should take this new date into consideration when they are working on their application. There are still plenty of opportunities before this date to get information on Medical Imaging, listed below.

Medical Imaging Information Session: 5th April (in person and online)

Intro to Medical Imaging: 1st June, 5th July

Open Day: 8th June


Mid Year Intakes at ARA

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If you are looking at leaving school before the end of the year, check out these options –

Business and Digital Technologies

Certificate in Business Administration and Technology: Level 3, July Start

Certificate in IT Essentials: Level 4, July Start

Creative Industries

Certificate in Creativity: Level 4, July Start

Certificate in Digital Media and Design: Level 4, July Start


Certificate in Health and Wellbeing: Level 4, July Start

Certificate in Exercise: Level 4, July Start

Hospitality and Service Industry

Certificate in Food and Beverage Service: Level 3, July Start

Certificate in Food and Beverage Service: Level 4, July Start

Certificate in Cookery: Level 4, July Start

Certificate in Salon Skills: Level 2, July Start

Certificate in Makeup and Skincare: Level 3, July Start

Certificate in Beauty Therapy: Level 4, July Start

Language, Culture and Education

Certificate in Early Childhood Education and Care: Level 4, July Start

Certificate in Outdoor and Adventure Education: Level 4, July Start


Certificate in Construction Trades Skills (Carpentry): Level 3, May, July and October Start

Certificate in Automotive Engineering: Level 3, May and July Start

Certificate in Plumbing, Gasfitting and Drainlaying: Level 3, July and October Start

Certificate in Collision Repair: Level 3, July Start

Certificate in Construction Trades (Painting and Decorating): Level 3, July Start

Certificate in Foundation Skills (Construction): Level 2, July Start

Certificate in Foundation Skills (Electrical Engineering): Level 2, July Start

Certificate in Foundation Skills (Automotive and Engineering): Level 2, July Start

Certificate in Mechanical Engineering: Level 3, August Start


Careers in Demand

Careers in Demand—Planners
There is a strong need for urban and regional planners across New Zealand. Have you got any students who are keen to learn more.

Urban and Environmental Planning is a great option for those interested in an interdisciplinary degree with excellent job opportunities whilst studying and once graduated.

There are no specific school subject requirements—just University Entrance.

More information is here:
What are Planners?
Planning as a Career
Career Guide
Bachelor Environmental Planning—Waikato
Bachelor Urban of Planning—University of Auckland
Urban Planning and Design—Massey University
Bachelor of Resource and Environmental Planning—Massey University
Bachelor of Environmental Policy and Planning—Lincoln University


Warfare Officer Experience

17th April – Devonport AUCKLAND

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Warfare Officers ‘drive’ the warships. You work on the ship’s bridge, control the ship’s maneuvering, are responsible for the safe passage and navigation of the ship at sea, and manage the bridge staff.

Would you like to experience a day in the life of a Warfare Officer? You will experience:

• A tour on an RNZN Warship

• A lunch at the Vince McGlone Galley

• A Bridge Simulator Experience

Register here


University of Canterbury – Thinking a BA – April Holidays

Ararau UC | UC Possibilities is a full-day event where you get the opportunity to learn about the flexibility of a Bachelor of Arts degree.

A Bachelor of Arts gives you the choice to create a degree that works best for YOU. However, we also know the large range of subjects can seem a bit overwhelming.

At UC Possibilities you will be able to learn more about the subjects you can study, choose sessions to attend, hear from students about their experiences studying a BA, and chat with friendly Arts staff including advisors.

What does the day include?

  • Attend sessions delivered by our leading experts and learn about various career options
  • Find out about the UC campus and student life
  • Ask our friendly team any of your pressing questions
  • Free lunch!

This event is free to attend and will run during the April school holidays.

Register here


You can find the full timetable here: 

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Student360 offers you a taste of the world of work before you finish secondary school. They want to help you understand your strengths and skills as you explore a future career pathway.

This gives you an opportunity to go inside an organisation you want to know more about and gain first-hand work experience during the school holidays, where you will be placed in a work environment where you can ask questions, hear stories and soak in your workplace experience.

360 also offers workshops and mentorship opportunities to ensure you feel empowered to make the right career decisions. 

To read more and register here

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