Posts Categorized: On campus experience

University of Otago – Radiation Therapy

Cancer Centre Tours and Careers Presentations for 2021 Admission to the Bachelor of Radiation Therapy

It is recommended that all applicants for the Bachelor of Radiation Therapy BRT take the opportunity to attend one of our Cancer Centre tours. These tours last around an hour and include a short presentation about Radiation Therapy given by a clinical tutor and a look around a clinical department.

You must make a booking to attend a tour. Please email your name and phone number to the Department of Radiation Therapy via and state which tour you would like to attend. You will be emailed more information about the tour with confirmation of your booking.
PLEASE NOTE: Dates are subject to change. If a tour date changes or is cancelled, all people booked on the tour will be notified.



Canterbury Regional Cancer & Haematology Service, Christchurch Hospital
Tuesday 23 June – 4.30pm
Wednesday 22 July – 4.30pm
Thursday 27 July – 4.30pm

St George’s Cancer Care Centre
Wednesday 1 July – 4.45pm


Interview Dates for 2021 Admission to the Bachelor of Radiation Therapy

Dunedin: Wednesday 30 September to Friday 2 October 2020
Wellington: Tuesday 6 October and Wednesday 7 October 2020
Auckland: Thursday 8 October and Friday 9 October 2020

Department of Radiation Therapy is on Facebook

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PIHMs Career Week in the July Holidays

Career Week July 2020 –

Next career week is 14 – 17 July 2020 (2nd week of July school holidays)

  • PIHMS career week provides any student with the opportunity to experience PIHMS, our culture, lifestyle, education, training to see if this is where your future lies
  • Get first-hand hand tips and information about the hospitality and tourism industry and find out how PIHMS works
  • $99 per person – everything is included – Accommodation, all meals & beverages and scheduled activities, talk to the careers staff as this may be reimbursed on completion.
  • All students attending need to be motivated about considering PIHMS as an option for tertiary study
  • Places are limited as we only have a limited number of rooms available for accommodation – So apply asap to avoid missing out

Apply for Career Week

Talk to the Ms Chinnery first. Then you can apply online

Registration process for Career Week:

  • Due to the popularity of our career week we are now implementing an informal application process as we only have a limited number of places available each career week
  • To ensure that keen students don’t miss out, we need to check that all students attending career week are motivated about finding out about how PIHMS works and a career in hospitality and tourism
  • Once interested students apply for our career week online at, we will ask for the schools support to check the students have a genuine interest

Characteristics of a student that would meet the criteria for attending career week:

Ø  Key attributes students need to succeed at PIHMS; Positive attitude and personally driven

Ø  Meet our entry requirements or on track to achieve with strong skills in Numeracy and Literacy

Ø  Aware of the cost involved in studying away from home

Ø  Please note: Career week is for year 12 and 13 students

More information about Hospitality and Tourism Diploma/Degree with guaranteed job

PIHMS specialise in Tourism, Hotel and Hospitality Management education with a guaranteed paid internship with earning potential of over $55,000 during the course.

Over the past 24 years PIHMS (Pacific International Hotel Management School) based in New Plymouth, has put over 3300 young students through internationally recognised qualifications and into jobs in New Zealand and all over the globe.

Only at PIHMS can you live, study and learn in a hotel:

  • Two sides of learning:
  • Practical training in our own PIHMS Hotel
  • Business/commerce based subjects

Paid Hotel employment throughout your study:

  • Two 6 month paid hotel internships (exclusive to PIHMS)
  • Paid employment in a top hotel around New Zealand or Australia – Experience a mini gap year while you study
  • Earn up to $55,000 during your study on a paid internship throughout your study

Positive graduate outcomes:

  • 96% of PIHMS students receive employment within 3 months after graduating from PIHMS
  • Get your dream tourism, hotel or hospitality job

A qualification that helps you have a great career:

  • 83 % of PIHMS graduates receive a promotion within one year of graduating
  • 59% of Degree graduates are in management positions (1-5 years after graduating)
  • The only provider in New Zealand where students graduate with a superior diploma/degree and 1 year work experience

PIHMS graduates have great careers and lifestyles earning good $$$

There are loads of different career pathways in NZ and all around the globe

  • Hotel Management
  • Event management
  • Marketing
  • Human resources
  • Revenue management
  • Run your own restaurant / Business
  • Food and beverage management
  • Front office management
  • Or maybe you want to make the best coffee anywhere in the world from Dunedin to Hawaii! – For general information about PIHMS’s tourism, hotel and hospitality management diploma and degree with a guaranteed job offer. Plus great videos!

Defence Careers Experience

Do YOU want a meaningful career with paid travel & excellent opportunities?

Have YOU considered joining the Navy, Army, or Air Force?

Do YOU want to spend 3 days on an Army camp?

We’re looking for smart, active & team oriented people to join us for a 3 day Defence Careers Experience at Burnham Military Camp. You’ll learn what it’s like to live & work in all 3 Services, learn great skills & meet like-minded people.

There’s a place for everyone as we have over 100 different trades from combat roles to plumber to electrician to logistician to lawyer.





‘School to Skies’ — taster week for Y13 girls to find out more about careers in the Air Force

Dream of flying in the skies? 

The Royal New Zealand Air Force is running a camp called School to Skies.

Are you a Year 13 female who has an interest in maths and science? New Zealand needs more women in the aviation industry as Engineers, Technicians, Pilots and more! You have more choices than you probably realise.

Could aviation be the perfect future for you?

We give 40 students from around NZ a chance to spend 6 days with us to find out.

Aviation offers something for everyone, whether you want to spend your days in the skies or keep your feet firmly planted on the ground! Our “School to Skies” Programme is a Tech and Aviation Camp that will give you the chance to try before you buy. Applications are open for girls in Year 13, from anywhere in NZ, who are currently studying NCEA Level 3 (or equivalent) maths AND science subjects.

APPLY NOW  — Applications close 2nd March.


On Campus Experience – Year 13 Maori Students

This event has now been postponed – Please wait to be informed of a new date.

Applications are now open for the On Campus Experience (OCE), which is a wonderful opportunity for Year 13 Māori secondary school students to explore the University of Otago and the city of Dunedin. The OCE scholarship provides each successful applicant with return airfares to Dunedin, accommodation, meals and activities.

Students will have the opportunity to attend lectures in their areas of interest, as well as meet academic staff and current students. They will experience life in a Residential College, and meet the Māori Centre staff, who provide great support for Māori students when they come to Otago.

Entries are sought from full time Year 13 students of Māori descent, who are currently enrolled in a New Zealand secondary school, and are considering studying at the University of Otago in 2021. All applicants should be students who are completing an appropriate programme at secondary school level, which will lead them to meet University Entrance.

Successful OCE students will be selected to attend one of two OCE programmes in 2020 (the one application will cover both dates).

First OCE 3 – 7 May 2020 (includes Tertiary Open Day)

Second OCE 5 – 9 July 2020

Applications are to be completed online:

Applications close: 5.00 pm Friday 13 March


Try a range of hands-on experiences in the construction industry and see if being a builder or joiner is the right career for you.

This offering is for year 11-13 students only.

Click here to register

Builder for a Day

Try a range of hands-on experiences in the construction industry and see if being a builder or joiner is the right career for you.

This offering is for year 11-13 students only.

Click here to register

UC Discover the Bachelor of Arts

This event has now been postponed – Please wait to be informed of a new date.

Not sure what subjects to study in your Bachelor of Arts?

Subjects available in a Bachelor of Arts at UC are: Anthropology, Art History and Theory, Chinese, Cinema Studies, Classics, Cultural Studies, Economics, Education, English, English Language, European Union Studies, Digital Humanities, French, Geography, German, History, Human Services, Japanese, Linguistics, Māori and Indigenous Studies, Mathematics, Media and Communication, Music, Philosophy, Political Science and International Relations, Psychology, Russian, Sociology, Spanish, Statistics, Te Reo Māori.

Find out more with UC POSSIBILITIES

Registrations open now.

What’s involved

  • Come to UC for a day
  • Attend lectures delivered by our leading experts and learn about various career options
  • Explore the campus
  • Find out about clubs and student life
  • Learn about scholarships and other benefits of coming to UC
  • Great chance to meet other students

How much does it cost?

Nothing! There is no cost to students. Free lunch provided.

What do you get out of it?

  • An introduction to being a student at UC
  • A real idea of what university can offer you
  • Valuable help in planning your future

‘I would highly recommend UC Possibilities, not only did it help me understand UC better, it also introduced me to friends that would be studying in the same year that I would be. Because of UC Possibilities I went into first year knowing more people than what I would have.’ – Tamati Te Kahu, Arts student, attended UC Possibilities.

When does it run?

23 April, during your school holidays.

How do you register?

Registrations open now. For any questions email

Ara – Trades pathway opportunities

If you are considering working towards a trades qualification when you leave school Ara have some great opportunities available for you and your family to get an insight into what’s involved. Some of these are one day events and some are presentations.


Upcoming dates

  • Automotive – Introduction to Vehicle Servicing

    – 29 Aug 9:00 am – 03:00 pm 
    Woolston campus
  • Builder and Joiner for a day

    27 Sep 09:00 am – 03:00 pm 
    Woolston campus



Ace of Trades Careers Evening

10 Sep  06:00 pm – 07:00 pm 

Calling to all students of Māori descent wanting to take advantage of our FREE Science and Math tuition

Karanga mai ngā rangatahi Māori mā!


Calling to all students of Māori descent wanting to take advantage of our FREE Science and Math tuitions here at Ara.


This term, our Department of Engineering are facilitating free Math and Science weekly tuition sessions specifically for our rangatahi Māori. These sessions are to mentor Rangatahi Māori to help achieve NCEA in physics and algebra in year 11-13 and to those who have a special interest in Engineering related careers. Your tauira will benefit from the specialist equipment and software available in our Engineering Department and will be able to relate their work and projects to Real-world situations.



The sessions will run every Thursday from 4pm-6pm till 26th September.


If this sounds like an opportunity that your students could be interested in then please contact me for more info on:


Email: or

Ph: 021 271 8340