University Presentations held online

Each year Westlake Girls hosts a Tertiary Evening for our Year 13 students and their whānau. This event is normally held on our school grounds and includes a select number of universities.

With Covid restrictions in mind, we knew we needed to be a little more creative this year in how we share this valuable information to students who are in the process of making decisions around future study and career pathways.

Feeling inspired by the challenge, we reached out to all 8 New Zealand universities in order to create this presentation. You’ll see that we have included Unitec also, as alongside their degree level programmes they also provide a wide range of other qualifications and pathways. These offer further options for students who may not quite reach University Entrance or who are looking toward the trades, certificate or diploma qualifications.

While this is aimed primarily at our Year 12 and 13 students, it could be of interest to anyone who thinks university study may be in their future.

Here’s the link:

Our presentation begins with an opening address from Distinguished Emeritus Professor Paul Spoonley who is a sociologist at Massey University. Professor Spoonley offers some valuable insights into the world of work and suggests what to keep in mind when thinking about stepping into tertiary study and life beyond.

Following on from Paul, you will hear from:

The University of Auckland
The University of Waikato
Massey University
Victoria University of Wellington
University of Canterbury
Lincoln University
University of Otago

There are time stamps in the video’s description so you can watch them all, or just the universities you are interested in.

To answer any questions you may have as a result of watching this presentation, each university and Unitec are offering a Zoom Q&A session. A few of these have already been held, but these are the ones still coming up.

Monday 11 April
Canterbury 5:30pm

Tuesday 12 April
Lincoln 5:30pm

Otago 7pm

Wednesday 13 April
AUT 5:30pm

Thursday 14 April
Waikato 5:30

Waikato 7pm