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Take a walk around any of our campuses and you'll discover a diverse and welcoming environment where staff and students from throughout New Zealand and around the world meet, mix and mingle.

You'll discover a wide range of facilities like gyms, libraries and health centres, and you'll come across all manner of student events, activities and exhibitions.

There are places to catch up with friends and fellow students, like on-campus cafes and even training restaurants where you can savour fabulous, affordable meals prepared by trainee chefs and served by hospitality students.

And if you're seeking assistance, you'll find it; whether it's directions to your classroom, a recommendation for a great coffee, or expert guidance on student finance, accommodation or career opportunities.

Sustainability

The sustainability of our world is the major issue of our times. For everyone, the time for action is right now.

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A-Z Study Options

Explore your study options at Ara. We offer a wide range of qualifications in many subject areas. Enrolments are now open.

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Pasifika Strategy

Our Pasifika Strategy outlines how we’ll support and create a thriving community of Pasifika teaching and learning practice at Ara.

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Services and support

At Ara we are committed to helping you achieve your study goals and enabling you to make the most of your time with us.

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Student exchange

Whether you are cosidering studying in New Zealand or studying overseas, find out your student exchange options now.

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Graduation

Graduation is a celebration of your academic achievement which can be shared with family, friends, fellow students and the whole Ara community.

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Computing Department wins Ara Lympics 2018

Computing Department wins Ara Lympics 2018

The results are in.... Computing have won the Ara Lympics Shield for 2018. This year...

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Ora King Salmon, NZ Rock Lobster and native seaweeds: tutors take on Singapore

Ora King Salmon, NZ Rock Lobster and native seaweeds: tutors take on Singapore

Ara cookery tutors will take the best of New Zealand’s produce and culinary skill to...

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Ara student wins prestigious engineering award

Ara student wins prestigious engineering award

Van Dinh Nguyen, mechanical engineering, has been named 2018 Student Innovator of the Year by...

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Five things (you might not know) about kapa haka

Five things (you might not know) about kapa haka

How well do you know your kapa haka? The regional competition is this Saturday at...

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Kapa haka rises up in Christchurch

Kapa haka rises up in Christchurch

Eight local groups prepare for regional competitions on 14 April at Horncastle Arena and one...

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Art & Design graduates’ RAD collective

Art & Design graduates’ RAD collective

The RAD collective holds their biggest exhibition yet at Boxed Quarter this Friday 13 April....

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