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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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Future me quiz

Take our Future Me quiz to find out what type of job/career you could have in the future.

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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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New Ara Chief Executive announced

New Ara Chief Executive announced

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SkyScape business skills fostered at Ara

Tekapo is famous for it's starry skies and thanks to an Ara business graduate, now...

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Ara reports growth and confidence

Ara reports growth and confidence

The 2016 Annual Report indicates that the merger has increased the capacity of both former...

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Ara students take away prizes at Salon Culinaire

Ara students take away prizes at Salon Culinaire

More than 80 cookery students, trainee chefs and people in the hospitality industry gave their...

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“A challenge we can all meet” - eco solutions

“A challenge we can all meet” - eco solutions

Don't be overwhelmed by climate change - Ara students have some answers!...

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The Common Touch of NZBS students

The Common Touch of NZBS students

A film about the extraordinary speech by Christchurch Boy’s High School Jake Bailey premiered at...

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