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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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New qualification for professional supervisors

New qualification for professional supervisors

Ara has launched a new postgraduate qualification designed to meet a growing need for professional...

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Ministry of Awesome and Ara create new innovation hub

Ministry of Awesome and Ara create new innovation hub

On 15 October, Ara Institute of Canterbury and the Ministry of Awesome will unite to...

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Ara Institute of Canterbury Tops in Culinary Stakes

Ara Institute of Canterbury Tops in Culinary Stakes

A team from Ara Institute of Canterbury fought off fierce competition from around the country...

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Audiences beware: Wild cabbage and Blood Wedding are coming

Audiences beware: Wild cabbage and Blood Wedding are coming

The National Academy of Singing and Dramatic Art (NASDA) at Ara have a surprising, intriguing...

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Students bust social taboo, one cup at a time

Students bust social taboo, one cup at a time

Two Ara students brave enough to tackle a social taboo for their sustainability action project...

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Art to transport public to another reality

Art to transport public to another reality

From Wednesday 8 to Sunday 12 August, between 6-9pm each night, the Botanic Gardens and...

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