Open Week

Come along to our Open Week

Whether you’ve enrolled in an Ara programme already, or you’re just thinking about it, come along to Open Week to get all the information you need.

At Open Week you can:

  • Apply for programmes starting in Semester One
  • Get help with your application (including scanning your ID documents)
  • Meet one-on-one with department staff and tutors
  • Find out more about a programme you’ve already applied for
  • Take a campus tour and see where you’ll be studying
  • Get information about finance, student services, academic support and careers
  • Get your student ID card

Book an appointment with department staff and tutors with our online appointment booking form.

Open Week hours are:

Monday to Thursday, 8am to 6pm

Friday 9am to 4.30pm

Saturday 9.30am to 12.30pm

Art & Design Taster Days

We’ll also be hosting Arts and Media Taster Days at the Timaru campus during Open Week. Sessions are held between 10am to 2pm, Monday 23 to Friday 27 January and are a practical, one-hour session exploring art, design, graphics or photography. Register your interest by emailing

Book a one-on-one appointment with department staff and tutors at our Open Week.

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