Experience Ara

Experience Ara is all about giving you a feel for tertiary-level study with hands-on taster days, holiday programmes and workshops in a wide range of subjects. Events are held throughout the school year and most are free. Depending on the activity, you might meet tutors and current students, use our industry-standard facilities to undertake tasks and challenges, or just have a great time learning about a subject you’re really interested in.

Check out what’s happening in 2020:

Get a feel for tertiary-level study with hands-on junior and Senior Tasters, information sessions, and holiday workshops or earn some extra credits with our assessed STAR courses in a wide range of subjects.

We offer tours at each of our five campuses, by arrangement. Book a tour today using our online request form.

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Osteopathy Information Session

  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Cost: Free
  • Type: Information and preparation
  • Location: Christchurch

Outdoor Education & Sustainability Taster

  • Duration: 1 day
  • Cost: Free
  • Type: Junior taster; Senior taster
  • Location: Christchurch; Timaru

Painting & Decorating for a Day

  • Duration: 1 day
  • Cost: Free
  • Type: Senior taster
  • Location: Christchurch

Photoshop for Photography

  • Duration: 1 day
  • Cost: Free
  • Type: Senior taster
  • Location: Timaru; Oamaru

Plumber for a Day

  • Duration: 1 day
  • Cost: Free
  • Type: Senior taster
  • Location: Christchurch

Pre-Health Study Preparation Information Session (Allied Health)

  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Cost: Free
  • Type: Information and preparation
  • Location: Christchurch

Pre-Health Study Preparation Information Session (Nursing, Midwifery & Medical Imaging)

  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Cost: Free
  • Type: Information and preparation
  • Location: Christchurch; Timaru

Science and our Environment

  • Duration: 1 day
  • Cost: Free
  • Type: Junior taster; Senior taster
  • Location: Christchurch

Scripting and Data

  • Duration: 1 day
  • Cost: Free
  • Type: Senior taster
  • Location: Christchurch; Timaru

Senior Arts Taster

  • Duration: 1 day
  • Cost: Free
  • Type: Senior taster
  • Location: Timaru

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