Kā rā hapori Virtual Open Week

Welcome to Virtual Open Week

This year, our mid-year open event is a week-long virtual experience featuring all the information you need to make sound decisions about your future. You can join subject-specific Zoom sessions, meet tutors online and ask them questions, check out loads of cool ‘students-in-action’ videos, find out about our comprehensive student support services and even take a virtual campus tour.

It’s all right here, all week!

To register for the Zoom meets that interest you click on the sessions below. You can also print our schedule of events across the week here.


Creative Thinkers - Design and Fashion, Music, Performing Arts, Media

Join us for a Zoom info session about what we offer in the creative industries, then talk with the tutors you’ll be learning from in our breakout rooms.

Check out the Zoom webinars for Creative Thinkers below:

SubjectDayTime Register Now
Visual Design, Fashion, Photography and Motion Design Wednesday 1 July 6.00pm-6.40pm Register
Broadcasting Wednesday 1 July 7.00pm-7.40pm Register
NASDA Thursday 2 July 6.00pm-6.40pm Register
Music Arts Thursday 2 July 7.00pm-7.40pm Register
Interior Design Wednesday 1 July 5.00pm-5.40pm Register

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See what our students do

Leaders and Self Starters - Business and Computing

Join us for a Zoom info session about what we offer in business, then talk with the tutors you’ll be learning from in our breakout rooms.

Check out the Zoom webinars for Leaders and Self Starters below:

SubjectDayTime Register Now
Business and Computing Monday 29 June 6.00pm-6.40pm Register

Hear what our students have to say

Visionaries and Problem Solvers - Engineering and Architecture

Join us for a Zoom info session about what we offer in the areas of engineering and architecture, then talk with the tutors you’ll be learning from in our breakout rooms.

Check out the Zoom webinars for Visionaries and Problem Solvers below:

SubjectDayTimeRegister Now
Laboratory ScienceTuesday 30 June5.00pm-5.40pmRegister
Engineering, Construction Management and Quantity SurveyingTuesday 30 June6.00pm-6.40pmRegister
Architectural StudiesTuesday 30 June7.00pm-7.40pmRegister
SustainabilityFriday 3 July6.00pm-6.40pmRegister

Hear what our students have to say

See what our students do

Health and Wellbeing Champions - Midwifery, Nursing, Osteopathy, Applied Science, Animal Science and Human Services

Join us for a Zoom info session about what we offer in applied science and social science, then talk with the tutors you’ll be learning from in our breakout rooms.

Check out the Zoom webinars for Health and Wellbeing Champions below:

SubjectDayTimeRegister Now
OsteopathyMonday 29 June5.00pm-5.40pmRegister
Applied Science: Sport and Exercise, Nutrition, and Health PromotionMonday 29 June7.00pm-7.40pmRegister
MidwiferyWednesday 1 July5.00pm-5.40pmRegister
Medical ImagingWednesday 1 July6.00pm-6.40pmRegister
Nursing and Pre-HealthWednesday 1 July7.00pm-7.40pmRegister
Social Work and Human ServicesThursday 2 July5.00pm-5.40pmRegister
Animal ScienceThursday 2 July6.00pm-6.40pmRegister
Diploma Parenting, Childbirth, Early Parenting EducationFriday 3 July7.00pm-7.40pmRegister

Hear what our students have to say

See what our students do

Experience Makers - Hospitality, Beauty, and Tourism

Join us for a Zoom info session about what we offer in the hospitality and services industries, then talk with the tutors you’ll be learning from in our breakout rooms.

Check out the Zoom webinars for Experience Makers below:

SubjectDayTimeRegister Now
Hair & BeautyTuesday 30 June5.00pm-5.40pmRegister
Tourism & HospitalityTuesday 30 June6.00pm-6.40pmRegister
Cookery & BakeryTuesday 30 June7.00pm-7.40pmRegister

Hear what our students have to say

Knowledge Builders - Early Childhood, CELTA, Sustainability and Outdoor Education

Join us for a Zoom info session about what we offer in outdoor education, early childhood and CELTA, then talk with the tutors you’ll be learning from in our breakout rooms.

Check out the Zoom webinars for Knowledge Builders below:

SubjectDayTimeRegister Now
Early ChildhoodThursday 2 July7.00pm-7.40pmRegister
CELTAFriday 3 July5.00pm-5.40pmRegister
Sustainability and Outdoor EducationFriday 3 July6.00pm-6.40pmRegister

Hear what our students have to say

Culture Lovers - Japanese, Samoan Language, Māori and Indigenous Studies

Join us for a Zoom info session about what we offer in language and culture, then talk with the tutors you’ll be learning from in our breakout rooms.

Check out the Zoom webinars for Culture Lovers below:

SubjectDayTimeRegister Now
JapaneseMonday 29 June5.00pm-5.40pmRegister
Māori and Indigenous Studies, Te Reo Māori and Samoan LanguageThursday 2 July6.00pm-6.40pmRegister

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Builders, Fixers and Makers - Trades, Transport and Logistics

Join us for a Zoom info session about what we offer in trades, then talk with the tutors you’ll be learning from in our breakout rooms.

Check out the Zoom webinars for Builders, Fixers and Makers below:

SubjectDayTimeRegister Now
TradesMonday 29 June7.00pm-7.40pmRegister
Transport and LogisticsFriday 3 July5.00pm-5.40pmRegister

Hear what our students have to say

Digital Innovators - Computing

Join us for a Zoom info session about what we offer in information and communications technology, then talk with the tutors you’ll be learning from in our breakout rooms.

Check out the Zoom webinars for Digital Innovators below:

SubjectDayTimeRegister Now
Business and ComputingMonday 29 June6.00pm-6.40pmRegister

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Student Experience - Student Life, Accommodation, Pastoral Care, Supported Learning, Scholarships and Timaru Campus information

Join us for Zoom info sessions on Ara Student Life including accommodation, pastoral support, student services, scholarships, study and career preparation programmes, Māori and Pacific student services, supported learning and work upskilling.

Check out the Zoom webinars for Student Experience below:

SubjectDayTimeRegister Now
Ara Student Life/Scholarships Monday 29 June6.00pm-6.40pmRegister
Māori and Pacific Student Info SessionThursday 2 July5.00pm-5.40pmRegister
Supported Learning and Work SkillsFriday 3 July5.00pm-5.40pmRegister
Ara Student Life and ScholarshipsFriday 3 July6.00pm-6.40pmRegister
Timaru Campus Info SessionFriday 3 July6.00pm-6.40pmRegister

Hear what our students have to say

If you’d like to tour the campus in a small group with a member of our team, or if you have any other queries, please email engagement@ara.ac.nz