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June Open Day

Thursday 9 June, 3pm-6pm
City, Woolston, Manawa and Timaru campuses

Discover how to get the skills you need for the job you want, at our June Open Day!

At Open Day you can:

  • Talk to tutors
  • Attend information sessions
  • Check out more than 150 career-enhancing study options from certificate to postgraduate qualifications
  • Take a campus tour
  • Find out about scholarships and fees-free study options
  • Learn about Ara’s comprehensive student support services
  • Enrol on the day (remember to bring ID e.g passport or birth certificate)
  • This campus is located on the block between Madras Street, Moorhouse Avenue and Barbadoes Street in the central city. Free parking is available in the Barbadoes Street car park.
  • Open Day activities are located in the Whareora Sports Hall, W Block (signage on campus will guide you there).
  • At the City campus you can: visit booths for all subjects, talk to tutors, take a campus tour, attend information sessions and find out about all student services.
  • You can also catch a free shuttle to the Manawa campus to attend information sessions relating to nursing, midwifery, medical imaging and pre-health (go to the Whareora and listen for departure announcements).

City campus information sessions

Meet in the Whareora, listen for the announcement about your session and we’ll guide you to the session venue.

3:30pm

  • Engineering and CAD 
  • Sport Science, Health Promotion, Exercise and Nutrition 
  • Business 
  • Hairdressing and Barbering 
  • Hospitality, Travel and Tourism 
  • Sustainability and Outdoor Education 
  • Art and Design

4:00pm

  • Construction and Quantity Surveying
  • Osteopathy 
  • Social Work, Health and Wellbeing
  • Beauty Therapy 
  • Cookery and Bakery 
  • Music Arts 

4:30pm

  • Architecture
  • Animal Management, Vet Nursing
  • ICT and Digital Technologies 
  • Hairdressing and Barbering 
  • Hospitality, Travel and Tourism 
  • Massage Therapy Location 
  • Early Childhood 
  • New Zealand Broadcasting School
  • National Academy of Singing and Dramatic Art - NASDA

5:00pm

  • Interior Design
  • Lab Science
  • Beauty Therapy
  • Cookery and Bakery
  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages - CELTA
  • The Woolston campus is where Trades programmes are delivered
  • This campus is located on Ensors Road in Woolston. Free parking is available off Sullivan Avenue.
  • Open Day activities are located in Ōpāwaho, VF Block (signage on campus will guide you there).
  • At the Woolston campus you can talk to tutors about all Trades subjects and find out about student services. Campus tours will be available on demand between 3pm and 6pm.
  • Manawa is where our nursing, midwifery and medical imaging programmes are delivered.
  • This campus is located on Antigua Street near the hospital. Parking is very limited; we recommend you either walk, bus, bike or Uber there, or park at our City campus and catch our free shuttle to Manawa (please allow plenty of time before your information session).
  • Please note: due to student assessments on-site between 3pm and 6pm, Manawa campus tours aren’t available

Manawa campus information sessions

Meet on the ground floor, listen for the announcement about your session and we’ll guide you to the session venue.

4:00pm

  • Pre-Health

4:30pm

  • Nursing 
  • Midwifery

5:00pm

  • Medical Imaging
  • This campus is located on Arthur Street, Timaru.
  • Open Day activities are located in Starz Restaurant, TA Block (signage on campus will guide you there).
  • At the Timaru campus you can: find out about all subjects and student services, talk to tutors and take a campus tour (on demand).
Four locations:

City campus, Madras Street

Woolston campus, Ensors Road

Manawa campus, Antigua Street

Timaru campus, Arthur Street