Category: University

Waikato University

The University of Waikato

The University has expanded their liaison team and now have a Future Student Adviser based in Christchurch. She is Victoria Gimblett. She looks after the Canterbury, Nelson and Marlborough regions. For any help or advice Victoria can be contacted on 027 280 1062

University of Melbourne

University of Melbourne – December 2019

There is information here for those who missed the Information Day, along with Transition to Melbourne, Accommodation and Scholarships.

CLICK HERE to read the current newsletter.


Lincoln University – Prince Charles visit

Lincoln University was privileged to welcome His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales to campus today, where he gave a powerful keynote address on the state of the global environment.

CLICK HERE for parts of the Prince’s speech


Missed out on UE? Helpful information from the University of Otago

Information for students who have not achieved University Entrance (UE) 2019/2020


Important Note: The University of Otago requires confirmation from NZQA that you have UE by Friday, 14 February 2020. So, if you have to complete any extra standards, make sure that you speak with your school’s NZQA liaison person to get your results recorded on the NZQA site prior to the date above.

Here are some suggested routes for you:


Complete the NCEA credits you require to gain entrance.


·         Your school is always your first port of call. They may allow you to complete the necessary credits.


·         Hagley Community College in Christchurch offers a Catch-up College to assist you to gain the credits you need for UE. The College will open mid-January. Phone: 03 379 3090, email:,


·         Logan Park High School in Dunedin is offering a distance NCEA Summer School to assist you to gain the credits you need for UE. Phone: 03 477-3586, email: or visit:


·         Te Kura (the Correspondence School) will also be operating a Summer School. Phone: 0800 659988 or email: Further information can be found under Summer School on the Te Kura website including enrolment processes and available standards by subject.

·          Te Kura Summer School key dates 2019/2020:

o    18 November: Te Kura team available to take any Summer School enrolment queries

o    25 November: Enrolments open

o    19 December: Summer School starts

o    5 February: Summer School enrolments close

o    12 February: Final work submitted for credits to count for 2019 Record of Achievement


1.       Complete an accepted Certificate in University Preparation (CUP) course, usually one semester.  Offered at some universities.  Currently Otago does not offer a CUP course.


2.       Complete University Entrance by returning to school. Then apply for University either in semester two or the following year.


3.       Complete Otago’s Foundation Year if you are eligible.  Phone: 03 479 5717 or see:


4.       Study at a Polytechnic, (normally one semester of successful full-time academic study at NQF Level 5 or above) and gain good grades.  Then apply for Discretionary Entrance. See:


Reconsideration of NCEA Results

If you believe any of your Level 3 grades are incorrect apply for reconsideration as soon as possible.  NZQA will reconsider Level 3 work quickly.

If you have accommodation in a Residential College

Contact the Accommodation Centre immediately as rooms are reserved for students with U.E.  You will be placed on the waiting list until you have achieved U.E. Email: or call: 03 479 5100.


If you wish to discuss your situation contact your Otago Schools’ Liaison Officer.  See:


NB: gaining the minimum UE qualification may not be sufficient for entry to Otago. For details of Otago’s Enrolment Pathways see:

Lincoln Update

University Newsletters 2020

Throughout the year we will post newsletters from the universities that forward us information.

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