Upcoming Events

Week of Engineering 2018

Local engineering industries are opening up their doors from 13-17th August to provide an exciting and interesting programme about the world of work in engineering for senior students. Take a group or a class of students along to one or more event for them to see, hear about and experience engineering in the real world.
Please note we would like a teacher, careers advisor/DP etc staff member to go along with the group of students please. We are not after single student bookings please as this was problematic last year. Bring a car or mini van load of students with a staff member.

We still have openings at these industries listed in the table below, plus more. Make your bookings here
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Navico-Rosedale, Nth Shore: electronics/software in the fishing industry
Trimble-Avondale: electronics/software for big vehicle industry

Vodafone-Takapuna: Software engineering
Lautrec -Takapuna: Civil/structural engineering
Riley-Takapuna: Civil engineering
Aurecon-New Market: a mixture of engineering disciplines ie civil, environmental, etc who work on big infrastructure projects.
Calibre-Ellerslie: a mixture of engineering discipline ie civil, environmental etc working on big infrastructure projects

Trimble: electronics/software
Serato: software in the music industry
Orion Health: Software eng for the health industry
Opus-Westhaven: a mixture of engineering discipline ie civil, environmental etc working on big infrastructure projects

KGA-Northshore: Geotechnical engineering
Calibre-Ellerslie: a mixture of engineering discipline ie civil, environmental etc
Navy-Devonport: Students will be on a ship to see the engineering

KGA-Northshore: Geotechnical engineering
Stretch Sense: Software eng for wearable health. 27 spots
Trimble-Avondale: electronics/softwar

Ngā mihi / regards
Gay Watson
Week of Engineering: Schools & Industry Liaison

Watercare site Rosedale https://www.eventbrite.co.nz/e/watercare-school-programme-tickets-35801889415 Monday, Tuesday , Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Riley Consultants, Takapuna https://www.eventbrite.co.nz/e/riley-school-programme-tickets-35801162240 Wednesday

Chester Consultants, Birkenhead https://www.eventbrite.co.nz/e/chesters-school-programme-tickets-35800529347 Friday

Alison Lawrie
Futureintech Facilitator / Team Leader



You will be aware that Study at Victoria Open Day, Victoria University’s main open day for prospective students is on Friday 1st September. We are delighted to invite you and your senior students, as well as their parents, caregivers and whānau to this important event.

Study at Victoria Open Day is an informative and fun day for any student who is considering attending Victoria University of Wellington. The programme includes:

• over sixty 45 minute subject information sessions

• expo displays from our faculties, schools and student services

• tours of our campuses and halls of residence

• opportunities to talk with current students and staff

• special information sessions for parents

• the Hunter Lounge Club Zone where you can check out ‘the other side of study’

• Information about our new Bachelor of Health

In addition, we will run a brief update session for Careers Advisers so that you can be informed about new developments at Victoria University.

General car parking is available in our Wai-te-ata Road car park which will offer free parking for the day. Unfortunately, as there is no parking available on campus for coaches, they need to park in the designated coach parking areas of Wellington City Council.

Please find a link to the registration (please complete form by Friday 4th August)


In early August we will send the programme booklets directly to all students on our database, as well as sending a few for you. Please feel free to order more programme booklets, as we know that there are students interested in attending the open day who are not yet on our database. Further details will be available on our website in due course. We will also send posters to promote the event to your school at this time.

Any students requiring special facilities such as mobility parking, note-takers or NZ Sign Language Interpreters for the day can request these on the special facilities section of the registration form.

We look forward to hearing from you by Friday 4 August. In the meantime, please feel free to contact me if you have any queries.


Kind regards,


Debra Schultz

Administration Manager

Student Recruitment and Orientation


Information Evening
Our Auckland Central Information Evening is coming up on Tuesday 4th July at the Ellerslie Event Centre.
We will be bringing an academic from each of our faculties to both of these events. There will also be an early bird session for Pasifika students and special information for postgraduate students at this event.  A representative from Victoria International will be attending this event to answer any queries from international students on the night.

When:      Tuesday 4th July 
Where:     Ellerslie Event Centre, Remuera

The event will be organised as follows:
5.30pm - 6.30pm  -  Early bird session for Pasifika Students
6.30pm - 6.45pm  -  Faculty Expo and light refreshments as people arrive
6.45pm to 7.25pm - Studying and accommodation at Victoria session (Postgraduate session will run in a different room at this time)
7.30pm onwards  -  Faculty sessions

Session One:  7.30pm to 8pm

Room A  -  Bachelor of Arts and Music 
Room B  -  Architecture and Design
                       Education and Teaching

Session Two:  8.05pm to 8.30pm

Room A  -  Commerce and Tourism Management
Room B  -  Engineering and Computer Science
                      Science and Biomedical Sciences


Victoria University of Wellington

StudyLink at the Auckland careers expo
Your senior students starting tertiary study next year have a lot to think about.
That includes how to fund those studies.
StudyLink will be at this year’s careers expo and it’s a great opportunity for you and your students to talk with us about loans and allowances and how and when to apply. 
We get a lot of positive feedback from schools and students about these discussions.
If your school isn’t attending this year, do please encourage your students to go along themselves or with mum or dad.   
Hope to see you there – you can find us at stall 106

Below are some useful links to check out before you go:
Auckland career expo link -                      
Thinking about study at -                           www.studylink.govt.nz
Resources for career advisors at - www.providers.studylink.govt.nz

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