AUT - Tertiary Readiness Programmes

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Tertiary Readiness Programmes

AUT celebrates diversity. We recognise that our students have very different backgrounds, experiences, beliefs and needs, and that your introduction to university life needs to reflect this. That’s why we run Tertiary Readiness Programmes for specific student groups as part of Orientation - including programmes for new Māori, Pasifika, Chinese, international, LGBT, elite athlete, and part-time and mature students. They give you a starting point relevant to your background, information about key student support services and the chance to meet AUT staff and other new students.
Tertiary Readiness Programmes are in addition to your Orientation Getting Started sessions

Tertiary Readiness Programmes

Information Sessions

General Tertiary Readiness Programme

Whether you are a school leaver or an adult returning to study, this programme will help new AUT students prepare for university life and study. The workshop sessions will provide you with tools to enable you to succeed at AUT University. You will also meet your Student Advisor who can support you through your university experience.

The programme covers
  • Career decisions
  • Employment opportunities
  • Setting goals
  • Accessing student support
  • Sport events and activities
  • Student Financial Services

For the academic preparation skills you need to succeed, you are strongly encouraged to attend a StudySmart programme.

Date and venue

City Campus
Thursday 27 February 2014, 9am – 1pm
Hikuwai Plaza, City Campus

North Shore Campus
Friday 28 February 2014, 9am – 1pm
Main Cafeteria (AS building)

South Campus
Friday 28 February 2014, 9am – 1pm
Main Cafeteria (MD building)

To register your attendance

Fill in the Registration Form

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Chinese students

To equip you with the practical skills and confidence needed to successfully tackle your study at university, the AUT Chinese Centre offers a tailor-made Tertiary Readiness Programme for all Chinese speaking students.

Day 1 covers
  • Key academic expectations including AUT policies and regulations
  • Practical study methods and survival strategies for university success
  • Essential computer and library search skills including AUT online and Arion
  • Key facilities and student services at university and in the community
  • Learning support and social activities for Chinese speaking students
  • Meeting and interacting with student peers from the same programme

Day 2 covers
Essay writing and APA referencing skills:
  • Identify key features of the academic writing context at AUT
  • Identify key features of an essay
  • Apply effective strategies when analysing assignment questions
  • Understand the purpose of referencing and applying APA referencing

Date and venue

Thursday 27 and Friday 28 February 2014, 9.30am-2.30pm
WA220, City Campus

To register your attendance

Fill in the registration form

Find out more

Visit our web page for more information

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Māori students

Ngā Rā Whakaterea - the two-day Tertiary Readiness Programme for Māori students - will help prepare you for university study and give the practical and academic skills you need to succeed at University. The programme will familiarise you with the AUT campuses and give you a valuable head start on your first semester. It is also a great way to meet other students and members of staff.

The programme covers

  • Academic skills
  • Student services (support available to AUT students)
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Using AUT online and the library

Date and venue

Powhiri: Wednesday 26 February 2014, 5.15pm
Day 1: Thursday 27 February 2014, 8.30am – 4pm
Day 2: Friday 28 February 2014, 8.30am – 2pm
Ngā Wai O Horotiu Marae, City Campus

To register your attendance

Fill in the Registration Form

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Pasifika students

Starting university is an exciting time of change for new Pasifika students. As part of Orientation AUT offers the Hokule'a: Pasifika Tertiary Readiness Programme. It will help you gain the skills and confidence to succeed at AUT University and prepare you for your studies.

The programme covers
  • Academic skills for success (critical thinking and essay writing)
  • Hands on approach to writing essays
  • Services available to assist you on campus
  • Technology at AUT and AUT Uni jargon
  • Group work with other Pasifika students in your faculty
  • What does your first year look like at uni?
  • Meet Pasifika Support staff and successful Pasifika Student Leaders

Date and venue

Thursday 27 February until Saturday 1 March 2014, 9am – 4pm (you need to attend all days)
WG403, City Campus

To register your attendance

Fill in the Registration Form
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High Performance Athletes

AUT has developed an elite athlete tertiary readiness programme for high performance athletes. This programme helps high performance athletes manage the dual goals of representing in their chosen sport and achieving academic success. It is available for students enrolled in any AUT programme. It is recommended for AUT Most Valuable Person sports scholarship recipients, prime minister scholarship recipients, NZAS carded athletes and student athletes competing at a high level for their region or country.

The programme covers
  • Time management and planning while managing sports commitments
  • Academic guidelines for athletes at AUT
  • General advice on setting goals for study, sport and life balance
  • Assistance when arranging time off from studies due to sporting commitments
  • Networking opportunities with other athletes

Date and venue

Thursday 20 February 2014, 10am – 1pm
AH214, North Shore Campus

To register your attendance

Fill in the Registration Form

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International students

As an international student, you require unique information and guidance to prepare you for your time at AUT; International Orientation will provide you with this. We run sessions on academic skills, insurance, accommodation, enrolment, visas and working in New Zealand, as well as tours of the central city. You will also meet the International Student Support staff and other international students.

Design and Creative Technologies
Culture and Society
Health and Environmental Sciences
Te Ara Poutama

Thursday 20 February 2014, 9.30am
Hikuwai Plaza, City Campus

Business and Law
Study Abroad and Student Exchange

Friday 21 February 2014, 9.30am
Hikuwai Plaza, City Campus

Find out more

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Information Sessions

LGBT students

Start your semester confidently by meeting people and making friends. As part of Orientation, AUT offers the LGBT Orientation lunch for new LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) students at AUT. You can also join Out@AUT, which provides social and networking opportunities for LGBT students and friends in a comfortable and friendly environment.

Date and venue

Thursday 27 February 2014, 12.15pm-1.30pm
WG801, City Campus

To register your attendance

Fill in the Registration Form

Find out more

Visit the Out@AUT facebook page for more information

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Migrant students

This information session is designed for domestic students who were born overseas and recently immigrated to New Zealand. Settling into a new country can be daunting. It can also impact on the student learning experience. This session will help migrant students navigate the New Zealand way of life and access relevant community support networks to facilitate their successful integration into New Zealand society.

Date and venue

City Campus
Monday 3 March 2014, 12pm-1pm
WG906, City Campus

OR

North Shore Campus
Tuesday 4 March 2014, 12pm-1pm
AF125, North Shore Campus

To register your attendance

Fill in the Registration Form

Part-time and mature students*

These evening information sessions are designed for all new undergraduate students who have had a gap between school and university study. If you are unable to attend your Orientation programme during the day, you will need to attend these evening sessions.  

The evening covers
  • Meeting other mature students who are studying either part-time or full time
  • Listening to a  panel of current part-time and mature students and staff  
  • A session covering the academic skills you will need at AUT
  • A chance to answer any questions you may have 

*Part-time students are students enrolled in one or two papers in Semester 1, 2014.

Date and venue

City Campus
Monday 24 February 2014, 6.30pm
WG403, City Campus

North Shore Campus
Tuesday 25 February 2014, 6.30pm
AF114, North Shore Campus

South Campus
Wednesday 26 February 2014, 6.30pm
MC205, South Campus

To register your attendance

Fill in the Registration Form

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Last updated: 03 Feb 2014 9:01am

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