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 and Information Sessions for specific student groups as part of Orientation - including programmes for new Māori, Pasifika, Chinese, international, LGBT 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
The academic preparation skills you need to succeed at AUT will be covered in your Study Smart programme.

Date and venue

City Campus
Thursday 17 July 2014, 9am - 1pm
WE Building, WE230 - 240

North Shore Campus
Friday 18 July 2014, 9am - 1pm
AC Building, AC220

South Campus
Friday 18 July 2014, 9am - 1pm
MD Building, MD210 - 211

To register your attendance

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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 two-day Tertiary Readiness Programme for all Mandarin speaking students.

The programme covers:

Day One: Delivered in Mandarin
  • 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 Mandarin speaking students
  • Meeting and interacting with student peers from the same programme
  • Hands on application of academic skills learnt in Study Smart

Day Two: Delivered in English

Essay writing and APA referencing skills covers:
  • Identifying key features of the academic writing context at AUT
  • Identifying key features of an essay
  • Applying effective strategies when analysing assignment questions
  • Understanding the purpose of referencing and applying APA referencing

Date and venue

Thursday 17 July 2014
9.30am-2.30pm
WA Building, WA220

Friday 18 July 2014
9.30am-2.30pm
WA Building, WA220

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 one-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
  • Hands on application of academic skills learnt in Study Smart
  • Student services (support available to AUT students)
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Using AUT online and the library

Date and venue

Thursday 17 July 2014
8am - 6pm
City Campus, WF Building, WF303

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
  • Hands on application of academic skills learnt in Study Smart (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

Day 1: Thursday 17 July 2014
9am – 4pm
City Campus , WB Building, WB327

Day 2: Friday 18 July 2014
9am-4pm
City Campus, WB Building, WB327

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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 10 July 2014, 9.30am - 4pm
Hikuwai Plaza, City Campus

Business and Law
Study Abroad and Student Exchange

Friday 11th July 2014, 9.30am - 4pm
Hikuwai Plaza, City Campus

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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 17 July 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

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. The content of these evening  sessions  differs from the General Tertiary Readiness Programmes (on Thursday 17 and Friday 18 July, 9am-1pm) so you may wish to attend both. 

If you are unable to attend your Getting Started and Tertiary Readiness programmes during the day, and are a part-time or mature student, you will need to attend one of 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 who will share essential tips
  • A session covering the academic skills you will need at AUT
  • Working through a self-assessment tool
  • How to succeed this semester: discussing expectations of yourself, others and the University 
  • Discussing life/study balance
  • A chance to answer any questions you may have
*Part-time students are students enrolled in only one or two papers in Semester 2, 2014.

Date and venue

City Campus
Monday 14 July 2014, 6.30pm - 8.30pm
WG404, City Campus

North Shore Campus
Tuesday 15 July 2014, 6.30pm - 8.30pm
AF124, North Shore Campus

South Campus
Wednesday 16 July 2014, 6.30pm - 8.30pm
MC108, South Campus

To register your attendance

Fill in the Registration Form

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