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Articles with useful tips and information about studying and navigating university life.

AUT LIVE 2022 – join us for our biggest open day on 27 August

Find out why you should join us at AUT LIVE on Saturday 27 August. Discover more about your child’s university study options at our exciting open day. Register now to meet talented academics, check out world-class facilities and learn about innovative programmes at AUT.
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Money matters: costs and funding options for university study

Cost is an important factor when thinking about university study. This article gives you an idea of the costs associated with university study, and different options to help fund your child's education.
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Our AUT experience – Rita and Anna part three

Rita and Anna are mother and daughter, and we’ve been following their journey at AUT. They look back on their first year and share some advice about their university experience.
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Our AUT experience – Rita and Anna part two

Rita and Anna are mother and daughter. They are sharing their experiences of life at AUT. This is the second part of their journey during Anna’s first year of university.
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Our AUT experience – Rita and Anna part one

Rita and Anna are mother and daughter. We’ll follow their experiences of life at AUT. This is the beginning of their journey – choosing and starting university.
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Our AUT experience – Grant and Sam

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AUT staff can also be parents of AUT students. Professor Grant Schofield and his son Sam talk about their experience at AUT.
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Why is AUT a great choice for your child

From our innovative teaching to our support services, explore the reasons why AUT could be the right university for your child.
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Watch the AUT Parents' Information Evening webinar recording


Watch the recording of our Parents' Information Evening webinar to learn more about our programmes, what sets us apart, what student services we offer and find out the answers to questions at a live Q&A.
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What to do if my child doesn't get into the programme they want


Students can sometimes miss out on their first choice degree. It's not the end of the world as there may be alternative ways they can start their pathway to learning at AUT.
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Choosing high school subjects to prepare for a university future

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Subjects chosen at high school can provide your child with a foundation for future study at AUT. You can help your child to make the right choices so they can start working towards their tertiary study goals.
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Why studying a Bachelor of Business at AUT is the right choice


Studying a Bachelor of Business at AUT means the opportunity to be directly involved in the world of business by gaining real-life work experience.
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Four essential things to consider when choosing a university

Your child will benefit most from a university that offers practical, innovative programmes

World university rankings have significance, but they are one of several key things you should consider when choosing where to study in New Zealand. Read more

How do university exams and assessments work? A guide for parents

University exams and assignments work differently to high school, so it pays to understand the differences

It can take a while to get used to the way university exams and assignments are structured and assessed. Here’s a quick guide to get you up to speed.
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