International students must attend a College of Education, Health and Human Development, International Orientation on Thursday 7 February 2019. Meet in the foyer of the Rehua Building (College of Education, Health and Human Development, Office) at 9.45am. The Rehua Builing is on the Ilam campus, corner of Forestry Rd and Arts Rd. On this day, you will also complete your enrolment in person.
Your programme begins on Monday 11 February 2019 at 8am, with a compulsory one-week Orientation, finishing by 4pm on Friday 15 February. This includes an introduction to UC and the College of Education, Health and Human Development, an introduction to tertiary study, a compulsory workshop on the Treaty of Waitangi, a noho marae experience (a visit to a marae, including an overnight stay) and course work. You will also meet your fellow students and the staff. For the remainder of the week, you will be expected to attend between the hours of 8.30am to about 4.30pm each day, except on the day of the noho marae (Wednesday 13 February). During your first day on campus you will meet with the Programme Coordinator to confirm your OSI programme.
On your first day, Monday 11 February, meet in the Jack Mann Auditorium on the Dovedale campus (off Dovedale Avenue) at 8am to register and collect your name badge before you prepare for the Mihi whakatau (a formal welcome ceremony). A staff member will direct you from there. Information about Mihi whakatau, including appropriate attire, can be found on the College website.
The compulsory GradDipTchLn orientation is an important introduction to the College of Education, Health and Human Development, and being a student here. There will be opportunities to meet fellow students and staff, learn study skills and have the structure of the qualification explained. You will also start some of your courses during the orientation period.
In addition to the compulsory GradDipTchLn orientation, International students are also invited to attend a UC-wide international student welcome and orientation activities. Information can also be found at International Student Support.