Rā Tōmene | Open Day timetable

Discover your degree and study options



Videos can be viewed on demand at anytime throughout the day. Live Q&A with subject experts will be available at the advertised time. Outside of these times, you can still chat to staff at the Info HUb.



  • Uni101 (Introduction to the University)



  • Uni101 (Introduction to the University)









  • Life in Ōtautahi Christchurch
  • Uni101 (Introduction to the University)






  • International Students - enrol stress free @ UC




  • Engineering - What You Need to Know


  • Uni101 (Introduction to the University)


  • Uni101 (Introduction to the University)

*Repeat sessions

Specific course and subject information sessions run throughout the day. These run for either 25 or 55 minutes and include:

  • What each subject is about
  • What skills you will gain
  • How it is taught
  • Where our graduates have been employed and what jobs and activities our graduates do
  • An opportunity for Q & A

More information on tours can be found here.

Information on College Information Sessions.

Services and Support Sessions

UC is committed to providing a wide range of services to enable students to develop their full potential and to reach their education goals. Find out what services are available, ask questions and pick up information at the College Info Hubs.

UCSA Life outside of lectures

12pm and 3pm

Hear from students first-hand about the clubs, events eateries, facilities and services on campus and why we are regarded as the most vibrant and engaged student body in the country.

Uni 101 (Introduction to University)

9am, 9.30am, 1pm, 1.30pm, 4pm, 4.30pm

With so many options to choose from and different terminology used it’s not surprising that university can seem like a big leap from high school. In this session the Liaison team will cover Uni admin such as key terminology, degree structures, support that is available to you and how and when to apply. Some advice from current first year students will also be given on ways to settle in and make the most of your time at UC.

Parents and Whānau


The move from secondary school, or the workplace, to university is a major step. For school-leavers this change represents the start of adult life and comes with a sense of increased independence and responsibility. Similarly, switching from work to study can be a significant adjustment for adults, their partners, and whānau.

As parent or whānau you want the best for your family member, including a quality education that prepares them for whatever they choose to do in the future. You also want them to have the freedom to discover new things, make smart choices, and to be well supported. At UC we want the same thing. Our priority is to provide a safe and inclusive learning environment for all our students.

Join this session to hear about UC’s inclusive learning environment and the extensive support services available to our students.

Prepare with Purpose: Pathways for Year 11 & 12


This session will explore the question “Is University the right option for me? If so, how do I prepare for it?” The liaison team will cover the key things you need to do to make sure you gain entry into UC and the courses you need, understand the different options available for you to explore and highlight the importance of, and ways to link in with UC as early as possible.

UC Māori


Nau mai, tauti mai ki Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha!

UC Māori offers support, advice and guidance for all ākonga Māori studying at Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury (UC).  Lead by the whānau at Te Waka Pākākāno | Office of the Assistant Vice-Chancellor Māori, Pacific and Equity, our initiatives focus on supporting ākonga Māori to succeed academically, while encouraging personal growth and connection to Māori community and culture.

Life in Ōtautahi Christchurch


Ōtautahi Christchurch is a bustling urban centre and a basecamp for exploring the incredibly diverse Waitaha Canterbury region. Find out what makes Ōtautahi Christchurch NZ’s most exciting place to live.

How to student when you are over 25: Student Success stories


This session is tailored to students aged 25 and over. Current and graduated adult students will share significant insights from their experiences of studying at UC. Their stories include information about the services on campus, particularly the specific support offered through the Academic Skills Centre, Library, Māori, Pacific and Equity, Student Care, and mentoring. As you learn about the services you will also hear tips on how to succeed at UC. There will be an opportunity to talk with staff and students, and ask specific questions.

International Students - enrol stress free @ UC


This session is designed for International students. Hear from current students about their experiences, and find out what you need to enrol stress free @ UC for 2022.