Rā Tōmene | Open Day On-Campus timetable

Discover your degree and study options



Travel the Open Day trail: Collect the info you need to get started for the day




















  • Uni101 (Introduction to the University), C1*









  • Uni101 (introduction to the University), C1*


  • Uni101 (introduction to the University), C1*

*Repeat sessions

Specific course and subject information sessions run throughout the day. These run for either 25 or 50 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

The University of Canterbury makes a significant commitment to providing a wide range of services to enable students to develop their full potential and to reach their educational goals. Find out what services are available, ask questions and pick up information at the Info Hub.

Making the most of UC - from a Careers Perspective


UC offers students a huge range of opportunites through academic programmes and extra-curricular activities to develop their employability and enhance their career development in fun and meaningful ways, with the support of a comprehensive range of services from UC Careers - the student's Career Centre.

Students, parents and whānau are invited to learn about these opportunities, services offered and how to be well positioned to be who and what you want to be in the world!

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 and 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, with you asking questions such as:

  • How is a degree structured?
  • What’s the difference between a double degree and a double major?
  • What support is available to me?

Students, parents and whānau are invited to this session given by the UC Liaison team who will answer these questions and many more.

Parents and Whānau


The move from secondary school to university is a major step in our lives. It represents the start of adult life and comes with a new-found sense of independence and responsibility. As a parent, you want the best for your child. You want them to have a quality education that will prepare them for whatever they decide to do in the future. You want them to have the freedom to discover new things and make their own choices, but you also want them to be safe and supported.

At UC we want the same thing. Our priority is to provide a safe and inclusive learning environment for our students and to provide a supportive partnership with their whānau and families.

This session will give parents and whānau an overview of UC’s learning environment and support services available to our students.

Prepare with Purpose: Pathways for Year 11 & 12


What do I need to think about when selecting my subjects for Year 13? Do my year  11 and 12 results matter for University Entrance (UE)? I’m thinking of going on overseas exchange for year 13, how can I get UE? This session is designed specifically for year 11 and 12 students to give an introduction to university and how it differs from high school.

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


The move from the workplace to university can be a major adjustment for adults, their partners and whānau. At this session a panel of current students aged 25+ will share their stories including information about UC services. You will also hear about the key services and there will be an opportunity to talk with the students and staff.

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, with Tim Loftus, General Manager of Marketing, Brand and Communications at ChristchurchNZ.