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Discovery Day

Te Rā Tūhura

07 February 2024

UC has a special Te Rā Tūhura | Discovery Day for Year 12 students who are thinking of studying with us. This event brings students and teachers from Canterbury to our campus to enjoy the opportunity to explore our university. Check it out.

Discovery Day Stamp

Te Rā Tūhura | Discovery Day brings Tau (year) 12 students and teachers from the Christchurch and Canterbury region onto campus to enjoy the opportunity to explore university.

Te Rā Tūhura is your chance to embrace a fun and inspiring experience to explore UC subject choices, discover career pathways, and understand the importance of tau 12 for future opportunities.

You will get to choose your own timetable, attend short lectures, enjoy lunch with a group of new mates and explore all the opportunities at UC.

  • Take part in lectures of your choice and see how your school subjects relate to university
  • Discover the differences between school and university
  • Learn why university study is valuable
  • Explore the support services UC provides
  • Find out what’s on offer to UC students.
Events, open days, tours and visits to campus

There are a variety of opportunities throughout the year to visit our campus or talk to our Future Students team. Find out more about campus tours.

More information

Future Students Team
Student Services Centre
University of Canterbury
Christchurch 8140
New Zealand

Freephone 0800 VARSITY (827 748)

Discovery Day 2023 Map A3

Download (application/pdf, 1 MB)
Recap on your day - Watch the session recordings here! 

Do you see yourself as a social justice advocate?

Fast fashion to fast trash: the environmental impact of clothing waste

Motion in Action: Discovering the World

Can skateboarding save childern from sport?

How will Chemical Engineers save the world?

Counting everything: Spilling the beans and dispelling a myth

The value of (a statistical) life

Killer Robots and Killer Hackers

Global Climate Change: electrifying hope

Data science forecasting our future

Medicinal chemistry and drug discovery 

The secret lives of trees

It's alive! It's alive!

The truth about fake news

UC Pasifika

UC Māori

The Oscar for best picture

Ngāti Nāiannei: Māori in the 21st century

Data driven: How Technology is Revolutionizing Health and Criminology

A taste of political Science and International Relations

Speech-language Therapy: The importance for human connection

From text messages to hieroglyphs: Classical Studies in the 21st century

Explore and preserve our changing planet: Volcanoes and more

Inspiring young minds through play 

Young Leaders will navigate our Waka to new horizons

Law is all around us

Discover China with the Confucious Institute

Solving big problems through biochemistry

Towards Sustainable Futures

Covid world explained

Why so serious? Media and Mental Health

A day in the life of an impact biologist


Moving forward, rolling back: how shifts in transport can shift climate change

Why music?

Exciting Electrons! Energy and Entertainment 

Time for a health check!

How can civil engineers help Aotearoa achieve its 2050 net-zero goal?

What if nutrition could treat mental illness?

Adventures of chocolate

The F-word: How to scientifically mix stuff! 
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