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Nelson Campus

24 October 2023

UC's Nelson Campus offers Teacher Education programmes so you can study locally and be part of school communities at the top of the South Island.


The UC Nelson Campus offers the Ako: Bachelor of Teaching and Learning (Primary) degree. This three-year degree prepares you for a teaching career working with tamariki in primary, intermediate, middle and area schools.


Flexible delivery

The Ako: Bachelor of Teaching and Learning is offered by a mix of on-campus and distance learning options

  • You will have face-to-face classes for two days a week during term time, and also use online materials to support your learning.
  • Professional practice is undertaken at local schools, with which UC has strong links.
  • Our small and supportive classes are delivered by lecturers who are committed to your learning and development - and who get to know you.


Study locally

UC's Nelson Campus is situated at 145 Collingwood Street. Our students come from the top of the South Island, including Richmond, Tasman, Motueka, Golden Bay and Marlborough. 

While enjoying the benefits of studying at UC, Nelson students also have access to all of NMIT’s facilities, including the cafeteria in the Student Centre, the Library Learning Centre and computer facilities such as the Fishbowl Computer Suite on the ground floor of the library.

The UC Nelson Campus gives easy access to the beautiful Nelson region. It is located in the student area of the city, within walking distance of the CBD, cafes, art gallery and parks. Nelson is a small, friendly city with easily accessible services and offers a unique place to study while enjoying a special lifestyle. Nelson is a city for the arts and outdoor experiences.

The Nelson region is a favourite location for New Zealanders and overseas tourists alike. It offers beaches, easy access to the outdoors, cafes and a thriving arts community.

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