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Ako: Bachelor of Teaching and Learning

23 November 2023

Here's what you need to know if you're enrolled or busy enrolling in Ako:Bachelor Teaching and Learning, Mātauranga Māori, Primary, and Early Childhood endorsements. Check out the start dates, orientation, and more.

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If you are already enrolled, either as a campus or distance student, you can log into My Timetable for timetables (including OSI), live information and room numbers.

 

2024 Year One start dates, OSI and orientation

 

All endorsements - On-campus

  • Thursday 15 February, you begin your on-campus course with a compulsory Orientation. This includes an introduction to UC and the Faculty of Education, an introduction to tertiary study and course work. You will also meet other students and staff.
  • On your first on-campus day, Thursday 15 February, meet on Ilam campus at 12:30am in the A-block foyer, for a Mihi Whakatau. Information about Mihi whakatau, including appropriate attire, can be found on the our website.
  • Your regular timetabled courses begin on Monday 19 February. Your online timetable will provide confirmed times required for attendance.
  • Part-time students must attend all their scheduled classes and also this compulsory orientation event.

 

All endorsements - Distance

  • Your programme begins on Monday 12 February - Friday 16 February, with a compulsory OSI. This includes an introduction to UC and the Faculty of Education, an introduction to tertiary study, a compulsory workshop on the Treaty of Waitangi and course work. You will also meet other students and staff. Your online timetable will provide confirmed times required for attendance.
  • On your first day, Monday 12 February, meet on Ilam campus at C block lecture theatres at 8:30am, to register 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 our website.
  • The last activity is scheduled to finish on Friday 17th February by 5pm for distance students. 
  • Part-time students must attend all their scheduled classes but can attend extra orientation activities offered at UC in their free time.
  • Please note: Travel and accommodation costs associated with your OSIs are not included in your course fees. You need to set funds aside to cover these yourself.

 

Nelson campus students

  • Your programme begins Monday 12 February with a compulsory Orientation to the University of Canterbury, our Faculty of Education and the Nelson programme. This includes an introduction to teaching and tertiary study and course work. 
  • On your first day, Monday 12 February, please assemble along with your fellow students at FM Block, 145 Collingwood St at 9:30am The orientation programme will include a Mihi whakatau (welcome ceremony) to the Nelson Centre. Information about Mihi whakatau, including appropriate attire, can be found on our website.
  • In early February, you will receive a letter from the Nelson Coordinator with more detailed information about your orientation programme, and the structure of your weekly programme throughout the year.

    Nelson: Selected courses in years 1, 2 & 3 will have face-to-face workshops with UC lecturers at a time to suit the regional timetables
  • Find out more about the Nelson Centre.

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Rotorua Initial Teacher Education Hapori

  • Please note, there is no formal campus in Rotorua and as such, we will be in touch with eligible students to confirm they wish to be involved in this group.
  • The Year 1 programme begins with an Orientation in the week of 19th February, day and time TBC. This includes an orientation to the University of Canterbury, its Faculty of Education and the Rotorua programme as well as an introduction to tertiary study.
  • By mid-January, you will receive a letter from your kaihautū Des Breeze with more detailed information about your orientation programme.
  • Find out more about the Rotorua Initial Teacher Education (ITE) Hapori

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