Education Policy | Post Primary | Preschool | Primary | Tertiary | Search

 


Auckland to get a taste of Wellington style

5 May 2005

Auckland to get a taste of Wellington style

Aucklanders will be hearing more about the attractions and advantages of living south of the Bombay Hills in Wellington and studying at Victoria University, New Zealand’s Capital City University.

From early June, Victoria University will have a Senior Liaison Officer from its Student Recruitment & Course Advice Team permanently based in Auckland. The additional staff member will establish and run the University’s Recruitment Centre in Auckland.

Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor David Mackay says the move is about giving Auckland secondary students greater choices as well as raising awareness of the postgraduate options Victoria has to offer to potential mature students.

“Our Student Recruitment & Course Advice Team regularly visits secondary schools in the wider Auckland region, and we have responded to increasing interest from young Aucklanders in the Victoria University experience. A permanent presence will mean we can increase our services to local schools, individual students and their families.

“Many school leavers in the Auckland region are keen to leave home and experience a taste of life outside of their home turf. Wellington is a premiere destination and Victoria is one of the nation’s leading research-led universities.”

Professor Mackay says Wellington is not only the home of Parliament, the Judiciary, Government and the diplomatic corps, but also of many of New Zealand’s leading creative, cultural, historical and scientific organisations.

“The connections Victoria’s academics and the University as a whole have with those groups give added value to qualifications as varied as politics, international relations, law, public policy and administration through to film, theatre, art history, history and science. The Capital, for example, has New Zealand’s highest concentration of scientists.”

Professor Mackay says Victoria and Wellington offer lifestyle, choice and a high-energy environment for a student who was considering studying away from Auckland.

“Wellington is a compact city that is easy to get around with recreational, sporting, social and cultural options that are some of the best in the country. Victoria also oversees more than 2,000 beds for students wanting to live in Halls of Residence as well as providing a full range of support services including counselling, medical and student learning support. Our message to Auckland students considering leaving home is clear: Absolutely, Positively Wellington.”

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

NZ On Air TV Funding: More Comedy Comes Out Of The Shadows

Paranormal Event Response Unit is a series conceived by Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi as a TV spin-off from their highly acclaimed feature film What We Do In The Shadows. More>>

ALSO:

Mars News: Winners Announced For The 2016 Apra Silver Scroll Awards

Wellington singer-songwriter and internationally acclaimed musician Thomas Oliver has won the 2016 APRA Silver Scroll Award with his captivating love song ‘If I Move To Mars’. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: Salt River Songs by Sam Hunt

Colin Hogg, a longtime comrade of Sam, writes in his Introduction that, ‘There is a lot of death in this collection of new poems by my friend Sam Hunt. It’s easier to count the poems here that don’t deal with the great destroyer than it is to point to the ones that do.’ More>>

Electronica: Restoring The World’s First Recorded Computer Music

University of Canterbury Distinguished Professor Jack Copeland and UC alumni and composer Jason Long have restored the earliest known recording of computer-generated music, created more than 65 years ago using programming techniques devised by Alan Turing. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: Almost Getting Away With Murder

The Black Widow by Lee-Anne Cartier: Lee-Anne Cartier is the sister of the Christchurch man found to have been murdered by his wife, Helen Milner, after an initial assumption by police that his death, in 2009, was suicide. More>>

Howard Davis: Triple Echo - The Malevich/Reinhardt/Hotere Nexus

Howard Davis: The current juxtaposition of works by Ralph Hotere and Ad Reinhardt at Te Papa perfectly exemplifies Jean Michel Massing's preoccupation with the transmigration of imagery in a remarkable triple echo effect... More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Education
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news