The University of Waikato is hosting the Tauranga Study Options Fair on Friday March 16 at Baycourt.

This free event is an opportunity to learn about the new Tauranga city campus set to open in 2019; the study programmes being offered and the student experience that will be unique to the Bay of Plenty.

The Tauranga Study Options Fair is targeted at Year 13 students, careers advisors, teachers, parents and anyone from the wider community interested in study or curious about the University's new home in the Bay.

A special schools' programme has been devised for Year 13 students from Bay of Plenty Schools. The times for this programme are 9.30–11.30am and 12.30–2.30pm.


While parents and interested members of the public are welcome to drop into the fair at any time during the day, they may like to consider avoiding the school session timings.

The fair will begin with a presentation for schools in the theatre and students will then move through to the exhibition hall where Faculty members, along with local business leaders and industry representatives, will be present to help prospective students make real connections between qualifications and career opportunities.

Student advisers will also be on hand to provide information on study programmes and the enrolment process.

"The new campus, which the University of Waikato is leading on behalf of the Bay of Plenty Tertiary Partnership, will enhance our current range of qualifications and study options available to students in the Bay. We want to capture the attention of students, teachers and parents, as well as members of the general public looking at university study in 2019 and beyond," says senior deputy vice-chancellor Professor Alister Jones.

"As the new campus is part of the Tauranga revitalisation plan and has come about by a collaboration of funders and partners, the event will have a community focus. Local business and industry leaders have been invited to join with University staff in presenting information on qualifications and career pathways."

The University of Waikato currently offers a growing range of qualifications in the Bay - from diplomas, bachelor degrees, graduate diplomas, postgraduate diplomas, to masters and PhDs.

The details
* University of Waikato - Tauranga Study Options Fair
* Baycourt Friday March 16 from 9.30am-6.30pm