Christ's College CareerWise
All Years 11–13 boys – along with parents – are urged to subscribe to the College CareerWise site. Regular posts focus on news and events. Click here to subscribe.
University of Otago information (other universities will be similar)
- November – Apply for ‘free fees’ on the website
- November – Boys need to sit external exams, regardless of credits already gained
- 10 December – Deadline to submit subjects for 2023 study
- 1 February 2023 (approx) – Further accommodation payment, $4000–$8000
- 10 February 2023 – Tuition fees required
School Leavers’ Tool Kit
For information on financial support for tertiary education, moving out of home, taking care of myself and others or getting a job, click here.
StudyLink – student loans and allowances
If boys intend to apply for a student loan or allowance, they need to register and apply online through StudyLink. As this process can take time, it is best to get under way sooner rather than later.
Check out the NCEA resources to help attain the best grades and prepare for upcoming internals and externals – resources for NCEA.
MoneyHub has published a new guide to help students attending the University of Auckland or University of Otago, who plan to study Health Sciences/Biomed. Click here.
Student Jobs Guide
For those looking for a summer job, MoneyHub has produced a comprehensive Student Jobs Guide, with tips on how to make an application and where to look for work. For more information, go to MoneyHub.
Mainfreight – Summer Work Experience Programme
Mainfreight offers a paid Summer Work Experience Programme for people seeking practical skills and opportunities. This can lead to a new career and may suit those studying Supply Chain Management, Logistics, Mathematics or Statistics. For more information, go to the Mainfreight website to apply.
Mainfreight Careers NZ
Mainfreight School Leavers
Mainfreight Join Our Team (application page)
University of Melbourne
Requirements for those considering tertiary study in Melbourne: Level 3 English, and, for those wanting to study either Biomedicine, or Science or Commerce, you must take Mathematics Calculus at Level 3. The university does not accept other English-rich subjects from Level 3.
Architecture – Bachelor of Design (major in architecture)
Law – Any undergraduate degree, leading to Juris Doctor (three years)
Medicine – Any undergraduate degree, leading to Doctor of Medicine (four years)
College Diploma Year 11
College will hold a six-day, career-focused programme for Year 11 students in the last two weeks of Term 4. It will include visits to Lincoln University, Ara, and UC, along with industry site visits and guest speakers at College. It is a great way to end their 2022 Diploma programme, in readiness for Year 12.
University study – having a Plan B
As boys leave College, they are generally confident about their study or career decisions. However, some may opt to change direction during their study. For example, we recommend that students who enrol in Health Sciences First Year have an alternative plan in place in case they do not get into their preferred degree programme.
It is not uncommon for students enrolling in Engineering (Computer Engineering) and changing to a BSc (Computer Science).
St George’s University School of Medicine – UK and Grenada
In Term 3, we had a visit from a representative of St George’s University School of Medicine. Following on from that, some boys registered for an online presentation during the recent holidays. Years 11–12 boys showed some interest.
Below is an email I have received from St George’s University School of Medicine:
For those students who are still undecided or who would like a guaranteed study path leading to an MD in medicine and an international career, (or a back-up plan), St George's School of Medicine is another option.
"An interview with a St George’s graduate surgeon
We recently held an online presentation with Dr Austin Enright, a SGU graduate and surgeon who is working in Hawke's Bay. He gave a very thorough and honest overview of his experience. This covered his time spent studying at both SGU campuses – UK and Grenada – and his clinical rotations in the final two years in New York, the UK and Canada. He also discussed his career path and what his typical working week looked like as a doctor practising in New Zealand. His presentation would be interesting for all students considering medicine, no matter where they end up studying. Please note that his slide presentation starts about four minutes in and it will be good to watch this on a computer screen to have a good view.”
You can check out the presentation here.