Discovery Day

UC’s Year 12 Discovery Day, held on Tuesday, had an impressive turn out and  received positive feedback from high school students and their schools.

Almost 1000 year 12s from around Canterbury attended the event, designed to give high school students the chance to experience what university is really like – from picking a timetable and going to lectures, to finding a well-priced lunch.

UC’s Colleges hosted a variety of engaging lectures, with topics including ‘Why do some Aussies laugh when Kiwis say ‘fush and chups’?’ and ‘Killer robots and our future’!

This event will make a big difference in our recruitment pipeline with year 12 students being exposed to the university at an early stage of their decision making process. It will also help us to continue increasing our numbers from the local market.

Thank you to each and every staff member that helped with the event. From the academics who hosted lectures, to the staff who set up the day – your involvement in events like this is hugely appreciated.

Denise Hall, Manager – Future Students

Lecture theatres were packed with high school students.
Lecture theatres were packed with high school students.
Colleges hosted a range of engaging lectures, which were well-attended.
Colleges hosted a range of engaging lectures, which were well-attended.
High school students with their Discovery Day bags.
High school students with their Discovery Day bags.
Students getting ready to head on a campus tour.
Students getting ready to head on a campus tour.
High school students were hosted by UC students for campus tours.
High school students were hosted by UC students for campus tours.