On Thursday 12 July we welcomed thousands of prospective students, their families and whānau onto campus for UC Open Day | Rā Tōmene. They got the opportunity to learn more about study options, tour the campus, and get a glimpse of our state-of-the-art new facilities and a taste of the UC student experience.
The stunning Christchurch winter day brought over 4200 visitors to campus compared to 3693 visitors last year. On the trails we gave out 550 hot chocolates and 2000 packs of mini donuts.
The University is experiencing a post-quake resurgence in enrolment numbers this year as school-leavers from around Aotearoa New Zealand are coming to UC for tertiary study. Enrolment numbers were up 7% across the board in 2018 and it is hoped we will see a similar trend in 2019 which Open Day | Rā Tōmene is a direct contributor to this success.
This event takes months of planning and involves hundreds of staff and students to show UC at its best. We definitely did that today, and I thank everyone who has worked tirelessly to put this event together, and the staff and student volunteers who provided a friendly face for our visitors today.
It would be great to hear what you thought of Open Day | Rā Tōmene and how you think it can be made bigger and better in future. Please fill in the survey here>
Dr Rod Carr
Vice-Chancellor | Tumu Whakarae