The University of Canterbury and Lincoln University are working in partnership to bring Children’s University to young people across the Canterbury region.
The aim of Children’s University is to bring high quality educational experiences to children in partnership with their schools, communities, and local Universities. All activities are experiential, and take place outside of school time. Uniquely, activities are linked to a University degree.
While not a ‘recruitment’ tool, one of the principles underlying Children’s University is that children need to know what exists to know what they can aspire to achieve.
Children’s University works with local learning destinations such as libraries, museums, and even sports groups so children can achieve agreed learning outcomes. An important part of the program is to bring the children onto campus to participate in learning activities.