Open day timetable

Discover your degree options

Specific course and subject information sessions run throughout the day. These last for approximately 45 minutes and include:

  • What each subject is about
  • What skills you will gain
  • How it is taught
  • Where our graduates have been employed and what jobs and activities our graduates do
  • An opportunity for Q & A
9am Uni 101
(Introduction to University)*
Uni 101
(Introduction to University)*
GeologyGeography and Antarctic Studies Bachelor of Arts* (overview & internships)) Bachelor of Commerce*     Computer Science and Software Engineering Chemical and Process Engineering*  
10am Law* Accommodation* Physics and Astronomy Media and Communication
Education in the Bachelor of Arts Health Science*   Product 
Civil and Natural Resources Engineering*
11am Criminal Justice* Fees, Scholarships and Financial Support* Pathways for Year 12 students Art History, Cinema Studies, Classics, Cultural Studies, English, History and Philosophy Accounting and Taxation
Childhood Teacher Education
  Mathematics and Statistics* Mechanical Engineering*
12pm Psychology, Speech and Language Pathology Life outside of lectures* Accommodation* Bachelor of Fine Arts Information Systems   Physical Education and Sports Coaching* Forestry Science Electrical and Computer Engineering*  
1pm Law* Uni 101
(Introduction to University)*
Biology Bachelor of Arts* (overview & internships) Human Resource
Management and Supply Chain Management
Music Secondary Teacher Education Mathematics and Statistics Chemical and Process Engineering*  
2pm Criminal Justice* What can I do with a degree from UC? Chemistry and Biochemistry  Languages and Social Sciences Management and International Business Bachelor of Social Work Physical Education and Sports Coaching*   Computer Science and Software Engineering* Civil and Natural Resources Engineering*
3pm Accommodation* Fees, Scholarships and Financial Support* Environmental Science Political Science and International Relations Marketing and Strategy and Entrepreneurship Māori and Indigenous Studies Primary
Teacher Education
    Mechanical Engineering*
4pm Uni 101
(Introduction to University)*
Life outside of lectures*     Bachelor of Commerce*   Health Science* Electrical and Computer Engineering Product 

* indicates a session or tour that is repeated.

  • Languages and Social Sciences includes Anthropology, European and European Union Studies, Global, Cultural and Language Studies, Human Services, Linguistics and Sociology.


Services and Support Sessions

The University of Canterbury makes a significant commitment to providing a wide range of services to enable students to develop their full potential and to reach their education goals. Find out what services are available, ask questions and pick up information at the Info Hub.


10am, 12pm and 3pm

A helpful and informative overview of the accommodation options for students considering study at UC. Topics covered include a brief summary of our student villages and halls of residence, including their differences and how to apply, private renting in the area and homestay/private board.

Fees, Scholarships and Financial Support

11am and 3pm

Information regarding fees, scholarships (including how to apply for them) and StudyLink financial support for students.

Life outside of lectures

12pm and 4pm

Time and time again students come to UC because of the student life they have outside of the classroom. Come find out what our student clubs, events, cafes and services do for students and why we are always regarded as the most vibrant student body in the country.

Uni 101 (Introduction to University)

9am, 1pm and 4pm

With so many options to choose from and different terminology used it’s not surprising that university can seem like a big leap from high school, with you asking questions such as:

  • How is a degree structured?
  • What’s the difference between a double degree and a double major?
  • What support is available to me?

Students and parents are invited to this session given by the UC Liaison team who will answer these questions and many more.

What can I do with a degree from UC?


Explore nearly 70 major subjects and discover where a degree from UC can take you. Find out what skills and attributes employers seek from students and graduates, and how you can make the most of your time at UC to develop these.