Open day timetable

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
  Central Lecture Theatres North Arts Lecture Theatres Ernest Rutherford Engineering Core
   C1  C2  C3  A1  A2  A3  ER140  E5  E6  E7 E8
9am Uni 101
(Introduction to University)*
Uni 101
(Introduction to University)*
GeologyGeography and Antarctic Studies Bachelor of Arts* (overview and internships) Bachelor of Commerce*     Computer Science and Software Engineering   Chemical and Process Engineering*  
10am Law* Accommodation* Physics and Astronomy* History, Art History, Classics and Digital Humanities
Health Science* Education in the Bachelor of Arts Mechatronics Engineering*   Product 
Civil and Natural Resources Engineering*
11am Criminal Justice* 11am Fees and Scholarships*
11.30am Fees and Scholarships*
Pathways for Year 12 students Philosophy, English, Cinema Studies and Cultural Studies Accounting and Taxation
Childhood Teacher Education


Parents and Whānau session*   Mathematics, Statistics, Data Science and Financial Engineering* Mechanical Engineering*
12pm Psychology, Speech and Language Pathology Life outside of lectures* Accommodation* Bachelor of Fine Arts Information Systems Sports Coaching and Physical Education* Bachelor of Communication** and Media/Communication in the Bachelor of Arts   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
Secondary Teacher Education Bachelor of Music and Music in the Bachelor of Arts   Mathematics, Statistics, Data Science and Financial Engineering* Chemical and Process Engineering* Mechatronics Engineering*
2pm Criminal Justice* What can I do with a degree from UC? Chemistry and Biochemistry  Anthropology, Human Services, Linguistics, Sociology Management and International Business Sports Coaching and Physical Education* Bachelor of Social Work Parents and Whānau session*   Computer Science and Software Engineering* Civil and Natural Resources Engineering*
3pm Accommodation* 3pm Fees and Scholarships* 3.30pm Fees and Scholarships* Environmental Science Political Science and International Relations, EU Studies, Languages^ Marketing and Strategy and Entrepreneurship Primary
Teacher Education
Māori and Indigenous Studies and Te Reo Māori       Mechanical Engineering*
4pm Uni 101
(Introduction to University)*
Life outside of lectures* Physics and Astronomy*   Bachelor of Commerce* Health Science*
  Electrical and Computer Engineering   Product 

* indicates a session or tour that is repeated.

Languages include Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Russain, Spanish

**Bachelor of Communication proposed for start in Febryary 2019, subject to approval


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 and Scholarships

11am and 3pm

Information regarding fees, scholarships (including how to apply for them) and 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.

Parents and Whānau

11 – 11.45am and 2 – 2.45pm

The move from secondary school to university is a major step in our lives. It represents the start of adult life and comes with a new-found sense of independence and responsibility.

As a parent, you want the best for your child. You want them to have a quality education that will prepare them for whatever they decide to do in the future. You want them to have the freedom to discover new things and make their own choices, but you also want them to be safe and supported.

At UC we want the same thing. Our priority is to provide a safe and inclusive learning environment for our students and to provide a supportive partnership for their whānau and

This session will give parents and whānau an overview of UC’s learning environment and support services available to our students.

Parents and whānau are welcome to attend information sessions during Open Day. If there is a high demand for a particular session parents and whānau will be asked to give their seat to a student. For health and safety reasons we cannot allow sitting on the floor and stairways. We appreciate your understanding and wish you an amazing day.

Pathways for Year 12 Students


What do I need to think about when selecting my subjects for year 13? Do my year 12 results matter for University Entrance (UE)? I’m thinking of going on overseas exchange for year 13, how can I get UE? This session is designed specifically for year 12 students to give an introduction to university and how it differs from high school.