Discover University for Yourself

Discovery Day Year 12


Date: Tuesday 11 April

Time:  9.30am to 2.30pm

Venue: The day will start in the Clyde car park. View map. Your school will provide transport to the University of Canterbury, Ilam Campus.

In 2016 over 1,000 Year 12 students and teachers from the Christchurch and Canterbury region enjoyed the opportunity to experience university life for a day. Check out the snaps of the day.

Ever wondered what it’s like to be a university student? Discovery Day is your chance to find out. Experience a real university day at UC, from picking your timetable and going to lectures, to enjoying lunch at one of our student cafés.

  • Take part in 5 lectures of your choice and see how your school subjects relate to university
  • Discover the differences between school and university
  • Learn why university study is valuable
  • Explore the UC campus with other students
  • Find out what’s on offer to UC students.

How to register

Register and pick your timetable online by Friday 24 March. You can ask your teacher or careers advisor to help you.

Please view the timetable and the session blurbs here 

You will need to select:

  • Five (5) sessions and one (1) campus tour.

Register here

Before the event, you will receive an email with your personalised timetable with the sessions you chose.

What happens on the day? Watch the video of Year 12 Discovery Day 2016.

Campus tours

Tours of the university campus and accommodation options are offered to members of the public, international visitors and schools. Find out about campus tours at UC. 

Events, open days and visits to campus

There are a variety of opportunities throughout the year to visit our campus or talk to our Liaison team. Find out more about campus tours and future student events.

More information

Liaison Office
Student Services Centre
University of Canterbury
Christchurch 8140
New Zealand

Freephone 0800 VARSITY (827 748)