Become a teacher
As a Primary Teacher you will encourage and discover children’s lifelong potential and make a real difference to their lives. If you are energetic, creative and enjoy working with children, teaching is the right career for you.
Our Ako: Bachelor of Teaching and Learning (Primary) degree can be studied by a mix of on-campus and distance learning options through the UC Nelson Centre, based at NMIT.
Join small and supportive classes.
Undertake professional practice at local schools.
Gain a professional qualification without leaving the province.
NEW Mātauranga Māori bilingual pathway for Early Childhood and Primary Teacher Education.
Come along to our Open Evening to talk to our staff and students and explore a new career in teaching.
UC Nelson Centre Open Evening
Thursday 6 October 2022
Drop-in any time between 4:30pm – 7.00pm
Y Block, NMIT Campus 145 Collingwood Street Nelson
See you there!
NOTE: this event replaces the original open evening that was postponed from 18 August due to weather.
Introducing the incoming German Ambassador, Her Excellency Nicola Menzenbach. On Friday 7 October from 2:30-3:30pm in Logie 613.
Ambassador Menzenbach will meet with undergraduate students of German and European Union Studies, and NCRE postgraduates. You will be welcome to ask questions and engage in conversations.
You can join via Zoom
The first of The Arts Centre Chamber Series: Green Doves and Dancing Stars
Olivier Messiaen’s Harawi is a sumptuous epic for soprano and piano. The first in Messiaen’s “Tristan Trilogy”, Harawi is an ecstatic dive into Andean folk music and a surrealist, colourful exploration of love and death. It is seldom performed live in its entirety, due to the virtuosic challenges to the performers, and Wellington-based musicians Barbara Paterson and Gabriela Glapska have gleefully stepped up to this challenge. By turns earthy and sublime, delicate and volcanic, Harawi is extraordinary music theatre, showcasing two of Aotearoa’s most musically and dramatically exacting performers.
Barbara Paterson is a US-Kiwi soprano, based in Te Whanganui-A-Tara Wellington. She is a sought-after collaborator in chamber music and experimental art music and theatre, and she has extensive experience as a concert and opera singer. She sings as a soloist with Stroma, the Auckland Chamber Orchestra, Java Dance Company, the SMP Ensemble, Orchestra Wellington, NZ Opera, the Audio Foundation, the annual CANZ workshops in Nelson and for choral societies around the country. Her performance as Elle in Francis Poulenc’s La voix humaine for the 2020 NZ International Arts Festival (with pianist Gabriela Glapska) was reviewed as “magnificent” and “exemplary”.
Gabriela Glapska is a Polish pianist based in Wellington, New Zealand. She is a sought-after chamber musician, accompanist and repetiteur with a strong interest in contemporary music. Gabriela has been the resident pianist for the annual Nelson Composers Workshops since 2017 and a pianist for the 44th International Viola Congress held in Wellington in 2017. As an advocate for the performance of new compositions, she has collaborated with many award-winning composers on both solo and ensemble projects as well as with Wellington-based contemporary ensemble STROMA and the SMP Ensemble. In August 2022, she will perform at the ISCM World New Music Days festival held in Auckland and Christchurch. Gabriela currently is the rehearsal pianist for the Royal New Zealand Ballet and she has played with TrioNique since 2019. Gabriela founded Ghost Trio with violinist Monique Lapins and cellist Ken Ichinose in 2020 and they completed a national tour for Chamber Music New Zealand’s Music Up Close series in 2021. She also collaborates with soprano Barbara Paterson, New Zealand Opera (6:24 Voices of Aotearoa) and Wellington Opera (La Traviata).
There is also an option to buy a season pass to all three of the Arts Centre Chamber Series Performances: Click here