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Information for Pacific secondary school students

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No matter where you live, there is always someone you can talk to about coming to study at Otago. Your school careers advisor is a good person to start with.

In addition, the University of Otago schools' liaison officers based in Auckland, Wellington and Dunedin visit secondary schools throughout the country to introduce the University to school students. They assist with course planning and application forms and are also involved in schools' career evenings. More information for prospective students

Of course the staff at the Pacific Islands Centre are also more than happy to advise you and answer any of your queries about coming to Otago.

Even before you begin your tertiary study, there are opportunities available to you as school students:

  • Dare to Succeed Programme
    Special academic mentoring programme set up in 2008 aimed at helping Queen's High School and King's High School Pacifica senior students with their studies. In 2011, Homework Centres have been set up at Otago Boys High School and Logan Park High School along with the opening of a community homework centre for students from other Dunedin schools.
  • On Campus Experience Scholarships
    For Year 13 students that want to experience life at the University of Otago.

How is my child doing at school?

The Education Review Office (ERO) has produced a series of booklets for parents and caregivers so that they can ask "the right questions" at school about your child's progress and academic needs. These booklets maybe viewed online and/or downloaded.