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Make sure your degree is right for you with course advice

Course advice and planning is available throughout your study, year round and as many times as you need!

Course advice is about ensuring your course of study is right for you and your goals. This is an opportunity to discuss your choices with the experts to ensure:

  • You will complete your qualification in a timely manner
  • Your course fits with your aspirations
  • Your course will get you where you want to go

What can I study?

With so many possibilities to choose from it can be challenging deciding which subject to study, or what qualification will be best to help you achieve your goals.

In the Planning your study at Otago section there are some tools to help you narrow down your choices, a step-by-step plan for your first year, some advice on ways to structure your programme, plus a section with commonly used terminology.

Planning your study at Otago

How can course advice help me?

Course advice is about ensuring your course of study is right for you and your goals, and is an opportunity to discuss your choices with the experts.

They can ensure your course of study is setting you up to complete your qualification in a timely manner. They can make sure it fits with your aspirations, and will get you where you want to go.

It’s also an opportunity to find out about other services that are available at the University to allow you to finish your qualification with the skills, knowledge and confidence to tackle life’s challenges beyond University.

Course advice is available throughout the year, and at any time during your studies.

Getting course advice is as easy as making an appointment.

It’s your life
Your course
Your responsibility

Who can I talk to about planning my course?

First-year and current students

Our friendly and experienced Student Advisers at Student Development listen and give advice on what matters to you, including

  • Course advice and planning
  • Connecting you with wider support services and opportunities

Talk to us if you’re:

  • Unsure you’re doing the right course
  • Considering a change
  • Or, simply want to check-in

Available throughout your study, year round and as many times as you need!

Future students

The Schools’ Liaison Office provide a link between the University and students coming from secondary school. Liaison staff visit secondary schools during:

  • Terms 1 and 2: to talk about the opportunities for living and learning at Otago
  • Terms 3 and 4: to help plan your studies.