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Ara institute of Canterbury
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Ara institute of Canterbury

Christchurch , New Zealand
Christchurch , New Zealand
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Ara institute of Canterbury
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Ara institute of Canterbury

Overview:

  • Significant Milestones:

    • Established in 1970 as Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology
    • Renamed Ara Institute of Canterbury in 2016
    • Celebrated 50th anniversary in 2020
  • Notable Achievements:

    • Ranked among the top 10 polytechnics in New Zealand (Tertiary Education Commission, 2022)
    • Awarded the Prime Minister's Vocational Excellence Award in 2019
    • Recognized for its innovative teaching and learning practices

Student Life:

  • Extracurricular Activities:

    • Student clubs and societies (e.g., Ara Student Association, International Student Club)
    • Cultural events and performances
    • Volunteering opportunities
  • Sports Teams:

    • Ara Sports Academy
    • Teams in various sports, including basketball, football, netball, and rugby
  • Student Support Services:

    • Academic support (e.g., tutoring, writing center)
    • Counseling and mental health services
    • Disability support
    • International student support
  • Campus Facilities:

    • Modern classrooms and laboratories
    • Library and learning commons
    • Student lounge and common areas
    • Cafeteria and food outlets

Academics:

  • Academic Resources:

    • Extensive library collection
    • Online learning resources
    • Research and innovation center
  • Faculty:

    • Experienced and qualified faculty with industry expertise
  • Teaching Methodologies:

    • Blended learning (combination of online and face-to-face instruction)
    • Project-based learning
    • Work-integrated learning
  • Academic Support Services:

    • Academic advising
    • Tutoring and writing support
    • Disability support
  • Unique Academic Programs or Initiatives:

    • Ara Pathways program (bridging programs for students with non-traditional qualifications)
    • Industry-aligned programs (e.g., Bachelor of Engineering Technology in Construction)

Top Reasons to Study Here:

    Reputation:

    Ranked among the top polytechnics in New Zealand

    Industry Connections:

    Strong partnerships with industry leaders

    Specialized Facilities:

    State-of-the-art facilities for engineering, construction, and health sciences

    Notable Alumni:

    Graduates have gone on to successful careers in various industries

    Affordable Education:

    Competitive tuition fees and scholarship opportunities

Services:

    Counseling:

    Confidential counseling and support services

    Health:

    On-campus health clinic

    Housing:

    Assistance with finding off-campus accommodation

    Library Resources:

    Extensive collection of books, journals, and online resources

    Technology Support:

    IT support and access to computer labs

    Career Development:

    Career counseling, resume writing, and job search assistance
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