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Rainbow NZ Charitable Trust, Tertiary Scholarships

This year the RNZCT is again offering Tertiary Scholarships of $3000 each towards the first year of under-graduate tertiary study, as outlined on our website HERE. This will also show you our past winners.

We welcome applications from all LGBTI+ identifying students intending any course of study at any university, polytechnic or wananga within New Zealand.

Dean Campbell

Tertiary Scholarship Programme Manager
Rainbow New Zealand Charitable Trust

Studylink for 2022

You can’t miss it

There’s a lot to organise if you’re studying next year but there’s one thing you can’t forget. Apply for your 2022 Student Allowance or Student Loan and send us your documents by 16 December.

Can't miss it application

More than 150,000 students will be applying for student allowances and loans.

Applying before 16 December puts you in the best position to have everything sorted ready for the start of your course.

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Women in Trades – facts & stats – check out the awesome opportunities

Women in Trades

Wāhine make up only 2.6% of tradespeople in Aotearoa, but in a recent Trade Careers survey 79% of the employers said they are keen to employ wāhine.

Wondering what a career in trades might look like for you?

Meet some of the women in trades >


Did you know? 22,000 women lost their jobs due to COVID-19.

At the same time, the government’s economic response to COVID-19 has been to invest in building, construction and infrastructure. This has led to a shortage of skilled workers to meet the needs of these projects.

At the moment, only 2.6% of tradespeople are women but over 80% of the employers who took the Trade Careers survey are keen to employ women. That’s a BIG opportunity!

Even better – if you’re ready to skill up, there’s free trades training available until December 2022 via the government’s Targeted Training and Apprenticeship Fund.

Trades employers want to talk to women. Women want to talk to trades employers. But everyone is unsure about taking the first step.

Join Kura and Dave as they go on a journey to get it right for women on site.

The future is now, let’s get into it.

Over 2000 women completed the TradeCareers survey. Here’s what they wanted to know about a career in the trades:

  • How do I get a ‘foot in the door’?
  • What is a worksite is really like?
  • Which of my skills are transferable to the trades?
  • How do I find out which trade is best for me?
  • What’s the likelihood of having a good supportive boss?

Knowledge is power and wāhine who already work in the trades want you to have it. They gave us the lowdown on what it is really like.

University of Auckland online information sessions

Faculty of Arts school holiday programme for Years 11-13

Speak Up: Global Studies and Communication

Tuesday 12 October 2021, 4pm-5.30pm.

Location: Online

Join the discussion with staff and students from the Bachelor of Global Studies and Bachelor of Communication degrees and engage with the important issues that are shaping Aotearoa.


Impact Day: Co-creating a fairer Aotearoa

Saturday 16 October 2021, 10am-12.30pm

Location: Online

Engage with like-minded and innovative voices on important issues that impact Aotearoa such as poverty, social justice, environmental issues, Indigenous and women’s rights. Prepare to be inspired by our academic staff who will challenge how you think and see the world.

Register for both events here


Business School

The world of work is rapidly changing. Get future-ready and work-ready with our innovative redesigned Bachelor of Commerce. Get ready for the future of Business


International Open Week 2021

For any students who missed joining us at International Open Week 2021 last week, students will be able to register and access all the recordings at International Open Week 2021.


International Open Week 2021 – The University of Auckland

Join us online and see what life could be like for you as an international student at the University of Auckland. Explore your study options and find out how to start your story with New Zealand’s top university.


A reminder of upcoming dates and events:


Summer Start Scholarships

Applications are open for the University of Auckland Summer Start Scholarship and will close on the 29 October 2021.

For more information and to see the regulations for this scholarship please visit University of Auckland Summer Start Scholarship.


Future Science Student Webinars

Do you have students who are interested to study science but may not be sure about the subjects we offer? We hosted several live webinars where we discussed each of our subjects, you can watch the webinars here.

Plus, register for our live Q&A sessions and get all your questions answered.


Biomedical Science & General Science Q&A Session
Tuesday 12 October, 7pm – 8pm
Register here


Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Advanced Science (Hons) and Conjoint Q&A Session
Thursday 14 October, 7pm – 8pm
Register here


Science Scholar Programme

Do you have students who may be interested in the Science Scholars Programme here at the University of Auckland?

The Science Scholars Programme is a three-year extracurricular experience on top of student’s Science degree aimed at skill building for students who are passionate and enthusiastic about Science and where it can be taken in society. It involves small cohorts (compared to standard university lectures) which students will stay with throughout the three years of the programme.

You can check out our website for more in depth information or get in contact with the programme directly at


Faculty of Education and Social Work Webinars

Keen to kick-start an exciting career in the education sector? We can help you get started.

Join our informative webinars on Thursday 30 September to explore your study options in education and teaching.

You will discover what career opportunities await you in the education sector, learn about the applications and enrolment process, and more.


Change young lives: The Bachelor of Education (Teaching) Primary and Huarahi Māori

Thursday 30 September


Register here


Find out how we can help you become an exceptional teacher for our tamariki. Learn about Primary and Huarahi Māori specialisations and how practical experiences in schools and kura will set you up for your teaching career.


The Bachelor of Early Childhood Studies: a degree that makes a difference

Thursday 30 September


Register here


You might also enjoy our new videos promoting the BSportHPE featuring Sean, Beth and Karishma and a new BEd Teaching video – focused on practicum: Leah


Demand jumps for job applicants who can speak te reo Māori

There has been a big increase in demand for job applicants who speak te reo Māori, showing the language has an economic as well as cultural value, says researcher Hinerangi Curtis.

The number of job listings that identified te reo Māori as a requested skill has more than doubled across the country, to 791 for the year to July, up from 324 the year earlier.

UC graduate and Tokona Te Raki researcher Hinerangi Curtis says that many of the employers were government agencies and community organisations, although there were others outside those sectors.

It made sense that te reo Māori would be valued more, particularly when engaging with iwi, as businesses and the Government started to take responsibility as treaty partners, Curtis said.

“I do think this is a really great indicator that we are increasingly moving towards a bicultural and bilingual nation, which really excites me,” says Curtis.

Read more>

Resource: What can I do with a degree in Te Reo Māori?

Ann Sinclair Charitable Trust Scholarships

Please find attached information about the Ann Sinclair Charitable Trust, which provides scholarships for students who wish to study farming and/or agriculture at a tertiary level and are seeking financial support for their education or study-related travel and accommodation. The fund is administered by Presbyterian Support Central.

Applications open until 31 October each year

For more information, please visit:

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AUT Update 22 September 2021

Take the next step in your university journey by accessing AUT LIVE On Demand, our video library which covers our study areas and information about life at AUT. If you have more questions, you can register for AUT LIVE Q&A. This online event will answer any questions you may have after viewing our on demand video library by connecting you directly with our friendly academics and advisors.

AUT LIVE On Demand

We’re pleased to provide you with information about our study areas and life at university in one easy place. Check out our series of on demand videos that cover everything you need to know about studying with us in 2022. If you have any questions while you watch, be sure to use the text chat function with our friendly advisors.

If you’ve downloaded the AUT LIVE app, just accept the app updates in your app store and you’ll then be able to view the on demand videos. If you’d like to chat further, make sure you sign up for AUT LIVE Q&A.

Watch now

AUT LIVE Q&A – register now for 25 September

Do you still have questions about AUT study or student life? We’ve got you covered! Join us for AUT LIVE Q&A, an online event designed to support your university journey. Our student advisors and academics are ready to answer your questions.

Join us at AUT LIVE Q&A to win

Remember, once you attend on 25 September you go in the draw to win an iPhone 12 Pro!

If you have any queries our team are available to help, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

We look forward to hosting you online.


Ara course application closing dates

Some applications are closing soon and a new closing date added for Social Work.

Many of our courses at Ara do not have a specified closing date, so we always encourage students to apply early. For the programmes below, completed applications need to be submitted before the following dates.

If any of your students are having trouble with their application documents please contact your Youth & Community Development Representative or for assistance.


Performing Arts (NASDA)CLOSED

Medical Imaging: CLOSED

Midwifery: CLOSED

Nursing: 30th September

Broadcasting Communications (all specialisations): 30th September

Musculoskeletal Health: 1st October 

Social Work: Closing Date Now Added, 31st October


Animal Management: 30th October

Animal Technology: 30th October

Ara Scholarships – applications close 31st Oct

New Ara Advantage scholarships are available, and applications are open now.

Ara is proud to offer a wide range of scholarships which can save learners thousands of dollars. Some recognise academic excellence, community leadership and sporting achievements. Others are designed to help meet skills shortages in specific industries or to simply encourage individuals into tertiary education.

Our brand new Ara Advantage scholarships are divided into four categories: Equity, excellence, leadership and Māori and Pacific. More information can be found here. Ara Advantage scholarships close on the 31st of October, and the remainder of our scholarships have a wide range of closing dates.

These are cash scholarships that can be used alongside first year fees free for other study costs such as housing, childcare or required equipment.

If students meet the eligibility criteria, we encourage them to apply at the same time as applying for their programme of study.