Start Dates 2017 - College of Education, Health and Human Development - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

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Start Dates 2017 -
For First Year Students Only

All other students will find their start dates at Timetables, Orientation and Course Groups

Information regarding Mihi whakatau and any course updates can be found at Timetables, Orientation and Course Groups

Bachelor of Teaching and Learning (Early Childhood)                                       

Christchurch On-campus     

  • Your programme begins on Monday 13 February 2017 at 8:30am, with a compulsory Orientation. This includes an introduction to the University of Canterbury and College of Education, Health and Human Development, an introduction to tertiary study, a compulsory workshop on the Treaty of Waitangi and course work. It also provides opportunities to meet your fellow students and staff. For the remainder of the orientation you will be expected to attend between the hours of 9:00 am to approximately 4:00 pm each day. 
  • On your first day, Monday 13 February, you will be required to be at the College of Education, Health and Human Development at 8.30 am to register and collect your name badge before you prepare for the Mihi whakatau (a formal welcome ceremony). Please assemble along with your fellow students outside the Henry Field Library on the College of Education, Health and Human Development Dovedale campus (off Dovedale Avenue). A staff member will direct you from there. Information about Mihi whakatau, including appropriate attire, can be found on the College website.
  • If you are a part-time student, you will be required to attend all scheduled classes relevant to your enrolled courses but may use your free time to attend extra orientation activities offered at UC.
  • Your timetable for these weeks will be displayed here when it is confirmed.
  • Year 1 Key Dates and On-site Intensive dates are listed here.

Christchurch - International  

  • As an international student, you are required to attend a College of Education, Health and Human Development International Orientation on Thursday 9 February 2017.  Please assemble along with your fellow international students in the foyer of the Ōrakipaoa Building (College of Education, Health and Human Development Office) on the Dovedale campus, off Dovedale Ave, at 9:45 am.  On this day, you will also complete your enrolment in person.
  • Your programme begins on Monday 13 February 2017 at 8:30am, with a compulsory Orientation. This includes an introduction to the University of Canterbury and College of Education, Health and Human Development, an introduction to tertiary study, a compulsory workshop on the Treaty of Waitangi and course work. It also provides opportunities to meet your fellow students and staff. For the remainder of the orientation you will be expected to attend between the hours of 9:00 am to approximately 4:00 pm each day. 
  • On your first day, Monday 13 February, you will be required to be at the College of Education, Health and Human Development at 8.30 am to register and collect your name badge before you prepare for the Mihi whakatau (a formal welcome ceremony). Please assemble along with your fellow students outside the Henry Field Library on the College of Education, Health and Human Development Dovedale campus (off Dovedale Avenue). A staff member will direct you from there. Information about Mihi whakatau, including appropriate attire, can be found on the College website.
  • If you are a part-time student, you will be required to attend all scheduled classes relevant to your enrolled courses but may use your free time to attend extra orientation activities offered at UC.
  • Your timetable for these weeks will be displayed here when it is confirmed.
  • Year 1 Key Dates and On-site Intensive dates are listed here.
  • The compulsory BTchLn (ECE) orientation is an important introduction to the University of Canterbury College of Education, Health and Human Development and being a student here. There will be opportunities to meet fellow students and staff, to learn study skills and to have the structure of the qualification explained. You will, in the OSI orientation period, begin some of your courses.
    In addition to the compulsory BTchLn (ECE) orientation, International students are also invited to attend an international student welcome and orientation activities. Information can also be found at International Student Support.

Christchurch Distance     

  • Your programme begins on Monday 13 February 2017 at 8:30am, with a compulsory On-site Intensive (OSI) Orientation (Monday 13 February - Friday 24 February). This includes an introduction to the University of Canterbury and College of Education, Health and Human Development, an introduction to tertiary study, a compulsory workshop on the Treaty of Waitangi and course work.  It also provides opportunities to meet your fellow students and staff. For the remainder of the OSI you will be expected to attend between the hours of 9:00 am to approximately 4:00 pm each day. 
  • On your first day, Monday 13 February, you will be required to be at the College of Education, Health and Human Development at 8.30 am to register and collect your name badge before you prepare for the Mihi whakatau (a formal welcome ceremony). Please assemble along with your fellow students outside the Henry Field Library on the College of Education, Health and Human Development Dovedale campus (off Dovedale Avenue). A staff member will direct you from there. Information about Mihi whakatau, including appropriate attire, can be found on the College website.
  • If you are a part-time student, you will be required to attend all scheduled classes relevant to your enrolled courses but may use your free time to attend extra orientation activities offered at UC.
  • Please note: Travel and accommodation costs associated with your OSIs are not included in your course fees. You need to set funds aside to cover these yourself.
  • Your timetable for these weeks will be displayed here when it is confirmed.
  • Year 1 Key Dates and On-site Intensive dates are listed here.

New Plymouth Distance (FLO)

  • Your programme begins with a compulsory three-day Curriculum Intensive Orientation from Monday 13 February to Wednesday 15 February 2017.  This includes an orientation to the University of Canterbury, its College of Education, Health and Human Development and the New Plymouth programme as well as an introduction to tertiary study and compulsory lectures.
  • On your first day, Monday 13 February, please meet at 9:15am to prepare for the Mihi whakatau (a formal welcome ceremony) in the small car park in front of B Block at Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki (WITT)Information about Mihi whakatau, including appropriate attire, can be found on the College website. During the three-day Orientation, please expect to attend daily from 9:00 am until approximately 3:00 pm each day. 
  • Following the three-day Orientation, your regular sessions will be on Wednesdays 9:00am to 12:00pm in D109. These hours may alter when there are visiting lecturers and/or support staff on campus. Your usual course timetable will be given out on the first day. Early each semester you will also be required to attend additional curriculum workshops on-site at WITT designed to support your online learning.  Details will be provided before the start of semester.

Bachelor of Teaching and Learning (Primary)         

Christchurch On-campus students

  • Your programme begins on Monday 13 February 2017 at 8:30am, with a compulsory Orientation. This includes an introduction to the University of Canterbury and College of Education, Health and Human Development, an introduction to tertiary study, a compulsory workshop on the Treaty of Waitangi and course work. It also provides opportunities to meet your fellow students and staff. For the remainder of the orientation you will be expected to attend between the hours of 9:00 am to approximately 4:00 pm each day. 
  • On your first day, Monday 13 February, you will be required to be at the College of Education, Health and Human Development at 8.30 am to register and collect your name badge before you prepare for the Mihi whakatau (a formal welcome ceremony). Please assemble along with your fellow students outside the Henry Field Library on the College of Education, Health and Human Development Dovedale campus (off Dovedale Avenue). A staff member will direct you from there. Information about Mihi whakatau, including appropriate attire, can be found on the College website.
  • If you are a part-time student, you will be required to attend all scheduled classes relevant to your enrolled courses but may use your free time to attend extra orientation activities offered at UC.
  • Your timetable for these weeks will be displayed here when it is confirmed.
  • Year 1 Key Dates and Orientation/On-site Intensive dates are listed here.

Christchurch International

  • As an international student, you are required to attend a College of Education, Health and Human Development International Orientation on Thursday 9 February 2017.  Please assemble along with your fellow international students in the foyer of the Ōrakipaoa Building (College of Education, Health and Human Development Office) on the Dovedale campus, off Dovedale Ave, at 9:45 am.  On this day, you will also complete your enrolment in person.
  • Your programme begins on Monday 13 February 2017 at 8:30am, with a compulsory Orientation. This includes an introduction to the University of Canterbury and College of Education, Health and Human Development, an introduction to tertiary study, a compulsory workshop on the Treaty of Waitangi and course work. It also provides opportunities to meet your fellow students and staff. For the remainder of the orientation you will be expected to attend between the hours of 9:00 am to approximately 4:00 pm each day. 
  • On your first day, Monday 13 February, you will be required to be at the College of Education, Health and Human Development at 8.30 am to register and collect your name badge before you prepare for the Mihi whakatau (a formal welcome ceremony). Please assemble along with your fellow students outside the Henry Field Library on the College of Education, Health and Human Development Dovedale campus (off Dovedale Avenue). A staff member will direct you from there. Information about Mihi whakatau, including appropriate attire, can be found on the College website.
  • If you are a part-time student, you will be required to attend all scheduled classes relevant to your enrolled courses but may use your free time to attend extra orientation activities offered at UC.
  • Your timetable for these weeks will be displayed here when it is confirmed.
  • Year 1 Key Dates and Orientation/On-site Intensive dates are listed here.
  • The compulsory BTchLn (Primary) orientation is an important introduction to the University of Canterbury College of Education, Health and Human Development and being a student here. There will be opportunities to meet fellow students and staff, to learn study skills and to have the structure of the qualification explained. You will, in the OSI orientation period, begin some of your courses.
    In addition to the compulsory BTchLn (Primary) orientation, International students are also invited to attend an international student welcome and orientation activities. Information can also be found at International Student Support.

Christchurch Distance students

  • Your programme begins on Monday 13 February 2017 at 8:30am, with a compulsory On-site Intensive (OSI) Orientation (Monday 13 February - Friday 24 February). This includes an introduction to the University of Canterbury and its College of Education, Health and Human Development, an introduction to tertiary study, a compulsory workshop on the Treaty of Waitangi and course work.  It also provides opportunities to meet your fellow students and staff. For the remainder of the OSI, you will be expected to attend between the hours of 9:00 am to approximately 4:00 pm each day. 
  • On your first day, Monday 13 February, you will be required to be at the College of Education, Health and Human Development at 8.30 am to register and collect your name badge before you prepare for the Mihi whakatau (a formal welcome ceremony). Please assemble along with your fellow students outside the Henry Field Library on the College of Education, Health and Human Development Dovedale campus (off Dovedale Avenue). A staff member will direct you from there. Information about Mihi whakatau, including appropriate attire, can be found on the College website.
  • If you are a part-time student, you will be required to attend all scheduled classes relevant to your enrolled courses but may use your free time to attend extra orientation activities offered at UC.
  • Your timetable for these weeks will be displayed here when it is confirmed.
  • Year 1 Key Dates and Orientation/On-site Intensive dates are listed here.
  • Please note: Travel and accommodation costs associated with your OSIs are not included in your course fees. You need to set funds aside to cover these yourself.

Nelson BTchLn students

  • Your programme begins on Monday 13 February 2017, with a compulsory four-day Orientation to the University of Canterbury, its College of Education, Health and Human Development and the Nelson programme. This includes an introduction to teaching and tertiary study and course work. For this period, your days will begin at 9:00 am and finish at 2:30 pm.
  • On your first day, Monday 13 February, please assemble along with your fellow students at FM Block, 145 Collingwood St at 9:30 am. The orientation programme will include a Mihi whakatau (welcome ceremony) to the Nelson Centre. Information about Mihi whakatau, including appropriate attire, can be found on the College website.
  • In early February, you will receive a letter from the Nelson Coordinator with more detailed information about your orientation programme, and the structure of your weekly programme throughout the year.
  • Your timetable for these weeks will be displayed here when it is confirmed.
  • Year 1 Key Dates are listed here.

Rotorua BTchLn students

  • Your programme begins with a compulsory three-day Orientation from Monday 13 February to Wednesday 15 February 2017.  This includes an orientation to the University of Canterbury, its College of Education, Health and Human Development and the Rotorua programme as well as an introduction to tertiary study. 
  • On your first day, Monday 13 February, please meet at 9:00 am in Room F28 of the UC Rotorua Centre at Waiariki Institute of Technology, Mokoia Drive, Rotorua. During the three-day Orientation, please expect to be at the UC Rotorua Centre from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm each day. 
  • Your regular on-campus sessions will be held on Wednesdays 9:00 am to 12:30 pm beginning on Wednesday 22 February 2017 (not during professionaly placements, public holidays or school term breaks).
  • In early February, you will receive a letter from the Rotorua Coordinator with more detailed information about your orientation programme.
  • Your timetable for these weeks will be displayed here when it is confirmed.
  • Year 1 Key Dates are listed here.

Graduate Diploma in Early Childhood Teaching

Distance     

  • Your programme of study will commence on Tuesday 7 February 2017.  Provided that you are fully enrolled, you will, at this point, be able to start accessing online resources via our Learn (Moodle) page.
  • From Tuesday 7 February, you will be required to attend a compulsory two-week On-site Intensive (OSI) programme and Orientation in Christchurch.  This will provide opportunities to meet fellow students and staff, to develop study skills and to learn about the qualification, the College and the University. The OSI includes a noho marae experience (a visit to a marae, including an overnight stay). Travel and accommodation costs associated with on-site intensives are not included in your course fees.
  • On the first day of the OSI, Tuesday 7 February, you will be required to be at the College of Education, Health and Human Development at 9 am to register and collect your name badge before you prepare for the Mihi whakatau (a formal welcome ceremony). Please assemble along with your fellow students outside the Henry Field Library on the College of Education, Health and Human Development Dovedale campus (off Dovedale Avenue). A staff member will direct you from there. Information about Mihi whakatau, including appropriate attire, can be found on the College website.
  • With the exception of the Noho Marae, for the remainder of the orientation you will be expected to attend between the hours of 9:00 am to approximately 4:00 pm each day. 
  • Any updates to this information, including a more detailed programme, will be posted here. Please check this site regularly.
  • Key Dates are listed here and will be updated when available.

Distance - International

  • As an international student, you are required to attend a College of Education, Health and Human Development International Orientation on Thursday 2 February.  Please assemble along with your fellow international students in the foyer of the Ōrakipaoa Building (College of Education, Health and Human Development Office) on the Dovedale campus, off Dovedale Ave, at 9:45am.  On this day, you will also complete your enrolment in person.
  • From Tuesday 7 February, you will be required to attend a compulsory two-week On-site Intensive (OSI) programme and Orientation in Christchurch.  This will provide opportunities to meet fellow students and staff, to develop study skills and to learn about the qualification, the College and the University. The OSI includes a noho marae experience (a visit to a marae, including an overnight stay). Travel and accommodation costs associated with on-site intensives are not included in your course fees.
  • On the first day of the OSI, Tuesday 7 February, you will be required to be at the College of Education, Health and Human Development at 9 am to register and collect your name badge before you prepare for the Mihi whakatau (a formal welcome ceremony). Please assemble along with your fellow students outside the Henry Field Library on the College of Education, Health and Human Development Dovedale campus (off Dovedale Avenue). A staff member will direct you from there. Information about Mihi whakatau, including appropriate attire, can be found on the College website.
  • With the exception of the Noho Marae, for the remainder of the orientation you will be expected to attend between the hours of 9:00 am to approximately 4:00 pm each day. 
  • Any updates to this information, including a more detailed programme, will be posted here. Please check this site regularly.
  • Key Dates are listed here and will be updated when available.
  • The compulsory GradDipECTch orientation is an important introduction to the University of Canterbury College of Education, Health and Human Development and being a student here. There will be opportunities to meet fellow students and staff, to learn study skills and to have the structure of the qualification explained. You will, in the orientation period, begin some of your courses.
    In addition to the compulsory GradDipECTch orientation, International students are also invited to attend an international student welcome and orientation activities. Information can also be found at International Student Support.

Graduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning (Primary)

Distance (FLO)

  • Your programme begins on Tuesday 7 February 2017 at 8:45 am, with a compulsory On-site Intensive programme (OSI), finishing by 3:00 pm on Friday 17 February. This includes an introduction to the University of Canterbury and College of Education, Health and Human Development, an introduction to tertiary study, a compulsory workshop on the Treaty of Waitangi, a noho marae experience (a visit to a marae, including an overnight stay) and course work. It also provides opportunities to meet your fellow students and the staff. For the remainder of the two-week OSI, you will be expected to attend between the hours of 8:30 am to approximately 4:30 pm each day, except on the day of the noho marae (date to be confirmed) and on your final day, which finishes by 3:00 pm. During your first day on campus you will meet with the Programme Coordinator to confirm your OSI programme. If you are a part-time student, you will be required to attend all scheduled classes relevant to your enrolled courses but may use your free time to attend extra orientation activities offered at UC.
  • On your first day, Tuesday 7 February, you will be required to be at the College of Education, Health and Human Development, at 8:45 am to prepare for a Mihi whakatau (a formal welcome ceremony). Please assemble along with your fellow students outside the Henry Field Library on the College of Education, Health and Human Development, Dovedale campus (off Dovedale Avenue). A staff member will direct you from there. Information about Mihi whakatau, including appropriate attire, can be found on the College website.
  • Your timetable for these weeks will be displayed here when it is confirmed.
  • Year 1 Key Dates and Orientation/On-site Intensive dates are listed here and will be updated when available.
  • Please note: Travel and accommodation costs associated with your OSIs are not included in your course fees. You need to set funds aside to cover these yourself.

Christchurch On-campus

  • Your programme begins on Monday 13 February 2017 at 8:45 am, with a compulsory one-week Orientation, finishing by 3:00 pm on Friday, 19 February. This includes an introduction to the University of Canterbury and College of Education, Health and Human Development, an introduction to tertiary study, a compulsory workshop on the Treaty of Waitangi, a noho marae experience (a visit to a marae, including an overnight stay) and course work. It also provides opportunities to meet your fellow students and the staff. For the remainder of the two-week Orientation, you will be expected to attend between the hours of 8:30 am to approximately 4:30 pm each day, except on the day of the noho marae (date to be confirmed) and your final day, which finishes by 3:00 pm.
  • On your first day, Monday 13 February, you will be required to be at the College of Education, Health and Human Development, at 8:45 am to prepare for a Mihi whakatau (a formal welcome ceremony). Please assemble along with your fellow students outside the Henry Field Library on the College of Education, Health and Human Development, Dovedale campus (off Dovedale Avenue). A staff member will direct you from there. Information about Mihi whakatau, including appropriate attire, can be found on the College website.
  • Your timetable for these weeks will be displayed here when it is confirmed.
  • Year 1 Key Dates and Orientation/On-site Intensive dates are listed here and will be updated when available.

International On-campus Students

  • As an international student, you are required to attend a College of Education, Health and Human Development, International Orientation on Thursday 9 February 2017. Please assemble along with your fellow international students in the foyer of the Ōrakipaoa Building (College of Education, Health and Human Development, Office) on the Dovedale campus, off Dovedale Ave, at 9:45 am. On this day, you will also complete your enrolment in person.
  • Your programme begins on Monday 13 February 2017 at 8:45 am, with a compulsory one-week Orientation, finishing by 3:00 pm on Friday, 19 February. This includes an introduction to the University of Canterbury and College of Education, Health and Human Development, an introduction to tertiary study, a compulsory workshop on the Treaty of Waitangi, a noho marae experience (a visit to a marae, including an overnight stay) and course work. It also provides opportunities to meet your fellow students and the staff. For the remainder of the two-week Orientation, you will be expected to attend between the hours of 8:30 am to approximately 4:30 pm each day, except on the day of the noho marae (date to be confirmed) and your final day, which finishes by 3:00 pm.
  • On your first day, Monday 13 February, you will be required to be at the College of Education, Health and Human Development, at 8:45 am to prepare for a Mihi whakatau (a formal welcome ceremony). Please assemble along with your fellow students outside the Henry Field Library on the College of Education, Health and Human Development, Dovedale campus (off Dovedale Avenue). A staff member will direct you from there. Information about Mihi whakatau, including appropriate attire, can be found on the College website.
  • Your timetable for these weeks will be displayed here when it is confirmed.
  • Year 1 Key Dates and Orientation/On-site Intensive dates are listed here and will be updated when available.
  • The compulsory GradDipTchLn orientation is an important introduction to the University of Canterbury College of Education, Health and Human Development, and being a student here. There will be opportunities to meet fellow students and staff, to learn study skills and to have the structure of the qualification explained. You will, in the orientation period, begin some of your courses.
    In addition to the compulsory GradDipTchLn orientation, International students are also invited to attend an international student welcome and orientation activities. Information can also be found at International Student Support.

Graduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning (Secondary)

Christchurch - All GradDipTchLn Students

  • Your programme begins on Monday 30 January 2017, with a compulsory one-week Orientation.  This includes an introduction to the University of Canterbury and its College of Education, Health and Human Development, an introduction to tertiary study, a compulsory workshop on the Treaty of Waitangi, a noho marae experience (a visit to a marae, including an overnight stay) and course work. It also provides opportunities to meet your fellow students and staff.
  • On your first day, Monday 30 January, you will be required to be at the College of Education, Health and Human Development at 9am to prepare for a Mihi whakatau (a formal welcome ceremony).  Please assemble along with your fellow students outside the Jack Mann Auditorium on the College of Education, Health and Human Development Dovedale campus (off Dovedale Avenue). A staff member will direct you from there. Information about Mihi whakatau, including appropriate attire, can be found on the College website.
  • For the remainder of the orientation you will be expected to attend between the hours of 9:00 am to approximately 4:00 pm each day. 
  • Any updates to this information, including a more detailed programme, will be posted here. Please check this site regularly.
  • If you are a part-time student during your first day on campus, you will meet with the Programme Coordinator to confirm your Orientation programme. You will be required to attend all scheduled classes relevant to your enrolled courses, but may use your free time to attend extra orientation activities offered at UC.  
  • Lectures begin on Tuesday 7 February.
  • Key Dates are listed here.

Christchurch - International

  • As an international student, you are required to attend a College of Education, Health and Human Development International Orientation on Thursday 26 January 2017.  Please assemble along with your fellow international students in the foyer of the Ōrakipaoa Building (College of Education, Health and Human Development Office) on the Dovedale campus, off Dovedale Ave, at 9:45 am.  On this day, you will also complete your enrolment in person.
  • Your programme begins on Monday 30 January 2017, with a compulsory one-week Orientation.  This includes an introduction to the University of Canterbury and its College of Education, Health and Human Development, an introduction to tertiary study, a compulsory workshop on the Treaty of Waitangi, a noho marae experience (a visit to a marae, including an overnight stay) and course work. It also provides opportunities to meet your fellow students and staff.
  • On your first day, Monday 30 January, you will be required to be at the College of Education, Health and Human Development at 9am to prepare for a Mihi whakatau (a formal welcome ceremony).  Please assemble along with your fellow students outside the Jack Mann Auditorium on the College of Education, Health and Human Development Dovedale campus (off Dovedale Avenue). A staff member will direct you from there. Information about Mihi whakatau, including appropriate attire, can be found on the College website.
  • For the remainder of the orientation you will be expected to attend between the hours of 9:00 am to approximately 4:00 pm each day. 
  • Any updates to this information, including a more detailed programme, will be posted here. Please check this site regularly.
  • If you are a part-time student during your first day on campus, you will meet with the Programme Coordinator to confirm your Orientation programme. You will be required to attend all scheduled classes relevant to your enrolled courses, but may use your free time to attend extra orientation activities offered at UC.  
  • Lectures begin on Tuesday 7 February.
  • Key Dates are listed here.
  • The compulsory GradDipTchLn(Secondary) orientation is an important introduction to the University of Canterbury College of Education, Health and Human Development and being a student here. There will be opportunities to meet fellow students and staff, to learn study skills and to have the structure of the qualification explained. You will, in the orientation period, begin some of your courses.
    In addition to the compulsory GradDipTchLn(Secondary) orientation, International students are also invited to attend an international student welcome and orientation activities. Information can also be found at International Student Support.