UOW hosts Tauranga Study Options Fair

5 March 2018

Tauranga CBD campus

On Friday 16 March, the University is hosting the Tauranga Study Options Fair to introduce our new Tauranga city campus; the academic programmes that will be offered and the student experience that will be unique to the beautiful Bay of Plenty.

Following an initial announcement of undergraduate qualifications in November, the Study Options Fair is targeted at Year 13 students, careers advisors, teachers, parents and anyone from the wider community considering study or just simply curious about the University’s new home in the Bay. The event will take place at Baycourt Theatre.

A special Schools’ Programme has been devised for Year 13 students from 10 Bay of Plenty Schools. The timings for this programme are 9.30am–11.30am and 12.30pm–2.30pm.

To assist schools, the University is providing a free return bus service to Baycourt. While parents and interested members of the public are welcome to drop into the Fair at any time during the day, they may like to consider avoiding the school session timings.

“The new campus, which the University of Waikato is leading on behalf of the Bay of Plenty Tertiary Partnership, will enhance our current range of qualifications and study options available to students in the Bay. We want to capture the attention of students, teachers and parents, as well as members of the general public looking at university study in 2019 and beyond," says Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Alister Jones.

“As the new campus is part of the Tauranga revitalisation plan and has come about by a collaboration of funders and partners, the event will have a community focus. Local business and industry leaders have been invited to join with University staff in presenting information on qualifications and career pathways.”

The Fair will begin with a presentation in the theatre, and then students will move through to the exhibition hall where faculty members, along with local business leaders and industry representatives, will be present to help prospective students make real connections between qualifications and career opportunities. Student Advisers will also be on hand to provide information on study programmes and the enrolment process.

The university currently offers a growing range of qualifications in the Bay - from diplomas, bachelor degrees, graduate diplomas, postgraduate diplomas, to masters and PhDs. For more information about what’s on offer visit

For more information about the Study Options Fair visit our web page or contact Andy Howells, Senior Future Student Adviser, on