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 Leaving high school is a huge step. The choices you make now will shape your next few years and maybe your whole life. Looking at all your options now is really important. SchoolLeaver is a one-stop shop to help get you under way. Read more...

 

You may be thinking about studying at a university or a polytechnic institute. You could be thinking about an apprenticeship or on the job training. Maybe a gap year is on the horizon. SchoolLeaver has the information, ideas and links you need to make the right call. Read more...

 

Where am I going to live? How do student loans work? If I’m in a job, how do things like tax, Kiwisaver and insurance work? What if I want to study overseas? SchoolLeaver can get you started on getting you sorted. Read more...

Latest News

By Pritha It’s December. You’ve slam-dunked the last of your exams, started your Christmas ...
By Pritha It’s summer. A whole 3 months, 12 weeks and 90 days of… well, whatever you want, ...
The race for the title of hippest, up-with-the–trends university in the US has been take out by…… ...
This year a record number of Māori and Pacific doctors graduated from the Auckland and Otago ...
By Mike Chunn Songwriting has been accepted as a Level 3 NCEA subject from 2017. Play It Strange ...
By Pritha Scholarships – you’ve heard of them, know of them and want them. Your school has ...
An encouraging word to those of you planning to or thinking about studying arts when you leave ...
The plumbing industry reckons Auckland alone could use an extra almost 800 plumbers right now, and ...
“If you do well at school you will get into University and get a good job; if you don’t do well, ...
Exams are here. Plenty of you will be pretty well sorted, knowing where you are with your NCEA ...

Latest News

By Pritha

It’s December. You’ve slam-dunked the last of your exams, started your Christmas shopping and narrowed down your future plans (maybe).

By Pritha

It’s summer. A whole 3 months, 12 weeks and 90 days of… well, whatever you want, really. Utter bliss – until you a) get really super bored and/or b) run out of funds to do what you want. Hmm. What could be the solution to this terrible ...

The race for the title of hippest, up-with-the–trends university in the US has been take out by…… the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.

This year a record number of Māori and Pacific doctors graduated from the Auckland and Otago medical schools. The 70 new Māori and 30 new Pasifika doctors demonstrates the growing success of student support programmes in place at both medical ...

By Mike Chunn

Songwriting has been accepted as a Level 3 NCEA subject from 2017. Play It Strange CEO Mike Chunn got the scoop and asked some of New Zealand’s best songwriters what they thought about it.

By Pritha

Scholarships – you’ve heard of them, know of them and want them. Your school has probably sent out reminder after reminder to GET YOUR APPLICATIONS IN because for some strange and utterly inconvenient reason, scholarship deadlines are ...

An encouraging word to those of you planning to or thinking about studying arts when you leave school – the world is still going to need you when you finish.

The plumbing industry reckons Auckland alone could use an extra almost 800 plumbers right now, and the shortage is reflected all over the country.

“If you do well at school you will get into University and get a good job; if you don’t do well, you can always do an apprenticeship.”

Exams are here. Plenty of you will be pretty well sorted, knowing where you are with your NCEA credits or your other scores, and with a pretty good idea of what you need to do in the next few weeks.

By Pritha

If you’re nearing the end of your high school career, I can almost guarantee that you have been or will be asked the question. Your grandparents, parents, friends of parents, aunts, uncles, actual friends, siblings and teachers are all ...

If you're wanting to make sure you get the best chance to successfully complete your university degree or Institute of Technology or Polytechnic (ITP) course, head south.

It’s exam season. That time when your year comes together in one huge blur of revision and study as you face getting tested on what you have learned through 2016.

By Pritha

Choosing your course of study can be tough. If you know you want to go to university or to study at a polytechnic, you’ve probably scrolled though the gigantic list of degree paths available and may be feeling slightly overwhelmed. If you ...

Chelle is an expert at starting out at university. This year is her third crack at it. The first time was straight from high school at 17 and with “no idea what the hell I wanted to do with my life”. That first year lasted 4 months. Five years ...

Ceremonies at both the Mokoia Campus in Rotorua and the Windermere Campus in Tauranga have marked the official blessing of the Bay of Plenty’s newest tertiary institute, Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology (Toi Ohomai). 

Restructuring continues at Lincoln University with four relatively unpopular science courses being trimmed from their 2017 range of study options. 

It’s one of the biggest decisions you will ever have to make, and they want you to make it before you have left school.

Scrapping UE, giving you a $45,000 tertiary education credit when you turn 16 and slapping interest back onto student loans.

Unitec Institute of Technology will partner with Auckland Basketball as the new naming rights sponsor of the Auckland, Waitakere and Counties Manukau secondary school competitions.

I’ve finished, applied for a course so what happens now?

By Pritha

It’s December. You’ve slam-dunked the last of your exams, started your Christmas shopping and narrowed down your future plans (maybe).

Where are all the jobs at?

By Pritha

It’s summer. A whole 3 months, 12 weeks and 90 days of… well, whatever you want, really. Utter bliss – until you a) get really super bored and/or b) run out of funds to do what you want. Hmm. What could be the solution to this terrible dilemma??

University advises applicants they have been accepted via Snapchat

The race for the title of hippest, up-with-the–trends university in the US has been take out by…… the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.

Dedicated pathways see record number of Māori and Pacific doctors

This year a record number of Māori and Pacific doctors graduated from the Auckland and Otago medical schools. The 70 new Māori and 30 new Pasifika doctors demonstrates the growing success of student support programmes in place at both medical training universities.

Writing songs in class: Songwriting accepted as an NCEA subject in 2017

By Mike Chunn

Songwriting has been accepted as a Level 3 NCEA subject from 2017. Play It Strange CEO Mike Chunn got the scoop and asked some of New Zealand’s best songwriters what they thought about it.

Scholarships 101 – what you need to know

By Pritha

Scholarships – you’ve heard of them, know of them and want them. Your school has probably sent out reminder after reminder to GET YOUR APPLICATIONS IN because for some strange and utterly inconvenient reason, scholarship deadlines are often due before you’ve even had a chance to think about what your future holds.

Arts and humanities can bring your best skills out

An encouraging word to those of you planning to or thinking about studying arts when you leave school – the world is still going to need you when you finish.

Jump start called for to ease plumbing apprentice shortages

The plumbing industry reckons Auckland alone could use an extra almost 800 plumbers right now, and the shortage is reflected all over the country.

Lifelong lessons learned from an apprenticeship

“If you do well at school you will get into University and get a good job; if you don’t do well, you can always do an apprenticeship.”

When exam time becomes cram time

Exams are here. Plenty of you will be pretty well sorted, knowing where you are with your NCEA credits or your other scores, and with a pretty good idea of what you need to do in the next few weeks.

Handling the pressure that comes with the question

By Pritha

If you’re nearing the end of your high school career, I can almost guarantee that you have been or will be asked the question. Your grandparents, parents, friends of parents, aunts, uncles, actual friends, siblings and teachers are all likely to have asked it. “What are you doing after school/next year?”

Is Dunedin the study capital of NZ?

If you're wanting to make sure you get the best chance to successfully complete your university degree or Institute of Technology or Polytechnic (ITP) course, head south.

Exam season –  study tips to help you out

It’s exam season. That time when your year comes together in one huge blur of revision and study as you face getting tested on what you have learned through 2016.

6 questions to ask yourself when choosing your degree

By Pritha

Choosing your course of study can be tough. If you know you want to go to university or to study at a polytechnic, you’ve probably scrolled though the gigantic list of degree paths available and may be feeling slightly overwhelmed. If you haven’t asked yourself these questions, give them a squizz. You might find that they help you to make a decision (or short list).

Don’t be a dick to future you

Chelle is an expert at starting out at university. This year is her third crack at it. The first time was straight from high school at 17 and with “no idea what the hell I wanted to do with my life”. That first year lasted 4 months. Five years later, Chelle started again. Seven papers into a BA, her studies came to a grinding halt once more.

New tertiary era begins for the Bay of Plenty 

Ceremonies at both the Mokoia Campus in Rotorua and the Windermere Campus in Tauranga have marked the official blessing of the Bay of Plenty’s newest tertiary institute, Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology (Toi Ohomai). 

Lincoln University trims four BSc options for 2017  

Restructuring continues at Lincoln University with four relatively unpopular science courses being trimmed from their 2017 range of study options. 

Watch this programme, it might really help

It’s one of the biggest decisions you will ever have to make, and they want you to make it before you have left school.

Where are you in this report about your future?

Scrapping UE, giving you a $45,000 tertiary education credit when you turn 16 and slapping interest back onto student loans.

Unitec partners with Auckland Basketball

Unitec Institute of Technology will partner with Auckland Basketball as the new naming rights sponsor of the Auckland, Waitakere and Counties Manukau secondary school competitions.

Latest News

By Pritha

It’s December. You’ve slam-dunked the last of your exams, started your Christmas shopping and narrowed down your future plans (maybe).

By Pritha

It’s summer. A whole 3 months, 12 weeks and 90 days of… well, whatever you want, really. Utter bliss – until you a) get really super bored and/or b) run out of funds to do what you want. Hmm. What could be the solution to this terrible ...

The race for the title of hippest, up-with-the–trends university in the US has been take out by…… the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.

This year a record number of Māori and Pacific doctors graduated from the Auckland and Otago medical schools. The 70 new Māori and 30 new Pasifika doctors demonstrates the growing success of student support programmes in place at both medical ...

By Mike Chunn

Songwriting has been accepted as a Level 3 NCEA subject from 2017. Play It Strange CEO Mike Chunn got the scoop and asked some of New Zealand’s best songwriters what they thought about it.

By Pritha

Scholarships – you’ve heard of them, know of them and want them. Your school has probably sent out reminder after reminder to GET YOUR APPLICATIONS IN because for some strange and utterly inconvenient reason, scholarship deadlines are ...

An encouraging word to those of you planning to or thinking about studying arts when you leave school – the world is still going to need you when you finish.

The plumbing industry reckons Auckland alone could use an extra almost 800 plumbers right now, and the shortage is reflected all over the country.

“If you do well at school you will get into University and get a good job; if you don’t do well, you can always do an apprenticeship.”

Exams are here. Plenty of you will be pretty well sorted, knowing where you are with your NCEA credits or your other scores, and with a pretty good idea of what you need to do in the next few weeks.

By Pritha

If you’re nearing the end of your high school career, I can almost guarantee that you have been or will be asked the question. Your grandparents, parents, friends of parents, aunts, uncles, actual friends, siblings and teachers are all ...

If you're wanting to make sure you get the best chance to successfully complete your university degree or Institute of Technology or Polytechnic (ITP) course, head south.

It’s exam season. That time when your year comes together in one huge blur of revision and study as you face getting tested on what you have learned through 2016.

By Pritha

Choosing your course of study can be tough. If you know you want to go to university or to study at a polytechnic, you’ve probably scrolled though the gigantic list of degree paths available and may be feeling slightly overwhelmed. If you ...

Chelle is an expert at starting out at university. This year is her third crack at it. The first time was straight from high school at 17 and with “no idea what the hell I wanted to do with my life”. That first year lasted 4 months. Five years ...

Ceremonies at both the Mokoia Campus in Rotorua and the Windermere Campus in Tauranga have marked the official blessing of the Bay of Plenty’s newest tertiary institute, Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology (Toi Ohomai). 

Restructuring continues at Lincoln University with four relatively unpopular science courses being trimmed from their 2017 range of study options. 

It’s one of the biggest decisions you will ever have to make, and they want you to make it before you have left school.

Scrapping UE, giving you a $45,000 tertiary education credit when you turn 16 and slapping interest back onto student loans.

Unitec Institute of Technology will partner with Auckland Basketball as the new naming rights sponsor of the Auckland, Waitakere and Counties Manukau secondary school competitions.

I’ve finished, applied for a course so what happens now?

By Pritha

It’s December. You’ve slam-dunked the last of your exams, started your Christmas shopping and narrowed down your future plans (maybe).

Where are all the jobs at?

By Pritha

It’s summer. A whole 3 months, 12 weeks and 90 days of… well, whatever you want, really. Utter bliss – until you a) get really super bored and/or b) run out of funds to do what you want. ...

University advises applicants they have been accepted via Snapchat

The race for the title of hippest, up-with-the–trends university in the US has been take out by…… the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.

Dedicated pathways see record number of Māori and Pacific doctors

This year a record number of Māori and Pacific doctors graduated from the Auckland and Otago medical schools. The 70 new Māori and 30 new Pasifika doctors demonstrates the growing success of student ...

Writing songs in class: Songwriting accepted as an NCEA subject in 2017

By Mike Chunn

Songwriting has been accepted as a Level 3 NCEA subject from 2017. Play It Strange CEO Mike Chunn got the scoop and asked some of New Zealand’s best songwriters what they thought about ...

Scholarships 101 – what you need to know

By Pritha

Scholarships – you’ve heard of them, know of them and want them. Your school has probably sent out reminder after reminder to GET YOUR APPLICATIONS IN because for some strange and utterly ...

Arts and humanities can bring your best skills out

An encouraging word to those of you planning to or thinking about studying arts when you leave school – the world is still going to need you when you finish.

Jump start called for to ease plumbing apprentice shortages

The plumbing industry reckons Auckland alone could use an extra almost 800 plumbers right now, and the shortage is reflected all over the country.

Lifelong lessons learned from an apprenticeship

“If you do well at school you will get into University and get a good job; if you don’t do well, you can always do an apprenticeship.”

When exam time becomes cram time

Exams are here. Plenty of you will be pretty well sorted, knowing where you are with your NCEA credits or your other scores, and with a pretty good idea of what you need to do in the next few weeks.

Handling the pressure that comes with the question

By Pritha

If you’re nearing the end of your high school career, I can almost guarantee that you have been or will be asked the question. Your grandparents, parents, friends of parents, aunts, ...

Is Dunedin the study capital of NZ?

If you're wanting to make sure you get the best chance to successfully complete your university degree or Institute of Technology or Polytechnic (ITP) course, head south.

Exam season –  study tips to help you out

It’s exam season. That time when your year comes together in one huge blur of revision and study as you face getting tested on what you have learned through 2016.

6 questions to ask yourself when choosing your degree

By Pritha

Choosing your course of study can be tough. If you know you want to go to university or to study at a polytechnic, you’ve probably scrolled though the gigantic list of degree paths ...

Don’t be a dick to future you

Chelle is an expert at starting out at university. This year is her third crack at it. The first time was straight from high school at 17 and with “no idea what the hell I wanted to do with my life”. ...

New tertiary era begins for the Bay of Plenty 

Ceremonies at both the Mokoia Campus in Rotorua and the Windermere Campus in Tauranga have marked the official blessing of the Bay of Plenty’s newest tertiary institute, Toi Ohomai Institute of ...

Lincoln University trims four BSc options for 2017  

Restructuring continues at Lincoln University with four relatively unpopular science courses being trimmed from their 2017 range of study options. 

Watch this programme, it might really help

It’s one of the biggest decisions you will ever have to make, and they want you to make it before you have left school.

Where are you in this report about your future?

Scrapping UE, giving you a $45,000 tertiary education credit when you turn 16 and slapping interest back onto student loans.

Unitec partners with Auckland Basketball

Unitec Institute of Technology will partner with Auckland Basketball as the new naming rights sponsor of the Auckland, Waitakere and Counties Manukau secondary school competitions.

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