In the Bay for the Bay
The University of Waikato, Tauranga
Surf, sand, sun and shops are not all you'll find in Tauranga. The University of Waikato offers a growing range of degrees and programmes in one of New Zealand's most sought-after locations - combining beautiful beaches, a sophisticated city lifestyle and university study.
Partnering with Bay of Plenty Polytechnic
The University of Waikato and Bay of Plenty Polytechnic have been working together for more than a decade to increase tertiary education opportunities in the Western Bay of Plenty.
Now, the two institutions are working even more closely together with a comprehensive suite of jointly developed diploma and degree programmes. Through this partnership, students can enter bridging, certificate, diploma and degree programmes. This "staircase" approach provides pathways to life-long learning opportunities for school leavers, mature students new to study, or people well on the way towards reaching their career goals.
In 2010 Whakatane-based Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi joined the partnership. Pathway programmes are currently being developed and will be available in the near future.
New courses are developed with industry and community input to ensure students are well equipped to take advantage of regional employment opportunities.
Whether you're enrolled in a University of Waikato or Bay of Plenty Polytechnic Programme, your experience at the Tauranga campuses will be seamless. You can begin with polytechnic qualifications and use them as the entry to a university degree, or start directly in a university programme.
Classes are taught at the campuses we share with the Bay of Plenty Polytechnic at Windermere Campus and the Bongard Centre in Tauranga's CBD. A range of technology and media, including face-to-face teaching, video conferencing and the internet, are used.
Many classes are taught face-to-face by Tauranga-based lecturers and tutors, and some of our Hamilton-based lecturers travel to Tauranga to lecture and tutor. For other classes, video conferencing connects our Tauranga classrooms to courses in Hamilton as they are being taught, so students get exactly the same lectures and powerpoint presentations as their Hamilton classmates. Students can interact with their lecturers in Hamilton via video conference link as well as by email and phone.
In addition to first-class teaching facilities, library, computer labs and learning support services, students can enjoy access to the gym, cafes, aquatic centre and childcare.
For further information about programmes available in Tauranga phone 0800WAIKATO (0800 924 528) or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Or contact the Information Centre on 0800 BOP POLY (0800 267 7659) or email email@example.com