General information - entry and programme requirements

Entry requirements


To be eligible to apply, applicants for the UniBound programme must:

  • Be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident of New Zealand.
  • Be completing Year 13 at a New Zealand secondary school (or its equivalent) in the calendar year that the application for entry is made.
  • Have gained NCEA Level 2.
  • Have completed the numeracy and literacy requirements for university entrance.
  • Be of Māori or Pacific descent.
  • Be successful in their personal interview for the programme.

Applicants who have had one year away from secondary school and who have not undertaken any other tertiary-level study may also be considered for this programme.

Students who successfully complete the UniBound programme will have the academic preparation in individual subjects and generic study skills necessary to undertake study in a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Semester Two.
 

Accommodation - Summer School


If you are a Māori student from outside of Auckland and you have applied to study the programme and have met all programme regulations and requirements, you may be eligible for free accommodation during the Summer School period. Please contact the programme Student Support Adviser for further information.
 

Summer School - Orientation


The programme will include an Orientation, weekly lectures and workshops with additional tutorials to help you with your assignments. At Orientation you will get tips to manage your studies, go on a campus tour, and receive an overview of course expectations. All students are expected to attend this two-day event.

All students will be required to attend the UniBound Programme Orientation on Saturday 16 January 2016, from 9am-3pm. It is held at the University of Auckland, City Campus. More details will be sent to students closer to the date.

 

Programme structure and courses


Option 1: Social Science and Humanities

Students planning to undertake a degree in Arts (BA) will be required to enrol into the following courses in Summer School and Semester One 2015; each course is worth 15 points.

Part I: Summer School 2016

  • ENGLISH 91P
  • ARTSGEN 92P

Part II: Semester One 2016

  • MATHS 91P or GEOG 91P
  • ACADENG 100 or 101 or ENGWRIT 101
  • MAORI 103 or PACIFIC 100 or an approved Arts course

(ACADENG = Academic English; ENGWRIT = English Writing; GEOG = Geography; MAORI = Māori Studies, PACIFIC = Pacific Studies)

Stage I course points and grades can also be counted towards a following BA degree.


Option 2: Physical, Informational and Computational Science

Students, who are planning to undertake a degree in Science (BSc), will be required to enrol into the following courses in Summer School and Semester One 2016; each course is worth 15 points.

Part I: Summer School 2016

  • ENGLISH 91P
  • MATHS 93P

Part II: Semester One 2016

  • One of the following: BIOSCI 91P; CHEM 91P; GEOG 91P; PHYSICS 91P
  • SCIGEN 101
  • MATHS 102 or STATS 101 or an approved Science course

(BIOSCI = Biological Sciences; CHEM = Chemistry; MATHS = Mathematics; SCIGEN = Science General; GEOG = Geography; PHYSICS = Physics, STATS = Statistics)

Stage I course points and grades can also be counted towards a following BSc degree.

Note: Students enrolled in this programme pathway cannot concurrently study a preparatory course and a Stage I course in the same subject.
 

Academic Integrity

All students in the UniBound programme must complete the University of Auckland Academic Integrity course as part of the programme requirements.
 

DELNA Testing

All students in the UniBound programme must complete the DELNA diagnostic testing as part of the programme requirements.

 

Lectures


During the programme you will attend weekly lectures and associated tutorials or workshops from two to four hours depending on your course. Lectures are taught by University staff from various disciplines in the Faculties of Arts and Science.
 

Workshops


To support you during the course, we run a series of research and learning workshops. These workshops will help you develop your skills and understand the expectations of university study. Most workshops run for one or two hours and include these topics:

  • Using the library
  • Using information technology
  • Life on campus
  • Note taking and reviewing lectures
  • Essay writing skills
  • Memory, revision and exam techniques
  • Planning your degree studies

Tutorials


As well as attending weekly lectures, you will be expected to attend tutorials for assessed topics during the course. These group discussions give you the opportunity to clarify any queries you may have about lectures or assignments. Tutorial classes will be announced in the first week of the course.
 

Assessments and examinations


During your course you will complete assignments. These tasks will help prepare you for studies towards your exams. To complete the course you are required to submit all coursework and sit the exams to receive a final grade.
 

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