Open Day 2021

Saturday 28th August, 9am-3.30pm

We’d love to meet you, your students, and their families at our vibrant Open Day. The whole experience is designed not only to inform but also to excite, inspire and motivate your students.

We’re offering a skilfully crafted and very varied programme. There will be stands and displays, live presentations, and plenty of entertainment to give visitors an authentic taste of student life at the University of Auckland. There’ll be lots of input from current students. The sorts of high achievers your own students will be joining when they enrol with us. It’s also a great opportunity to meet our academic staff. They’re the very people who lead programme development and deliver unparalleled learning experiences.

You can enjoy tours of our cutting edge facilities – and of our attractive and exciting campus environments. We’ll also showcase our comfortable, convenient, and safe accommodation options. And we’re working on lots more.

We look forward to welcoming you!

Unleash Space: Where you can develop a venture and unleash your potential

Open Day On Campus is a great opportunity to tour Unleash Space, the University’s state-of-the-art innovation hub and maker space. On Open Day, we’ll be running Unleash Space tours every half hour from 9.30am to 3pm.

Run by the Business School’s Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE), the space provides all students and staff with free access to a range of equipment, including 3D printers, laser cutters, CNC routers, vinyl cutters, and more.

No matter what your students go on to do, creative problem-solving, resilience, teamwork, a global outlook, and courage are skills and attitudes they will need for the new world of work. Our maker space and CIE’s extracurricular programmes are available to support their development. We teach cutting-edge frameworks and learning by doing. We also help students build connections within the entrepreneurial ecosystem.

We encourage teachers and careers advisers to visit Unleash Space for professional development. Secondary schools across New Zealand have been touring Unleash Space for inspiration in developing their own maker spaces. This recognises the importance of increasing students’ technological capability.

Find out more about the wide range of facilities and opportunities on offer to develop students’ entrepreneurial mindsets and innovative capability at the CIE.

Business School: Toroa students prepare for take-off

First-year Māori and Pacific students will be the first to experience the new Toroa career and employability programme at the Business School in Semester Two this year.

The programme is designed as a holistic, transformative experience, enhancing students’ career-readiness and helping them to plan for the future.

“The Toroa Programme is beneficial for our young Māori and Pacific students because it integrates their cultural values and identity with their future recruitment and career plans. We’re introducing career choices early in their university study to develop confident young leaders, with the career skills and attributes to be competent candidates for any future pathway they decide on.” Willie Uili, Student Support Adviser (Māori and Pacific)

Our young Toroa will experience a wide-ranging programme of careers workshops, days in industry and cultural celebrations.

Students who come to Open Day on Campus can find out more at our lecture “Māori and Pacific Business students: supporting your success” at 10.20am, Saturday 28 August, or by visiting our Toroa Programme

The significance of Toroa/Toloa (Albatross)

The Sir Owen G Glenn Building, the home of the Business School, is in the shape of the “Toroa” in its landing stance. This represents a place where we welcome all our new and current students who are landing into the building and the University for the next stage of their careers.

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We know there’s a lot to figure out when it comes to study options and the University experience, so drop by the Faculty of Arts display at Open Day on Saturday 28 August. It’s the best place to discover what to expect from BA studies, the skills students learn and possible career areas. Staff will be on hand to chat, so it’s a great opportunity to meet people face-to-face and ask questions.

We’re also hosting a range of lectures to provide key information about the BA. “Making your BA work for you” includes vital advice on enrolment and study planning, and “Careers with a BA” delves into future job pathways and career opportunities. Because students are curious about specific subjects, we’re holding individual lectures on each BA major. Visitors can meet the lecturers who could be teaching them next ear and get a taste of the Arts experience.


Experiential Workshop: “Explore the trading room floor”

Your students could be amongst the first people to get hands-on in the Business School’s newly opened BNZ Financial Trading Room. Encourage them to join us for a workshop at Open Day on Campus, 11am Saturday 28 August. They’ll discover first-hand what it’s like to work in a state-of-the-art trading room. It’s a very authentic taste of a possible future in which they could be managing complex investments, making deals, trading and managing portfolios.

The trading room is a unique learning space and training ground for Finance students – but all first-year Business School students will complete core courses and workshops in this one-of-a-kind facility.


Open Day On Campus is just around the corner, and Auckland Law School has some exciting sessions lined up for school leavers and their caregivers.

There will be a presentation on career pathways in Law, where we’ve invited some of our successful graduates to discuss their experiences and offer tips on transitioning from high school to Law School.

Also lined up is a mooting demonstration – an exciting live court simulation where a “lawyer” must represent a “client”, presenting his/her defence for their case in front of “judges”, something students will become especially familiar with during their time at Auckland Law School.

We also look forward to our hui for Māori school leavers, our talanoa for Pasifika school leavers, our Clubs Expo, tours of the Law School and more.

If you represent a school and would like more info about Open Day at Law School, please email us.

If you’re a student, you can find information and updates leading up to the day on Facebook.