Interactive experiences prove palatable at Taster Week

Interactive experiences prove palatable at Taster Week

The Taster Week saw around 300 students from as far as Paraparaumu, Timaru and Tauranga experience life at NMIT.
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Students came for a taste of what they could achieve and what they might experience if they enrolled at NMIT.

Whether it was aviation engineering, primary industries or hospitality, the tutors at NMIT offered two-hour, interactive workshops across all campuses to potential students aged 16 and older.

SANITI (the student association at NMIT) provided additional entertainment on-site throughout the week.

A huge effort was put into the development of the event, with a radio advertising campaign, billboards, media releases and a lot of content provided to schools both around the region and beyond.

Craig Boodee, Acting Engagement Manager reflected on the feedback received from some of the students throughout the week.

“It was a great opportunity to get hands-on, real-life experience as a student. To help people feel more confident that study is right for them and that they could do it,” he says.

“We had some students ask about what they needed to do in order to be accepted into certain programmes, which is exactly what we wanted to hear.”

There were similar comments from across the campus with general agreement that the interactive approach successfully kept students engaged over the two-hour period.

“If people were not sure what to study, they could get a taste of the many different programmes that might interest them,” said Craig.

Another Taster Week is scheduled for October, which the organisers hope will attract as much, if not more, interest as this Taster Week did.

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