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Children’s University encourages 7 to 17 year olds to engage in exciting and innovative learning activities and experiences outside of the classroom.

Children’s University encourages 7 to 17 year olds to engage in exciting and innovative learning activities and experiences outside of the classroom.


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The aim of the programme is to raise young people’s aspirations for higher education and encourage lifelong learning. The University of Canterbury and Lincoln University are working in partnership to deliver the programme, which is the first of its kind in New Zealand. 

Children join the programme through their school and are issued a Passport to Learning. They fill the passport with hours of learning outside the school classroom. The passport is stamped by registered learning organisations, referred to as Learning Destinations.  

Once 30 hours of learning are reached, students are invited to attend a graduation ceremony to celebrate their achievements.  

 

Children’s University Canterbury Partnership enquiries: 

Amy Underdown, Programme Manager – amy.underdown@canterbury.ac.nz 

Jack Swannell, Learning Coordinator – jack.swannell@lincoln.ac.nz

 

Children’s’ University Website 
https://cuaustralasia.com/

 

Find out more about the benefits of the Children’s University here.

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The CUCP team would like to thank that Lincoln University Centennial Trust for supporting the CU programme. Their contribution allows children from across Canterbury to participate in learning experiences at Lincoln University.