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STAR stands for Secondary Tertiary Alignment Resource

We work with Schools to offer STAR programmes that help secondary school students decide on a career pathway.  Taking a STAR programme can help you make the transition from secondary to tertiary study easier. 


Year 10 students can come to UCOL and have a ‘taste’ of what it is like to study in a tertiary environment.  You choose a topic that interests you, at the UCOL campus nearest you.  These ‘taster days’ are held throughout the year at varying times.  Topics available differ across our campuses so check out what you can do. 


Year 11-13 students can enrol in STAR programmes offered on our campuses in Wanganui, Palmerston North and Masterton.  The programmes are all unit standards based, which means that for every unit standard you complete at UCOL, you can ask for this to be cross-credited through to your NCEA qualification.  Perfect!



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