First-hand info on Kiwi universities
The Borneo Post - Sun, 9 March 2003

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Free counselling for those interested to further their studies in NZ

By Joanne Ngeaw

KUCHING: University counsellors from New Zealand will be here starting tomorrow at NZ Centre (next to Carvery Restaurant) at Pending to provide professional and free counselling to students and parents.

NZ Centre will be arranging a series of counselling sessions which will be conducted personally by the counsellors on March 10, 11 and 20 from 2 to 5pm.

Students and parents will have the opportunity to receive first-hand information on the courses offered by universities in New Zealand.

Christine Woo from the University of Auckland, which offers a comprehensive range of tertiary study programmes, will be conducting student counselling and interview sessions tomorrow at the centre.

Internationally recognised, the University of Auckland attracts undergraduate and postgraduates students from all over the world with almost 1,000 international students from 60 different countries currently studying there.

In addition to the University of Auckland, Timothy Ting from New Zealand will be conducting counselling sessions on behalf of Massey University and counselling for Victoria University of Wellington will be done by the centre's staff on the same day.

Professor Dr David Weir and Dr Pim Borren from the Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology (CPIT) will conduct student counselling sessions at the centre on March 11.

CPIT is the largest vocational training institution in the South Island of New Zealand which focuses on applied learning and hands-on training both on campus and out in the workplace.

NZ Centre staff will be counselling on the University of Otago and Auckland University of Technology also on March 11.

On March 20, Jennifer Wilson and Vivienne Kingsbury from Lincoln University and University of Waikato respectively will be conducting the counselling sessions.

Students and parents are encouraged to come to the NZ Centre to discuss their educational requirements with professional counsellors from the universities mentioned.

They may bring their examination results or qualifications for assessment by the counsellors.