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Events @ SIT

This is the place to see what's on at SIT.
We've got the low down on Orientation weeks, Open Nights, and other student activities both on and off campus, important course dates, community events and other happenings around and about our region.

Sat 27 Sep 2014 - Sat 4 Oct 2014

Odds and Ends - Exploring the art of everyday objects

Exhibition at Transition Gallery, SIT Arcade, Don/Esk Street, Invercargill.

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Start:  Saturday, September 27, 2014 10:00 AM
End:  Saturday, October 04, 2014 4:00 PM

Exhibition at Transition Gallery, SIT Arcade, Don/Esk Street, Invercargill.
Open Sat 27th September to Sat 4th October (excluding Sun 28th), 10am to 4pm.
Opening night: Friday 26th of September at 5.30pm. All welcome!

Mon 29 Sep 2014 - Sun 5 Oct 2014

Isolation, Influence & Identity - A Fashion Research Exhibition

At SIT Raw Gallery (Downtown campus), September 29th - October 5th. Free admission.

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Start:  Monday, September 29, 2014
End:  Sunday, October 05, 2014

@ Raw Gallery (inside SIT's Downtown campus, Don St)
September 29th - October 5th 2014
Open Evening: Wednesday October 1st, 6.00-7.00pm.
Free admission

For more about SIT's Fashion courses, see http://www.sit.ac.nz/Courses/Fashion 

And while you're there, check out our SIT Fashion Shop in the SIT Arcade! (between Don & Esk Streets)

Mon 29 Sep 2014 - Fri 3 Oct 2014

Mid-Semester Break

Semester 2 mid-semester break

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Start:  Monday, September 29, 2014 8:30 AM
End:  Friday, October 03, 2014 5:30 PM

Semester 2 mid-semester break

Wed 1 Oct 2014 - Fri 3 Oct 2014

National Tertiary Learning & Teaching Conference

The 2014 Conference acknowledges the challenges of tertiary learning and teaching at a time of major global and national changes. 

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Start:  Wednesday, October 01, 2014
End:  Friday, October 03, 2014

The theme of the 2014 Conference acknowledges the challenges of tertiary learning and teaching at a time of major global and national changes. Demographic changes, globalisation and rapidly evolving technologies are challenging teaching practice. The Conference offers an important opportunity to share knowledge and good practice among colleagues to help improve learning and teaching in the ever changing world.

Registrations for the 2014 Conference are now open. Please click here for more information alternatively click here to register online. 
 

Call for Papers

Thank you to those who have made submissions to date. Your submissions will be processed, as already advised, by 31 July 2014. The extended deadline for call for papers for the 2014 Conference is Friday 8 August 2014.

Please visit the conference website for further information http://www.ntltconference.ac.nz/

Options available to participants are:

  • Presentations
  • Referred Paper and Presentation
  • Workshop
  • 'Six minute solutions' presentation.

For further information please contact judy.fleck@sit.ac.nz

Wed 1 Oct 2014

65th Chinese National Day celebration

Flag raising event to be followed by tea and coffee in the SIT Cafe.

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Start:  Wednesday, October 01, 2014 8:30 AM

Flag raising event to be followed by tea and coffee in the SIT Cafe.
Time: 8.30am, Wednesday 1st October 2014.
Place: SIT flag pole opposite the SIT Cafe.

Wed 1 Oct 2014

Waiata

Come learn old and new Waiata in a fun and relaxing environment - All welcome!

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Start:  Wednesday, October 01, 2014 12:00 PM
End:  Wednesday, October 01, 2014 1:00 PM

Come learn old and new Waiata in a fun and relaxing environment - All welcome!

Wed 1 Oct 2014

Cloud business workshop at SIT Queenstown campus

SIT in conjunction with JCCA are proud to present a “Cloud business workshop” at SIT Queenstown campus.

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Start:  Wednesday, October 01, 2014 5:00 PM
End:  Wednesday, October 01, 2014 7:00 PM

Growing, learning or just starting out… 

The Southern Institute of Technology in conjunction with JCCA are proud to present a “Cloud business workshop” at SIT Queenstown campus at Remarkable Park, Frankton. The workshop will cover topics such as the start-up of global cloud phenomenon business XERO and resources for your digital business strategy. If you are a business owner or contemplating starting up a business then this is an event not to be missed!

Entry: Free
Required: Your mobile
When: 1 October 2014
Time: 5.15pm – 7.00pm 
Where: SIT Queenstown Campus (above BNZ), Remarkables Park, Frankton 

Speaker List and Topics

  • Keynote: Hamish Edwards - Xero co-founder: From Xero to Global and IPO in-between
  • XingDong Yan - JCCA CEO: Lean Business
  • David Cartman - SIT IT Programme Manager: Resources for your digital strategy 
  • Tech Geek from a Cloud Start Up: War walking and why you should listen?

Chamber members attending will receive a 20% discount on SIT/JCCA/Xero Certification launching on the night!

Register now at https://sitjccacloudbiz.eventbrite.co.nz

Thu 2 Oct 2014

Student Services @ Queenstown Campus

Meet the Student Services team and find out how they can help with activities, sports and employment assistance.

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Start:  Thursday, October 02, 2014

Meet the Student Services team and find out how they can help with activities, sports and employment assistance.  Please email tracey.young@sit.ac.nz in advance for an appointment regarding employment/CV advice.

There will be free food on offer for students!

Sat 4 Oct 2014

Bus trip to Dunedin

Book a seat on SIT's bus - just $2 for a day trip to Dunedin this Saturday!

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Start:  Saturday, October 04, 2014 8:00 AM
End:  Saturday, October 04, 2014 6:30 PM

SIT has its own 22-seater bus, which runs weekend day trips for students, alternating between Dunedin and Queenstown, for just $2!

The bus departs SIT main campus (Tay St) at 8.00am and departs Dunedin at 4pm, returning to SIT at around 6.30pm.

Book your seat now at the SIT Bookshop.

Tue 7 Oct 2014

Open Night

Come along to our SIT open night and talk to a tutor. Study your way to a smarter future with SIT.

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Start:  Tuesday, October 07, 2014 5:00 AM
End:  Tuesday, October 07, 2014 7:00 AM

Worried about what to study? Not sure what to do next?
Don't stress!
Why not come along to our Open Night.
There will be Course Advisors available to help guide you and answer any questions you have.

Hope to see you there.

#study #ZeroFees #SmarterFuture

 

Thu 9 Oct 2014

Free lunchtime theatre

Come and enjoy a range of theatre styles from the Sir Anthony Hopkins School of Dramatic Arts.

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Start:  Thursday, October 09, 2014 12:00 PM
End:  Thursday, October 09, 2014 1:00 PM

Come and enjoy a range of theatre styles from the Sir Anthony Hopkins School of Dramatic Arts.  Free performances at CentreStage every Thursday 12-1pm.  Bring your lunch, bring your friends!

Fri 10 Oct 2014

School of Contemporary Music Lunchtime Concert

Come and hear free performances from Bachelor of Contemporary Music students.

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Start:  Friday, October 10, 2014 12:00 PM
End:  Friday, October 10, 2014 1:00 PM

These free concerts in Centrestage Theatre, Don St, showcase our talented music students. Come and hear music from a variety of genre and styles. From Coldplay, to the Wiggles, to Pantera, the Bachelor of Contemporary Music students play it all.

Sat 11 Oct 2014

Bus trip to Queenstown

Book a seat on SIT's bus - just $2 for a day trip to Queenstown this Saturday!

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Start:  Saturday, October 11, 2014 8:00 AM
End:  Saturday, October 11, 2014 6:30 PM

SIT has its own 22-seater bus, which runs weekend day trips for students, alternating between Dunedin and Queenstown, for just $2!

The bus departs SIT main campus (Tay St) at 8.00am and departs Queenstown at 4pm, returning to SIT at around 6.30pm.

Book your seat now at the SIT Bookshop.

Tue 14 Oct 2014

Lecture: A results-driven approach to digital marketing

An open lecture from Rowan Spinks (Client Partner, Facebook) and Mike Wilson (Head of Digital Communications, Vodafone NZ).

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Start:  Tuesday, October 14, 2014 1:00 PM
End:  Tuesday, October 14, 2014 3:00 PM

An open lecture from Rowan Spinks (Client Partner, Facebook) and Mike Wilson (Head of Digital Communications, Vodafone NZ).

A results driven approach to digital marketing. Understand the key insights, NZ trends and best practice in digital and social media for 2014.

  • Key Insights and Trends in Digital and Social Media
  • The 7 Potential Pillars of Social Media
  • Digital and Social Media Best Practice

Date: Tuesday 14 October 2014
Time: 1-3pm
Location: B1-11 (SIT B-Block)

This event is for any SIT student. Members of the public can attend this one at the Civic Theatre.

Wed 15 Oct 2014

Money Management forum

Money Management forum for students with guest speaker Andrew Bascand on the topic “What I know at 40 I wish I knew at 20”.

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Start:  Wednesday, October 15, 2014 12:00 PM

Money Management forum for students to raise awareness around financial literacy. This event is in conjunction with Money Week which is organised by the Institute of Financial Advisors.

Guest speaker for the event will be Andrew Bascand. Bascand is a major player amongst fund managers in New Zealand owning a funds business in Wellington and has previously worked for Alliance Bernstein, NZ Reserve Bank, Bank of England and Merrill Lynch. Bascand will focus his forum on “What I know at 40 I wish I knew at 20”

There will also be a FREE sausage sizzle run by Jubilee Budget Advisory Service Ltd.  Grab some free lunch and an information pack to help you manage your finances!

DATE:  Wednesday 15 October
TIME:  12pm (sausage sizzle operating 11.30am-1pm)
VENUE:  Main campus outside SIT Library

Thu 16 Oct 2014

Health Expo

Join SIT's School of Nursing for their annual Health Expo on 16th October 2014, 10am-4pm at Hansen Hall. 

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Start:  Thursday, October 16, 2014 10:00 AM
End:  Thursday, October 16, 2014 4:00 PM

Join SIT's School of Nursing for their annual Health Expo on 16th October 2014, 10am-4pm at Hansen Hall.  The theme this year is "MY HEALTH RULES - Your Recipe for Better Health".  Come along and talk to our first year nursing students about your health including exercise, nutrition, stress, cancer, home safety, depression, sexual health, heart health, diabetes, quitting smoking and much more! Free health checks, demonstrations and loads of giveaways. All ages welcome.

Fri 17 Oct 2014 - Sat 18 Oct 2014

South Island Grass Kart Challenge

This year's South Island Grass Kart Challenge will culminate in the competition final on 17-18 October in Timaru.

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Start:  Friday, October 17, 2014
End:  Saturday, October 18, 2014

This year's annual South Island Grass Kart Challenge will culminate in the competition final on 17-18 October at Mountainview High School in Timaru.

SIT runs a Vocational Pathways programme where we teach secondary school students automotive skills one day per week throughout the year at our Gore Campus. Along the way they build a grass kart to race!! 

For more about the challenge see http://www.grasskartchallenge.co.nz/

For more about our Automotive courses, see http://www.sit.ac.nz/Courses/Automotive

Fri 17 Oct 2014

Secondary School Open Day

Secondary schools in NZ are invited to send their senior students to spend the day at our Invercargill campus on Friday 17 October.

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Start:  Friday, October 17, 2014 8:30 AM
End:  Friday, October 17, 2014 5:00 PM

Secondary schools in New Zealand are invited to send their senior students to spend the day at our Invercargill campus on Friday 17 October 2014. Parents are also welcome to visit the campus.

  • Opportunities to observe lectures and classes in progress, meet the tutors and check out our excellent facilities
  • Tours of the campus
  • Meet Trades tutors and see the brand new workshops in action
  • Lunchtime BBQ with members of Southland Stags and Southland Sharks sports teams
  • Lunchtime concert at Centrestage Theatre
  • Art exhibition by Bachelor of Applied Media Arts students

To register please contact your school's Careers Advisor.

Tue 21 Oct 2014

Christchurch Campus Open Night

Thinking about study in 2015? Come see us at the SIT Christchurch campus, Waterloo Road to talk about our programmes.

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Start:  Tuesday, October 21, 2014 5:00 PM
End:  Tuesday, October 21, 2014 7:00 PM

Thinking about study in 2015? Come see us at the SIT Christchurch campus, Waterloo Road to talk about our programmes.

Thu 23 Oct 2014 - Fri 24 Oct 2014

Stewart Island excursion

Stewart Island excursion for students enrolled in EM206. Topics covered: sustainable fish farming, sustainable energy and Ulva Island.

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Start:  Thursday, October 23, 2014 9:30 AM
End:  Friday, October 24, 2014 4:30 PM

Stewart Island excursion for students enrolled in EM206. Topics covered: sustainable fish farming with Sanfords Fish Farm; Ulva Island - an island sanctuary for native vegetation and birds; sustainable energy on Stewart Island.

Leaving Bluff by ferry on Thursday at 9.30am, returning Friday 4.30pm.

Wed 29 Oct 2014 - Thu 30 Oct 2014

FREE Animal Health Clinic

SIT Diploma in Vet Nursing students are running a FREE two day Animal Wellness Clinic for your beloved pets.

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Start:  Wednesday, October 29, 2014 10:00 AM
End:  Thursday, October 30, 2014 4:00 PM

SIT Diploma in Vet Nursing students are running a FREE two day Animal Wellness Clinic for your beloved pets.

If you just want a general check up, right though to advice on dental problems and anything in between, then we are the team to help. 

29th & 30th of October 2014

  • Wednesday 29th from 10am-6pm
  • Thursday 30th from 9am-4pm

To make an appointment contact us on:

0800 4 0 FEES ext 8831
0272186039
Or email: freepetcheck@sit.ac.nz

Tue 4 Nov 2014

Ethics Committee Meeting

Ethics Committee meeting to review applications.

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Start:  Tuesday, November 04, 2014
End:  Tuesday, November 04, 2014

All research involving human subjects needs to be approved by the Human Research Ethics Committee before it can proceed. To make an application for approval from the Ethics Committee, complete the Application for Ethics Approval form and submit this and any accompanying paperwork (e.g. information sheets, consent forms or proposed questionnaires) to Judy Fleck, secretary of the Ethics Committee.  

Tue 4 Nov 2014 - Sat 15 Nov 2014

Southsure Emerging Artist Awards 2014

Recognising challenging, innovative, contemporary art practices.

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Start:  Tuesday, November 04, 2014
End:  Saturday, November 15, 2014

Recognising challenging, innovative, contemporary art practices.

Emerging Artist Exhibition
4-15 November at City Gallery, Raw Gallery, Transition Gallery and city wide sites to be announced.

The Flicks Film & Animation Showcase 
Thursday 13 November 7pm at SIT Centrestage Theatre 33 Don St

City Gallery Awards Evening
Friday 14 November 5.30pm at City Gallery Invercargill

Wed 5 Nov 2014

Lifestyle Block Expo

Students from the SIT Diploma in Veterinary Nursing (Rural Animal Technician) are hosting a free expo for owners of lifestyle blocks.

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Start:  Wednesday, November 05, 2014 5:30 PM
End:  Wednesday, November 05, 2014 7:30 PM

Students from the SIT Diploma in Veterinary Nursing (Rural Animal Technician) are hosting a free expo for owners of lifestyle blocks.

We will be offering information and advice on a number of topics, including:

  • parasite control
  • vaccination and worming programmes
  • hoof care
  • care of young stock and many more!

Free sausage sizzle and refreshments will be provided PLUS spot prizes and giveaways!

When: Wednesday 5th November, 5:30 - 7:30 pm

Where: SIT Campus - E Block (located on Tay Street across the road from the SIT Library)

Come on down and support the Rural Animal Technician Class of 2014!

Tue 11 Nov 2014

Chrysalis Graduate Show: AXIS

Collaborative graduate event including fashion, food and other entertainment.

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Start:  Tuesday, November 11, 2014
End:  Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Collaborative graduate event including fashion, food and other entertainment.
For more information and updates, find the event on Facebook.

Tue 11 Nov 2014

Open Night - Invercargill Downtown Campus

Come along to our SIT open night and talk to a tutor. Study your way to a smarter future with SIT.

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Start:  Tuesday, November 11, 2014 5:00 AM
End:  Tuesday, November 11, 2014 7:00 AM

Worried about what to study? Not sure what to do next?
Why not come along to our Open Night.
There will be Course Advisors available to help guide you and answer any questions you have.

 

Wed 12 Nov 2014 - Thu 13 Nov 2014

SIT Music Concert Finale

Come and check out our talented Bachelor of Contemporary Music students' final performance for the year.

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Start:  Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Come and check out our talented Bachelor of Contemporary Music students' final performance for the year.

Wed 12 Nov 2014

Southland Health Research Five Minute Findings Forum

This is a great opportunity to find out about a fascinating range of projects and health-related research going on in Southland. 

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Start:  Wednesday, November 12, 2014 9:00 AM

You are invited to the Southland Health Research 'Five Minute Findings' Forum. 
 
This fun event is being held in collaboration between Southern Institute of Technology and the Southern District Health Board on Wednesday 12 November 2014 from 9:00am to 12:30pm. 
 
This is a great opportunity to find out about a fascinating range of projects and health-related research going on in Southland. 
 
Presenters face the challenge of presenting their research in just five minutes! 
 
We have a great range of presenters talking on a diverse range of topics relating to nursing, surgery, home-based care, child dental health, public and environmental health, medicine, sport and exercise, health education, to name just a few.
 
Gareth Meech from Statistics New Zealand in Wellington will give the keynote address: “2013 Census: Families, Households and Health”.  This highly topical presentation will cover:

- the latest information released from the QuickStats about Families and Households published on 4 November
- the use of census data in health policy
- census information and trends about the Southland DHB area and 
- an update on the progress of the 2018 Census in particular about how the content of the census may change.

Keen to come?  Please RSVP by Monday 3 November to Gillian Sim (Gillian.Sim@southerndhb.govt.nz) or Jo Whittle (joanne.whittle@sit.ac.nz).  
 
Please see the attached invitation for more information.
 
Please feel free to forward this invitation to any colleagues you think might be interested in attending.
 
Yours sincerely
 
Jo Whittle
Research Officer
Southern Institute of Technology                                             

Gillian Sim
Nurse Researcher
Practice Development
Southern District Health Board

Thu 13 Nov 2014

The Flicks - Film and Animation Showcase

A fantastic night showcasing the best from our very talented Bachelor of Digital Media and Diploma in Animation students.

 

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Start:  Thursday, November 13, 2014 7:00 PM

A fantastic night showcasing the best from our very talented Bachelor of Digital Media and Diploma in Animation students.

Thursday 13 November, 7pm at SIT Centrestage Theatre, 33 Don St.

Check out our full range of film and animation courses at http://www.sit.ac.nz/Courses/Film-Animation.

Thu 20 Nov 2014 - Sun 23 Nov 2014

Volcanism & renewable energy excursion

Volcanism and renewable energy excursion. Topics covered: volcanism, geothermal power and mineralisation.

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Start:  Thursday, November 20, 2014
End:  Sunday, November 23, 2014

Volcanism and renewable energy excursion (North Island). Topics covered: volcanism, geothermal power and mineralisation. Central Crossing on the Saturday. Possibly open to outside participants. 

Tue 2 Dec 2014 - Fri 12 Dec 2014

SIT Awards Ceremony

Celebrating excellence and achievements across all of our programmes.

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Start:  Tuesday, December 02, 2014 7:30 PM

SIT's annual award ceremony - celebrating excellence and achievements across all of our programmes.  More information to come.

Thu 4 Dec 2014

Graduation (Certificate Programmes)

Graduation ceremony for Certificate programmes.

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Start:  Thursday, December 04, 2014 6:00 PM

Graduation ceremony for Certificate programmes. For more information about Graduation, please click HERE.

Fri 12 Dec 2014

Graduation Ceremony One

For Health, Humanities and Computing faculty and PGDipBE graduates.

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Start:  Friday, December 12, 2014 1:30 PM

Graduation ceremony for Health, Humanities and Computing faculty and PGDipBE graduates.  Held at the Civic Theatre, Tay St, Invercargill.  For more information about graduation, see this page: http://www.sit.ac.nz/Students/Graduation or contact your Faculty Administrator.

Fri 12 Dec 2014

Graduation Ceremony Two

For New Media & Arts faculty, Trades & Technology faculty and SIT2LRN faculty graduates.

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Start:  Friday, December 12, 2014 3:00 PM

Graduation ceremony for New Media & Arts faculty, Trades & Technology faculty and SIT2LRN faculty graduates.  Held at the Civic Theatre, Tay St, Invercargill.  For more information about graduation, see this page: http://www.sit.ac.nz/Students/Graduation or contact your Faculty Administrator.

Important Dates 2014

Below are the semester dates for *most* courses at SIT. Please note, there will be numerous exceptions to these dates so please use the below as a guide only.

SEMESTER 2

  • First Part of Semester: Monday, 14th July – Friday, 26th September (11 weeks)
  • Mid Semester Break: Monday, 29th September – Friday, 3rd October (1 week)
  • Second Part of Semester: Monday, 6th October – Friday, 14th November (6 weeks)

Further Disclaimer

Our course dates do frequently change. Where you need to confirm your specific course dates, PLEASE contact your Faculty Administrator for confirmation as SIT will not be held liable for any losses incurred as a result of using the information on this page.

On Soon

27
Sep

Exhibition at Transition Gallery, SIT Arcade, Don/Esk Street, Invercargill.

29
Sep

At SIT Raw Gallery (Downtown campus), September 29th - October 5th. Free admission.

29
Sep

Semester 2 mid-semester break

01
Oct

The 2014 Conference acknowledges the challenges of tertiary learning and teaching at a time of major global and national changes. 

01
Oct

Flag raising event to be followed by tea and coffee in the SIT Cafe.

01
Oct

Come learn old and new Waiata in a fun and relaxing environment - All welcome!

01
Oct

SIT in conjunction with JCCA are proud to present a “Cloud business workshop” at SIT Queenstown campus.

02
Oct

Meet the Student Services team and find out how they can help with activities, sports and employment assistance.

04
Oct

Book a seat on SIT's bus - just $2 for a day trip to Dunedin this Saturday!

07
Oct

Come along to our SIT open night and talk to a tutor. Study your way to a smarter future with SIT.

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