History secondary schools outreach programme

Find out about our History outreach programme for high-school students.

School visits

If you teach at a high school or college and want to bring your class to the University for a school visit, we can also create a study programme for your students. History staff, if available, can give sample lectures that complement your curriculum in a classroom at the University. We can also arrange library tours.

School visits normally take place during the break between semesters in late June or early July. Lectures given to visiting students have included: ‘Gandhi and Indian independence’, ‘German unification in Austria and Bavaria’, ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’, ‘The French Revolution in world history’, and ‘Everyday communism: the USSR in the 1920s and 1930s’.

For more information on school visits, contact AProf Giacomo Lichtner.

New Zealand scholarship subject workshops

If you're a secondary school teacher, you may have students in your classes who are taking the New Zealand Scholarship exams. The University runs NZ Scholarship subject workshops in the September school holidays in several subjects, including History. Student Futures can provide details. Get in touch for course advice.

Open day

Students can also speak with the University’s History staff by attending the University’s Open Day. History staff members will be available to answer informal questions at the School expo table.