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5 tips to avoid an embarrassing first day

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Don’t turn up in school uniform There’s no uniform at WelTec and there’s no assembly or form period either. Instead come along to orientation to familiarise yourself with everything and then once classes start, just go to the first class on your schedule.

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Double check your timetable Check your timetable before heading to class. Ask for directions, use the campus maps. You’ll probably be the odd one out if you walk into veterinary nursing when you’re actually studying carpentry.

Show up to the right campus WelTec has three campuses in Wellington, as well as a campus in Auckland. You’re probably only going to study at one of those so it should be easy to remember.

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Try not to break anything One of the great things about hands-on learning is you’ll get to work in an auto workshop or in a chef ’s kitchen, with cameras, trades tools or computers. Just try not to break anything, especially on your first day.

Call your tutor by their name – not ‘Mum’ by mistake Not much to help you here. Just listen to your tutors and use their first name.

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WelTec 2016 GRAB Magazine