Ara Institute Of Canterbury Manawa Campus

Dedicated to health education, Manawa is where Ara’s nursing, midwifery and medical imaging students are based. 

Ara shares this brand new building – located opposite Christchurch Hospital – in a collaborative, integrated environment with researchers from the University of Canterbury and health professionals from the Canterbury District Health Board.

Purpose-designed, it features several high-tech simulation rooms to provide students with real-world learning experiences. Manawa is on several bus routes and is just a short walk from shops, cafés, parks and other attractions in the CBD.

Studying at Manawa Campus

As a Manawa-based student you’ll learn from leading health professionals in a purpose built facility, right next Christchurch Hospital. You’ll have access to high-tech simulation environments and facilities, and work alongside professionals and potential employers. You’ll also have numerous opportunities to innovate and collaborate with individuals from Canterbury District Health Board and the University of Canterbury, who also occupy Manawa.

Manawa is serviced by several city bus routes and is just a short walk from the main bus exchange. Ara student services available at Manawa include:

  • Admissions and enrolments
  • International enrolments and international student help
  • Learning services
  • Library support
  • Career advice and planning
  • Wellbeing events
  • Student group activities
  • Student advocacy
  • Café
  • Bike lock-up

Manawa-based students can access all student services at the City campus on Madras Street.