Unitec Institute of Technology, a university based in Mt Albert and Henderson, offers free workshops this month across a number of subjects. The first is a leadership course for Year 12 and 13 students on October 6. An app-lab workshop will be held from October 10 to 13 for Year 13 students. This will involve learning to design, code and promote an IOS app. The environmental and animal science workshop will be a half-day course on October 11 for Year 13 pupils. This will include a practical session on animal welfare and management, studying ants for biodiversity and working in a molecular ecology lab. A half- day visual production workshop will take place on October 19 for Year 12 and 13 students. Students will learn to write, direct, film and edit a movie with the Unitec screen arts tutors. Limited spaces, booking required.