Summer startups: From didymo and drones to 3D, VR
10 February 2017 What did you do this summer? If you were in the Summer Startup Programme, you may well have started your own award-winning business aimed at changing the world. (read article)
MBA helps with business startup
Watch a video of digital strategist and budding tech entrepreneur Nicola Valentine talking about her MBA
Gain an OE in your degree
See Luke Gillespie's amazing trip to China as part of his UC MGMT228 Chinese Business Practices and Culture study tour.
Law at UC
Michael Copeland talks about what he loves about studying Law at university of Canterbury and the opportunities it provides for law internships and community engagement.
Commerce at UC
Marliese Liyanage describes what she loves about studying towards a commerce degree at University of Canterbury.
Get your study programme sorted
Whether you're new to UC or a returning student, take the time to contact us for course advice and degree planning.
Watch a short video clip to hear UC commerce and law student Claire talk about her UC experience.
Studying Law at UC gives you the chance to learn from the lecturers who write the textbooks. Find out how Jennifer enjoys her studies and is challenging herself.
Hear Althea talk about the Entre entrepreneurship scheme and how it provides UC students the opportunity to get practical experience in business while they study.
Thinking about Postgrad or Professional Development?
Enhance your leadership capability and business acumen. UC offers fulltime and part-time study options to suit your work commitments and career goals.
Broaden your horizons
Study Commerce at UC
A Commerce degree from the University of Canterbury will broaden your experience, knowledge and future job opportunities.
Wondering where to next after you graduate?
Whether you are thinking about an academic career or extending your business and legal knowledge and skills, consider postgraduate studies in Business or Law at UC.
School of Business and Economics earns prestigious AACSB Business Accreditation
The School of Business and Economics has earned initial accreditation by AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.
Make a difference to the world
The School of Law has over 140 years of experience in leading legal research and teaching. Be part of a new generation of professionally relevant, community-focused law and criminal justice professionals
Test your business ideas with the help of mentors and business connections
Entré is a student-run company at the University of Canterbury, inspiring students to aspire to excel in the business world.
Awards for Excellence
Find out about the College of Business and Law Awards for Excellence and Young Enterprise Scheme first-year scholarships
21 Day Challenge
The UC 21 Day International Challenge is an opportunity like no other in New Zealand. Student teams develop projects to make a real difference and have the chance to implement them in the community.
Take a virtual tour
Experience a 360-degree view of our college by taking a virtual tour online through Google Map View. Zoom in, navigate, explore!
UC Teaching Medal
The Teaching Medal is the University's highest award for teaching excellence. A 2016 UC Teaching Medal was awarded to Dr Sarah Wright, Department of Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship (read more)
A Story for Christchurch
Take a look at this new video produced by Christchurch Airport called A Story for Christchurch. It features UC students and our campus, and shows how Christchurch is a great place to grow, connect and find balance (watch the Youtube video online)
This is Christchurch Educated
Welcome to Canterbury, a region of opportunity and home of the world’s most modern and revitalised city. Check out Christchurch Educated's new Youtube video
Announcements and Events
Enrol for 2017
Applications to enrol are open for 2017. Get in touch with our student advisors for the BCom, LLB or BCJ, or our postgraduate coordinators to plan your study programme for next year, or visit the UC website to apply and enrol
Commerce Student Advice Drop-in Sessions
Our Commerce student advisors are running drop-in sessions during February for new and current students. If you have any questions about the BCom degree or your courses for 2017, come in to see Malcolm and Ben to get your study plans sorted. Check out the session dates and times online
Law Student Advice Drop-in Sessions
Come in to see Margaret, Ariana and Simon for advice on your LLB degree and courses for 2017. Law Student Advice drop-in sessions will be running Monday 13 February - Friday 3 March. Check the session dates and times online. Outside of Open Door times, appointments can be made online through Course Advice: Book and appointment
How the Lyttelton Timebank became a secret weapon for resilience
Associate Professor Lucie Ozanne conducts research in the area of transformative consumer research. In a recent TEDx Christchurch talk, Lucie explores the Lyttelton Timebank and how it helped people work together for the good of their community (watch her TEDx talk online)
Take action on business sustainability
Starting for the first time in Semester One 2017, the new MGMT335 Business and Sustainability special topic examines various approaches businesses can take to respond to environmental issues. It will prepare you to make sound decisions when leading organisations toward sustainable practices (read more)
Protection against unfair competition
UC Law lecturer Dr Christian Riffel’s first published book explores the subject of unfair competition, what international protections exist and the enforcement role of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) (read more)
Student entrepreneur crowdfunds yak-wool clothing
UC Centre for Entrepreneurship’s Summer Startup programme helps budding entrepreneurs bring their business ideas into reality. UC student Stefan Warnaar is the founder of Peak to Plateau – a startup company making outdoor clothing using yak wool from the Tibetan Plateau (read more)