Canterbury 'Bee Team' helps typhoon victims

13 July 2015 Five UC students have returned from the Philippines after helping a poor community of 2,280 people establish hives of stingless bees to aid the community's recovery. (read article)

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Luke Gillespie's amazing trip to China

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See Luke Gillespie's amazing trip to China as part of his UC MGMT228 Chinese Business Practices and Culture study tour.

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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.

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Commerce at UC

Marliese Liyanage describes what she loves about studying towards a commerce degree at University of Canterbury.

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Whether you're new to UC or a returning student, take the time to contact us for course advice and degree planning.

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Watch a short video clip to hear UC commerce and law student Claire talk about her UC experience.

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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.

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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.

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Enhance your leadership capability and business acumen. UC offers fulltime and part-time study options to suit your work commitments and career goals.

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A Commerce degree from the University of Canterbury will broaden your experience, knowledge and future job opportunities.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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Considering university study in 2016?

Now is the time to apply for the College of Business and Law Awards for Excellence and Young Enterprise Scheme first-year scholarships

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21 Day Challenge

A project to cultivate native bee hives for organic honey was named the winner of the UC 21 Day International Challenge. The Bee Team will visit the community in Barangay Tarong to help the local community implement their concept in the middle of the year.

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‘All the courses I wanted to do were here...’

Charlotte Grimshaw Studying towards an LLB and a BSc in Psychology
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Announcements and Events

The power of celebrity

Talk show icon Oprah Winfrey has announced plans to visit New Zealand for the first time. University of Canterbury marketing expert Associate Professor Ekant Veer says Oprah Winfrey is one of the few people whose influence crosses entertainment, politics and business (listen to Ekant's talk on NewstalkZB)

UC team heading to international business case final

Congratulations to the UC team who won first place in the Student Development Society Competition held recently at the University of Canterbury. UC competed with five other universities from around New Zealand in the final leg of the 2015 competition. The UC team has come 2nd place overall and will be heading to Queenstown in August for the International final.

Apply now for Business and Law First-Year Scholarships

Now is the time to apply for the College of Business and Law Awards for Excellence. These scholarhips are for first-year students planning to enrol in a Bachelor of Commerce or Bachelor of Laws degree at UC in 2016. Applications close on 15 August (read more)

Flag Consideration Project - what do we stand for?

Thousands of New Zealanders have shared what they stand for in the nationwide flag consideration project. With alternative flag selection now underway, where do you stand? Law lecturer David Round was on Newstalk ZB discussing the New Zealand flag project.

Discover key elements that strengthen organisational resilience

For 10 years, Resilient Organisations and the University of Canterbury have been working with businesses, government and community organisations to discover and implement the key elements that strengthen organisational resilience. An introductory video presented by Erica Seville and John Vargo, Resilient Organisations Co-Leaders is now available to view (link to video)

What if... Workplace innovation is killed by centralisation?

Centralisation is the process where an organisation moves a number of key functions into one central, physical or structural location. The logic behind such a strategy is that core functions can be kept close to the key decision makers, allowing for a more standardised and strategic approach. However there are growing concerns that shifting key operations to "head office" may also reduce organisational effectiveness, customer satisfaction and branch-based employee engagement. In this What if... lecture Tony Mortensen, Director of International Growth Strategies, considered both sides of the debate and the costs and benefits arguments involved (read more)

Anti-cyber bullying legislation may harm freedom of speech

UC School of Law Professor Ursula Cheer appeared on The Nation commenting on the Harmful Digital Communications Bill. An expert on media law, Professor Cheer says she has concerns about the anti-cyber-bullying legislation and there is a risk that legislation to curb cyber bullying may have a serious impact on freedom of expression (read more and view the interview online)

Magna Carta marks 800th Anniversary

The Magna Carta marked its 800th anniversary on 15 June 2015 and its principles of freedom and justice have endured and influenced constitutions around the world. In his LawTalk article UC School of Law Professor Philip Joseph says throughout the ages, it has remained a beacon and symbol for two enduring notions - liberty and the rule of law (read more)