UC Connect: Riding the exponential wave of change

22 August 2016 In a UC Connect public lecture, Singularity University's New Zealand Ambassador will look at the dramatic implications of exponential technologies. (read article)

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MBA helps with business startup

MBA helps with business startup

Watch a video of digital strategist and budding tech entrepreneur Nicola Valentine talking about her MBA

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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.

Commerce at UC

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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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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Find out about the College of Business and Law Awards for Excellence and Young Enterprise Scheme first-year scholarships

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21 Day Challenge

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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)

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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)

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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

‘The motivation for doing the MBA is to widen my knowledge of leadership and to develop into a well-rounded businessman...’

Jeremy Sullivan Studying towards an MBA
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Announcements and Events

Thesis in Three - College Round winners

The College of Business and Law round of the 2016 Thesis in Three competition was held on 23 August. Well done to all of our postgraduate presenters. Congratulations to the winners selected to proceed onto the UC Final - Julia Read, Peter Harris and Aileen Odgers (read more)

UC Connect: Dare to be different

Icebreaker chief executive, UC alumni and honorary doctor Rob Fyfe will share his experience leading three very different companies over the last 15 years, at a UC Connect lecture on 23 September 2016. Dr Fyfe will talk about his unique approach to change, his successes and failures, and his perspective on risk taking (read more)

Law education responding to technology

In a recent Law Talk article, Professor Ursula Cheer comments that technological developments may be very useful in making justice more accessible to those who cannot currently afford to pay a lawyer or go to court, perhaps through low level forms of online dispute resolution (read the Law Talk article online)

UC Connect: Incompetency and competency in making tough decisions

What tools do educators, executives, politicians, and people knowingly and unknowingly use that increase incompetence in thinking, deciding and doing? Marketing expert and Erskine Fellow, Professor Arch G. Woodside, Boston College, looked at the wisdom behind the quote “It's not what we don't know that hurts. It's what we know that ain't so” at our August UC Connect lecture (read more)

21 Day Challenge students back from Niue

Five entrepreneurial UC students travelled to Niue to implement their sustainable food project as part of the 21 Day Pacific Challenge. With guidance from their Kiwi business and Niuean cultural mentors, the EduKai team helped the Niuean community conserve and sustainably manage the local food supply (read the Pacific Periscope blog)

Beyond lie detectors -The brain does not lie

What if we had the technology to read your mind? UC School of Law is leading a New Zealand Law Foundation funded project to investigate the forensic potential of brain scanning technology. Project leader Professor Robin Palmer, Director of Clinical Legal Studies, says forensic brain scan analysis had much more potential as a forensic tool than traditional lie detectors, or polygraphs (read the media release and Herald article online)

UC Teaching Awards 2016

Congratulations to Dr Sarah Wright, Department of Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship, on receiving a University of Canterbury Teaching Award. Sarah's teaching philosophy promotes complete learner exploration of the subject matter and relies on students taking an active role in their learning (read more)

UC Connect: 2016 Condliffe Memorial Lecture

Janet Currie, Henry Putnam Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton University and the Director of Princeton’s Center for Health and Well Being was our guest speaker at the 2016 Condliffe Memorial Lecture. Professor Currie explored the topic of "Early Life and the Roots of Economic Inequality" and provided an overview of the literature highlighting the importance of early childhood and the fact that while children are fragile, they are also resilient (read more and watch the lecture online via YouTube)