SVA planning next major campaign

16 June 2014 University of Canterbury's Student Volunteer Army has begun planning its next major campaign to help the community. (read article)

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Law at UC

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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Discover UC

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

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More Law

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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More Business

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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Start studying at UC mid-year

Whether you've returned from a gap year or are looking for courses for professional development, you can start your studies in Semester 2. Now is the time to check out our BCom first-year courses online and talk to a student advisor about your programme. Read more

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Announcements and Events

The Agents of Change in the Community Seminar Series

The School of Law in conjunction with Community Law Canterbury is proud to launch a new and dynamic seminar series called ‘The Agents of Change in the Community Seminar Series’ introducing those who are changing the world to those who want to change the world. In this series of lectures notable public figures will present to students and the wider University community on how they have led social or professional, cultural, spiritual or more broadly community change over their lifetime. Please join us for the inaugural lecture in the series to be delivered by Gary McCormick, Thursday 24 July, 5.30 - 6:30pm in Undercroft 101 Seminar Room, James Hight Building.

Interested in helping charities?

180 Degrees Consulting offer University of Canterbury students the chance to stand out from the crowd, boost their CV, gain real hands-on business experience and make a tangible difference to charities and not-for-profit organisations. The club is now recruiting students for Semester Two projects. Come along to find out more at their Information Session, Wednesday 23 July, 5.30-6pm, KG06 Kirkwood Village. Applications close 27 July 2014 (read more)

What if...access to our courts were free?

The community may be forgiven in thinking that only the principled and/or the rich willingly go to court. For the rest, it may seem that access to the courts are either a grim reality or a necessary result of insufficient funds to hire scary enough lawyers. Associate Professor Chris Gallavin, Dean of the School of Law, talks about access to courts and barriers to justice in the July What if lecture series (connect to the lecture recording online at

Global Students Club winter events

Christchurch Educated's Global Students Club are running three student events this winter including a photography workshop and field trip to Akaroa, a Hanmer day trip and a smartphone video competition and film night. All students are welcome to join in the fun (read more)

Thinking about studying Business and Law?

It was great meeting so many future students and whānau on Open Day. We hope you enjoyed our subject sessions and had a chance to talk to staff about studying business and law. It's never too early to start exploring your course and degree options. Contact our student advisors or book a campus tour to explore UC (read more)

Apply now for a 2015 first-year scholarship

Applications are open now for the College of Business and Law first-year scholarships. These scholarships recognise the academic and extracurricular achievement of New Zealand secondary school students who are planning to study for a Bachelor of Commerce and/or Bachelor of Laws at UC (read more)

Canterbury law students to help prepare prosecution cases

UC law students will soon be helping Christchurch lawyer Nigel Hampton QC and Simon Meikle, barrister and solicitor of Wellington, prepare prosecutions cases relating to a number of alleged forestry safety violations leading to deaths. Four teams of UC law students, two per team, will be selected later next month to assist Hampton prepare and privately prosecute these cases. University of Canterbury director of clinical legal studies Professor Robin Palmer says it is important for the graduate profile of all our law students that they are involved in the legal community so they are career-ready when they leave the university (read more)