Top three finalists named in UC challenge

29 May 2015 Three ground breaking initiatives that could change the lives of people living in a Filipino community have been announced as finalists in the UC 21 Day Challenge. (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 or 2017?

The University of Canterbury invites future students, along with their friends and whānau, to attend one of our upcoming regional info evenings

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Jumpstart your studies in Semester 2

Semester Two starts 13 July and UC is offering reduced study costs (conditions apply) and academic assistance to help you get started. There is a wide range of study options available, from a preparatory course to undergraduate degrees, diplomas to masters study and beyond

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‘I enjoy the differences between the two degrees and the challenges...’

James Addington Studying towards a Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing and a Bachelor of Laws
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Jumpstart your studies in Semester 2

Semester Two starts 13 July and UC is offering reduced study costs (conditions apply) and academic assistance to help you get started. There is a wide range of study options available, from a preparatory course to undergraduate degrees, diplomas to masters study and beyond (read more)

What if... More volunteered to help communities after disasters?

In the May What if... public lecture Senior Fellow & Entrepreneur in Residence, Linda Cruse, explored the following (and more): is volunteering a good thing or simply a waste of time and money? Is it really a good use of your skills to travel to the other side of the world to paint a school? Should we listen to the Red Cross when they say stay away from rushing to help at the site of a natural disaster? Is sending money the safer and better option? (read more and watch the lecture online)

21 Day International Challenge - Change the world, one community at a time

The 21 Day International Challenge was officially launched on 5 May. Three ground breaking initiatives that could change the lives of people living in a Filipino community have been named as the top three team finalists (read more or check out the website)

Tax professor honoured

University of Canterbury tax professor Adrian Sawyer has been awarded the Australasian Tax Teachers Association Hill Medal, in recognition of outstanding contributions to tax teaching and policy in Australasia (read more)

What if... More people could understand the law?

In the April What if... public lecture Associate Professor Chris Gallavin explored where we might profitably focus our attention for the future development of our criminal justice system - a focus governed by a better understanding of the criminal law and not merely by emotion and irrationality (read more or watch the lecture online)