Finalists named in UC's Entre phone app challenge

20 August 2014 An app to help children with their speech and a number of others have made it into the finals of the University of Canterbury's annual phone app competition. (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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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.

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.

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Study Commerce at UC

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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Apply now for our first-year BCom and LLB scholarships

Applications for the College of Business and Law first-year scholarships close on 15 August. Get your applications in and start planning your studies for 2015.

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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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‘My supervisors have always gone the 'extra mile' for me...’

Toni Collins Studying towards a PhD in Law
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Announcements and Events

EY Careers Compass Programme

EY will be on campus presenting to first and second year students about their Career Compass Programme being held in September this year – Thursday 21 August, 1pm – 2pm, Undercroft 101 Seminar Room. Please book to attend through the CareerHub

Guest Lecture Series: Phil O'Reilly, BusinessNZ

The College of Business and Law are pleased to present Phil O'Reilly, Chief Executive of BusinessNZ, as guest speaker at our Business and Law Guest Lecture Series August presentation. Come and hear Phil talk about How today's university students can contribute to the future economic growth of New Zealand - Friday 22 August, 12noon-1pm, Undercroft 101 (read more)

Mission Exceptional Boardroom Challenge 2014

The Mission Exceptional competition is searching for the brightest young business minds from Australia and New Zealand. This is an opportunity for students to apply the business skills they have learned to a real life business case study, with the chance to boost their CV and win the work experience of a lifetime.

The competition runs from 29 July to 15 September 2014. (download PDF or click here for competition website)

New phone app encourages young voters

Law and Accounting student Hannah Duder received a $10,000 grant to develop a political phone app for young voters to show their interest in the policies being presented in election year (read more and watch Hannah's interview online at TV3's website)

What if... entrepreneurs led the Christchurch rebuild?

Entrepreneurs recognise and pursue opportunities that others simply ignore. They start ventures, create products and markets, and bear the risk of failure. In the August What if lecture, Associate Professor Sussie Morrish, Department of Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship, will talk about the entrepreneurial mindset and why the Christchurch rebuild is a hotbed of entrepreneurial opportunities. Wednesday 27 August, 7pm-8:30pm, A2 Lecture Theatre (read more)

NZEEL Distinguished Lecture 2014

The New Zealand Experimental Economics Laboratory are pleased to present Professor Robert Slonim, School of Economics, University of Sydney, as guest speaker for the 2014 NZEEL Distinguished Lecture, Thursday 18 September, 5:00pm - 6:30pm, Law108 Lecture Theatre. Professor Slonim will discuss 'The Science of Giving, Economics, and Improving Blood Supply' (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