UC Connect: The Roots of Economic Inequality
4 July 2016 A Princeton University Professor will discuss the pressing social, political and economic issue of inequality in a sold-out UC Connect public lecture at UC tonight. (read article)
MBA helps with business startup
Watch a video of digital strategist and budding tech entrepreneur Nicola Valentine talking about her MBA
Gain an OE in your degree
See Luke Gillespie's amazing trip to China as part of his UC MGMT228 Chinese Business Practices and Culture study tour.
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
Marliese Liyanage describes what she loves about studying towards a commerce degree at University of Canterbury.
Get your study programme sorted
Whether you're new to UC or a returning student, take the time to contact us for course advice and degree planning.
Watch a short video clip to hear UC commerce and law student Claire talk about her UC experience.
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.
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.
Broaden your horizons
Study Commerce at UC
A Commerce degree from the University of Canterbury will broaden your experience, knowledge and future job opportunities.
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.
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.
Make a difference to the world
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
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.
Awards for Excellence
Find out about the College of Business and Law Awards for Excellence and Young Enterprise Scheme first-year scholarships
21 Day Challenge
The UC 21 Day International Challenge is an opportunity like no other in New Zealand. Student teams develop projects to make a real difference and have the chance to implement them in the community.
Take a virtual tour
Experience a 360-degree view of our college by taking a virtual tour online through Google Map View. Zoom in, navigate, explore!
UC Teaching Medal
The Teaching Medal is the University's highest award for teaching excellence. In 2015 medals were awarded to Professor Ursula Cheer, School of Law, and Dr Herb de Vries, Department of Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship (read more)
July Start for Study in 2016
Semester Two begins on 11 July. UC is offering reduced study costs and academic assistance to help you get started (terms and conditions apply). There is a wide range of study options available, from a preparatory course to undergraduate degrees, diplomas and masters study (read more)
Announcements and Events
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)
What makes the tourism industry more resilient?
Organisational resilience in the tourism industry, particularly in a post-disaster environment, is at the heart of innovative research by Senior Lecturer in Marketing Dr Girish Prayag. Among his fields of interest, Girish is studying consumption experiences in the services industry focusing on the tourism and hospitality industries (read more)