Information for students - College of Business and Law - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

Business and Law Outreach events, packages and resources for schools

The College of Business and Law invites high school students and teachers to participate in our outreach programme to learn more about business, law and related subjects. Our outreach programme offers you a unique opportunity to expand your understanding of business and law, support your studies and inspire your future career direction.

Activities and events aim to generate interest in the subject matter while developing
real-world enterprising, academic, and community-focused skills. Choose from our on-campus events or schedule a package option to suit your class.

To receive regular updates on our outreach programme and invitations to specific outreach events please contact the College email:buslaw@canterbury.ac.nz.

Outreach Events

Below are provisional dates for 2017. These may be subject to change.

Canterbury Young Enterprise Scheme (YES) E-Day

28 February and 1 March, Rangi Ruru and University of Canterbury
E-Day was a huge success in 2017 with around 430 budding entrepreneurs coming together over two days to launch the Canterbury Young Enterprise Scheme (YES) competition for the year.

Law Day

23 May, University of Canterbury, Year 13 students
An opportunity to meet UC Law staff and students, attend a lecture, specialised workshop and industry visit. See this year's programme for the day (PDF, 289KB).

Accounting Day

30 May, University of Canterbury, Year 11 students
Experience Accounting at UC by attending a special lecture, being involved in a workshop, meet specialist industry guests, and hear from current staff and students. See this year's programme for the day (PDF, 98KB).

Criminal Justice Day

13 June, University of Canterbury, Year 13 students
Come and meet Criminal Justice staff and students, attend a lecture, specialised workshop and meet industry guests. See this year's programme for the day (PDF, 289KB).

Business Studies Day

20 June, University of Canterbury, Year 11 students
Learn about progressing from Business Studies to Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship at UC. See this year's programme for the day (PDF, 99KB).

Economics Day

Postponed in 2017, University of Canterbury, Year 11 students
Find out what Economics at UC is all about, attend a lecture, and take part in a specialised Economics workshop.

Scholarship Exam Workshops

19 October (Accounting), University of Canterbury
26 October (Economics), University of Canterbury
After school workshops to help prepare students intending to sit Accounting or Economics scholarship exams.

Junior Breakout Sessions

20 – 24 November, University of Canterbury
Fun activities focused on leadership, entrepreneurship and innovative thinking for Year 9 and 10 students.

Outreach Packages

Please contact buslaw@canterbury.ac.nz to arrange a package to suit your students.

Business Simulator Sessions

1 – 2.5 hours, University of Canterbury
An opportunity for your students to step into the shoes of an entrepreneur and run their own virtual business.

Lecture Sit-In

1 – 2 hours, University of Canterbury
Experience first hand what it's like to be a UC Business or Law student and sit in on introductory level courses.

School Visit

Approx. 1 hour, at school
Invite a lecturer to talk to your class.

Moot Court Sessions

1 – 2 hours, University of Canterbury
An opportunity for students to debate current topics from a legal perspective in our Moot Court.

Core Legal Sessions

1 – 2 hours, University of Canterbury or at school
Group discussion and debate on real cases covering core legal topics.

Money Week Sessions

Approx. 1 hour, at school
Financial competency sessions during New Zealand Money Week on topics such as budgeting and saving for your studies.

UC Events for high school students

Events for students and the general community are publicised on the UC Events website. These include information evenings, UC Open Day and public lectures. Check out the Liaison events diary for when Liaison staff will be visiting your area. Look out for UC at the Canterbury Careers Expo and when we're visiting your hometown.

2017 Calendar Event
11 April

Year 12 Discovery Day - contact your school careers advisor for details

11-13 May Christchurch Careers Expo
24 May - 7 June Regional Information Evenings
13 July UC Open Day
4 August Ekea! Year 12 Māori Pathways
16 August Women in Leadership Breakfast (Christchurch)
8 November Ekea! Year 10 Māori Pathways

High School Resources

Law Resources

Employment Law scenarios (PDF, 108KB)
A selection of scenarios which encourage students to consider justification in employment law and introduce the Test of justification from the Employment Relations Act of 2000.

Posters

The College of Business and Law produces a range of posters for schools to use on classroom walls. Email buslaw@canterbury.ac.nz if you'd like a version of any of the posters sent to your school free of charge. Alternatively you can download all posters below as print-ready PDFs.

Thumbnail of Study Business Poster

Study Business Poster (PDF, 1.56MB)

Thumbnail of Accounting Poster

Accounting Poster (PDF, 589KB)

Thumbnail of Dream Job Poster

Dream Job Poster (PDF, 430KB)

Generic law poster

Study Law Poster (PDF, 1.5MB)

Law careers poster

Law Careers Poster (PDF, 422KB)

Thumbnail of BCom Majors Poster

BCom Majors Poster (PDF, 1.2MB)

Contact us

The College of Business and Law welcomes students, teachers and school groups during the academic year. Contact us if you would like to find out more about our outreach programme, or if you have suggestions on how we can help support your teaching and learning.

College of Business and Law Te Rāngai Umanga me te Ture
University of Canterbury Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha
Private Bag 4800
Christchurch 8140
Phone +64 3 369 3888
Email: buslaw@canterbury.ac.nz