Canterbury student becomes World Champ in Chinese language

Bradley Meredith, an Engineering student at UC, has won top prize in the international finals of the 14th ‘Chinese Bridge’ competition held this week in Beijing, China.

The ‘Chinese Bridge’ Chinese Language Proficiency Competition is an annual event held in China to encourage excellence in speakers of Chinese as a foreign language. Preliminary rounds of the competition included 800,000 students from more than 97 countries.

Bradley was amongst 133 students from around the world selected to compete in the semi-finals. He travelled to Changsha, China for the semi-finals, which began on 8 July. He then competed in three rounds of the competition and made it through to the final round of six contestants, held on 2 August.

Read more here.

Ride with Harry

The Student Volunteer Army are auctioning the bike which was lovingly restored for His Royal Highness Prince Harry when he visited UC earlier this year.

All proceeds from the Trade Me auction will help towards the relief effort in Vanuatu after Tropical Cyclone Pam in March.

The ad reads:
A glorious bike made for a Prince, was done up by members of the student volunteer Army as a gift for prince Harry on his visit to the University of Canterbury. However due to shipping issues Harry was not able to take the bike back home with him. 

All money from the auction will go towards helping the relief effort after the Vanuatu cyclone. The bike has had a full service and so is beautiful to ride. 

The bike is a road bike, suitable for someone around the height of a Prince Harry (189 cm to be precise). 

*Disclaimer – bike may or may not be made of pure gold.  

Be sure to check out the auction and make a bid for this priceless piece of royalty gold – get your hands on a crown jewel!

Annual UBS sale!

Annual UBS sale


  • Starts Wednesday 12 August!!!
  • The book sale of the year!