Study Tip from Alumna Sylvia Maclauren

“I’m a project manager, which requires being super organised. This helped me be successful throughout my university life too. At exam time I carefully study what’s to be included and pile up all the books and papers for that exam in one place. I’ll assign a certain amount of study time to each topic, work out how many days are left until the exam, and schedule in a study time and topic for each day. Nothing gets missed, and I won’t kill myself cramming at the end. Once I’ve completed that day’s study I’m guilt-free to go ride my bike or have coffee with friends.”

Sylvia Maclauren is now a Section Leader & Senior Water Resources Scientist.

Sylvia Maclaren

Want to borrow the Smile Couch?

You might have seen the ‘Start With A Smile’ campaign on billboards or social media lately.

Capture - billboards

It’s a campaign put on by the Chamber of Commerce to encourage Cantabrians to make the tens of thousands of people moving to Christchurch since the earthquake to feel welcome.

The campaign has a couch the shape of a smile with some ‘conversation starter’ cards in it.

You can get in touch with the Chamber of Commerce and ask to have the couch for a day at an organisation you are part of or for an upcoming event in November or December.

The project manager for Start With A Smile is Lana Hart.
T: 03 353 4162

Former UC student shares his rebuild story with The Press

Gokal Krishnan, a graduate of UC’s Construction Management master’s programme, has been featured in The Press’s ‘Expat Tales’ series.

Gokal moved to Christchurch to study at UC on a Christchurch Educated Skills Scholarship. He decided to stay on in Christchurch and now works full time as a graduate engineer.

Click here to read Gokal’s full story >>>