Apply now for the 21 Day Challenge

The 21 Day Challenge is back for 2016 and is looking to be one hell-of-a-ride.


The 21 Day Challenge brings together six teams of five students, paired with industry mentors, to come up with a solution to a problem in a community. The winning team gets and all-expenses-paid trip to the location to implement their idea. Last year the focus was on the Philippines, this year we are heading to Niue!

The 21 Day Challenge was a great success last year and you can read all about the winning team’s experience in the Philippines on the blog.

Applications are now open and are closing on the 22nd of April at 12pm. Head to the UC Centre for Entrepreneurship (UCE) website for more information and to apply!

Volunteering Canterbury Expo

The Volunteering Canterbury Expo is being held in conjunction with Student Volunteer Week, recognising the importance of good citizenship and strengthened communities through volunteering and the skills which can be added to the community by those studying.

This expo will provide opportunities for students to investigate and fulfil the ‘UC Community’ aspect of the University of Canterbury student profile by connecting with a range of local organisations.

Organisations such as Lifeline Aotearoa, Imagination Station and Cat Rescue Christchurch will be there to name a few.

Where: Undercroft Seminar Room 101 Puaka-James Hight Building

When: Wednesday 6 Apr 2016, 12:00 p.m.

Full details can be found on the Career Hub page here.

What is happening with bicycle parking at UC?

As may have noticed, over the last couple of years we have been upping cycle parking and improving the quality of cycle stands. We have now almost recovered our cycle parking capacity to pre-earthquake levels!

We just had another order approved for more cycle stands, and these will be used around Engineering – and also at a temporary cycle park on Creyke Rd (at the main North/South entrance to Engineering).

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We know that bike parking on campus remains a challenge, but please rest assured that we are doing everything we can to improve the current facilities – and increasing cycle parking is the first priority.

Remember, if you want to find a free bike stand in the centre of the Ilam Campus, there is lots of available parking at the Matariki building – as close to Puaka/James Hight Library as you can get.