Find out more about the EU

Come along to the National Centre for Research on Europe (NCRE) Info Session.

Date: 8 September
Time: 3pm
Location: Shilling Club

We live within a constantly changing world. A world that continues to re-mould itself due to emerging global dynamic. Of key importance in this changing context is the European Union. This can be seen through the recent BREXIT vote and the impact that this is having on a global scale.

However, there are other areas where the EU’s role is positive and essential – the EU is the world’s leading development donor, as well as a leader in the fight to mitigate climate change.

Have you ever wanted to study these topics in more detail? At the National Centre for Research on Europe (NCRE), we offer courses and research opportunities that allow you to engage with the EU across a variety of thematic areas.

Come along on the 8th of September to the Shilling Club to hear more about what the NCRE has to offer. Free food will be on offer and the chance to win prizes. We look forward to seeing you there and please spread the word to anyone who you may think would be interested in this opportunity.

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A bit about the UC Sustainability Office

ENGS4379_Mailchimp_BNR (2)Did you know that UC has a Sustainability Office?

We (that is: Katie, Jane, Matt and myself, Puck) are an on-campus hub for individuals and groups that are interested in creating positive change and promoting sustainable practices within the University of Canterbury and the wider community.

We organise events; we communicate pathways for change (like, promoting fair trade, sustainable transport, informing staff and students about recycling), and support a network of individuals and working groups across the campus and in the wider community (for instance, we provide input into the campus master plans, and we work closely with the student Eco Clubs). We also do cool projects, like the compositing coffee cups trial for instance, or Dr Bike.ENGS5715_Eco_Week_WordPress_BNR

Our whole team is passionate about sustainability. Jane looks after the Community Gardens at UC (with a group of students), Katie is  focused on waterways, tiny houses and fair trade, Matt is forever finding more and better ways to look after cyclists and handle waste (think worms and composting), and I (Puck) work on different sustainability projects and do the communications side of things.
Want to know more, get involved, or curious about our events? Follow us on Facebook or Instagram, or check out our website. Any questions or ideas you want help with? Email us on:

Win friends and mobilise your network

  • Date: Monday 12 September
  • Time: 5:15pm – 6:45pm
  • Where: Undercroft Seminar Room 101, Puaka-James Hight
  • RSVP via CareerHub
  • FREE!

Being connected to and networking with others is an essential and valuable 21st century skill.

The power of professional and social networking has many advantages from learning about new opportunities of interest (whether these are hobby or career related), right through to meeting likeminded individuals and making lifelong friends. Lucy will cover two key topics: ‘How to win friends’ and ‘how to mobilise your network’.

Paul Lawrence, the President of Christchurch Young Professional (CYP) will also be in attendance to share his networking wisdom. Paul will explore why CYP is the leading organization in Christchurch for young professional to connect across disciplines, and how their events have benefited many of their members.

Lucy Powell – communications and networking expertlucy
Good communication involves face to face interactions as well as participating in virtual networks. Originally from Auckland, Lucy Powell has lived in Australia and the USA and worked in tourism, aviation and ICT. She learned early on that having a good network helps you both personally and professionally.

Hear how to find those with similar interests or values and how to hunt out those with professional connections that will help you throughout your career. Lucy moved to Christchurch in 2012 having had roles with Microsoft, Auckland Airport, Air New Zealand and Tourism New Zealand. She went from big corporate roles to owning a business that relies on referrals and word of mouth. She will share her story of how to grow a network of professional contacts and friends whether you’re in a new job, new industry or new city.

How networking has benefited the President of Christchurch Young Professionals
paul 2“After being away from Christchurch for many years and returning post-quake, the landscape of not only the city but also my connections had altered significantly. Friends had relocated, as had family members. I was returning to a city now unfamiliar in many aspects.

“Being involved with CYP helped me to form new connections, both professionally and personally. Through these connections I have developed my business and have also met some cool people who are in Christchurch for the same reason and who are like minded. Networking opens various doors and I look forward to sharing these experiences with you, so you too are able to get the most out of your journey.”

For further inquiries please contact Sarah Tabak from UC Careers: