What happens when you first report a sexual assault?

The Reporting Sexual Assault To Police series takes you through the process of reporting a sexual assault for adults 18 years and over.

In STEP 1 Senior Sergeant Tania Van Ooyen offers reassurance, advice and outlines what happens when you first report a sexual assault.

Apply now: LawTech Bootcamp

Are you a law, business or computer science student, or interested in innovation or technology?

Do you want to break new ground and solve some of the big challenges facing the legal sector?

The UC Centre for Entrepreneurship (UCE) brings you the Lane Neave LawTech Bootcamp, an exciting new opportunity for UC students.

As the digital world continues to evolve, technology plays an increasingly central role in how customers do business and how law firms deliver their services. Technology can make legal advice and services more accessible, quicker, and cheaper. It is now more important than ever for law firms to meet the market through the smart use of technology.

Taking place in Term 3, Friday 11 – Sunday 13 August, the Bootcamp brings teams of students together from a range of disciplines with Lane Neave coaches, academic and business mentors. You will work to develop a tech-based solution for the legal sector and pitch your strategy to a judging panel with the chance to takeaway a share of the $3,000 prize pool.


This opportunity is open to all current UC students from all levels and areas of study. However, it may be of particular interest to students in law, management, marketing, information systems, computer science, and software engineering disciplines.

Apply today to put the knowledge that you have gained from your studies to the test, develop new skills that will boost your CV and your career, and contribute to the future of the legal sector.

Applications are now open and are closing at 12pm (noon), Friday 28 July. Apply now by completing the online application form.

More information about the challenge can be found on the UCE website.

Postgrad students – new peer advisory team is ready to help

The SOAR advisory team is here to provide postgraduate students with confidential advice on research related queries. These peer advisors offer a broad range of skills in qualitative and quantitative research such as human ethics approval, report writing, statistical analysis (SPSS, Statistica, NVivo, etc.), conference presentation, publication, and much more.

Click here to find their details.

They have some valuable tips ‘n’ tricks that they have learned on their doctoral journey (e.g., creating an online research profile, use of technology, etc.). They understand  postgraduate issues and can help postgraduates  get to know the range of resources available here at UC.

Peer support is an important factor in doctoral/masters success, so  get in touch with the amazing team of SOAR (Peer) Advisors. Most of them are international doctorate students and are familiar with academic culture  in your home country as well as New Zealand. They can help you adjust to the academic culture offered by UC and to life in Christchurch. So, feel free to  chat with them in English, Urdu, Hindi, Punjabi, Spanish, Chinese, and Bengali.

SOAR Advisory Team