Spend your summer in Shanghai – apply now

What are you doing this Summer? How about an all expenses paid internship in Shanghai with Fonterra, Tourism NZ or Westland Milk!

Apply for Global China Connection’s SHANGHAI SHOUT internship competition now!

Applications close Sunday 12 August, 2018.

For more information and to apply, check out the webpage>
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Empowering Women to Thrive

Do you feel in control of your future career? Perhaps you’re worried about your first day in a new job? Join the conversation and learn how you can empower yourself and peers to thrive in work. If you plan to make a good start to your career and would like to know how you can excel, attend the upcoming event Empowering Women’s Safety and Well-being in Work, a UC Careers Annual Event for Women to equip yourself with expert knowledge.

One of our guest speakers – Georgie Mortensen, an HR Manager at Lane Neave – specialises in people and capabilities where she provides advice on professional development; performance management; recruitment; and Health, Safety and Wellbeing. She will discuss a range of topics related to interview success and employment offers, preparing for work, and helpful professional development approaches for success.      

Be a part of a growing movement to shape the world of work for the better by arming yourself with knowledge and contributing to the conversation. Have your voice heard during question time and shape future events through your participation.

Event Details: Tuesday 7 August, 5-7pm, Undercroft 101

RSVP via CareerHub Events: careerhub.canterbury.ac.nz

Contribute to the conversation before the event through the UC Careers Facebook event page and Instagram using the hashtags #UCCareers #EmpoweringWomen

YMCA Youth awards – UC Community Action award: nominations close 31 July

Youth Voice Canterbury are excited to bring back the YMCA Canterbury Youth Awards for a second time to celebrate the amazing things that young people are doing in our communities! Youth in Canterbury are doing lots of great things and in 2018 we’re pulling together even more categories to create more opportunities to acknowledge our region’s rangatahi. 

Have you considered nominating someone for the UC Community Action Award?

Nominations opened at the beginning of July and close at 11pm on Tuesday 31st July 2018. If you’re keen to nominate someone you will need to provide:

  • Your details (the nominator)
  • Their details such as name, age, email, contact phone (the nominee)
  • Select the category you wish to nominate them for (can be more than one)
  • A referee

Tell us why you are nominating this person! You might include activities they are involved in, how they contribute to the community, something they’re achieved, how they’ve demonstrated leadership… anything that aligns to the criteria and category that the person/group is nominated for


There are many categories designed to recognise amazing people in our region including young people, youth groups, adults that support young people, and two new categories for Christchurch children! Check out the categories below:

  • Wayne Francis Charitable Trust Leadership Award
  • PYLAT Commitment to Wellbeing Award
  • Asia New Zealand Foundation Advocate for Inclusion and Diversity Award
  • University of Canterbury Community Action Award
  • YMCA Young Champion Award
  • Youth Voice Canterbury Te Tohu Tokomaha (group award)
  • Vodafone New Zealand Foundation Te Tohu Hihiri Taumata(supporting youth award)

We also have categories to recognise just one outstanding young person from each District:

  • Te Hā o Mātauranga Supreme Youth Award for Kaikoura
  • Supreme Youth Award for Hurunui
  • Matt Doocey Supreme Youth Award for Waimakariri
  • Norman Kirk Supreme Youth Award for Christchurch
  • Supreme Youth Award for Selwyn
  • Andrew Falloon MP Supreme Youth Award for Ashburton
  • Andrew Falloon MP Supreme Youth Award for Timaru

Find out more and nominate someone now>