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UC Student Blogger | Postgraduate study

If you’re graduating this year, you’re probably thinking about what you’d like to do next. You could stay on and continue your studies – find out more about postgrad options from one of our UC Student Bloggers: 

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Wondering what to do next year?

With Semester 2 underway and graduation just around the corner for many students, this is a time to start thinking about what to do when you finish your degree. While it is always a big decision to make, 2020 graduates face some unique challenges entering a post-Covid 19 world. If you have found that your original plan has changed, or the OE you were planning may have to wait, postgraduate studies could provide the perfect solution. Postgraduate study gives you more time to plan your future, while you upskill and become a more attractive candidate to employers.

UC offers a large number of postgraduate qualifications in many different subjects, allowing you to develop skills in a specialised area. There are other benefits too: small class sizes, opportunities to tutor, take on independent research, or go on to higher study if you wish.

With flexible study options available, further study can easily fit into your lifestyle. A postgraduate certificate or diploma, can be completed in as little as six months of full time study, or up to two years of part time study.

Find out more information here> 

Awesome opportunity to share your innovative ideas

Are you a budding entrepreneur working on a new business idea? Do you own your IP? If so, you could be eligible to apply for an exciting investment opportunity.

Momentum is a national student-led committee program which provides advice, support and valuable connections for student entrepreneurs. They also have funding available for students to help get your startup idea off the ground.

Momentum are looking for some new innovative projects from UC – if you’re interested in applying, contact Rachel.wright@canterbury.ac.nz.

Winter wellness – play it safe

It’s important to take care of yourself and others this winter. We are in the middle of flu season, and still in Covid-19 Alert Level 1, so it is best to play it safe and take precautions to prevent the spread of viruses.

If you feel sick or have flu/cold like symptoms, stay at home. Message your mates or lecturers if you need support with your study.

Focus on your hygiene

  • Wash your hands
  • Sneeze and cough into your elbow
  • Don’t touch your face

Clean surfaces regularly, especially door handles and phones. 

Check out more tips on the Ministry of Health website here.