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How will you make the most of mid-semester break?

Mid-semester break is here!
Here are some tips on making the most of it.  

  • Mid-semester break is a great chance to spend some time on your studies. Make time to finish an assignment early, plan ahead or get your head around a tricky concept you haven’t quite mastered. Karawhuia! Give it heaps!
  • If you are feeling a little bit overwhelmed with assignments or want to get ahead before exams, check out the resources on offer at the Pokapū Pūkenga Ako | Academic Skills Centre. They cover everything from understanding essay questions to referencing and lab reports to tips for giving a talk. And don’t forget to keep an eye out for workshops and seminars coming up in Term 3.
  • Most importantly it’s all about balance – me whakatā, take some time for yourself, recharge, rest, hang out with mates and do a few things you really enjoy. And remember to celebrate everything you’ve achieved so far.

UC Rec & Sport – tips for staying active :

  1. Try something new – Group Fitness will run over the mid-semester break, so you can turn up and try Yoga, Spin, Fit45 and more!

2. Get outdoors – try to get out and about at least once a day. Take a walk to the park to read your book or listen to music, or simply to just sit and relax in some green space.

Explore the botanical gardens, or closer to UC the Mona Vale gardens, perhaps even visit the art gallery or museum

3. Exercise and eat well – try to keep your exercise routine and eat good nourishing food. Baking is a relaxing activity for many, so it might be a good time to bake up a storm – share with friends, and freeze for term time treats.

If you haven’t got an exercise routine, now is a great time to start!

A new world champion for UC

Congratulations to BCom student Edmund Fordyce who won the Under21 Golf Croquet World Championships in Nottingham, England last week.

Edmund, 19, has been playing croquet since he was 11 years old and following this win, has retained his position within the Top Ten of the world Golf Croquet rankings (number eight!).

Edmund has been coached by multiple time world champion Chris Clarke for several years, and has experienced some impressive achievements in the sport to date, including:

  • Part of the winning New Zealand team in the second Golf Croquet Trans-Tasman championship this season
  • Winner of New Zealand Open Golf Croquet singles (and current 2019 champion)
  • Winner 2018 Croquet NZ Under 21 Golf Croquet Singles
  • Winner 2017 NZ Open association croquet doubles
  • Winner 2017 Open golf croquet singles (at age 16, the youngest person to ever win it)

For Senior Lecturer Dr Jenny Clarke, Edmund’s success is richly deserved.

“More than just the numbers, he is an absolutely lovely chap – completely grounded, great sense of humour, and really generous with helping youngsters [and those] people interested in the game.” 

Congratulations Edmund, you’ve done us proud.

It’s time to apply for TMIP 2020!

Are you are a market and business-savvy student who wants to learn more about the Southeast Asia market?

Then the Tertiary Market Immersion Programme (TMIP) to Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore is for you!

The programme is run by the Southeast Asia Centre of Asia-Pacific Excellence (SEA CAPE) from 4-24 January 2020 and you’ll work on a group project in the weeks following your return to Aorearoa New Zealand.

SEA CAPE will meet all your expenses – travel, insurance, accommodation and meals. In return, you’ll need to complete specified tasks and promotional activities.

Why should you apply?

  • You’ll broaden your understanding of and engagement with Southeast Asia
  • You’ll learn about business environments and opportunities in the region
  • You’ll be introduced to social, cultural and political dimensions of life in Southeast Asia
  • You’ll work in teams, guided by academic and industry mentors, to develop a relevant business concept and present this at the end of the programme in Singapore

How could this programme benefit you?
Don’t only take our word for it – we’ve collected stories from students on the programme earlier this year. The students share how they now have confidence to talk about Southeast Asia and how it helped them see new opportunities to set up business in the region.

UC Arts student Charlotte Keir, says “TMIP was a valuable experience and I would recommend any tertiary student to apply. As a non-business student, I learnt so much about New Zealand entrepreneurship in Southeast Asia and the distinct business culture of each country.”

You can read more of the student stories here>

Who can apply?  You must be:

  • a NZ citizen or permanent resident
  • aged 18 or over
  • enrolled in an undergraduate programme at a New Zealand tertiary institution and have completed at least one year of study by the time TMIP commences

There are only 16 spots available on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity! Applications close at midnight on Sunday 1 September. 

For more information and details on how to apply, please click here>

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