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new book by Emeritus Professor Eric Pawson takes readers out on to farms, orchards and vineyards, and inside the offices and factories of processors and exporters, to show how New Zealanders are building The New Biological Economy.

To enter the draw to win a copy of your own, email UC Comms before midday Wednesday 24 October and tell us:

Which subject is Eric Pawson an Emeritus Professor of?
(hint here)

The winner will be notified by email and announced in the 28 October edition of our Insider’s Guide newsletter.

Issues with your Qualtrics surveying account?

Recently several students and staff members have experienced issues with their Qualtrics survey software accounts, in particular around access of collected data, or needing additional account permissions. Many of these issues result from people creating Qualtrics accounts on, rather than through the UC licensed Qualtrics Software at

UC can only provide administrative support for accounts that are created via the UC licensed Qualtrics Software.

How do I create a Qualtrics account?
Visit and select “Don’t have an account?” to create your account.

Note that since Qualtrics is not part of UC, your UC username and password will not work.

How do I make sure I’ve created my account under UC’s Qualtrics license?
Once you are logged into your Qualtrics account, select the account icon in the top right corner. Beneath your name, it will say where your account is affiliated; if it says University of Canterbury, your account is within the UC Qualtrics license.

If it says Qualtrics Sharing or QTrial, this indicates your account was made as a free account on a generic Qualtrics webpage, and thus is not affiliated with UC. We will not be able to increase permissions, and we do not recommend surveying from this free account, as you will have issues extracting data and sending out multiple survey mailings.

What to do if I’ve accidentally created an account on, and it’s not affiliated with UC?
If you created a free Qualtrics account on, we cannot increase permissions or provide access to features that you would have under the UC Qualtrics license. Thus, we highly recommend that you initiate a User Move by contacting Qualtrics 24/7 Support at +64 9 887 3168 or

Please also contact UC Qualtrics system administrator Elyse Thompson at as Qualtrics needs to verify your right to access the UC licence.

A Qualtrics User Move can take anywhere from a few days, to several weeks, so we recommend initiating this process as soon as possible, as we cannot speed up this process at UC’s end.

Click here to find out more about UC Qualtrics

Commissioning of CNRE Fire Lab: 15-17 October

From Monday to Wednesday next week (15-17 October),  a number of burns will be conducted in the Civil and Natural Resources Engineering (CNRE) Fire Lab to commission the Emissions Control Unit (ECU).

It’s expected that as a result, visible smoke and odour will be noticeable, especially over Tuesday and Wednesday.

Facilities Management, UC Security and the New Zealand Fire Service have been notified.

If you notice anything over these dates you don’t believe is related to the above, please report it immediately.

For any other questions or concerns, please email the College of Engineering>

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