If you’re sticking around over summer and have time to participate in a student focus group, we want to hear from you…
We’re seeking feedback about how UC communicates with students. We’d like to get an understanding of things like whether our messages are reaching you and grabbing your attention.
If you’d like to take part in the focus group please email Hannah Seeley – email@example.com outlining when you will be available over summer and what details we can contact you on.
The focus group is expected to take around two hours and is open to all current UC students. All participants will go in the draw to win one of four $50 University Bookshop vouchers.
Former Prime Minister and University of Canterbury alumnus, the Rt Hon Sir John Key officially opened the new Trading Room in the UC Business School on Monday.
The UC Trading Room simulates a financial trading environment, providing business and finance students with experiential learning and skills in fund management.
The 12-seat facility includes a live stock ticker display, access to business news feeds and a range of electronic business databases including Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters DataStream, Global Financial Data and SIRCA. It will be used primarily for teaching undergraduate and postgraduate courses in finance across three programmes – the Bachelor of Commerce, the Master’s degree in Applied Finance and Economics, and the Master’s degree in Financial Management.
Read the news story to find out more.
Check out the coverage on 1 News.
Sir John Key officially opened the UC Trading Room in the Business and Law Building on Monday. Left to right: Dr John Wood – Chancellor, Dr Rod Carr – Vice-Chancellor, Sir John Key, Professor Sonia Mazey – Pro-Vice-Chancellor College of Business and Law.
Sir John Key tries out some of the new technology in the UC Trading Room.
Work is now well under way on the UCSA building site. Here’s what’s happening over the next few weeks.
- Ground beams and foundations – excavation work is progressing.
- Trenching work and drilling bores has started at the Ilam Road end of the site.
- There will be some noise as a result of this work, and a small number of concrete trucks coming and going from site.
- Concrete pours – the slab will be poured section by section. There will be one or two trucks coming and going from site at any one time.
- Construction and assembly of Precast Panels on-site.
- Structural steel work due to start.
- Bore drilling at the Health Centre end of the site is also expected to start after exams.
Study break and exams
Noise levels are expected to be low over the study break and exam period, however this will be monitored. If you have any concerns please contact David Wong, Project Manager Capital Works – firstname.lastname@example.org
Please take care when walking, cycling, skateboarding or driving near the UCSA building site. Watch for construction vehicles and look out for others.