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Consider an internship as part of your degree

Come along to our Semester Two and Summer School PACE Internships Information Session.

If you want to gain work experience while still doing your degree, then a PACE internship could be just the thing for you! Boost your CV with invaluable work experience, apply the skills you have been learning in class to the workplace and gain points towards your degree.

PACE work with many local businesses and on 26th March two of these businesses- Christchurch City Council and Environment Canterbury-  will join us for an information session about our internships work.

If this sounds like something that would interest you then register for the information session on 26 March at:

Latin America & Spain Film Festival

Need a break from the textbooks and course notes?

Then we have the perfect event for your study break needs!

The Latin America & Spain Film Festival (LASFF) will run an evening line-up of films at UC, Undercroft 101, Thursday 24 and Friday 25 October. There are four fantastic films to choose from, bookings are not required, entry is free, and light refreshments will be provided!

What is it?

LASFF is a cultural event dedicated to contemporary cinematographic productions from Latin America and Spain. The aim is to bring Latin American, Spanish and New Zealand communities together through the big screen. The event is now in its 18th year and is held in eleven New Zealand cities, with this year’s Christchurch event being hosted at the Christchurch Art Gallery and the University of Canterbury.

For information about all screenings visit: or pop along at the following times for the 4 UC screenings:

Opening Doors Globally

Join us for a special two-hour event featuring presenter Monique Surges as she discusses her highs and lows in her journey to language acquisition. Monique is the CEO of the German-New Zealand Chamber of Commerce- a job role that was just the beginning of some great experiences she would like to share with you.

11am – 12pm: Presentation by Monique Surges

12pm-1pm: A panel discussion with:

Monique Surges (Chief Executive of the German-New Zealand Chamber of Commerce, Auckland)
Associate Prof. Jörg Finsterwalder (UC Business School)
Dr. Stefanie Gutschmidt (College of Engineering)
Associate Prof. Chris Jones (College of Arts)

and Prof Natalia Chaban (Department of Global, Cultural and Language Studies/National Centre for Research on Europe) as moderator

The free event is being held on Thursday 26 Sept,  from 11am-1pm, in Undercroft 101 of the Puaka-James Hight building.

For more information visit: or email Vera Leier: