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Make your summer count

Get ahead in your studies by taking one of UC’s upcoming Summer School courses.

It’s a great way to shorten the time it takes to complete your degree, retake a course, pick up a prerequisite course or spread your workload – and you’ll still have heaps of time to make the most of the long summer days.

Enrol now for a November start or from 1 October for courses starting in January. Check out the range of courses now.

Taxi Points no longer in operation at UC

Taxi Points were established around campus in July 2015 to assist taxi drivers in locating passengers on campus. 

Unfortunately, due to circumstances outside of our control, this did not work as hoped and as a result, UC decided not to renew the agreements with the three preferred taxi companies when they expired in July of 2017.

The Taxi Points remained on campus for anyone who utilised them for other reasons, but recent feedback from both students and staff has highlighted the confusion the taxi points now cause.  Leaving the taxi points in place, with most taxi drivers unaware of them, is creating frustration for all parties so the decision has been made for all taxi points to be removed.

If you have any queries or concerns around the removal of the UC Taxi Points, please contact the UC Procurement Team.

UC student secures Woolf Fisher scholarships to study at Cambridge

A big congratulations to UC student Sam Frengley, who is one of three students from New Zealand universities to have been granted scholarships to study at Cambridge University.

Sam was has been awarded the Woolf Fisher Scholarship’s which covers studying and living costs at Cambridge.

The estimated value of each scholarship is around $300,000 and is one of the largest handed to New Zealand students.

Frengley, 21, is currently a Bachelor of Science (Hons) student at the University of Canterbury – his honours project focused on the arithmetic of elliptic curves.

He aspires to complete a doctoral degree before returning to New Zealand and being a part of the mathematical community.

The Woolf Fisher Trust and the scholarship invests in young New Zealanders in academic research and innovation, which is acknowledged by Universities New Zealand.

The scholarship selects young Kiwis based on their outstanding academic ability, leadership potential and their integrity, vision and capacity for work.

Gabrielle Budd,and Stephanie McGimpsey have also been awarded the Scholarship.

Sir Woolf Fisher (1912-1975), co-founder of Fisher and Paykel, set up his Trust in 1960 to recognise and reward excellence in education.

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