Category Archives: Competition

Know of any inspiring young entrepreneurs?

Have a great idea but need help developing it? Know somebody who has started their business and needs support in the early stages?

The Dream, Believe, Succeed Foundation was established to give business driven youth the opportunity of developing their entrepreneurial spirit and providing a funding start up together with a service and mentoring package to commence their own business or grow their existing business with the goal of becoming a successful business person.

The successful candidate will receive:

  • up to $20,000 cash and the following:
  • An accounting package from Deloitte to the value of $10,000
  • A legal package from Lane Neave to the value of $5,000
  • A branding, graphic design, media and communications package to the value of $15,000
  • A marketing package from Happy Hire valued at $1,500
  • An office space at The Greenhouse
  • An insurance package from Sherpa Insurance valued at $1,500
  • 12 months mentoring and support from the founder of the award, Steve Brooks
  • 12 months mentoring from a successful business person who is involved in your business industry

To support the Foundations vision offers an award, the purpose of which is to assist a motivated, driven young person to become a future business leader.

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Advice to my first year self

Looking back, what’s one thing you wish you had known when starting out your first year at UC?

Give us your best ‘advice to my first year self’ by leaving a comment on the Facebook post here (or by emailing student-success@canterbury.ac.nz) and you could win a $10 UCSA café voucher! 

Entries close Sunday October 7 (T&Cs in the FaceBook comments)

UC student wins 2nd place in the national Japanese speech contest!

Huge congratulations to Gabrielle Gibb-Faumuina  (JAPA326, Advancing Japanese), who came 2nd place in the 2018 JSANZ Tertiary Japanese Language Speech Contest.

This is a very competitive national contest, participated by the representatives from the eight tertiary institutions offering Japanese programme, with the first prize including a return air ticket to Japan.

Clarke Williams and Gabrielle represented UC this year after a rigorous selection process within the Japanese programme, and Gabrielle has been invited to a prize giving to be held at the University of Auckland later this month.

Gabrielle’s achievement continues to highlight the strengths of UC’s Japanese programme, which has been nurtured by the development of a learning community in which students are motivated and encouraged to use Japanese within and beyond classrooms.

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