Congratulations to the UC Sport Coaching students and graduates who were this year involved with the Crusaders across their Performance Analysis and Strength & Conditioning areas.
These guys have taken advantage of the opportunity to intern with a successful franchise, and are primed to continue succeeding in the future.
Pictured with the Super Rugby Trophy are (L-R) Vaea Peterson (SPCO – PA, Year 3 Student 2018), Oliver O’Connell (SPCO – PA, Graduate 2017), Hamish Dewar (SPCO – PA / S&C, Graduate 2017) and Arran Hodge (SPCO – PA, Graduate 2016).
2016 Graduate Arran Hodge has been also been the performance analyst of the Canterbury Tactix and the Black Ferns, and will be aiding the latter in the test series against Australia later this month.
2017 Graduate Oliver O’Connell’s next adventure will take him to the United States for his Graduate Assistant position as performance analyst/video coordinator with The Ohio State Men’s College basketball team.
Have you started thinking about what’s next after graduation?
Further study will enhance your career potential and help you better prepare for your post-academic career, so if you’re thinking of diving deeper into a field of study, then perhaps postgraduate study is for you.
Postgraduate Options Week allows you to explore all of UC’s flexible postgraduate study options, from the convenience of the Ilam campus.
6 – 10 August 2018, 9.00am – 9.00pm
Undercroft 101, Puaka-James Hight
Find a full schedule of sessions here>
See what it’s like to be a postgraduate student at UC here>
An opportunity is available for a PhD student to work on sexual selection and evolution in pipefish in the School of Biological Sciences. The PhD student will be fully funded for three years and will have the opportunity to conduct field, laboratory, and computational research.
The group studies how and why complex traits and behaviours evolve, with a focus on sexually selected traits. A number of different methods are used to address these broad questions: studies of relevant traits and selection on those traits; genomic studies of signatures of selection; and theoretical simulation studies. The immediate focus of the lab concerns uncovering the evolutionary processes that have shaped the sexually dimorphic traits in the wide-bodied pipefish, a native species to New Zealand. This PhD position offers the flexibility for the PhD student to decide on the direction of the doctoral studies within the framework of my research programme.
Sarah Flanagan, PhD, Lecturer School of Biological Sciences