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The beginning of a new chapter

Fijian Indian student Jainesh Prasad graduated last week from the University of Canterbury with a Master of Engineering Studies. Today he shares his story.

JaineshGraduation is the end of one chapter and the beginning of another. First of all, I would like to congratulate my fellow graduates. It has been a hard, but ultimately very rewarding year. We have made new friends, learned new things and explored a new country. For me personally, being offered a placement at the University of Canterbury meant studying in one of the leading earthquake engineering schools in the world. As a practicing structural engineer, it was both a pleasure and a privilege. Having survived the taught Master’s programme and experiencing earthquakes first hand here at Christchurch, I am eager to take this knowledge and practise it at home in Fiji.

At this point in time, I would like to thank the New Zealand Government for providing opportunities to Pacific Students to further their education through NZAid Scholarships. I would like to thank my family who have always inspired me when I felt homesick, my friends, who have kept me company during our many visits to the library and my lecturers for their enthusiasm and patience. Special thanks to the Student Development Team and Pacific Development Team as they have been great in organising events to support Pacific students in all manner of ways to help progress through their studies.

My advice to current and future UC students is to work hard and work smart, but ultimately treat this as a positive experience. You will be stressed at times, as stress is inevitable. The key is, however, to use it to stay on top of your deadlines and not let it control every second of your time here. Most important of all, share your experience, meet new people and make new friends.

Vinaka

NTRC Scholarships open – “I pursued a ground-breaking area of law”

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Kā Waimaero, Ngāi Tahu Research Centre is offering scholarships for postgraduate study in 2017. Scholarship recipients may be studying any discipline at UC.

Rachael Harris tells us about the difference the scholarship has made .

Cant Mag, Rachael Harris, Law, investigating Crown/Maori co-governance, 3.10.13

“Kā Waimaero, Ngāi Tahu  Research Centre (NTRC) scholarship allowed me to pursue a Masters in Laws researching a ground-breaking area of law – legal personality for natural objects and the realm of co-governance. While I was studying, the scholarship meant I could afford to focus all my time and attention on my topic.

As well as financial aid through the Scholarship, the research centre provided invaluable moral and cultural support and encouraged me to travel to conferences, and to attend Select Committee hearings relevant to my research.

Having an LLM has propelled me into interesting and fulfilling jobs in the Legal Industry, and I would encourage anyone considering doing a Masters in an area relevant to the goals of the research centre to apply for a scholarship.

The NTRC is a special and supportive environment to make your journey into postgraduate study.”

Rachael Harris

Applications close 31 October 2016. For more information on the scholarships visit: www.ntrc.canterbury.ac.nz/scholarships.shtml

 

Kā Waimaero Ngāi Tahu Research Centre scholarships

NTRCKā Waimaero Ngāi Tahu Research Centre is offering scholarships for postgraduate study in 2017.

Scholarship recipients may be studying any discipline at the University of Canterbury.

For more information on the scholarships visit: www.ntrc.canterbury.ac.nz/scholarships.shtml

Applications close 31 October 2016