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2019 End-of-year Examination Results/Graduation

End-of-year examination results

Congratulations on completing the year here at UC. Your final grades for 2019 will be available online from 7pm today, Friday, 29 November. You will be able to access these by logging into myUC and selecting the link “Internal Transcript”.

If you haven’t already done so, please check that your myUC log-in is working before 4pm today. The IT Service Desk will be available until 8pm this evening on (03) 369 2223.

This is a period of high activity for the website and you may experience slower than usual performance. If a final grade does not appear on your transcript, please contact the department concerned during their normal business hours (typically 9am-5pm). Further information about results and appeals is available on the Results and Appeals webpage.

If you are returning to study with us in 2020 and have yet to re-enrol, you can do so now via the easy online re-enrolment process. If you have any questions about how your grades affect your study plans, please speak with the appropriate College adviser.

Graduation

If you’ve been confirmed as a graduand for the December graduation ceremonies, you will receive further instructions about a week before your ceremony. We will advise you if you are not eligible to graduate. Information about the April 2020 graduation ceremonies will be available on the Graduation web page in January.

Academic Progress Reviews

At the end of each semester, the University checks the academic progress of all students and the next check-up is about to take place.

At the end of each semester, students’ academic transcripts are reviewed to make sure they are on track to succeed in their studies and meet the professional requirements for their chosen degree. If you are not heading in the right direction you may have restrictions placed on your enrolment, or be excluded from your Award/UC.

If you are not on track with your studies, you may receive an academic progress letter between 10 and 13 December. Please check your student email account regularly to ensure you receive any important information relevant to your future study at UC.

For information on who can help you with the Academic Progress process and to find resources to help you get awesome results in your studies, check out the Academic Progress website.

Applying to graduate April 2020

Students, who are eligible to graduate at the April 2020 ceremonies, are invited to apply to graduate on-line via myUC  from 1 February to 8 March 2020.  Those students who are eligible to graduate and have indicated that they will be completing their degree/diploma this year will be sent further information in early February. If you do not receive this information, please visit Graduation or contact us for guidance.

You can choose to graduate in absentia rather than in person at a ceremony. The diploma is then mailed to you. Applications to graduate in absentia should also be submitted via myUC.

If you have any enquiries about graduation, please contact graduation@canterbury.ac.nz

Regards,

Barbara Albertson
Examination Arrangements Senior Co-ordinator
Records, Examinations & Graduation
University of Canterbury

Kate Sheppard House, a resource for the future

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Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga and UC are delighted with the Government purchase of the Kate Sheppard House in Christchurch, as announced by Greater Christchurch Regeneration Minister Megan Woods today.

It was a poignant announcement on the anniversary of 126 years since women in New Zealand were given the vote. From this house Kate Sheppard and suffragist supporters worked to put together the 270m petition that was presented to Parliament.

At an event held at the house on Thursday morning, UC Chancellor Sue McCormack hoped the resource will serve to inspire and remind us that our actions today have far reaching opportunities for the future.

“Christchurch is a place filled with agitators and activists striving for social change,” she said.

The Kate Sheppard House borders the Ilam campus and will become a heritage venue and educational centre, which UC and Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga will benefit from.

Read UC’s news story here>
See the New Zealand Herald story here>

UC ENGINEERS EXCEL IN MBIE ENDEAVOUR FUNDING

Three UC engineers have been awarded research funding totalling $11.8 million for the next 3-5 years in the latest round of Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment Endeavour Funding, announced by Hon Dr Megan Woods today. 

Professors Conan Fee, Shusheng Pang and Mathieu Sellier received funding for research they are leading in the areas of renewable energy and advanced manufacturing. 

See the UC news story here>
Read more about the announcement here>

Professor Conan Fee, School of Product Design, UC Engineering – 3D printed porous media for process engineering ($9,812,550 funded over five years)

This research project will revolutionise manufacturing processes that have only changed incrementally over the last two centuries. Using advances in 3D print technologies, the research programme will develop ways to create structures of complex solid and fluid channel geometric design to deliver heat and mass exchange more efficiently. Work to date shows that 3D-printed triply periodic minimal surfaces (3D-TPMS) offer significant advantages over existing heat exchanger and porous bed designs, but the knowledge gap between engineering science and computational tools required for the design of 3D-printed structures is preventing implementation in real-world applications, which the research programme will address.

Professor Shusheng Pang, Chemical and Process Engineering – Integrated chemical looping and oxygen uncoupling with advanced biomass gasification, for renewable hydrogen production and carbon dioxide capture ($999,999 funded over three years)

This research will develop a new system that combines advanced technology of biomass steam gasification with the capability of Hot Lime Labs for developing new carbon dioxide sorbents and oxygen carrier materials. This research will develop a new process and materials to produce bio-hydrogen and capture carbon dioxide by using New Zealand wood biomass resources from log harvesting and wood processing. The bio-hydrogen produced could be used as transport fuel, a chemical feedstock for methanol, ammonia and oil refineries. At present 95 per cent of hydrogen used in these industries is produced from fossil fuels. Carbon dioxide captured from this process could be used in plant greenhouses, fertiliser manufacturing and methanol or ethanol production.   

Professor Mathieu Sellier, Mechanical Engineering – Development of a multi-axis spin-coating system to coat curved surfaces ($1,000,000 funded over three years)

By developing a system with the capability to spin-coat curved surfaces product developers will have more flexibility in the shapes they can produce. Traditionally, spin coating is achieved by depositing a liquid on the surface and then spinning it off to leave a thin film that will solidify. Non-uniformity of liquid distribution is the biggest challenge to spin-coating curved surfaces. For the first time, Professor Sellier’s Smart Idea will develop optimal flow control algorithms using the theory of Partial Differential Equation and a multi-axis system to achieve uniform distribution of liquid onto a curved surface which will revolutionise the possibilities of product development.