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Pink Shirt Day photos

A lot of you got behind Pink Shirt Day today and took a stand against bullying.

Check out some of the photos below.

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Read some of the Pink Shirt Day inspired blogs

Survey: The future of heritage in Christchurch and Banks Peninsula


What do we want heritage to be, and look like, in 50 years? How can we make that happen?

The Christchurch City Council’s Heritage Team wants to hear what you think as we explore new ways to protect and celebrate our heritage.

Click here to link to the Council’s survey.

The survey is to inform how we create a pathway for heritage in Christchurch and Banks Peninsula.  Those who respond will receive a summary of the feedback in July 2017 and information about the decision making process.

Please feel free to forward this email to others who would like to take part in the survey.

For any further questions please email or phone Heritage Advisor, Suzanne Richmond (03) 941 5383, or Senior Engagement Advisor, Jennie Hamilton (03) 941 5207.

GradFest (on now) – becoming more employable

The name of the game in entrepreneurship is problem-solving, which I learned at Dr. Rachel Wright’s talk at GradFest on starting a business and commercialising ideas. Your goal as an entrepreneur is to solve an unmet need, and the good news is that your postgraduate research might already be giving you some ideas on how to do that. It doesn’t matter which discipline you’re in, either. What counts is having the right people, strategy, and resources. I found it helpful to know that even if you don’t think you’ll ever start a business, you can make yourself more employable by learning and using these strategies. You’re also better prepared to protect your ideas once you understand terms like intellectual property (IP). This session reminded me how many different career paths are open to us as postgraduates if we are able to think outside the box.

To see what other helpful, practical sessions are running this week during Gradfest, click here.  

-Kara, international PhD student at UC