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Look out – more work is starting on the Uni-Cycle route

Some short term pain for long term gain to be aware of over the next few months …

Well it’s not really short term pain, it’s more short term ‘things to look out for’.

Contractors are about to start building a short section of cycleway alongside Christchurch Boys’ High School.

It forms an important part of the Uni-Cycle route, which will lead from the University of Canterbury to the Central City, connecting to the schools and destinations along the way. As part of this latest project, the shared path through North Hagley Park will be widened.

Getting these sections built will provide a safe, convenient way for people to ride from Riccarton Bush past Christchurch Boys’ High School and Christchurch Girls’ High School into Hagley Park and to the Central City at Armagh Street.

It is expected the work will take about three months to complete.

Contractors will do what they can to minimise disruption, however, there is likely to be some impact on movements through the area. Signs will show any detours or restrictions during construction and the Council encourages people to allow extra time for travel.

Be on the lookout for other people in vehicles, riding or walking and mindful of their safety.

People passing through North Hagley Park should note that there will be limited access to the path while it is being widened so it may be necessary to use an alternative route.

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Fulbright scholarships – call for applicants

Want to be funded to study in the USA?

Um, YES!

Here’s your chance.

Calls for applications have just opened for the Fulbright awards. Check them out below…

Fulbright New Zealand General Graduate Awards

Fulbright New Zealand General Graduate Awards are for promising New Zealand graduate students to undertake postgraduate study or research at US institutions in any field. Approximately eight awards valued at up to US$33,000 are granted each year, towards one year of study or research in the US. Applications close 1 August 2016.

 

Fulbright Science and Innovation Graduate Awards

Fulbright Science and Innovation Graduate Awards are for promising New Zealand graduate students to undertake postgraduate study or research at US institutions in fields related to science and innovation. Approximately 14 awards valued at up to US$33,000 are granted each year, towards one year of study or research in the US. Applications close 1 August 2016.

 

Fulbright-Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga Graduate Award

The Fulbright-Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga Graduate Award is for a promising New Zealand graduate student to undertake postgraduate study or research at a US institution in the field of indigenous development. One award valued at up to US$33,000 is granted each year, towards one year of study or research in the US. Applications close 1 August 2016.

 

Fulbright-EQC Graduate Award in Natural Disaster Research

The Fulbright-EQC Graduate Award in Natural Disaster Research is for a promising New Zealand graduate student to undertake postgraduate study or research at a US university in the area of natural disaster research. One award valued at up to US$33,000 is granted each year, towards one year of study or research in the US. Applications close 1 August 2016.

 

UC students have won Fulbright awards in the past. Last year two students received them. 

Emily Lambie is currently in Long Beach California studying earthquakes. Read about her work here. 

 Emily Lambieresize

And chemist Alexandra McNeill is in Wisconsin. You can read about what she’s doing here. 

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Heading to Mt John? Bring your Canterbury Card

If you’re heading to Tekapo to look at the stars sometime this year, remember to bring your Canterbury card.

That’s because it costs $5 to get up Mt John road – but UC staff and students get that fee waived.

You have to prove you’re a UC student though – so that’s why you’ll need your Canterbury card.