Beatrice Tinsley – protected walkway construction this weekend

This weekend (18 – 19 August) construction will start on a protected walkway between the Ernest Rutherford building and Beatrice Tinsley construction site. This is in preparation for construction of the elevated link bridges that will join the two buildings.

Pedestrian access will remain at all times between Ernest Rutherford and the Beatrice Tinsley buildings – please be considerate of others and take care during busy times, as the passage could become congested. Alternatively, walk through the atrium of Ernest Rutherford.

Precision Drive Health – summer research scholarship applications open

A competitive opportunity for ten summer scholarships nationwide funded by Precision Drive Health (PDH) are available.

Student eligibility is:

  • The student must have completed at least three years of study, and still be enrolled at an academic institution;
  • The student and the academic supervisor/co-supervisor must be from the same institution.
  • The student must have a GPA of at least a 6.0 in their four best papers of the most recently-completed year.
  • There must be an identified academic as the research supervisor for the 10 week summer project.  

The summer research application form is available on the PDH website. Project applications close on 15 September 2018.

Applications from any PDH-related research area are welcomed, but there is high interest in receiving applications in the following specific areas:

  • Economic analysis of health data to measure the effectiveness for data-driven decision making in precision health
  • Modelling healthcare pathways to enable interoperability, and the collection of data around the process of care 
  • Activating patients and increasing their engagement in health data management 
  • Reducing inequity in healthcare quality (distinct from healthcare outcomes) using data-driven approaches 
  • Data-driven visualisation to improve healthcare quality
  • Application of genomic data to clinical practice
  • Data-driven approaches to understand and predict the impact of social interventions on health

Go to the website and apply today>

Doing extra activities while studying?

If you’re doing extra activities while you’re studying – you might be an SVA event volunteer, a peer note-taker or a class rep – you can sign up to the Co-curricular Record (CCR) and get recognition for your contribution.

CCR captures the experience and skills you gain from your co-curricular activities and highlights these to potential employers. For example you might have developed great communication skills as a class rep, or you might have strong leadership skills as a result of being a UC sports referee.  

CCR gives you:

  • a validated record to support internship, scholarship and job applications
  • recognition for the activities you’re involved in outside of your studies
  • an employability edge and a boost to your CV.

There are heaps of activities you can get recognition for on your CCR. Check out the full list     

If you’re already participating in an activity, why not sign up to CCR? If you’re involved in an activity that isn’t on the list, contact UC Careers to discuss your options. 

Visit UC Careers at: Level 1, Geography building (next to Café 101)

Find out more about CCR at www.canterbury.ac.nz/ccr

 

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