Drop-in Volleyball and Badminton

Have some free time on your hands?

Fill in your time by dropping in to play some Volleyball and Badminton in the UC RecCentre Sports Hall.

Drop-in as an individual, or in group. No equipment is required, Racquets, Shuttles, and Volleyballs are provided!

All abilities are welcome, and basic instruction is available from supervisors.


  • Volleyball – Wednesday’s 12-2pm
  • Badminton – Thursday’s 1-4pm

For more info on sport at UC, check out UC Sport’s Facebook pages (UC Sport and UC Sport Competitions) to stay up to date with all things Sport at UC!

C-Prize run by Callaghan Innovation- $50,000 up for grabs!

Callaghan Innovation is a government agency which supports the commercialisation of innovation. UC Engineering will host Callaghan Innovation on  Thursday 7 May from 4-6pm in Undercroft 101. At the UC hosted event, Chris Thomson, CI Aviaton Sector Manager and C-Prize organiser will be speaking.

One of the company’s main projects is to advance the development, and application of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) technologies in NZ. This will be especially useful in the developing industry of New Zealand film-making. This year Callaghan Innovation will be running NZ’s first C-Prize competition to develop the “next generation of UAV technology for the screen industry”. The competition winners will receive  $50,000 and an expense paid trip to the 2016 NAB show in Las Vegas!  Check out the event on Facebook….

The University’s Library Just Got Richer!

Yes, that’s right; our library just got  richer in terms of its  collections.

A copy of a  map that was in the university’s possession for 96 years has been identified identified as the first nationwide geological map of Britian.

Experts from the Geologist’s Society of London confirmed that the copy is one of the 350 copies that were made in publisherJohn Cary’s office and  according to Tom Sharpe  based on the Geological Society records, the map is numbered b4 and was signed by William Smith  on January 23 1816.

The map is now under high security in the university’s possession and talks  are being made about the potential to digitalise it for further study and research.

You can ready the full story here.

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