Spend 3 weeks at Peking Uni

Peking Building

At 5pm on Wednesday, 20 July 2016, in A9 you can learn more the Global Awareness Summer Programme,  which includes spending three weeks at Peking University in Beijing.

Applications close 31 July.

If you would like to attend this session please email partnerships@canterbury.ac.nz

Read on for more info about this  awesome and prestigious opportunity. 

Ten lucky UC students will spend three weeks at Peking University in Beijing this summer as part of the Global Awareness Summer Programme.

Why is this a big deal? – Not only is it a chance to get a first-hand insight into Chinese society and culture. It also provides a very rare opportunity to study at one of the world’s most prestigious universities. Peking University has one of the lowest admission rates in the world – it’s harder to get into than even Harvard!

Some other facts about Peking University:

  • It boasts the largest university library in Asia with a collection of more than seven million items, including a large collection of ancient Chinese materials
  • It’s widely considered one of the top two universities in China, along with UC’s exchange partner, Tsinghua University
  • It’s the eighth best institution in the world for Modern Languages and has 26 subjects in the top-50 in the 2016 QS World University Subject Rankings.

The three weeks at Peking will involve lectures on Chinese history and culture, language classes, art, calligraphy and dance workshops, and the opportunity to exchange ideas with Peking students studying New Zealand history and culture. There are also a number of fieldtrips to sights of significance in and around Beijing.

In Beijing, students will also undertake research as part of an internship linked to the Canterbury Mayoral Forum’s China Tourism Strategy – a fantastic experience to put in your CV and share at your future job interviews.

 Learn more about the Global Awareness Summer Programme

Click here for background info on the Canterbury Mayor Forum’s Canterbury Visitor Strategy 2016 aimed at boosting tourism throughout Canterbury

If you would like to register to attend the session at 5pm on Wednesday, 20 July 2016, in A9 please email partnerships@canterbury.ac.nz


EPECentre GREEN Grid team scoops more awards

Two EPECentre team members won awards at the recent EEA conference held in Wellington from 22-24 June.

Ben Jar won the best student paper award, for his paper on electric vehicle rapid chargers. He worked with the GREEN Grid team at the EPECentre on a summer scholarship, supervised by Dr Allan Miller and Professor Neville Watson, building a rapid DC charger for electric vehicles. The project was also supported by Northpower who purchased the equipment for the charger.

Dr Sharee McNab won a merit award in best paper for her presentation of a paper investigating the economics of photovoltaic solar power by region in New Zealand.

Congratulations Ben and Dr McNab!




Tours of Ilam Apartments

Don’t forget the Flatting Expo, Thursday 28 July, 11.30am – 2.00pm, Undercroft


Tours of Ilam Apartments

Friday 29 July, 3.00pm

Tuesday 2 August, 3.00pm

Meet in “Home” Common Room, Homestead Lane

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