Orientation Day for new students

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If you are new to UC this year don’t forget to register for Orientation Day on Friday 20 February. Orientation Day is your essential guide to everything at UC in 2015.

Orientation is the best way to find out what university life has to offer. It is exclusive to new students but there is also an opportunity for parents to find out more about the University with a range of special orientation events designed for mum and dad, so feel free to bring them along too.

Check out the programme and more information on the Orientation Day website.

World Cup ambassador Sir Richard Hadlee enjoys a visit to campus

Hundreds of Canterbury students are expected to go to the opening match of the Cricket World Cup at Hagley Oval next weekend (February 14). The Oval is a pretty cool place to watch cricket. It’s actually the best small venue in the world to watch cricket.

The World Cup will involve 49 games over 44 days at Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Hobart, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney, Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin, Hamilton, Napier, Nelson and Wellington.

One of our University of Canterbury students has helped a sports science academic design an app that may be of interest to the Black Caps during the World Cup. Black Caps batting coach Craig McMillan wants to know more about it.

Student Rob Genet helped Dr Carl Petersen, a sports science lecturer, research investigating where batsmen hit the ball. This work resulted in a cricket batting app which our sports science students have used to help them understand performance analysis.

The app is so cool that New Zealand’s greatest ever cricketer and World Cup ambassador Sir Richard Hadlee came on to campus last week to look at the app and is now bound to mention the University of Canterbury cricket app to his VIP contacts during the World Cup. Dr Petersen, Sir Richard and Vice-Chancellor Dr Rod Carr chatted about cricket technology developments.

There’s a lot more postgraduate student sports-related research at the School of Sports and Physical Education since new School head Professor Richard Light joined the team.

See a cool article from a London-based online media publication here about the University of Canterbury app.

UC announces key partnerships with Crusaders and Tactix

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Yesterday UC announced key partnerships with the Crusaders and the Tactix. Check out what these partnerships mean for UC, students and the community.

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