Student Volunteer Army work in Ilam and Riccarton

In May 2014 the University of Canterbury’s Student Volunteer Army (SVA) worked together with law firm, Duncan Cotterill to help out in the local Christchurch community. This year the SVA will focus on the area around Ilam and Riccarton to forge a positive relationship between the students and the local residents.  Duties carried out by the volunteers included gardening, baking, cleaning graffiti and other general maintenance.  Currently the SVA, which is a club on campus, has over 1300 members. Further community projects are planned for the remainder of the year and anyone can join! Sign up here…

UC Student Volunteer Army helping the community.
UC Student Volunteer Army helping the community.

Darcy Rose- Women’s Basketball Star

Darcy Rose, a current UC student, and a member of the Canterbury Wildcats women’s basketball team, is a sports star to watch out for. Rose, who was born in Colorado, has spent the past eight months completing her PhD in linguistics at Canterbury. The coach of the Canterbury Wildcats, Phil Burns, describes Rose as a role model for other inspiring athletes.

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UC graduates granted Ethel Susan Jones Fine Arts Travelling Scholarship

This year six UC graduates of Fine Arts have earned themselves a Ethel Susan Jones Fine Arts Travelling Scholarship. With this funding the former students will be able to develop their skills, and move onto the international stage, representing Canterbury and Christchurch through their artistic talent. Here’s the full story…

UC students Rebecca Harris, Rosalee Jenkin and Clara We






This could be you! See more about scholarships offered through UC.

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