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Are you an accounting student? Check out INCITE 2017

If you are an accounting student in your final or penultimate year at UC then this one’s for you! Following is an open invite to the MYOB INCITE conference.

Spaces are strictly limited with just 50 places for UC and Lincoln students. Attendees will receive a certification to add to their CV after attending, have a session with the MYOB CEO, networking opportunities and gain industry knowledge of how MYOB works.


One thing that may surprise you when you join the accounting industry is the romance. Essentially, accounting software companies want to get to know you better. It’s a courtship, to borrow my mum’s term.

One of the ways they make that happen is to invite you to their annual roadshow events. And full disclosure – that’s exactly what I‘m doing right now.

Seriously, it’s one of the oddities of business that you simply won’t be prepared for … people being super nice to you because of your job. It’s a nice odd thing, by the way.

These companies – like MYOB in this instance – are super keen to ensure you know everything you need to know to help your clients tech-wise. And these roadshows are the perfect vehicle for you to get to know what that company 1) has in the market today, 2) has planned, and 3) how it all helps businesses (your future clients) do their work better.

MYOB INCITE hits Christchurch on Tuesday 21st February 2017. And for the first time, you’re invited. Well, a limited number of you anyway (see below).

At MYOB INCITE you’ll rub shoulders with partners and accountants from most of the firms in town. There’s plenty of networking opportunities with potential employers. There’ll be a bunch of stuff about what’s happening in the industry today and what’s coming tomorrow. Plus, there’s a breakout session where you’ll meet MYOB CEO Tim Reed and get to pick his brains. Oh, and there’s a free feed.

A DISCLAIMER OF SORTS: Attendance is limited to those in their final two years of their accounting degree. So, if that’s you, book your spot right now, because seriously, seats really, truly are limited.

Book now

BTW, if you want to hook up with Tim Reed earlier, here’s his Twitter. And here’s MYOB’s socials as well, for Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

Shailan Patel, National Account Manager – Education for MYOB NZ.

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Caption: MYOB CEO Tim Reed with MC Jackie Clarke at INCITE 2016.

Pasifika Law Conference opens new doors

A group of Pasifika students from UC’s School of Law recently attended the Pasifika Law and Culture Conference, hosted by Victoria University of Wellington. The annual event aims to increase understanding of Pacific legal issues and strengthen relationships between Pacific legal scholars and students. Law students from six universities went head to head in a mooting competition. One of UC’s two mooters, Anatea Prince, talks about the huge value of attending the conference – and their plans to keep the momentum going.

The Pasifika Law and Culture Conference was an incredible opportunity for us to learn about Pacific legal issues and practice our legal skills through the mooting competition that was held. Perhaps the most valuable aspect however, was not the things that we learned, but the people we met. Before we left, we had never met each other before and we were all under the impression that we were the only Pasifika law students. Meeting each other and dozens of other Pasifika law students across New Zealand has been an amazing experience for us, so much so, that we wanted to bring that experience home with us.

Photo: UC Law students Peniasi Apisai, Caroline Setefano, Anatea Prince, Raho Kila, Emma Ioane and Curtis Fatiaki

Photo: UC Law students Peniasi Apisai, Caroline Setefano, Anatea Prince, Raho Kila, Emma Ioane and Curtis Fatiaki.

Looking around at the conference, we realised that we were one of the only universities that didn’t have a Pasifika Law Students’ Society and that those who did all seemed to know and support each other in a way that wasn’t familiar to us. So we came back, determined to make our own society which is currently being set up to hopefully be official and affiliated by the start of next year. Our society will be open to all students with a focus on Law students and also Criminal Justice students, but anyone interested in joining is welcome to.

If you’d like to join or perhaps run for an executive role email me at amp123@uclive.ac.nz, and join our Facebook Page – UC Pasifika Law Students’ Association. We will be having our IGM soon.

by Anatea Prince

Ashley’s Model United Nations experience

– By Ashley Stuart

In August 2015 I received a phone call from United Nations Youth New Zealand saying I had been selected to represent New Zealand at the Harvard Model United Nations in Boston.

From the 14 New Zealand university students selected, I was the only one from Canterbury,  which gave me the opportunity to represent UC at the conference alongside 3000 students from all over the world.

I represented Norway in the Disarmament and International Security committee at the conference, discussing issues in the Middle East.

In addition to the Model United Nations conference at Harvard, we embarked on an educational study tour. We visited San Francisco, Washington DC and New York, which gave us the opportunity to meet diplomats, political advisors and non-governmental organisations, and to learn about international relations and diplomacy.

We met with Helen Clark at the United Nations Headquarters in New York; visited New Zealand Embassies in each city; had meetings at the World Bank, US Senate, US House of Representatives and Global Fund for Women; and visited significant historical landmarks like the Lincoln Memorial in D.C and 9/11 Museum in New York. We also spent an afternoon exploring Castro in San Francisco, which is where the LGBT movement began in the US.

The trip really opened my eyes to the opportunities available within international relations and diplomacy. It inspired me to follow my goals and be the change I want to see in the world. 12717783_10207328453704918_2454435719211508701_n