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Summer Starter Expo 2019

The UCSA Help (Advocacy & Welfare) team is running the Summer Starter Expo on Thursday, 28 February, from 10am-2pm

This FREE event (held in the Undercroft) is all about getting sorted before Uni gets busy! 

There’ll be tables of FREE clothes, household items and children’s items.  There’ll be FREE cake and drinks, as well as caps and jandals. 

There will also be:

  • Community Energy Action Curtain Bank
  • Budget advice information
  • Tenants Protection Association with tenancy advice/information
  • Spiritual corner for anyone who needs a listening ear
  • And more!

In short, lots on offer and plenty of bargains.  

This is an all-ages, alcohol-free event.

Come and join us!

Free legal advice for students

The UC Law Clinic, in association with Community Law Canterbury (CLC), is offering a free legal advice service on any issue, including flatting, tenancy and general problems.

This is confidential service, under the supervision of a qualified and practising CLC solicitor and will be available on selected Wednesday afternoons from 2pm to 5pm.

Appointments can be made for 2.00pm, 3.00pm, or 4.00pm on any of the following Wednesdays: 7, 14, 21 & 28 March; and 2, 9, 16, 23, 25, 30 May 2018. The venue is Room 151A in the foyer of the Business and Law Building on University Drive.

Please e-mail your preferred appointment day and time to: law-clinic@canterbury.ac.nz and a confirmatory email will be sent in reply.

Professor Robin Palmer,
Director of Clinical Legal Studies, UC School of Law.

Spring GradFest

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Spring GradFest is 30 October – 3 November, with many sessions to help you on the thesis journey. There are also new sessions on statistics, field work, and proofreading, plus social events that you won’t want to miss!

Wherever you’re at in your postgraduate studies, there will be something helpful to you. For example, every time I finish writing for the day, I use a tip I learned from a previous GradFest session: write down your thoughts so you know where to start up again the next day. It can be as simple as creating a few bullet points of ideas. Or you might list some sources you know you need to check out from the library. You’d be surprised how often you forget your train of thought if you close the document without doing this! This is just one of the useful tips about thesis writing from GradFest that help make my thesis journey a little easier.

If you’re planning on publishing, GradFest can also help prepare you for the process. You’ll learn about peer review, open access, and authorship issues, which all came in handy when I began publishing articles. Knowing what to expect made the process less stressful, and I had a better idea of which questions to ask along the way. The presenters have been through the process before and have great advice – take the opportunity to learn from them so you’ll be ready.

Visit the Spring GradFest webpage to see which sessions and events are waiting for you this spring.

-Kara, international PhD student at UC