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Environmental Challenge Opportunity for International Students

C-Prize is a competition run by Callaghan Innovation that seeks to push the boundaries of what’s possible through technology. This year they’re looking for teams with world-leading innovative solutions to environmental problems, and we would like to encourage our international students to be involved.

There is an information evening tonight in which you’ll hear from leading Aotearoa New Zealand environmental innovators and learn more about the challenge. You’ll also have the chance to network with other forward-thinking founders and entrepreneurs, scientists and engineers from New Zealand’s innovation ecosystem.

When: 22 October – 5.30pm – 7.30pm
Where: Te Ōhaka – Centre for Growth & Innovation
Register here>

 

The 2019 challenge is looking for innovative tech-based solutions that can positively impact:  

  • Climate change – Slowing or reversing negative human impacts on climate
  • Fresh clean water – Cleaning up our waterways
  • Resource use – Smarter ways to use and preserve our planet’s finite resources

There are three entry categories for this year’s C-Prize:  

  • Growing and Producing:  How we grow and/or manufacture new or existing products and services in innovative ways (new materials, new processes, new systems, etc.) that will accelerate positive environmental outcomes
  • Using and Consuming:  How we consume products in ways that preserve resources (reuse, recycle, reclaim, etc.) and reduce negative environmental impacts
  • Rejuvenating Natural Systems: The creation or innovative use of technologies that will not just reduce negative environmental impacts, but improve our natural environment (land, climate, soil, water, and nutrient systems)

For further information, visit the Callaghan Innovation website>

International student? Take the ISB survey and be in to win

Are you an international student? The University has asked an independent research agency, i-graduate, to gather feedback on your experiences at UC. This is your opportunity to tell us what’s working, what’s not working and what you think of your university experience so far.

The International Student Barometer (ISB) survey will be sent to your UClive email address – keep an eye out for it from Monday 6 May. The survey only takes around 15 minutes.

By completing the ISB survey, you will play a part in enhancing the student experience for current and future students.

As a thank you, i-graduate is offering all participants the opportunity to:

  • win a $1,000 cash prize, or
  • choose a charity to receive a $1,000 donation.

Check your UClive email next week, fill out the survey by Friday 24 May, and be in to win – it’s that easy!

New programme welcomes Tokyo students at UC

Have you had an opportunity to welcome visiting students from Tokyo City University? 

They’re part of a new and innovative programme which expands opportunities for visiting international students and gives domestic students the opportunity to interact with international visitors in an extended and meaningful way.

Welcomed by the Vice-Chancellor | Tumu Whakarae with a mihi whakatau, they’ve enjoyed a week of orientation activities and English Language Lessons.

They are now taking part in integrated study alongside UC students in scheduled courses. The students will be joining courses CHCH101, EDUC103 and ENVR101 until the end of this Semester and will then participate in a two week intensive laboratory focused course run by the College of Engineering |Te Rāngai Pūkaha. At the completion of the programme of study the TCU students will be given credits by their home university.

As well as their studies the TCU students are looking forward to interacting with other international and domestic students and have been made to feel very welcome by the UCSA J-Soc.

They will also have the opportunity to travel in Aotearoa New Zealand during the mid-Semester break.