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Update – Library Hours over exam time

Studying in the Central Library over exam time?

Be aware of the extended opening hours. During the exam study period, from 19 October – 11 November the Central Library will be open from 8am – 11pm every day.

The library is also running competitions (starting Monday 15th October) with study survival packs to get your through, so make sure you check their Facebook page for more information> 

Need to study on Labour Day (October 22nd)?

Most UC libraries will be open, but some have different hours. Find out more> 

Discover the world with the Gallup world poll

Thanks to the generous support of the University of Canterbury Foundation, students and staff now have access to the Gallup World Poll!

Only a few universities in the world have access to this data. UC  is the first university in New Zealand to give this opportunity to its staff and students. 

Gallup’s World Poll continually surveys residents in more than 150 countries, representing more than 99% of the world’s adult population, using randomly selected, nationally representative samples.

  • Gallup typically surveys 1,000 individuals in each country, using a standard set of core questions that has been translated into the major languages of the respective country.
  • Questions cover a wide range of issues including work, law and order, social issues, ethics, well-being etc.
  • Data are yearly and available since 2006. Because of its worldwide coverage, the Gallup World Poll provides a unique opportunity to put the New Zealand opinion into an international perspective and stimulate global awareness.

Did you know  that in 2013, 66% of New Zealand respondents who were employed indicated they considered their job to be the ideal job for them (compared to 80% of German respondents)? Or that in 2017, 90% of New Zealand respondents indicated the area they live in is a good place to live for racial/ethnic minorities (compared to 42% of Chinese respondents)?

Added value

In addition to the Gallup Analytics portal which provides access to the aggregated results of these polls, staff and students can also obtain respondent level data from the Gallup World Poll via the Business and Economics Subject Librarian, Janette Nicolle. Given there are about 1000 respondents per country, for over 100 countries in the world and for most years since 2006, this is a great source of data for both research and teaching!

If you would like to know more details about this dataset or discuss possible uses of the data, please feel free to contact Business and Economics Subject Librarian, Janette Nicolle or Associate Professor Tom Coupe who has experience working with this database.

7 things you need to know about the Library

  1. The Libraries have copies of your textbooks. They’re free to use and you can find them by popping your course code in the search box.
  2. The Library has a special search engine for finding academic articles, books, eBooks and streaming video for your assignments: MultiSearch.  It’s like Google but without all the blogposts, business websites and conspiracy theories.
  3. There’s a Librarian who specialises in your subject. They’ll work with you to find the information you need and help get your referencing right. See your subject guide and book an appointment.
  4. Computers, pr7 Thingsinters and study spaces in the Libraries are for you to use. And the Libraries are open till late
  5. The Library is online. Follow us on Facebook, use Learn, ask with AskLIVE, join an interactive online workshop and see the website.
  6. All students are invited to explore our internationally renowned heritage collections. They’re unique to Aotearoa New Zealand and the Pacific. Visit the Macmillan Brown Library to see for yourself.
  7. Manaakitanga: Caring for people, is at the heart of everything we do. Whatever your ethnicity, gender, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, education, religion or taste there’s a place for you in the Libraries. Together we’ll create a supportive environment to help you achieve your potential.