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UC student secures Woolf Fisher scholarships to study at Cambridge

A big congratulations to UC student Sam Frengley, who is one of three students from New Zealand universities to have been granted scholarships to study at Cambridge University.

Sam was has been awarded the Woolf Fisher Scholarship’s which covers studying and living costs at Cambridge.

The estimated value of each scholarship is around $300,000 and is one of the largest handed to New Zealand students.

Frengley, 21, is currently a Bachelor of Science (Hons) student at the University of Canterbury – his honours project focused on the arithmetic of elliptic curves.

He aspires to complete a doctoral degree before returning to New Zealand and being a part of the mathematical community.

The Woolf Fisher Trust and the scholarship invests in young New Zealanders in academic research and innovation, which is acknowledged by Universities New Zealand.

The scholarship selects young Kiwis based on their outstanding academic ability, leadership potential and their integrity, vision and capacity for work.

Gabrielle Budd,and Stephanie McGimpsey have also been awarded the Scholarship.

Sir Woolf Fisher (1912-1975), co-founder of Fisher and Paykel, set up his Trust in 1960 to recognise and reward excellence in education.

Third, fourth, fifth year and postgrad student workshop

If you’re in your third, fourth, or fifth year of study or you’re a postgraduate student, we want to hear your thoughts!

We’re running a workshop to get your views on things like how UC communicates with you, whether the information you’re receiving is useful, and what sort of communications grab your attention.

The workshop will be held on Wednesday 2 May at 9.30am and will take around 2 hours.

If you’re keen to take part and available at that time, email Hannah Seeley, Senior Communications Advisor – hannah.seeley@canterbury.ac.nz.

Free stuff! All participants will receive a $20 UCSA food voucher and go in the draw to win a $50 University Bookshop voucher. 

Third, fourth, fifth year and postgrad students – you can still get free stuff!

You may have heard we’re running a workshop for third, fourth and fifth year students and postgraduate students on Wednesday afternoon. We’d like to get your feedback on how UC communicates with you.

Some spaces have become available in the workshop – all participants will get a $10 UCSA food voucher and go in the draw to win a $50 University Bookshop voucher.

If you’re keen to participate, and free on Wednesday 28 March from 2pm to 4pm, please contact Hannah Seeley ASAP – email hannah.seeley@canterbury.ac.nz  

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