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Enrol early for postgraduate courses

Looking at postgraduate study for 2019? Make sure you check out application dates for courses you may want to apply for so you don’t miss out.

Two postgraduate courses that need special applications with earlier deadlines are:

Master of Social Work (Applied):

If you’re passionate about helping others then a degree in Social Work offers you great career opportunities. Two practicums in the final year make our graduates highly employable.

Find out more about the programme or application process at the MSW Info Evening: 3 October, 5pm-6pm, room on the ground floor of Karl Popper.   


Applications closing 31 October


Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism:

UC’s Journalism programmes is a market leader. It’s an intensive one-year programme aimed at preparing graduates for a career in print, broadcast and online journalism and other communication industries.


Applications closing 31 October


For more information of all postgraduate  courses, go to: https://www.canterbury.ac.nz/postgraduate/

Bake Your Thesis takes the cake


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UC PGSA held their inaugural ‘Bake Your Thesis’ competition this week with outstanding results as UC postgrad students presented their research in a different and tasty way.

The competition and award ceremony was held in the Living Room/Postgrad Space, beside UBS – University Bookshop Canterbury on Ilam Campus.

1st place:

Astrid Simonsen (Department of Political Science and International Relations) with her Imposter Syndrome Cake, representing her research on nonviolent movements and the blank pages of a thesis, and how hard it can feel to try to write something for a PhD

2nd equal

Geela Fabic (Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering) for her Educational and Interactive Python Programming Cake, which you could actually program
Merel Keijsers (Human Interface Technology Lab) for her Bullied Robot Cake with an internal motherboard

3rd place:
Olivia Silvester (School of Biological Sciences) for her Wetlands Cake, full of native birds and skinks, and the Cat Cupcakes which couldn’t cross the water

Honourable mentions:
• Mengping Cheng for her Chinese Book Cake – College of Education
• Ben Wamamili for his 6 layer Smoke-free 2025 Cake – School of Health Sciences
• Jamin Martin for his “Nanorama” – School of Physical and Chemical Sciences at UC
• Sam Davidson for his Subduction of a large chocolate province Cake – Department of Geological Science

Congrats to all!

Meet Katie Mills, 2019 Postgraduate Rep

Kia Ora! My name is Katie Mills and I am your Postgraduate representative on the UCSA for 2019.

2019 is looking like a very exciting year for Canterbury students. A major theme of this years UCSA elections was the new UCSA building that’s set to open next year.

The new building is going to open up a lot of new space for students. With new space, comes new opportunities.

Student buildings should be the hub of student culture. Canterbury’s student culture is so diverse and I want to make sure we’re really sensitive in capturing this.

I think the key to this is making sure the space remains dynamic. The building has to retain a certain degree of flexibility to ensure it stays relevant and sensitive to students needs.

The new UCSA building presents an opportunity to create an environment that fulfils the needs of many groups who have been missing out on a space that feels like their own.

This includes postgraduate students and international students. I’m looking forward to working closely with these groups on this project next year and I’m so excited and fortunate to be a part of activating such an amazing space for everyone!