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UC fire engineers warmly welcome new FENZ educational facility

Vice-Chancellor | Tumu Whakarae Professor Cheryl de la Rey and Hon Paul Swain Chairman of Fire and Emergency New Zealand turn the sod at the blessing of the new Ilam Fire Station.

Fire and Emergency broke ground on 6 June on a new facility on Creyke Road, beside the UC Engineering precinct which includes the Fire Lab.

The Fire Station and Fire Engineering Educational Training Facility will be a welcome addition to students and staff who will benefit from the hands-on practical learning and knowledge sharing.

Master’s student Vivian Ye is specialising in fire engineering. She participated in two summer research projects funded by Fire and Emergency – in 2017 she worked on “understanding and improving fire ventilation tactics in New Zealand” and in 2018 she investigated “existing methodologies for estimating fire flow requirements both domestically and internationally”.

“The two research projects were financially supported by Fire and Emergency, which provided a great opportunity for me to contribute to on-going practical issues,” says Vivian.

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UCGo is here! Download it now

UCGo is here! Our new mobile app will help you organise and manage your day-to-day study by bringing together the tools you use every day such as LEARN, student email and your individual timetables.

You can also access information on student support services and security on campus, and class timetables at the RecCentre.

UCGo is free and available in both the iTunes App Store and Google Play now – simply search UCGo. Find out more about the app and see answers to frequently asked questions here>

UCGo functions include:

  • My timetable – see your personal timetable
  • LEARN – login to your LEARN account
  • Student email – access your student email
  • Library – see open hours and look for journal articles, books and more.
  • Campus safety – how to contact UC Security and report a hazard or emergency
  • Notices – see what’s happening on campus
  • Student support – support services available on campus
  • RecCentre – access open hours and group fitness timetables
  • Campus maps – find your way around campus
  • Push notifications will only be sent during campus-wide emergencies.

If you have any feedback on the app please leave a comment below or email communications@canterbury.ac.nz

Career Conversations – Your Uni Experience Matters

Why did you decide to study? How do you plan to make the most of your time at UC?

If you’re still figuring things out, looking to discover opportunities beyond your degree discipline, or simply make the most of your time at UC, maybe it’s time for a Talk.

Returning to campus for the first UC Careers Lunchtime Talk for 2019, we’re proud to welcome UC grad Michael McRae.

In the two years since leaving UC, Michael has travelled between Auckland, Tokyo and Singapore as part of his role at Heineken where he was leading a team of marketers and consultants to develop Heineken’s strategy for craft beer throughout Asia.

While studying Law and Finance at UC, Michael was involved in all areas of campus life, and credits his key learnings from three specific areas: two years on the UCSA, study tours to Thailand and China, and national business case competitions run through the Centre for Entrepreneurship.

In his career talk, Michael will cover making the most of your time at UC, not being afraid to follow a career from outside your area of study and how our unique clubs and societies culture  can set you up well with companies like Heineken.

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