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Make your summer count

Get ahead in your studies by taking one of UC’s upcoming Summer School courses.

It’s a great way to shorten the time it takes to complete your degree, retake a course, pick up a prerequisite course or spread your workload – and you’ll still have heaps of time to make the most of the long summer days.

Enrol now for a November start or from 1 October for courses starting in January. Check out the range of courses now.

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.

UC student wins 2nd place in the national Japanese speech contest!

Huge congratulations to Gabrielle Gibb-Faumuina  (JAPA326, Advancing Japanese), who came 2nd place in the 2018 JSANZ Tertiary Japanese Language Speech Contest.

This is a very competitive national contest, participated by the representatives from the eight tertiary institutions offering Japanese programme, with the first prize including a return air ticket to Japan.

Clarke Williams and Gabrielle represented UC this year after a rigorous selection process within the Japanese programme, and Gabrielle has been invited to a prize giving to be held at the University of Auckland later this month.

Gabrielle’s achievement continues to highlight the strengths of UC’s Japanese programme, which has been nurtured by the development of a learning community in which students are motivated and encouraged to use Japanese within and beyond classrooms.

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