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Join the Sustainability Awards Ceremony this Friday (23 Sept)

awards logoIt’s really important that we recognise and reward the efforts of students and staff in our UC community who are going above and beyond the call of duty when it comes to sustainability. Hence the Fourth Annual UC Sustainability Awards ceremony, which is happening this week as part of UC Eco Week!

At the Sustainability Office, we’ve been amazed by the fantastic nominations we received for students, staff and the wider community.

Ranging from programmes to make use of office resources better, bringing students together around green actions, to sustainable building construction, and stepping out on the international stage with sustainability policy and research. The nominations tell a powerful collective story about how much we, as a university community, care about people and planet.

The awards ceremony takes place on:

When: Friday 23 September, 5.30-6.30pm
Where: Undercroft 101

It’s a great moment to celebrate the successes and efforts of some fantastic people, and all are welcome. We’d love to see you there.

For more information about the event, see here. For more background to the Sustainability Awards visit this link.Eco Week snippit 2The Sustainability Awards Ceremony is part of UC Eco Week 2016, which runs from 19-24 September 2016. Eco Week is a festival of events that celebrates and promotes what you can do for the environment, your community and your life.  Events still to come:

Thursday: Tiny House Tour. Booked out at the moment, but ring 03 364 2025 if you would like to be placed on the waiting list! 1.30pm–4 pm. Also: Cowspiracy screening (by VCUC), Kirkwood Village 6pm-8pm
Friday: Sustainability Awards Ceremony. Undercroft 101, 5.30pm-6.30pm
Saturday: Sustaina-ball. Bentley’s, 7.30pm – late.                                 Sunday: Drayton Reserve Volunteer afternoon (by Geosoc), 2-4pm.

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Postgrad options evening this Wednesday. Get inspired!


Did you know? Of people in full-time employment at the time of the last census (2013), those with a PhD were earning 22% more than people with a master’s or honours-level degree.

Those with a master’s or honours degree were earning around 9% more than those with a bachelor’s degree*.

Postgraduate Options Evening is the place to find out more about the range of qualifications, scholarships, and career pathways at UC. Come and hear about part-time and full-time study options.

Wednesday 21 September, 5.15-7pm
Undercroft Common Area, Puaka-James Hight

Please indicate your interest here.

Need some more inspiration? Read on.

Hamish 19 Sept

Hamish Kingsbury – consultant, Interpret Geospatial Solutions – Postgraduate Diploma in Geographic Information Science.

Hamish’s work with Interpret Geospatial Solutions began with an internship role while studying, where he is now a Consultant mapping data for projects. Read more>

Anjana 19 Sept

Anjana Mishra – studying towards a Master of Laws (International Law and Politics).

Anjana decided on the Master of Laws (International Law and Politics) to best investigate the challenges we face from changes to international laws.Read more>


*Source: ‘A degree is a smart investment’ www.universitiesnz.ac.nz/node/854 (February 2016)

Summer school at UC

Want to get ahead in your studies?

Check out what’s on offer at UC’s Summer school. You can browse the courses now and enrol from 4 October for a November or January start.

There are almost 100 undergraduate and postgraduate courses available, ranging from astronomy to creative writing and from Chinese to statistics. There are also academic skills courses available.

Summer study is a great way to shorten the duration of your degree, spread your workload or pick up a prerequisite course – while still leaving you enough time to make the most of the long summer days.