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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.

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Pathways to teaching for UC Grads

Thinking about your future?

Recent media coverage has highlighted New Zealand’s critical need for more teachers. There’s a particular shortage of teachers in maths, physics, chemistry, technology and te reo subject areas, but some areas of New Zealand are urgently seeking teachers in a variety of subject areas.

Did you know that UC is a world leading provider of teacher education? We are ranked in the top 100 in the world at UC for Education! We have a number of highly respected, accredited pathways to a career in teaching through our College of Education, Health and Human Development.

For degree graduates it only takes one more year of study to become a teacher- either with a one year Master’s degree or a graduate diploma. While you study you will gain plenty of practical experience working in schools or early childhood centres mentored by expert teachers who support your learning.

Your one-year graduate options are:

Graduate Diploma in Early Childhood Teaching

Graduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning (Primary)

Graduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning (Secondary)

Master of Teaching and Learning (specialising in either early childhood, primary or secondary teaching)

All of these programmes provide significant time spent in schools or EC centres, strong bi-cultural focus, curriculum understanding and teaching and leadership development.

Applications are now open. For more information, advice and the application form visit www.education.canterbury.ac.nz

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UC Sustainability Award nominations now open!

For the first time in 3 awards logo smallyears, the Sustainability Office will host the UC Sustainability Awards. The awards recognise the efforts of our University community to improve the world around us. This can be through research projects, community initiatives, departmental resource efficiency, leadership, or anything else that demonstrates a willingness and ability to make our place that bit greener.

Nominate a mate or staff member now

Know someone at UC doing great things for sustainability? Nominate them for a Sustainability Award now.

Nominations can be for:

  • Student or staff research projects
  • Resource efficiency initiatives
  • Community involvement
  • Other initiatives

Nominations are open from 1 August – 31 August.  Download the form here.

Awards ceremony

Holding these awards is important because not only does it recognise people for work that otherwise often goes unnoticed, but it also raises the profile of sustainability activities in our community and demonstrates just how much of this great work is happening here.

The winners will be selected by an independent judging panel, made up of sustainability professionals outside of the university, and a representative from the UCSA.

The awards ceremony is held at the conclusion of our annual UC Eco Week on Friday 23 September 2016, from 5.30pm – 6.30pm in Undercroft 101. The Awards will be presented by the UCSA President James Addington.


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