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Don’t miss out on Peking University opportunity!

Time is running out to apply for the Global Awareness Summer Programme.

Applications close 31 July.

 This is a very rare opportunity to spend three weeks at one of China’s most prestigious universities, Peking University.

You will also gain valuable experience through an internship with the Canterbury Mayoral Forum.

Learn more about the Global Awareness Summer Programme

If you have any questions, please email partnerships@canterbury.ac.nz

Peking Building

Do your OE with UC – upcoming seminars

Have you thought of doing your OE with UC?

Study Exchange

Upcoming seminars

 Pay tuition fees to UC, get an international experience

Travel and see new places

Points applied to your UC degree (subject to approvals from appropriate departments and Colleges)

Financial Awards available*

The UC Student Exchange programme gives you the opportunity to study for a semester or a year at one of UC’s more than 60 partner universities worldwide as part of your UC degree. You can choose to study in some amazing locations from Beijing, Singapore, Spain and France to the UK, USA and many more.

UC offers financial awards to eligible students to support their exchange. If you were a first year full-time student making satisfactory academic progress in 2015, or if you have commenced your study at UC in 2016 meeting the same requirements, UC will also offer a return economy airfare to your exchange destination*.

*Please note that other conditions may apply.

Here is your chance to find out more……….

UC Student Exchange Weekly Seminar

Weekly seminars will be on during Semester 2.

Please check our UC Student Exchange website for up-to-date times and venues.

University of Leicester, UK Additional financial support is likely to be available for the exchange programme with University of Leicester undertaken in 2017 (to be confirmed later in 2016).

Anna, Percy and Kelsey International Mobility Team International Relationships Office University of Canterbury Email: ucmobility@canterbury.ac.nz Phone: +64 (3) 364 2987 ext 4864


Library 101 Workshops

You can now book Library 101 workshops for Term 3 on the Library website.

Workshops available

Finding Course Readings

Covers how to interpret course reading lists and find books in the Library. Many resources are now online, so we’ll also cover how to access e-journal articles and e-books at UC.

Finding Books and Journal Articles

Covers how to use the Library to find information for assignments. We will cover how to identify keywords, construct a search strategy and use the Library’s search functions effectively.

Using Art, Archives and Photos

This workshop looks at how you can use primary sources in your assignments, including the Library’s Art, Archives and Photographic collections. You will get to meet the Library Archivist and UC Art Curator and become familiar with how to handle and make use of unique items.

Google Scholar

This workshop will help you to use Google Scholar more effectively to find scholarly articles.  You will learn about using advanced search, cited references, setting up alerts, accessing full-text and creating and saving citations.

APA Referencing

APA referencing is the most commonly used style here at UC. We will cover how and when to reference including how to format your in-text citations and reference list according to APA style.

Staying Safe with Copyright – Protecting Your Work and Legitimately Using Other’s

Creative commons provide a robust legal framework for sharing and protecting your work.  This talk covers the basics of applying the licences and the background behind them.  You will be able to understand how to use Creative Commons licensed material for your own work.

To book please visit the library workshops booking page.