Representatives from 17 universities from the Hubei Province in China are holding an Education Expo in Christchurch on Thursday 2 June from 12.30 – 5.30pm in the Balmerino Room, Riccarton Park Function Centre, 165 Racecourse Rd, Sockburn.
This is a great event for students who might be interested in studying in China for a semester or more to find out about available programmes and scholarships.
The opportunities available are ideal for students who have been studying Chinese language and want to progress their skills, or for students who want to learn more about Chinese culture and the business environment, and gain some Chinese language skills, before entering the workforce.
The Rhodes Scholarship Information Evening is for UC and Lincoln University students intending to pursue Postgraduate studies at Oxford University, who may be interested in finding out more about the Rhodes Scholarship and the application process.
Date: Thursday 2 June, 6pm – 7:00pm
Location: John Britten 102 Conference Foyer, Ilam Campus, Creyke Road
A past recipient shares what the Rhodes scholarship means to him..
Hamish Tomlinson – UC Rhodes Scholar 2014 at Keble College
First of all it is a huge honour to be a Rhodes Scholar, joining a list that contains some very special people from New Zealand, and also the rest of the world.
To me, being a Rhodes Scholar comes with a responsibility to uphold the values of the Rhodes scholarship, both during and after my time in Oxford. I would hope that I can apply myself to a pursuit that “fights the world’s fight” in the spirit of the scholarship.
For example, I am studying biomedical engineering, in which I hope to further medical knowledge and technology.
But fundamentally the Rhodes scholarship provides the opportunity and the financial support to study in Oxford, one of the top Universities in the world, which I feel extremely privileged and lucky to be able to do.
Applications are now open for the 2017 Thailand Internship Programme, which provides the opportunity for 14 UC students to undertake internships in vibrant Bangkok in January/February 2017.
This six-week programme, organised in collaboration with Mahidol University, will allow participants to gain valuable experience living and working in an international and intercultural environment. Examples of internships undertaken by UC students in the past include working in a research role for Greenpeace and in a marketing position with one of Thailand’s biggest hotel groups.
You will also benefit by living on the Mahidol University campus. This combined with the internship will enable you to gain a unique insight into another culture, which is supplemented by a series of day trips and weekend excursions that in 2016 included staying with a local fishing family on an island and visiting an elephant sanctuary.
This programme provides a series of experiences that would not otherwise be possible, framed by an academic programme designed to maximise learning and growth.
Information session Thursday19 May
There will also be an information session about this programme on Thursday, 19 May at 5.00pm in A9. If you wish to attend, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm your attendance.
For more information see: www.canterbury.ac.nz/international/international-partnerships/international-internships/