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First year student? Tell us what you think and be in to win…

If you’re a first year student – we’re keen to hear about your experience so far at UC.

Early Experience Survey
Check your UClive email address for the Early Experience Survey. The survey asks a range of things about your early experience at UC – such as why you chose to come to UC, how your first few weeks have been and what you think of student life.

Why your feedback is important
UC runs this survey to help us understand what is needed to best support first year students. Your feedback will help us shape new initiatives and support for future first year students. Previously a number of initiatives have been implemented based on feedback from the Early Experience Survey, including:

  • the subsidised dental scheme
  • extended library hours
  • heat and eat areas across campus
  • more storage lockers
  • women only hours in the gym
  • skills training courses for research students.

How long will it take?
The survey should take around 15 minutes to complete. You have the option to save your responses and come back to it at a later time if you need to. 

Be in to win
If you participate in the survey, you will go in the draw to win one of three UE Wonderboom bluetooth wireless speakers.

More information
Contact Kaylene by emailing surveys@canterbury.ac.nz

Take our survey and be in to win

Interested in starting your own business?
A group of researchers at UC  would like to better understand how people’s cognitive styles, mindsets and discovery behaviours affect their entrepreneurial intentions.

UC students from all degrees and study levels are eligible to take part in this research. Interested? Complete an online survey and go into the draw to win a $20 Westfield gift card.

For more information email Dr Qingqing Bi – qingqing.bi@canterbury.ac.nz

Complete the survey here>



Be in to win – book highlights endurance athletes’ tough life choices

The question mark hanging on the title of world-class triathlete and coach Dr John Hellemans’ memoir Never, Ever Give Up?represents his growing awareness of the tough life choices endurance sports athletes have to make.

Never, Ever Give Up? is available from UBS or online here – an excellent gift for Father’s Day or Christmas for anyone interested in the themes of endurance sports or facing  a life challenge. Read on for a chance to win a copy or see John Helleman at the WORD Christchurch Festival. 

An enthusiastic crowd gathered at the University Bookshop (UBS) this week to celebrate the publication of Dr Hellemans’ memoir by Canterbury University Press.

The launch speaker Erin Baker MBE praised the book for its insights into the sport and into John’s life, and spoke of John’s positive influence on her career and many other Aotearoa New Zealand athletes.

Triathlete Andrea Hewitt MNZM concluded the speeches, thanking the author for his support of the AH Foundation, which she founded to help young and struggling triathletes in their quest for success.

John Hellemans is participating in the WORD Christchurch Festival programme, in conversation with Nathan Fa’avae. An extra session of ‘Adventurers at Heart’ has been added, due to popular demand.

Be in to win a copy

CUP is offering a copy of Never, Ever Give Up? in a prize draw. If you’d like to be in to win, you’ll need to answer the follow question:

How many age-group world championship titles has John Hellemans won?  Clue: read information at the links in this article.

Please email your answer to: universitypress@canterbury.ac.nz by 12 noon Wednesday 29 August. The winner will be drawn at random and announced in Insider’s Guide | Tūpono on Sunday 2 September.