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Taking Care of Your Wellbeing During Exams

For many of us the idea of sitting an exam can be a stressful and overwhelming experience therefore during these times it is important that we remember to take care of ourselves and our wellbeing.

Here are some handy tips to reduce stress and help you to get through the exam season:

  • Take regular breaks and schedule in fun things to do.
  • Revise with a friend.
  • Get outside and soak in some sun and fresh air.
  • Be active.
  • Celebrate small wins, reward yourself each time you complete a task or answer an equation correct.
  • Enjoy a good meal.
  • Spend time with friends and family.
  • Treat yourself to a soak in the bath or a hot shower.
  • Try writing a to do list for the day and tick off tasks as you complete them. Just the act of feeling like you are in control of your revision can help.

Most importantly remember to be kind to yourself. You are doing a great job!

Postgraduate and Doctoral Scholarships

Ngāi Tahu Research Centre, University of Canterbury postgraduate and doctoral scholarships

Three NTRC scholarships are offered annually to Doctoral students which are worth $21,000, plus fees, for three years.

The NTRC also offers five scholarships annually for Postgraduate Diploma, Honours and Master’s students. These scholarships are valued at $12,000 plus fees, for one year.

Scholarship recipients may be studying any discipline at the University of Canterbury, but preference will be given to applicants whose projects promote mātauranga Māori within the sciences, commerce, law or engineering and are linked to the mission and current research foci of the Ngāi Tahu Research Centre.

Subject matters of particular interest to the centre are:

  • Environmental sciences
  • Indigenous and tribal economies
  • 19th Century textual translations of rare South Island manuscripts

Applications open annually 31 August and close at 4pm on 31 October.

Eruera Prendergast-Tarena, NTRC PhD Scholarship Recipient

To download a copy of the scholarship regulations and to apply online please visit https://www.canterbury.ac.nz/ntrc/scholarships/

To enquire please contact the Ngāi Tahu Research Centre Administrator, phone: +64 3 369 5527 or email: ntrc@canterbury.ac.nz

Present at the Waterways Centre for Freshwater Management Postgraduate Symposium – November 2019

Are you researching a fresh-water management issue? If you are, no matter what discipline you are researching, the Waterways Centre for Freshwater Management really, really REALLY wants to hear from you.

The Waterways Centre hosts an annual event which showcases post-graduate students from Lincoln University and University of Canterbury researching fresh water. It is set for Tuesday November 19, 2019. We are calling for abstracts for oral or poster presentations.

The conference offers students a chance to make new contacts within a supportive  community of emerging thinkers and researchers, and polish their science communication skills. Participating in the conference is an opportunity to present their research to a wide range of potential employers and water stakeholders. Beyond that, it is a great opportunity to understand how their work fits into, and contributes to a broad multidisciplinary research and policy context.

Attendance is free and includes lunch. Go here for the Abstract form Submissions close August 31.

Visit this page for prior conference abstract books. If you have any questions please contact suellen.knopick@canterbury.ac.nz.