Vote for your favourite ‘Visualise Your Thesis’ entry now!

Check out the amazing entries to the UC Library’s ‘Visualise Your Thesis ‘competition!

UC thesis students have created one minute presentations that explains their research project. There are generous cash prizes on offer and the 1st prize winner’s entry will also go into the international Visualise Your Thesis competition (run by University of Melbourne).

The judges are now deliberating but in the meantime, make sure to vote in the People’s Choice Award.  Like your favourite to vote here>

UCSA’s Academic Update with Georgie: June

Georgie, your UCSA Vice President, drops in with a quick academic update.

What’s covered:
📄 Working with the Assessment Policy Working Group.
📣 Bringing forward the idea of a content warnings policy for lecturers.
✍️ Giving feedback on ways UC can support students learning referencing systems.
📚 Advocating against the removal of past exam papers for revision purposes.
✈️ Supporting distance students.
💬 Looking to improve the Class Rep system.

If you want to chat about any of the topics covered here, you can reach Georgie at:
For more information about the UCSA, visit our website.

#StudentSuccess – research shows native NZ fungus could control invasive wilding pines

A research project from Genevieve Early, a student from UC’s School of Biology and the Bio-Protection Research Centre, shows how an indigenous NZ fungus may help control wildling pines – one of the country’s most ecologically damaging weed species. 

Harore, also known as Armillaria novae-zealandiae, is a fungus that feeds on decaying wood. It’s common in native forests, where it’s a natural part of the ecosystem, helping to decay fallen trees. But if it gets into pine plantations it is seriously destructive, killing seedlings and reducing growth.

“The research aimed to address knowledge gaps in our understanding of Amillaria, and eventually investigate whether we could use it as a biological control of invasive pines.”

Read more about Genevieve’s awesome mahi here and watch her interview on Te Ao Tapatahi Māori Television here (start watching from 39 minutes).

You can also watch Genevieve’s presentation at the Bio-Protection Research Centre below: