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Opportunity for students to help Kaikōura

The UC Centre for Entrepreneurship (UCE) has a new opportunity for students—the NZTA Kaikōura Challenge.

Since the earthquakes of 2016, visitation numbers to Kaikōura have dropped drastically—and for a region heavily dependent on visitors—this poses a significant threat to the economic and social well-being of the residents and their businesses.

Taking place from Friday 19 to Sunday 21 May, the Challenge brings teams of students together from across the University with local and regional experts and mentors. Students will work with local business owners, residents and officials to develop strategies to help the community safeguard against losing their livelihoods by increasing visitor numbers to the area.

This opportunity is open to all current UC students from all levels and areas of study. However, it may be of particular interest to students in the following areas:

  • Anthropology
  • Arts & Humanities
  • Civil Engineering
  • Geology
  • Geography
  • Global Humanitarian Engineering
  • Marine and Coastal Biology
  • Earthquake Engineering
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Health
  • Environmental Science
  • Earthquake Engineering
  • Tourism Marketing
  • Transportation Engineering
  • Māori and Indigenous Studies
  • Media and Communications
  • Natural Resources Engineering
  • Retail Marketing
  • Social Work

If you know any students who would be interested in this Challenge, please forward this information on or direct them to the UCE website. Applications are now open and are closing at 12pm (noon) on Friday the 12 May. Students can apply by completing the online application form.

Additionally, if you are an academic with expertise that may be beneficial to the cause and would like to get involved in this competition, contact Michelle Panzer at michelle.panzer@canterbury.ac.nz ext. 93404

Invitation to UC staff to advance their careers

As a fellow staff member of the University of Canterbury I would like to inform you of our upcoming MBA Information Evening which will be held on Tuesday the 29th of November in John Britten.

You are welcome to join us to hear more about the MBA and pathway programmes: the PGCert Strategic Leadership and GradDipBA, offered here at UC. We have a number of current staff already enrolled, and many more have completed these programmes previously.

If you think that any of your colleagues, friends or family would also benefit from joining us, then please forward this invitation.

Our information evening will be held on Tuesday the 29th of November.

For more information and to register for this event go to Eventbrite.

Kind regards

David Shearer
Director
Executive Development Programmes
College of Business and Law

Opportunity for Entrepreneurial Students

Do you know an entrepreneurial student looking to branch out into the startup world?

Applications close soon for the 2016/17 Summer Startup Programme.

If you know of any student who would be interested in this opportunity, please direct them to the Summer Startup web page.

The Summer Startup Programme is a 10 week programme run from November 2016 to February 2017. It is a fantastic opportunity for students to become involved in the start-up world.

We accept students with or without an existing venture into the programme. We also offer a number of scholarships which provide students with $5,000 paid over the duration of the Summer Startup Programme.

By participating in the Summer Startup programme students will benefit from:

  • Mentoring from experienced Canterbury business people
  • Engaging workshops and seminars from our staff and local industry
  • Support to progress your business
  • Dedicated space to work on a venture right here on campus in the UC Centre for Entrepreneurship.

Applications close at 12pm on Thursday 15 September.

Opportunity for entrepreneurial students

UCE

Do you know an entrepreneurial student who would like to get paid to work on a startup over summer?

Applications are now open for the 2016/17 Summer Startup Programme.

If you know of any student who would be interested in this opportunity, please direct them to the Summer Startup web page.

The Summer Startup Programme is a 10 week programme run from November 2016 to February 2017. It is a fantastic opportunity for students to become involved in the start-up world.

We accept students with or without an existing venture into the programme. We also offer a number of scholarships which provide students with $5,000 paid over the duration of the Summer Startup Programme.

By participating in the Summer Startup programme students will benefit from:

  • Mentoring from experienced Canterbury business people
  • Engaging workshops and seminars from our staff and local industry
  • Support to progress your business
  • Dedicated space to work on a venture right here on campus in the UC Centre for Entrepreneurship.

Applications close at 12pm on Thursday the 15 of September.

 

 

Bootcamp for student entrepreneurs

This year, for the very first time, we will be running a bootcamp over the coming Winter break.

With a continually developing programme, the bootcamp is an intense two and a half day event with the sole purpose of helping students develop their entrepreneurial capabilities.

If you know a student who would like to:

  • Progress an existing business
  • Receive assistance in getting started with a new idea for a business
  • Get help coming up with an idea for a business
  • Or, connect with other like-minded students and work on an existing venture

then encourage them to apply for the UCE bootcamp.

By participating in the bootcamp students will benefit from:

  • Mentoring from experienced Canterbury business people
  • Expert advice from lawyers, accountants and other professional services
  • Excellent speakers
  • Engaging workshops
  • Dedicated support
  • Great food!

The bootcamp will kick off on the afternoon of the Tuesday the 28th of June through to the afternoon of Thursday the 30th of June.

For more information about what’s in store for our participants, head to the bootcamp webpage. We will be updating the programme as we confirm more great speakers and benefits.

If you have a student who is ready to dive in and make real progress with their entrepreneurial journey in just two and a half days then direct them to this online form to register.