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UC Ranked first for Business & Economics

In the recently released results for 2019, Times Higher Education has ranked UC’s Business school first place in Aotearoa New Zealand for Business and Economics.

The ranking, which ties UC with the University for Auckland, also places the school in the top 10 for Australasia and the best across Aotearoa New Zealand and Australia for research citations, showing the work coming from our Business School is making an impact.

Please join us in congratulating our colleagues in the Business School on their recent success.

For more on the 2019 rankings, follow this link>

YouDay Tuesday

Organised by the College of Business & Law | Te Rāngai Umanga me te Ture and Thursdays in Black, YouDay Tuesday is an opportunity to de-stress, take part in different fun activities and learn about the different groups on campus and how they can support you.

  • What: YouDay Tuesday
  • Where: C block lawn
  • When: Tuesday 16 October, 11:00am – 1:00pm

The event is open to staff and students, with free kai available as long as supplies last.

Vacancy: Student Experience Advisor (Projects) – fulltime five-month fixed term secondment

Kia ora koutou

Do you want to play a key role in championing UC’s student transition, persistence and engagement success?

If so, an exciting opportunity exists to join the Student Experience Team to coordinate the UC Mentoring and Emerging Leaders’ Development Programmes.

Expression of interest sought for Student Experience Advisor (Projects)

  • Fulltime at 37.5 hours per week (1.0 FTE)
  • Five-month fixed-term secondment

Role overview

Our ākonga (students) are at the forefront of all that we do at UC with a shared vision of revitalising and enhancing the student experience to offer every student a ‘world class environment’ that promotes individual growth and development.

The Student Experience role supports it students and graduates both to achieve academically and to develop attributes related to employability and entrepreneurship, bicultural confidence, global awareness and engagement with the community.

Reporting to the Student Experience Team Leader, you will be responsible for researching, developing and delivering predominately first-year experience programmes and projects that support UC’s student success, learning outcomes and life experiences.

As the successful candidate you will have:

  • Proven ability to positively engage and empower students to thrive
  • Passion for close daily solution-focused engagement with students
  • Experience working with international students and students from different backgrounds
  • Excellent, networking and team-based collaboration and problem solving skills
  • Evidence of successful public speaking and/or teaching
  • Established effective event management and project delivery
  • Working knowledge of relevant legislation and compliance issues regarding the provision of pastoral care in support of tertiary students

If you are passionate about student wellbeing and success, believe you have the required skills to inspire, guide and direct students to optimise their personal, social and academic engagement, then this is the role for you.


The closing date for this position is: Thursday, 19 April 2018 (midnight)

Applications for this position should include a cover letter, resume and any additional attachments combined into one document and submitted online at http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/joinus

To complete your application

  1. Click on this link to access our careers site. 
  2. Sign In to access your account, or if you are not an existing user, select the New User link to create one. 
  3. Review the job description and select the Apply button to begin your application.


International recruitment counsellors visit UC

On Thursday 1 March the IRO hosted 11 counsellors from international recruitment agencies in Auckland. 

This gave us a chance to showcase the campus and for the Counsellors to meet with key members of the teams that  they work with. 

Admissions, Conversion Management, EDP, the College of Business and Law and College of Science were all in attendance at the informal meetings in the morning. 

Ian MacDonald joined us for lunch in the Shilling Club, and Elizabeth Zou our on campus Team China rep and Lydia Liu of UCIC took them on a campus tour, that included a walk around the Ernest Rutherford Building. 

The campus was much admired and the day was rounded off with a city tour. where we took the opportunity to show just how far Christchurch has come. 

Sir John Key officially opens UC Trading Room

Former Prime Minister and University of Canterbury alumnus, the Rt Hon Sir John Key officially opened the new Trading Room in the UC Business School on Monday.

The UC Trading Room simulates a financial trading environment, providing business and finance students with experiential learning and skills in fund management.

The 12-seat facility includes a live stock ticker display, access to business news feeds and a range of electronic business databases including Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters DataStream, Global Financial Data and SIRCA. It will be used primarily for teaching undergraduate and postgraduate courses in finance across three programmes – the Bachelor of Commerce, the Master’s degree in Applied Finance and Economics, and the Master’s degree in Financial Management.

Read the news story to find out more.

Check out the coverage on 1 News.

Sir John Key opens the Trading Room in the Business and Law building, 16.10.17 Sir John Key, Rod Carr, Sonya Mazey, Darren Russell, Jadrzej Bialkowski and many others. Client, Lyn Larsen, Exec Assistant Learning Resources. Hannah Seeley SSAC.
Sir John Key officially opened the UC Trading Room in the Business and Law building on Monday. Left to right: Dr John Wood – Chancellor, Dr Rod Carr – Vice-Chancellor, Sir John Key, Professor Sonia Mazey – Pro-Vice-Chancellor College of Business and Law. 


Sir John Key opens the Trading Room in the Business and Law building, 16.10.17 Sir John Key, Rod Carr, Sonya Mazey, Darren Russell, Jadrzej Bialkowski and many others. Client, Lyn Larsen, Exec Assistant Learning Resources. Hannah Seeley SSAC.
Sir John Key tries out some of the new technology in the UC Trading Room.