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National Biomechanics Day held at UC

On Wednesday April 11 UC’s sport science lab hosted 70 Canterbury secondary school students as part of New Zealand’s second annual National Biomechanics Day.

As part of a MBIE funded national project, The Big Experiment, students wore IMeasureU sensors and vertical jumps were recorded of around 1000 national participants.

Students visiting UC were put through their paces through maximum power cycling tests, used a radar gun to measure throwing speed, and compared this to their grip strength.

Christ’s College students also tried out the Zepp golf swing app, supporting their NCEA biomechanics unit on golf, while Hillmorton High School checked out their balance and stability using UC’s new slackline.

Burnside High School’s senior science students also participated in NBD. UC’s tuakana and sport coaching students led the activities. A very enjoyable day was had by all, evident from the smiles all around and some huge efforts from students during each session.

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2017 STAR at UC Programme

STAR at UC 17_campus_interactivecoverThe 2017 STAR brochures are now available in print and online.

This programme offers keen and capable secondary school students from anywhere in New Zealand the opportunity to complete courses at UC while they are in Year 12 or Year 13. This year UC has had over 230 STAR students enrolled from 81 secondary schools around the country.

There are two versions that cover separately:

  • distance courses
  • on-campus courses.

Hard copies will be distributed to general and academic staff involved in the programme in the coming weeks. Other staff can order copies of the brochure by contacting Franka Menzies, Academic Processes Coordinator, Academic Services Group.

View the 2017 STAR at UC brochures online and find out more about this programme on the STAR Programme website.
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