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New UC home page launched

On Friday 2 October 2015, the University launched a new home page that will allow students, staff and stakeholders to interact more effectively with our website. Included are the following features:

  • It’s mobile friendly for optimum display on all devices
  • New content increases the focus on academic scope and research
  • Maori design imagery has been incorporated
  • A Pacifica ‘button’ has been introduced
  • Entry points have been consolidated to drive recruitment
  • ‘Experience UC’  gives the world access to our online story
  • Our social media platform is more visible
  • Quick links’ have moved to an enhanced footer capacity

Check out the new home page now
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7 outstanding dimensions prepare students to change the world

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UC7 was launched earlier this year to help future students understand the total educational experience on offer at UC.

The idea behind UC7, which is also being promoted to parents, high school teachers and careers advisors, is to show that UC is a truly holistic place of learning. Made up of seven outstanding dimensions, UC prepares students to graduate with the skills and confidence they need to succeed and change the world.

Read more about the UC7 outstanding dimensionsUC Enterprise, UC Community, UC Bicultural, UC Academic, UC Global, UC Active and UC Support.

The never-ending student experience

One of our vibrant campus initiatives was the Student Experience timeline on the hoardings outside the new Education building. The aim was to show today’s students how student life has always been a desirable and unforgettable “experience”  and  give them a sense that they’re not only part of something “now” but to something that is a long and exciting tradition.

During the process, we uncovered so many great historic photographs that we also digitised and  dropped them into short videos that each spanned a 40 year era. You can check them all out here:  who knows – they might inspire you to go and view the full size timeline!

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UC Students win family moot

Family moot winners
In early August, two UC law students, James Anson-Holland and Jennifer Smith, won the Mahoney Cup on the 20th anniversary of the national family mooting competition.

UC has won the cup seven times in the history of the competition, meaning UC has won more times than any other Law School – with Otago running a close second with six wins.

This year’s Moot was on an issue of child abduction, a topic which our two mooters described as “engaging”.

James and Jennifer said that while the Moot itself was very competitive, everything else had been really friendly, with a highlight being a dinner hosted by the Dean of the Otago Law School. Both mooters valued the personalised feedback from the judges and are “overjoyed” to have brought the trophy back to Canterbury.