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UC Business School awarded Australasian-first BSIS label

Congratulations to Te Kura Umanga | UC Business School who have successfully completed the international Business School Impact System (BSIS) assessment process.

The first comprehensive impact assessment tool for global business schools, BSIS used a framework of 120 indicators covering seven dimensions [including financial, economic and societal] to identify the impact UC’s Business School has on Ōtautahi Christchurch, and Waitaha Canterbury.

In announcing the achievement, BSIS Director François Bonvalet commended the school’s entrepreneurial spirit, societal impact, and academic excellence.

“Congratulations to the UC Business School! The assessment unveiled the substantial positive impact [and] we look forward to seeing their continued innovation and growing positive influence.”

Executive Dean Professor Paul Ballantine is very happy for the Business School to be the first in Australasia to receive the BSIS label.

“The BSIS impact assessment allows us to… identify key strengths, highlighting the areas of distinctiveness that make our business school unique as we better understand how to communicate the difference we make, and the positive impact we have in the world around us…”

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Ko ngā tūra UC kei runga | Congratulations UC graduates!

It’s grad week, and we’ve celebrated just a few of the exceptional students graduating from UC  – you can read all about them here> 

Duttatrey Srivastava is another of our successful graduates, and will be celebrating his PhD in Mathematics today,  Tuesday 29 August.

He took the time to share a little about his UC journey.

I chose to study a PhD in Mathematics at UC, because I found the right people to work on a research project I liked. The amazing staff and researchers at UC made sure that I was welcomed and felt like UC was my home in no time.

Your favourite memory of studying at UC?
So many! Late night studies and pizza, coffees around the campus, attending and organising club events with an amazing bunch of people. Tutoring for the department and tutting loudly at cheeky answers!

But my favourite memory still is looking at the Erskine building very late at night in August 2018: the day I landed in New Zealand. Seeing the building lit up in warm lighting on what was a cold winter night is something I still remember fondly. 

What’s next for you?
I work as an actuarial consultant now, and the transferable skills from my degree and actual knowledge of mathematics comes in handy in day-to-day life.

Congratulations Duttatrey!

A new look for UC Grad

UC’s Communications, Events and Design teams are proud to introduce a new look for our Spring graduation celebrations.

The Kōwhaiwhai used in this creative is ‘Maunga’ – mountains representing Kā-Tiritiri-o-te-moana Southern Alps. The double peak represents Aoraki Mt Cook. 

Featuring three UC alumni who graduated in April, the design represents unity integrity and protection. This flows through to the main image / idea that zooms in on the mountain range and represents the journey our students have been on and will be on once again following their graduation. 

You’ll see this artwork online, at each end of University Drive, on digital billboards and posters around Ōtautahi Christchurch and on Wolfbrook Arena itself from next week.

Check out our graduate success stories here> 

Spring graduation artwork on the Ilam Road entrance to University Drive