Category Archives: Postgraduate study

Don’t miss Postgrad Options Week – 15-17 August

Postgrad Options Week is coming up fast! Here you’ll have the chance to find out about postgrad study options at UC, such as furthering your study in your current subject, or changing your direction of study to a completely new area.  For example, you may be doing a Bachelor of Science, and would like to study postgraduate business. It’s possible! 

At UC there is a wide range of postgrad programmes designed for entry from any undergrad degree, and these range from Graduate certificate qualifications, to Master’s qualifications. 

Join us for an Information Session

Join us in Puaka-James Hight for a Why should I study a Postgraduate Qualification? Information Session  to find out about: 

  • What it’s like to study at postgrad level
  • Different types of postgrad programme options
  • Career opportunities after postgrad study
  • Flexible study options
  • How you can fund your postgrad study
  • Academic support on offer 
  • What’s unique about UC 
  • Travel opportunities (post Covid) 

Register now by clicking on the session you’d like to attend: 

Postgrad Advice drop-in sessions

Drop-in sessions will be held in Puaka – James Hight (outside The Makerspace) between 10am – 1pm from Monday 15 to Wednesday 17 August. 

No appointment is necessary, just come along to have a chat about how we can help you achieve your study and career goals. 

Make sure you also check out our postgrad webpage for other Postgrad events happening in August. 

Participants needed for reasearch

What kinds of sexual experiences do the students at UC have?

We think it’s really important to understand the nature of sexual experiences that people have, and we want to hear from you.

We’re currently running a ground-breaking study that investigates the nature of sexual experiences among our own students here at UC, alongside associated help seeking behaviour.

The survey involves answering five or six short questionnaires about sexual encounters, and ways of coping with adverse experiences. Completing the survey should take around 30-45 minutes.

This research will contribute to a wider project aimed at understanding the way people talk about their sexual experiences.

Participants will go into the draw to receive one of 12 $50 Countdown vouchers.

To participate, follow this link:


To participate, follow this link:


The study is being conducted by Olivia Johnson and Ash Catton and is supervised by Professor Martin Dorahy. It has been approved by the University of Canterbury Human Ethics Committee (HREC 2022/57) on 07/07

Thinking about postgrad study? Check out your options at UC

If you’re in your final year at UC and starting to think about your next steps, now’s the time to look into further study.  It could be your ticket to a more influential and interesting career, whether that’s in research or leadership roles, or having the knowledge to be able to make positive change. 

Postgrad study also allows you to change direction if you decide you want to move into a different subject area. You’ll gain a new set of skills, experience and have more career options with a conversion qualification. 

Don’t just take our word for it, have a look at what some of our postgrad students have to say about their time at UC: 

Anjana Mishra, Master of Laws (International Law and Politics)

Anjana’s particular area of interest in her research was the impact on the European Union during the possibility of Greece or Britain exiting. Carrying out her thesis before and during the aftermath of Brexit gave her the ‘novel experience of watching history in the making’. Read more> 

James O’Neill, PhD in Fire Engineering

Postgrad study has allowed James to travel and present his research throughout the USA and Europe, which he says has definitely helped his career progression. Read more> 

For more information about UC’s flexible postgraduate programmes, check out the 2022 Postgraduate Prospectus or visit the postgraduate information website>