Category Archives: Postgraduate study

Need help with something? Visit Te Pātaka

We’re excited to announce that Te Pātaka, our new centrally located student services hub, is now open!

When you arrive on campus, you’ll find it on Levels 2 and 3 (the mezzanine floor) in Puaka James Hight Central Library. 

Just like pātaka (storehouses for food, goods, and other valuable resources), Te Pātaka is a one-stop-shop of resources for tauira (students) that will be visible from the moment you enter the library.
Te Pātaka offers an abundance of resources, support and information that will ensure you succeed and excel throughout your academic journey at UC. 

Te Pātaka is the first place you should visit if you’ve got a question or need help with something while you’re studying here. 

When you pop into Te Pātaka, you’ll find: 

  • A help desk/reception area
  • Kaitoko (Student Advisors for first-year and new-to-UC students)
  • Te Waka Pākākano advisors
  • Enrolment and Admissions support
  • Financial services and Scholarships support
  • International support
  • IT Help Desk
  • LEARN assistance
  • Accommodation help
  • And of course the Library help desk will continue to be available and ready to provide support with all your library needs as well.

Drop in anytime between 8.30am and 5pm on weekdays.
Hei akuanei, see ya soon!

Internship Opportunities available for Semester 1! Earn 30 points while gaining experience!

The PACE Internship Programme have exciting opportunities for Semester 1 where organisations are keen to have students get involved!

Students that take a PACE course consistently tell us internships are a great way to put into practice what their degree has taught them, developing their employability skills and most importantly, building their confidence in the workplace.

The PACE Internship Programme offers courses where students not only spend time with a local business or organisation, but also focusses on your personal and professional development. Talk to us now to find out if this could be the right opportunity for you- PACE395 and PACE495 offered this coming semester.

CompanyProjectStudent background and skills
Environment Canterbury (ECAN)Develop employee training material
  • Communications
  • Psychology
  • Human Resource Management


Fire and Emergency (FENZ)Research and report:

  • Fire education signage effectiveness for the general public
  • Benefits and improvements to community engagement (FENZ/police)
  • Communications
  • Marketing
  • Interest in research and writing
Christchurch City Council (CCC)Coordinating the intern development programme
  • Psychology
  • Human Resources Management


UNICEFResearch and report:

  • Exploring Children & Youth voices are measured and policy decisions reflect that
  • Data generation in support of The Children’s Convention Monitoring Group report
  • Policy
  • Interest in research and writing
  • Strong communication skills
Plains FMLots of opportunities:

  •  Interviewing people in business


  • Marketing
  • Media and Communications
  • Writing
  • Maori and Indigenous Studies
  • Interest in radio/ media / podcasts
  • Digital
Christchurch Methodist MissionCarbon baseline audit for their environmental sustainability policy.
  • Interest in sustainability
  • Research writing
Barrer and CoWriting, researching, and data analysis for trust and grant applications
  • Writing
  • Interest in the not-for profit sector
Wander WeekendMarketing, writing and research for a start-up business
  • Marketing
  • Media and communications
  • Business background
Ministry of EducationResearch:

  • Impact of poverty on family harm (domestic & international)
  • Rangatahi risk indicators
  • Sustainable development of landfills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Research and writing
CHCH EnviroHubOpportunities in website development, social media marketing, and networking opportunities
  • Media and communications
  • Interest in sustainability
  • Writing and story telling
Consulate of TanzaniaResearch opportunities
  • Interested in International relations
  • Interested in research
  • Virtual internship
CultivateSupporting social media and marketing
  • Marketing
  • Media and communications
  • Sustainability
  • Environment
  • Interest in social enterprise
Christchurch City CouncilPhotographic prints collection archiving and cataloguing for the Christchurch Star Newspaper
  • History
  • Classics
  • Interest in archiving and cataloguing

If you are interested in an internship but would be interested in exploring ideas, get in touch.

Please get in contact with or fill in the application form to be involved in one of these exciting opportunities for semester 1 – they are great for the CV!