Clubs and societies

UCom display at 2017 UC Clubs day

Make the most of your time at university and join a student club or society. Events and activities are held throughout the year, involving the College of Business and Law and other partners.

There are some clubs and societies that are just for business and economics students. Others like Entré have members from other colleges, so you'll get to meet a wide range of people. So if you're new to UC or returning, pop in to see the club executives or email them, sign up and get involved in some of the many academic and social activities on offer this year.

Clubs aimed at Business students

The UC Accounting Society aims to enhance the student experience of all accounting students and others who are interested in accounting. AccSoc offers career development enhancement through a range of workshops and tutorials, combined with the opportunity to connect with others, build confidence and develop those all-important soft skills through a multitude of social events. Check them out on Facebook.

Global China Connection (GCC) Canterbury is a not-for-profit, non-partisan organisation for UC students of all nationalities looking to engage in China’s emergence as a global economic power. GCC aims to inspire students to pursue professional and networking opportunities and to help them succeed in a world increasingly connected to China. GCC holds events and programmes that are engaging, relevant and fun for students, including the popular Lingo Swap language sessions, Shanghai Shout Internship Challenge, See Me Live Challenge, and the China Talk Series.

Check out the GCC website or follow them on Facebook.

A not-for-profit UC company run by students, entré is for all tertiary students in the Canterbury region. It aims to foster an entrepreneurial spirit, to encourage innovation and creativity and to educate students in the basic elements of business development.

entré hosts competitions, workshops and networking events, including seminars designed to cover the basic knowledge essential to an entrepreneur. They are presented by industry experts. Each seminar provides relevant and practical knowledge for students hoping to enter the business world.

So, whether you are in Commerce, Engineering, Arts, Law, Science or Education – entré offers something for everyone.

The Information Systems Society aims to provide students a channel to learn about potential career opportunities and pathways, connect with relevant professionals and industries and develop a strong network within our own discipline. Our aim is to provide a yearly careers expo, regular social activities and tutoring. Join our Facebook page for more information.

The Investment Society was established in 2014 to promote the role that investing can play in your financial future. Our broad range of events include Invested Interests seminars, which host some of New Zealand’s top business leaders from a wide range backgrounds. The Stock Portfolio challenge provides an opportunity to put skills learned at our Investor Basics seminars to the test, and the Valuation Competition will allow you to learn about a fundamental aspect of corporate finance. Check out our website for more information or see Facebook.

UCom is one of the largest and most established clubs on campus with a strong focus on social, academic and industry areas. UCom has an award-winning social calendar, academic support throughout the year as well as skills sessions and numerous opportunities to meet industry professionals. Our year includes, but is not limited to events such as barbecues, concerts, and the annual UCom Ball. We provide academic tutorials, opportunities to connect with industry leaders and skills sessions to help improve your CV. Check out our Facebook page.

180 Degrees Consulting is the world’s largest student-driven consultancy, with operations in 81 universities, spread over 33 countries. Each semester they train and support teams of students as they carry out projects to help charities and not-for-profit organisations achieve a greater social impact. Organisations are assisted in the development of innovative, sustainable and practical solutions. Our students make a build their graduate profile and make meaningful contribution to society while developing valuable skills with the guidance of industry leading mentors. See our website for more information.

Stay in touch with UC Business on social media

As well as joining various clubs, we encourage our students to keep up to date with us on our social media channels. Check out our networks.