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Did a tragic family secret influence Kate Sheppard’s mission to give New Zealand women the vote?

The family of pioneering New Zealand suffragist Kate Sheppard kept an important secret – one that possibly explains a lot about her life, her beliefs and her motivation.


'Philosophy can help us to see the world without any prejudices and make us more open minded...'

Syed Nizar
Studying towards a PhD in Philosophy
Lecturer, Jahangirnagar University

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Corporate governance: ruled by code not a CEO

Imagine an organisation that performs thousands of transactions, but has no governing structure, no board, no chief executive and no middle managers.

UCME 2020 square shuffle




At UC you can expand your horizons and your knowledge. You become known for who you are.

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