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Business partnership opportunities

21 July 2023

The importance of business partnerships and philanthropic support to the University of Canterbury cannot be underestimated. When businesses and universities work together, the benefits to each other and New Zealand are powerful. Find out about working with UC.


Working with UC

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Industry Collaboration

College of Education, Health and Human Development

What aspiration unites students at the College of Education, Health and Human Development? They want to make a positive and meaningful impact on people and society, locally and globally.

The College is keen to connect with alumni and organisations who want to support our students in making impact. Health, sport, and wellbeing organisations can host Health Sciences or Sport Coaching students on internships. Organisations and community groups may have opportunities for our CHCH101 students, or support our new Bachelor of Youth and Community Leadership degree. Schools and early childhood centres can support our teaching students on professional practice placements.

College of Engineering

Imagine having access to the most innovative and creative students, our future engineers or designers.

The College of Engineering is looking to engage with alumni and organisations to collaborate on industry projects you may not normally have time, or the resources, to consider. We want you to challenge our students with the projects that will help your business grow and innovate, and at the same time you will be helping shape tomorrow’s industry and community leaders and giving back. 

Find out more about our Final Year Project and Summer Projects for undergraduate and postgraduate students here.

Each year our students also gain work experience during the summer break. Every student needs to be employed by an engineering firm to learn how to apply the technical skills they have studied in class to practical, real-world situations. Their time in the field helps them to develop skills such as communication, teamwork and leadership.

If you have questions or would like to employ a student for work experience email us.

Support scholarships

UC needs to attract young people with a passion to make a difference. Alumni, businesses and organisations make a difference by funding undergraduate and postgraduate scholarships - a proven magnet to attract and retain outstanding students.

Scholarships allow the brightest and most able students to receive a University of Canterbury education regardless of their financial background.

Your gift to the University of Canterbury will ensure that UC continues to provide vital services in our community and a world-class learning experience for students.

Support scholarships funds from the UC Foundation donations page, which is organised based on your country of residence for taxation purposes.

For more information email us.

UC Careers for recruitment of students and graduates

Great businesses are built on great ideas and great people, and UC is in the business of creating both. Our students and graduates are your future employees and leaders.  Your help is needed, as employers and managers, to provide them with employment and internship opportunities.

UC Careers makes it easy to recruit some of New Zealand's top recent and future graduates for internships, research, work-integrated learning and project work, and voluntary and paid employment.

We can help with every step of the recruitment process from advertising a vacancy or opportunity and conducting interviews.

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