Study and Career Expo

19 May 2021

Members of the Waitaha community will have an opportunity to talk with industry experts, discover what employers are looking for, and find out how to upskill for the future at a new study and careers expo in Ōtautahi Christchurch.

Kali Zygmant

12 June 2020

Internships with professional sporting organisations are helping bridge the gap between study and work for UC Sport Coaching students. A strong relationship has developed between the University of Canterbury and the Crusaders in recent years, with UC interns learning on the job and making a valuable contribution.


11 May 2020

People facing redundancy, suspension or significant reductions in work hours as a result of the economic impact of COVID-19 can now upskill or change careers with the help of a University of Canterbury Study Grant. Called FutureU, the UC initiative will provide grants of up to $7500 per person to subsidise tuition fees.

Shayne Gooch

05 May 2020

The University of Canterbury’s College of Engineering is offering a new opportunity that fast-tracks entry into a professional engineering degree, especially tailored for technically skilled workers whose jobs may have been impacted by the pandemic.


09 April 2020

Until quite recently, University of Canterbury graduate and Kiwi entrepreneur Guy Horrocks was living in New York helping launch a new data management company, Solve. But, as the number of Covid-19 cases in the city climbed, cafes closed and business meetings were cancelled, he realised it was time to go.


06 March 2020

The University of Canterbury (UC) is the first and remains the only New Zealand university to be led by women.


16 January 2020

Police, firefighters and other emergency personnel from Utah, United States of America, are visiting the University of Canterbury (UC) this week to learn from academics who have transformed their experiences during Canterbury’s earthquakes into valuable lessons to share with others.


17 December 2019

University of Canterbury doctoral student Prerna Singh’s academic adventures in computer science have taken her from working with hospital sonographers on ultrasound image enhancement to her current job, data wrangling for Weta Digital in Wellington.


22 August 2019

New Zealand rally driver Hayden Paddon plans to take motorsport into the future developing a world-first electric rally car. Paddon publicly announced the electric rally car project yesterday, with the University of Canterbury as a technical partner.


09 August 2019

The University of Canterbury is celebrating 50 years of postgraduate journalism excellence on 7 September, with graduates from all over the world congregating to celebrate the milestone.


08 August 2019

How does a university walk the talk of building a sustainable future? University of Canterbury Sustainability Officer Dr Matt Morris looks at how one of New Zealand’s leading tertiary institutions is overcoming the challenges of moving to clean energy, not just in its research, but on its campuses.


16 July 2019

The 2019 Stats NZ Prize for a paper with “the best use of official statistics” has been awarded to University of Canterbury researchers whose work concluded that the timing of a child’s fifth birthday, and when they typically first start school, may impact on their NCEA results and University Entrance (UE) later on.

Cheryl de la Rey

19 June 2019

The University of Canterbury (UC) has continued to prove its international position, improving four places to 227th in the latest QS World University Rankings.

UC sign

06 June 2019

University of Canterbury alumni and friends of the University have been recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours List this year.


09 May 2019

Innovation is good for the world, and University of Canterbury (UC) researchers will explain how their innovative technological solutions are making a difference – from Antarctica to Africa – during Techweek on 22 and 23 May.


16 April 2019

An evolving archive of Christchurch community images captures everyday life in an urban landscape for future generations. With a strong focus on human interactions, the Christchurch Documentary Project is a collaboration between Christchurch City Libraries (CCL) and the University of Canterbury’s (UC) School of Fine Arts.


01 April 2019

Robotic retailers, traveling by virtual reality, and pilotless planes are just some of the ideas that University of Canterbury students had for how digital disruption and emerging technologies will impact the future of travel.

staff photos

20 November 2018

Business and economics at UC first equal in New Zealand according to recent university rankings.


29 October 2018

The University of Canterbury and Lincoln University are bringing the Children’s University to New Zealand.


10 October 2018

An innovative biological treatment to overcome antibiotic resistance, a pioneering technique to create environmentally friendly, near-zero waste processes in the galvanising industry, and a diagnostic test to save mother and baby from life-threatening pre-eclampsia are among the winners in this year’s University of Canterbury Innovation Jumpstart competition.


13 September 2018

The Commonwealth Young Person of the Year is heading to Christchurch this month to inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs aiming to create positive change in the world, at the University of Canterbury.

Connecting through Internships

02 August 2018

University of Canterbury makes it easy for businesses to recruit its students by offering a platform for internships.

Connecting through Internships

02 August 2018

University of Canterbury makes it easy for businesses to recruit its students by offering a platform for internships.

UCE Sustainability Challenge Winning Team

24 April 2018

When four festival-going flatmates were appalled at the amount of textile waste left at their campsite, they thought of a way to turn that waste into a sustainable business venture, taking out the UCE Sustainability Challenge 2018 in the process!


02 March 2018

University of Canterbury Centre for Entrepreneurship student Oliver Hunt has won a $100,000 award from the Dream Believe Succeed Foundation.

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Careers Fairs information for employers

Student and employer talking to each other at a careers fair

The University of Canterbury’s Careers Fairs are an excellent way of raising your organisation’s profile with future graduates. During the academic year we host a series of careers fairs including the Law and Justice Recruitment Evening, Commerce Careers Fair, Engineering and Science Careers Fair and ICT Careers Fair.

Event details

Date: Wednesday, 22 March 2022
Venue: Undercroft, Puaka-James Hight building
Exhibition hours: 1.30 pm - 4.00 pm

Current registrations

  • A Verkerk Ltd
  • Audit New Zealand
  • Baker Tilly Staples Rodway
  • BDO Christchurch Limited
  • CA ANZ
  • Christchurch City Council
  • CPA Australia
  • Deloitte
  • EY
  • Fulton Hogan
  • KPMG New Zealand
  • M2IE Consulting Limited acting for Oneworld Education Limited
  • Mainfreight Limited
  • Ministry of Business, Innovation & employment
  • New Zealand Defence Force , Directorate of Recruiting
  • Nexia New Zealand
  • PACE
  • PwC New Zealand
  • Reserve Bank of New Zealand
  • Ryman Healthcare Ltd
  • Te Tai Ōhanga - The Treasury
  • The Department of Internal Affairs Te Tari Taiwhenua
  • Volunteering Canterbury (registered charity)

Event details

Date: Wednesday 2 March, 2022
Venue: Undercroft, Puaka-James Hight building
Exhibition hours: 6.00 pm - 8.00 pm

Current registrations

  • Anderson Lloyd
  • Bell Gully UC career fair
  • Buddle Findlay
  • Chapman Tripp
  • Community Law Canterbury
  • Community Law Canterbury
  • Corcoran French
  • Crown Law Office
  • Deloitte
  • DLA Piper NZ
  • Duncan Cotterill
  • EY
  • Harmans Lawyers
  • IPLS - Institute of Professional Legal Studies
  • Kimberley Sewell
  • Lane Neave
  • Mortlock McCormack Law
  • New Zealand Defence Force, Directorate of Recruiting
  • Parry Field Lawyers
  • Reserve Bank of New Zealand
  • Ryman Healthcare Ltd
  • Saunders Robinson Brown
  • Simpson Grierson
  • The College of Law New Zealand
  • Wotton + Kearney
  • Wynn Williams

Event details

DateThursday, 12 May 2022
Venue Engineering Core Building
Exhibition hours 10.30 am - 3.00 pm

Current registrations

  • A Verkerk Ltd
  • Abley
  • Auckland Transport
  • Aurecon New Zealand Limited
  • Beca
  • Boffa Miskell
  • Catalyst IT
  • Cook Costello
  • Datacom
  • Davis Ogilvie & Partners Ltd
  • Engenium Limited
  • Engineering Design Consultants Ltd
  • Ergo Consulting Ltd
  • Fast Enterprises, LLC
  • FNZ
  • Fulbright New Zealand
  • Fulton Hogan
  • GHD
  • HamiltonJet
  • HEB Construction
  • IMC Pacific Pty
  • Jade Software Corporation
  • KPMG
  • McConnell Dowell
  • New Zealand Defence Force, Directorate of Recruiting
  • OceanaGold
  • Oji Fibre Solutions (NZ) Ltd
  • Optiver
  • Pattle Delamore Partners
  • Planit testing
  • Plant & Food Research
  • Populous People (representing the Regional Council River Management Special Interest Group)
  • Powerco Limited - Research & Development
  • Quoin Structural Consultants
  • Randall & Associates Ltd
  • Richards Consulting Engineers
  • Riley Consultants Ltd
  • Rocket Lab
  • Schick Civil Construction
  • Scott Technology Ltd
  • Seequent
  • Silvester Clark
  • South Pacific Sera
  • Stantec New Zealand
  • Structex
  • Summer of Tech
  • Tonkin + Taylor
  • Transportation Group, Canterbury Branch
  • Transpower
  • Trimble
  • University of Canterbury
  • WSP
  • Wyma Solutions
  • Xero
  • ZOZO NZ Ltd

Each year the University of Canterbury and Volunteering Canterbury ( partner host a Volunteering Expo for registered not-for-profit organisations here on campus. 

This event provides an opportunity for organisations looking for new recruits to showcase the opportunities they have available and the benefits of volunteering. It also provides our students and staff who are keen to get involved in their community a chance to connect.  

Event Details:

Date: Wednesday, 2 August 2022

Venue: Undercroft, Puaka-James Hight Building

Exhibition hours: 11:30 - 2:30pm 


Need more information?

If you have any queries, please contact:

UC Events Team
Phone: 03 369 3931

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