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Dumplings, movies, quizzes and speakers - UCE’s club launches had something for everyone!

10 March 2020

Bre Poulter, founder of Lend the Label speaking at the UC Women in Business 2020 Grand Launch.

The ‘fantastic five’ student-run clubs supported by UCE all held their very successful launch events for 2020 recently. Whether you wanted to hear talks from accomplished speakers, get competitive in a Kahoot quiz, make and eat dumplings, or just chill out with a movie, these events offered something for everyone!

180 Degrees kicked things off with their Launch Night at the Shilling Club, featuring drinks, nibbles, and everyone’s favourite type of quiz - a Kahoot! The night was a great way for students interested in 180 Degrees’ consultancy programme to find out more before the club’s upcoming assessment evenings. To keep up with more 180 Degrees happenings, check out their Facebook page here

UC Women in Business celebrated their club’s first birthday with their Grand Launch. The night featured a chance to mingle over drinks and nibbles, plus talks from Kendall Flutey (Banqer) and Bre Poulter (Lend the Label). It was great to see John Britten packed out for the sell-out event! See more UC Women in Business updates at their Facebook page

The Latin America New Zealand Society’s (LANZSOC) first event for 2020 was a movie night held at UCE. The attendees enjoyed a Spanish movie (with subtitles) and the popcorn and mocktails provided! Keep up with LANZSOC via their Facebook page

Next up was Entré’s Grand Launch, held in the Engineering Core foyer. The event involved speeches from Ally Callinicos, Entré’s 2020 CEO, Paul Ballentine, the chair of Entré’s board and the head of the UC Business School, and Hannah Duder, Founder of Indigo & Iris and UCE alumna. After the formalities, attendees enjoyed drinks, nibbles and live music from Castaway. See more Entré opportunities by following their Facebook page

Global China Connection Canterbury (GCC) finished off this flurry of events with their Re:Launch. Their event featured a talk from Linda Bu from the UC Business Taught Masters programme, and Chinese dumpling making (and eating!). See the GCC Facebook page for more exciting events. 

UCE is very proud to support these five exciting clubs and we look forward to seeing more of what they achieve this year!


UCE provides a dedicated, student-focused space where innovation can flourish, stimulating the development of entrepreneurs through a combination of research, teaching and community engagement.

Click here to find out more about the five UCE-supported clubs.

GCC Launch Attendees at the Global China Connection Canterbury Re:Launch get hands-on with some dumpling making.

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