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Education partnerships with schools and the community

21 September 2023

UC is keen to advance its partnerships with schools and the community so we can jointly enhance the development of future generations of educators. There are mutual benefits of working collaboratively and we invite you to consider engaging in further discussions with us about being part of partnership programme.


  • Challenge ourselves to provide world class student learning experiences
  • Concentrate on strengthening and enhancing relationships amongst educators who are committed to reflective practice and ongoing professional renewal
  • Connect those in education communities to promote and co-construct shared values, goals and aspirations for teaching and learning.

Schools/EC settings, community and iwi are invited to send us their expression of interest.

For school/EC settings

Professional Development opportunities:

  • Nutrition and training seminars
  • Mentoring and coaching
  • Reflective practice
  • Bicultural practice

Other benefits:

  • Opportunity to participate with ITE students in a variety of experiences
  • International Project collaborations
  • Partnerships with schools for research
  • Prestige Lecture Series (e.g. International Visiting Researchers)
  • Graham Nuthall seminars on Teaching and Learning
  • Access to University of Canterbury library
    UC Partnerships with Schools Library resources visitor request form (DOC, 80KB)
  • Facilities for teachers’ conferences
  • Laboratory testing for senior physical education groups
  • Training partners for Sports Academies
  • Jack Mann Auditorium (special hire rates)


For the university
  • Benefit from associate teachers sharing their expertise with initial teacher education students
  • Education sector feedback
  • Project/Research collaborations with interested schools/EC settings

Eligible for competitive 30% fees scholarships to complete one course towards an MEd, PGDipEd or PGCertEd


The wider University also offers opportunities for your staff and students. Examples of opportunities include:

To see the full archive, please visit The Prestige Lecture Series Archive page.

Education STAR courses

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