Education Policy | Post Primary | Preschool | Primary | Tertiary | Search

 


University of Canterbury Brings in Hi-Tech Buildings

2 March 2011

Media Release

University of Canterbury Brings in Hi-Tech Buildings for Progressive Restart

The University of Canterbury is bringing in Hi-Tech buildings to assist with the progressive restart of the University year.

The University will install an additional 8000 square metres of space on the University Oval.

Vice-Chancellor Dr Rod Carr says it is planned for the new buildings to be operational within eight weeks.

“The University of Canterbury is committed to delivering a quality full-year academic programme of teaching this calendar year. Although the majority of our buildings have passed initial visual inspection, not all UC teaching facilities will be certified safe within the next six to eight weeks because of the comprehensive process we are required to undertake to achieve building certification to reoccupy. These buildings will take us one step closer to the progressive re-start of our teaching and research programmes,” Dr Carr says.

The sixty 12 x 12 square metre open plan spaces will be available for lectures, seminars, study groups and open plan offices for staff.

Dr Carr says the University is looking at a number of alternative ways to deliver programmes this semester including offsite delivery, online learning and bringing forward field study.

“For example the College of Education already has a well-developed, flexible online learning programme that can enable students to study off campus.”

Today UC announced that it is offering study abroad options at the University of Adelaide for this semester for up to 500 selected University of Canterbury undergraduate students who hold a New Zealand passport. Students selected for this exchange should be able to travel to Adelaide as soon as this weekend.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Anniversaries: Vivid Memories Four Years After Christchurch Quake

Four years ago, an earthquake that would change the lives of thousands shook Christchurch at 12.51 p.m. More>>

ALSO:

Environment 'n' Conservation: Slash Meets Tāne The Tuatara

Rock and Roll superstar and former Guns 'n' Roses guitarist Slash visited Zealandia Ecosanctuary along with collaborating band Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators. More>>

Foo Fighters: Exclusive Show In Support Of Music Foundation

Frontier Touring has today announced that the Foo Fighters will play a last minute intimate and exclusive benefit show at the Auckland Town Hall this Friday February 20 with all profits going to The New Zealand Music Foundation. More>>

ALSO:

Canterbury Quakes: Feedback Sought On Short-Listed Memorial Designs

Six short-listed designs for the Canterbury Earthquake Memorial have been released for public input... The Memorial will honour the victims of Canterbury’s earthquakes and acknowledge the suffering of all those who lived through them as well as the heroism of those who participated in the rescue and recovery operations. More>>

ALSO:

Celia Lashlie: Legacy Will Live On

Social justice advocate Celia Lashlie leaves a legacy that will continue to have a positive impact on the lives of New Zealanders for years to come, Labour Leader Andrew Little says. “Celia was a powerful voice for reason, sense and compassion. Her work, particularly with teenage boys, was ground-breaking." More>>

ALSO:

Obituary: Sad Farewell To PPTA Activist Robin Duff

Duff has been a long-time fixture of the association... Most recently Duff has been working hard to support Canterbury teachers through the quakes that devastated the region. More>>

ALSO:

Poroporoaki: Dr Apirana Tuahae Kaukapakapa Mahuika

Papa Api was a man of many great gifts and occupied a long list of roles including priest, teacher, scholar, politician, and leader. Chair of Te Runanganui o Ngati Porou, and a rangatira of his iwi... More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Education
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news