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

 

Theatre: Ralph McCubbin Howell Wins 2014 Bruce Mason Award

The Bruce Mason Playwriting Award was presented to Ralph McCubbin Howell at the Playmarket Accolades in Wellington on 23 November 2014. More>>

ALSO:

One Good Tern: Fairy Tern Crowned NZ Seabird Of The Year

The fairy tern and the Fiji petrel traded the lead in the poll several times. But a late surge saw it come out on top with 1882 votes. The Fiji petrel won 1801 votes, and 563 people voted for the little blue penguin. More>>

Music Awards: Lorde Reigns Supreme

Following a hugely successful year locally and internationally, Lorde has done it again taking out no less than six Tuis at the 49th annual Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards. More>>

ALSO:

EPMU: Fourth Pike River Anniversary

Representatives of the Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union are proud to stand with the Pike River families to mark four years since 29 men lost their lives. More>>

ALSO:

'Kindara': Unusual Ginger Coloured Kiwi Chick Released To Taupo Creche

A cute little kiwi chick with an unusual ginger tinge to its feathers has just been released to Wairakei Golf & Sanctuary Kiwi Creche in Taupo after hatching at Rainbow Springs' Kiwi Encounter. More>>

Werewolf: The Complicatist : Bob Dylan Himself, And By Others

Bob Dylan is about to release a six CD version of the entire Basement Tapes sessions he recorded with the Band 40 years ago. To mark the occasion, I’ve rustled together some favourite cover versions of Dylan songs, and a few lesser-known tracks by the great man. More>>

ALSO:

Werewolf: Gone Girl : The Trouble With Amy

Philip Matthews: Three words to describe the David Fincher film Gone Girl: cynical, topical and ridiculous. Ridiculous isn’t a negative. More>>

ALSO:

11/11: Armistice Day Peace Vigils

On Armistice Day 2014, the second in the series of peace vigils that will take place three times each year during the World War One centenary will be held in Hokianga, Whangarei, Auckland, Tauranga, Otaki, Lower Hutt, Wellington and Takaka. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Education
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news