UC commended in quality audit

24 March 2015 A four-year academic audit report has commended the UC on wide-ranging and effective contributions made by students to the university's planning, reviews and services. (read article)

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Summer courses in botany and freshwater science

Gain valuable practical field skills over the summer with our intensive short courses. These courses can also be taken as professional development courses people in the workforce looking to upskill. Further infomration on our courses.

Changes to the curriculum – themes, courses and skill-development

Our commitment to you is “At the School of Biological Sciences, we train modern, multi-disciplinary biologists, because you never know where you will go!” With this in mind we are making some improvements to our curriculum to meet your needs.

Biology Handbooks Available

The Biological Sciences 2015 handbooks are now online. If you are considering studies at UC in 2015 it is worth talking with one of our Course Advisors, who can help you plan your future studies.

Undergraduate (PDF 4.4MB)
Postgraduate (PDF, 4.6MB)

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Get prepared for your future with a degree from UC's School of Biological Sciences. Find out why we stand out from the rest.


‘I enjoy getting outside to learn and become familiar with the environment...’

Ani Kainamu Studying towards a PhD in Environmental Science
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Events and Announcements

2 PhD Scholarships - Rehabilitation and Restoration of Mining-Impacted streams

We welcome applications from high-calibre students to join a successful multi-disciplinary research team investigating important applied issues and the fundamental processes, to find solutions in mining landscapes. We are looking for students who can undertake innovative research that will both improve our understanding of fundamental issues in freshwater geochemistry and ecology, while also enhancing mine management practices in New Zealand. Applications close 10 April. Full details.

NZ Ecological Society Award

Prof Jason Tylianakis has been honoured by the NZ Ecological Society who presented him with the Te Tohu Taiao award. This award "is presented annually to recognise individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the study and application of ecological science" in New Zealand.

Rugby impacts investigated

The impact of a game of rugby can lead to trauma similar to that seen in car accident victims. Assoc. Prof. Steve Gieseg explains the research to 3News.


Seminars are on Thursdays at 12.00 noon in Biological Sciences, Room 275 of the Biology Research building, unless otherwise specified.
Seminar calendar and abstracts. Everyone is welcome to attend.

  Please check the above calendar for seminars listings

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