UC is now offering a new postgraduate course: Masters of Teaching and Learning Degree (MTchgLn). The degree will start in 2015, so enrol now if you’re interested! The course offers graduates an additional pathway into a career in teaching at primary or secondary levels. UC is one of the only NZ institutions which offers a one year masters teaching programme, which makes it an exciting new opportunity. The programme is full time and includes on campus study as well as time spent within schools on a weekly basis.
It has been announced that UC will be hosting the New Zealand Tertiary Community Engagement Summit on November 24th. More than ten national and international experts will deliver key speeches. The summit, which is organised by Dr Billy O’Steen will provide an opportunity for businesses, community organisations, government, and tertiary staff and students to come together and share ideas about how students can engage with their communities. The summit is free to attend and open to the public, however registration is required online. Dr O’Steen said that he hopes “…this second summit will define the New Zealand context for tertiary community engagement and provide a foundation for an association dedicated to this area.”
So we’ve now reached the end of the UC exam period which is a relief for everyone! Last week the Student Volunteer Army came to the rescue and gave away around 200 of Cookie Time’s new breakfast cookies. These really did come at the best time for some and the smiles on students faces really showed just how much a small act of kindness could mean in such pressing times!
The Student Volunteer Army is a great organisation to be a part of at UC, so check out their website and sign up to do some of your own good deeds. Who knows, you could be the one giving out cookies next…
Leave us a comment if you know of anything cool that clubs are doing at UC!