Free flu jabs from the UC Health Centre

Winter is coming…

And to help you make it through, you can get a free flu vaccination at the UC Health Centre.

That’s if you’re enrolled there (which you should be! It’s free!).

However if you are not, or you are an international student,  then pick up a voucher from the UCSA and pay only $5 for the vaccination.

Phone the Health Centre on 364 2402 to make an appointment.

The 21 Day Challenge is happening in 2016 – find out all about it…

The 21 Day Challenge last year was enormously popular…so much so that it is happening again this year!

You can find out more by heading along to an Information Session on Monday the 4th of April from 12 to 1pm in C3 Lecture Theatre.

At this session the Pacific nation for the focus of the Challenge will be announced and applications will be open.

The 21 Day Challenge brings together six teams of five students, paired with industry mentors, to come up with a solution to a problem in a Pacific community. The winning team will be flown to the disclosed location to implement their idea (all expenses paid). It is open to all students from any discipline.

There will be presentations from last year’s winning teams talking about their experiences in the Philippines.

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Information about the Challenge is on the UCE website

Read a UC media release on the first team here and the second team here.

Next UC Connect: “The future of tertiary education”

The next public lecture in the headline-making UC Connect series will be on the future of tertiary education.

It’s called “What can the five-year-old Productivity Commission add to a thousand-year-old institution?”

Chair of the Commission Murray Sherwin will cover topics such as:

  • How well have tradition-steeped teaching institutions adapted to the 21st century?
  • Is growth in tertiary education helping increase productivity and wellbeing in New Zealand?
  • Is the tertiary education system delivering what New Zealanders want?
  • Is it even clear what the system’s goals are?

You can read more about the topic here. 

Where: Undercroft 101

When:  7pm Wednesday 6 April

See you there!