Uni-cycle update – May 2017

Work on the Dovedale Ave section of the Uni-Cycle Route has commenced. The existing footpath will be replaced with a 3.5m shared path which will impact the on-street parking during construction. The work is scheduled to take 8 weeks, and once this section is completed, the majority of on-street parking will remain.

Works on Ilam Fields have been delayed due to the poor weather but the final section is to be asphalted this week with some line marking and remedial landscaping work to follow.

The entrance to University Drive off Ilam Road is being prepared for a new crossing which will allow cyclists and pedestrians to travel more directly from Ilam Fields onto University Drive. Work on the western side of Ilam Road road will be completed by the end of May. Work on the eastern side will then begin to create the separated facility. All works on Ilam Road are expected to be complete at the end of June.

Work on the western side of Clyde Road is nearing completion with asphalt to be laid this week. This will provide the much needed tie in for pedestrians and cyclists to the new facility on University Drive.  Work will then commence on the intersection of Clyde Road and Hinau Street.

Modifications to the intersections along the neighbourhood greenway being built between Clyde Road and Riccarton Bush are underway and will continue until the end of June.

The CCC is looking forward to opening the whole section of this route in early July and thanks everyone for their continued patience.

Don’t be caught in the cold

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Fully self-catered, Ilam Apartments are located across the road from UC on Homestead Lane so it’s an easy walk to lectures, plus you can join in on some of the fun foodie social events and have access to great study areas and on-site tutors. Can’t be bothered cooking? Check out the meal plan options available.

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GradFest 15-19 May: survive and thrive

Thinking about postgrad study? How much difference could attending Autumn Gradfest (Monday 15 – 19 May) make? Find out from Kara, an international PhD student here at UC.

Every time I see the ads, they remind me of when I attended as a new postgrad student, hungry for information on the thesis process. I learned in the time management session, for instance, that if we didn’t schedule social interaction into our calendar, we’d end up stealing it from our thesis time. That won’t happen to me, I thought. I don’t need to socialise very much. But the presenter was right! Thesis study can be lonely—it’s important to make friends to survive and thrive. Knowing that social time is essential keeps you from feeling guilty about it, and learning to manage your schedule is a vital part of the journey.

Click here to see the many sessions on offer this time around.