Would you make a great Guide to the Inside? Call for bloggers.

Would you make a great Guide to the Inside?  UC students are invited to apply for the Co-curricular Record Student Blogger activity, to blog about their view of UC as an ‘insider’.

Who will make a great Student Blogger for Insider’s Guide to UC | Tūpono?
As well as being an innovative story teller you will be excellent at achieving accuracy and meeting deadlines, and keen to learn more about communications as a profession. 

Successful applicants will write/produce a total of four blogs over the course of a semester (or equivalent period of time) and will:


  • attend a one hour familiarisation meeting
  • submit a one page proposal for four blogs and proposed time of their release
  • produce two blogs based around personal reflections of the UC student experience and which also relate to Graduate Attributes 
  • produce two news style blogs, which add value to understanding student experiences at UC and which present the University professionally.

Interested? Sign up to this CCR activity here>

Third year student workshop – get free stuff!

Undergraduate third year students – we want to hear your thoughts!

We’re running a workshop to get your views on things like how UC communicates with you, whether the information you’re receiving is useful, and what sort of communications grab your attention.

The workshop will be held on Wednesday 2 May at 9.30am and will take around 2 hours.

If you’re keen to take part and available at that time, email Hannah Seeley, Senior Communications Advisor – hannah.seeley@canterbury.ac.nz.

Free stuff! 
All participants will receive a $20 UCSA food voucher and go in the draw to win a $50 University Bookshop voucher. Plus, we’ll shout you some morning tea!

See you at the Volunteering Expo – Thursday

Thursday 26 April, 11.30am – 2.30pm
Undercroft, Puaka-James Hight

The UC Volunteering Expo is coming up on Thursday 26 April and now is the perfect time to make volunteering a focus. Often, we uni students feel we should volunteer, but find it hard to find the time for it. Between lectures, assignments and part time jobs, not to mention keeping up a social life, it’s pretty easy to forget about it. 

But volunteering doesn’t have to be something you feel like you have to do! There are so many charities and organisations out there looking for volunteers that you are bound to find something that interests you. You could volunteer for the SPCA, become a leader in a youth organisation like Girls Brigade, or make dinner at Ronald McDonald House.

It also doesn’t have to take up heaps of time – you can find one-off opportunities every couple of months, or make a regular commitment of a couple of hours a week. Not to mention there are so many benefits to volunteering, including:

  • meeting new people
  • learning new skills
  • gaining valuable life experience or in your area of study
  • making your CV look good
  • having a good time!

The UC Volunteering Expo is a great opportunity to find a volunteering position that is perfect for you, so make sure you head along, see you on Thursday!