Have your say about the future of education

The Government wants to shift towards an education system with stronger student voice – where all students have their voices valued, listened and responded to and are empowered to be strong advocates for their own and others’ educational journeys.
 

To help them move towards this, they want to hear from as many tertiary students, staff, providers, organisations, and education agencies as possible.
 
They want to know what UC staff and students think about student voice, and some of the government’s initial thinking on how to enhance student voice.

They can do this by completing a short survey available here>
 
The survey closes  4 October 2019.

We will then publish a summary of what we heard on the Ministry of Education’s Kōrero Mātauranga website, so that everyone can see how we have captured and included their voices.

If you have any questions about this work, please contact the team at Tertiary.Strategy@education.govt.nz.
 
Thank you,
 
The Ministry of Education | Kia pai tō koutou rā

See what’s on at the RecCentre with UCGO

It’s easy to see what’s going on at the RecCentre with UCGO. Mid-semester break is a good time to think about and take action around your wellbeing. It is important to find a balance between looking after your mental and physical health, especially as you move into Term 4 when your focus might shift to assignments and exams. Why not try out a few RecCentre classes during the mid-semester break – it’s easy to see what’s on at the RecCentre using the UCGO app.

From the RecCentre tile on UCGO you can see the group fitness timetable and check out small group training options and women-only hours. You can also contact the friendly RecCentre team and ask questions about any of the services they provide.

Download UCGO today from the Apple App Store and Google Play. See more about UCGO here>

The UCGO team are always looking for ways to improve the app, if you have any suggestions you can provide feedback through the app or post a comment below.

VC to present 2019 UC Sustainability Awards

We’re excited to welcome UC Vice Chancellor | Tumu Whakarae Professor Cheryl de la Rey to present this year’s UC Sustainability Awards!

We’ve also extended the deadline for nominations until Monday 9 September – so get your nominations in quick! There are awards for individuals and teams across 6 categories.

What are the UC Sustainability Awards?

The Sustainability Awards are all about the recognition and celebration of all things sustainability – both on and off campus. This is a great chance to acknowledge the hard work, innovation and imagination of many of our students and staff who are working hard to make our world a better (and greener) place.

Maybe it’s a sustainable student-led project, academic or post-graduate research, or a green department, team or a staff project? An eco-warrior changing the world?

Get nominating!

Tell us all about them (or yourself) by finding the nomination form and all the info you need here. Nominations are open from now until Monday 9 September with the awards ceremony to be held on Wednesday 2 October in Te Moana Nui a Kiwa, Rehua.

For a recap on the previous UC Sustainability Awards, have a read of this blog here, or check out our Sustainability Champions for some more inspiration.

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