Diversity at UC – this is me.

As part of Diversity Fest 2019 we are exploring what a diverse and inclusive UC community looks like to you.

This week your UCSA International Rep Kevin Fernando was out and about on campus talking to you about how you are your true self, how you are represented and how you are able to express yourself at UC.

Check out your classmates thoughtful responses in the video.

Join the conversation – we want to hear from as many of you as possible, if you missed the chance to share your thoughts, please include them in the comments below.

You can also check out last week’s Diversity at UC clip that highlighted a few facts about the UC community>

Kate Sheppard House, a resource for the future

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Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga and UC are delighted with the Government purchase of the Kate Sheppard House in Christchurch, as announced by Greater Christchurch Regeneration Minister Megan Woods today.

It was a poignant announcement on the anniversary of 126 years since women in New Zealand were given the vote. From this house Kate Sheppard and suffragist supporters worked to put together the 270m petition that was presented to Parliament.

At an event held at the house on Thursday morning, UC Chancellor Sue McCormack hoped the resource will serve to inspire and remind us that our actions today have far reaching opportunities for the future.

“Christchurch is a place filled with agitators and activists striving for social change,” she said.

The Kate Sheppard House borders the Ilam campus and will become a heritage venue and educational centre, which UC and Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga will benefit from.

Read UC’s news story here>
See the New Zealand Herald story here>

Delicious new menu at The Shilling Club

The Shilling Club’s new season menu has arrived just in time for spring. Full of light, zingy and fresh flavours, it’s the perfect place for a pick-me-up on campus. Highlights from the menu include smoothie bowls, crepes, and chicken mango and pomegranate salad. And with a full vegan and vegetarian menu, there’s something for everyone! Visit the Shilling Club website to view the full menu.

Shilling Club new menu

The Shilling Club is a UCSA eatery located in the center of UC’s Ilam Campus. It’s a relaxed restaurant, bar and cafe that serves amazing coffees and a wide selection of tasty food and drink.

They can be found in the sunny front-left corner of the Undercroft, at the bottom of the Puaka-James Hight Library building.