Emergency Mobile Alert: Test Notifications on 24 Nov

On Sunday 24 November between 6pm and 7pm, you may receive a test emergency notification alert through to your mobile phone. There’s no need to panic, this is a nationwide test as part of the government’s Get Ready campaign to check that your mobile device can receive the alert in the event of a real emergency. You don’t need to do anything upon receiving the alert.

What is the Emergency Mobile Alert system?
Emergency Mobile Alerts are messages about emergencies sent by authorised emergency agencies to capable mobile phones.

Why am I receiving this alert?
The alerts are designed to keep you safe and are broadcast to all capable phones from targeted cell towers. They can be targeted to areas affected by serious hazards and will only be sent when there is a serious threat to life, health or property, and, in some cases, for test purposes.

As these are sent by cell broadcast, there is no option to opt out of receiving these alerts. They are for your safety and play an important role in emergency procedures in New Zealand.

If your phone is from overseas or parallel-imported, it may work in New Zealand, however your experience may differ from those sold in New Zealand. Check to see if your phone is capable of receiving alerts>

When am I likely to receive this alert?
The next scheduled, annual test is for Sunday 24 November between 6pm and 7pm. Unless it is specified as a test, the only other time you will receive one will be in the event of a real emergency.

Why are these alerts being tested? 
Since the system was launched in November 2017, a test has been held annually to ensure the Emergency Mobile Alert system works well. The test allows for the system and cell towers to be evaluated as well as your phone’s ability to receive the alert.

What to do next…
There’s nothing you need to do after receiving the alert. There will be a form available for your feedback on the test via the Ministry of Civil Defence website.

Other emergency communication channels to be aware of
In a real emergency, these alerts will never be used in isolation, there will be other places for you to find information.

For more information, visit the Get Ready website> 

Postgraduate study options: Master of Engineering in Management

If you’ve come to the end of your Engineering Degree and you’d like to continue your study, take a look at the The Master of Engineering in Management (MEM). 

The MEM programme at UC gives engineering and science graduates the skills to manage a range of engineering enterprises.

Professional engineering leaders with technical expertise and a broad range of business skills and acumen are needed to address the challenges of managing complex engineering ventures in our increasingly globalised world.

Successful engineering managers are outstanding communicators and team focused achievers who can adapt to rapidly changing high tech environments.

If this sounds like something you’d like to pursue then find out more at www.mem.canterbury.ac.nz or contact a student advisor on engpgdegreeadvice@canterbury.ac.nz

Postgraduate study options: college of education, health and human development

Are you in your final year at UC and wondering what your next steps might be? Postgraduate study could be the ticket to a more  influential and interesting career, be it in research or leadership roles, or having the knowledge and practice to effect positive change.

The College of Education, Health and Human Development have a range of postgraduate study options that could be a great fit for you.

Sport Coaching

Teaching

Applications are open anytime, and close four weeks before the start of the programme (late January and February), or when places are filled (whichever comes first).

TeachNZ Scholarships cover the cost of your course fees and pay you an allowance. Applications for Round 2 open on 6 December, visit: https://www.teachnz.govt.nz/studying-to-be-a-teacher/scholarships/

Education

Health Sciences

How to contact us
Please either send an email outlining your enquiry to educationadvice@canterbury.ac.nz  or phone the College Office to schedule an appointment. We offer 30 minute phone or in person appointments Monday – Wednesday, and Friday, as well as 15 minute drop-in appointments (no appointment necessary) on Thursday mornings between 9am – 12noon.  The drop-in appointments are best suited for quick queries.

To make an appointment to see a Student Advisor please contact:
College Office Reception, Rehua
College of Education, Health and Human Development
Phone: +64 3 369 3333 or 0800 827 748 ext. 93333
Email: educationadvice@canterbury.ac.nz