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CCR – Brianna set to impress future employers

The Co-curricular Record (CCR) recognises your participation in pre-approved activities outside of your academic study.

Brianna shares her experience:

“When we were told about the Peer Note Taking services that UC offered I knew straight away that it was something I would be interested in.

After suffering a concussion while wakeboarding just before starting my first year at uni I knew the impact that an injury like that could have on studying and wanted to help others who may be faced with similar situations.

CM Tile Brianna Wehner

After becoming a Peer Note Taker I found out that I could apply to have it put on my Co-Curricular Record. This process was extremely quick and easier than expected and it’s an awesome feeling knowing that I’m helping to make someone else’s study experience that much easier as well as being recognised for it.

I think it’s a good opportunity as future employers are starting to look more heavily at, not only your course results but also the activities you have been involved in and they will be able to see that the University of Canterbury has recognised this involvement.”

– Brianna

How to get recognised:

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Reminder: course withdrawal and refunds

A reminder that this Friday (20 May) is the final date you can withdraw from a Semester 1 (S1) course without a refund. This will mean you don’t receive a grade for the course. You can complete this withdrawal on myUC or by phoning the Contact Centre on 0800 827 748. If you are unsure about whether to withdraw from a course you should contact your College Student Advisor.

Antarctica: Christchurch’s opportunity to be a world leader

Public Antarctic Talk
Wed 25 May
Christchurch’s opportunity to be a world leader on Antarctica
Speaker: Eric Assendelft, Antarctic Office
Bentleys, UC, 90 Ilam Road
6.00 pm (doors open 5.30; refreshments available)

Our new “Antarctic Office” is all about Christchurch asserting its role as an Antarctic gateway city.  This encompasses us all – challenging what the city does currently and aspiring to be the partner of choice for international science, logistics, business and engagement.  In turn, this will strengthen our country’s diplomatic and geopolitical ambitions in Antarctica and the Southern Ocean.