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Important Graduation update – city street processions cancelled

UC has decided to cancel the city street processions for the upcoming April Graduation following advice from the police. The Graduation ceremonies will continue as planned. Please see the details below.

While there is no information to suggest a specific risk to our graduands and attendees, UC takes the safety and wellbeing of all students and staff seriously. The events of 15 March have had a deep impact on our community and UC will continue to work with police as appropriate for future Graduation ceremonies.

On the day

Graduands
Congregate in the Limes Room by 9.00am (morning ceremonies) and 1.00pm (afternoon ceremony).  

Staff party
Arrive by 9.20am (morning ceremonies) and 1.20pm (afternoon ceremony) at the Kilmore Room (mezzanine above the foyer).

VIP guests
Arrive by 9.30am (morning ceremonies) and 1.30pm (afternoon ceremony) at the Kilmore Room (mezzanine above the foyer).

Graduand guests/ticket holders
The auditorium doors will open at 9am (morning ceremonies) and 1pm (afternoon ceremony) and graduands guests/ticket holders need to be seated by 9.20am and 1.20pm. Doors will stay open until 9.40am and 1.40pm. No one will be let in in whilst the stage party and graduands are processing in and on to the stage or during the National Anthem.

Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccines available at UC Health Centre

The UC Health Centre | Whare Hauora o UC is now offering Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccinations to all UC students and staff who have: 

  • never been vaccinated 
  • only had one MMR vaccination.  

Note – international students will be charged $25 per MMR vaccine. 

If you’re not sure if you’ve been immunised for measles contact the UC Health Centre if you are enrolled there, or your General Practitioner (GP) – they can check your vaccination history. 

People born before 1969 are considered to be low risk and do not require vaccination. Many of this group will have had measles.

The number of confirmed measles cases in Canterbury is now at 37, with a further nine cases being investigated.

Measles is a serious and highly infectious illness that spreads easily from person to person through the air, and can be caught simply by being in the same room as someone with measles. Read more about immunisation and symptoms here

 

Learn NZ Sign Language

NZ Sign Language (NZSL) classes will be held in the Puaka-James Hight building each Thursday in term 2, (May 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30) from 12 to 12.50pm.

Participants will learn the finger-spelling alphabet and basic phrases, some university specific vocabulary and basic grammar. No previous NZSL experience is required.

The course is open to both students and staff and the cost is $50. Please email nicola.mcdonald@canterbury.ac.nz  to register.