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Take part in ShakeOut

New Zealand ShakeOut, our national earthquake drill and tsunami hīkoi, is happening on Thursday 15 October 2020 at 9.30am.

This is a great opportunity to make sure you’re prepared and know the right actions to take before, during and after an earthquake and tsunami. If you would like to take part, find out how you can get involved here.

If you can’t take part in the national earthquake drill, that’s okay. However, it’s still a good opportunity to take some time to check that you are prepared in case of an earthquake or tsunami. Have a read over this fact sheet to make sure you’d know what to do. Click here>

You’ve sprung forward, check you’re emergency ready

Daylight saving’s as good of a time as any to take a moment to make sure you’re all set in case of an emergency. Check you’re prepared:

  • Have you saved UC Security’s number in your phone?
    UC Security staff are on campus 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so no matter when you might need to get in touch, someone will always be there to help. Be prepared by having UC Security’s number saved: 0800 823 637.


  • Are your UCGO push notifications turned on?
    The UCGO app brings essential UC tools to your phone. One of these tools is emergency push notifications. These are only used when there is a campus wide emergency we need you to know about, and could include campus evacuations and lock-down situations.


  • Have you updated your emergency contacts?
    Keep your emergency contact details updated – go to People Soft to check your information is correct. Instructions are available here>


  • Do you know where the Emergency Procedures are located around your lectures?
    All departments have an Emergency Procedures flip chart outlining what to do in various types of emergencies. The flip charts are on display throughout the University. If you have not seen the flip charts, ask where they are or view the PDF file versions of each page here.


  • Remember: No smoking or vaping on campus
    UC is a smokefree campus, meaning you cannot smoke cigarettes or vape on campus grounds, in or near any UC buildings or at any field stations. By respecting the smokefree policy we can all enjoy a healthier place to study, work, socialise and live.

The best place to go with all up to date information about UC’s Commitment to Health, Safety and Wellbeing is online here.

Spring has sprung, are you emergency ready?

Now that you’ve received the UCGO test notification, it’s a good time to make sure you emergency contact person is up-to-date. 

The challenges we have faced over the last few years have shown that having an up-to-date contact person on record is super important, as we’ll need to know who to contact if something happens to you on campus. It’s easy to update your details through myUC. Please take a moment to jump in there to check that the person you’ve listed as your emergency contact is still appropriate, and that their details are correct.

While you’re logged in to myUC you can also check that your own details are up-to-date. Make sure these details are correct (especially if you’ve moved recently) in case someone from UC needs to reach out to you.