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UCGO emergency test taking place on 1 April

If there is a campus-wide emergency situation, such as an evacuation or lockdown, UCGO will send a push notification to your phone so that you know what’s going on. To receive this kind of information, you need to make sure you allow push notifications for UCGO. 

We’re about to ‘Fall back’, why don’t you take a moment to check that you have allowed notifications? Make sure you keep them turned on!

Don’t worry, you won’t get spammed – push notifications from UCGO are only used in an emergency situation. 

FYI – there will be a UCGO emergency test in the morning on Thursday 1 April.

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UC is committed to creating an environment that supports and nurtures student and staff wellbeing and the RecCentre is a valuable part of this.

Due to financial constraints, UC is not progressing with a new RecCentre at this time. However, we are developing a business case to make improvements to the UC RecCentre.

Preliminary feasibility studies with Christchurch City Council are also taking place to explore possible efficiencies and benefits. The study would explore options that add value to the UC Community and increase UC’s contribution to the city.

It is anticpated that both projects will take some months to complete. Students and staff will be able to continue to access facilities and services provided by the UC Rec & Sport team in the meantime.

2021 Careers Fairs Sum-up

Last week, UC Careers hosted two Careers Fairs in the Undercroft. These events gave students and employers an opportunity to talk about possible opportunities and career pathways during and after study.

There was a Business and Arts Careers Fair with 24 stalls of employers, and a Law and Criminal Justice Recruitment Evening with 30 stalls, both at the ready to engage with UC students.

We received excellent feedback from the students who went along to the events, particularly about the variety of opportunities that were on offer and the pleasant, stress-free interaction with exhibitors. There was a constant stream of students coming through the stalls, and employers were certainly kept busy talking with students – it was wonderful to see so many UC students keen to engage face to face with potential employers.

A massive shout out to the clubs involvement, especially to those who volunteered to help these events take place. These events wouldn’t have been nearly as successful without their help!

Thank you to the following clubs who supported these events:

  • Accounting Society
  • 180 Degrees Canterbury
  • The Investment Society
  • Te Putairiki
  • UC Women in Law
  • UC Debating Society

We’re looking forward to the STEM Careers Fair coming up on 6 May! If you’re interested in coming along, find everything you need to know here>