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COLOSSAL CREATIONS COMPETITION!

Did you know that the ancient Roman Colosseum could fit 50,000 people who came to see gladiators in action?  We’re about to reach the same awesome milestone at the UC Teece Museum – this November 50,000 visitors will have come through the gallery! To celebrate, we’re asking you to make your own model of the Colosseum out of anything you can get your hands on.

You could use iceblock sticks, Lego bricks, polystyrene, Wheatbix, biscuits, play dough, cardboard, collage, cake, drawing – whatever you can find. Take a maximum of three photos of your finished model and submit these to us along with your details before 5 November 2021. The most inspirational models in each age group will win an awesome prize pack of books and other goodies. Age groups are:

  • 5-11 years
  • 12-19 years
  • 20 years and over 

Plus, if you live in Canterbury, your model could also be chosen to go on display in the Teece Museum! To qualify, your model must be made out of non-perishable materials, and be no bigger than 30cm wide by 30cm deep and 30cm tall. So make your colossal creation, be in to win prizes, and help the UC Teece Museum celebrate welcoming 50,000 visitors! Entry form online here.

Covid-19 update: 23 September 2021

The University of Canterbury is currently operating under Covid Alert Level 2.

We’re pleased to update you on the following information, which has been confirmed since our email on Monday, and Auckland’s move to Covid Alert Level 3 on Wednesday 22 September.

Vaccination clinic:
A pop-up Covid vaccination clinic will run in Haere-roa from 11am-5pm on Tuesday 5 and Wednesday 6 October.

There’s no need to book, just drop in with your friends, flatmates or whānau and the team will take care of you. Please wear a face covering and maintain physical distancing.

For more information on the Covid-19 vaccine, click here>

Travel:
Following Auckland’s move to Covid Alert Level 3, and the finalisation of the Health Order, Cabinet have confirmed that updated rules for cross-boundary travel will prevent anyone from travelling into, out of or through an Alert Level 3 area.

Unfortunately, this means University of Canterbury students currently based in Auckland will be unable to return to Ōtautahi Christchurch, and the UC campus, at this time.

While there is precedent for permitted movement to attend an education entity, ‘the education entity must be within the same or adjacent region within the Alert Level 3 area’, which excludes travel to Ōtautahi Christchurch. For more on regional travel at Alert Level 3, click here>

We encourage any Auckland-based students to join the new, private UCSA Facebook group, 09 Lockdown Lowdown, so they can chat and stay connected. The student exec are online also. The vibe in the group is relaxed and it is a space where students can share anything from a study tip or challenge to a recipe and more. Join 09 Lockdown Lowdown here>

End of year exams:
All University of Canterbury examinations will be available online.

For some courses, face-to-face examinations have been approved and, in these cases, you will be expected to attend in-person, unless you’re affected by circumstances that prevent you from coming onto campus, such as travel restrictions or health issues. If this is the case, then an online exam will be available for you. 

Confirmation of courses with face-to-face exams will be sent to you by 1 October. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact ucprotect@canterbury.ac.nz.

Support for students
If Covid-19 has affected your studies, you can apply for Special Consideration here.

Remember, there are a number of support services available to all students if you’re not feeling at your best right now:

For more on the University of Canterbury’s Covid-19 approach, click here>

Kia kaha, kia maia, kia manawanui | Be strong, be brave, be steadfast.

Covid-19 update

Earlier this afternoon, the Prime Minister confirmed that Aotearoa New Zealand, except Auckland, will continue at Alert Level 2. Auckland will move to Alert Level 3 at 11.59pm, Tuesday 21 September. Alert levels will be reviewed again on Monday 4 October.

Also confirmed this afternoon is a change in the number of people allowed to gather for events. At Alert Level 2 gatherings of up to 100 can take place.

Teaching and Learning
Teaching and learning will continue to operate as it has been. See the UC website for information on teaching and learning at Alert Level 2.

End of year exams
We intend to provide further information about end of year exams later this week.

Vaccination clinic on campus
A vaccination clinic will be set up in Haere-ora in early October for students and staff to get vaccinated. More information will be provided when the clinic is confirmed.

Information for students in Auckland

  • Travel – We are aware that some students who have been in Auckland for Alert Level 4 are looking at returning to Ōtautahi Christchurch. Cabinet has yet to decide the rules for cross-boundary travel once Auckland moves to Alert Level 3. Students and staff should remain in Auckland until the Health Order is finalised. Further information is available here and we will keep you updated.
  • UCSA Facebook group – The UCSA invites you to 09 Lockdown Lowdown – a private Facebook group where UC students still in Auckland can chat and stay connected over Levels 3 and 4. The Student Exec are online too if you’ve got feedback for them. The vibe is relaxed, and the group’s a space where you can share anything from a study tip or challenge to a mighty fine recipe. Join 09 Lockdown Lowdown: https://www.facebook.com/groups/154613880194186

Support for students
If Covid-19 has affected your studies, you can apply for Special Consideration here.

Remember, there are a number of support services available to all students if you’re not feeling at your best right now:

Kia kaha, kia maia, kia manawanui | Be strong, be brave, be steadfast.