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UC Host Job Advert

The UC Events and Partnerships team sits within the Student Services and Communications Unit and are UC’s event management professionals creating and delivering around 150 events per year which attract over 25,000 attendees.

We organise a diverse range of exciting engagement, recruitment and retainment events including Open Day, Discovery Day, Orientation Day, visits by VIPs, building openings, community events, careers fairs as well as promotional events – just to name a few! 

With a team of only six we rely on the support of UC Hosts to assist us in running and delivering these events and are currently looking for energetic, confident and professional UC students studying in 2019 to join our team as UC Hosts!

The UC Host role is a casual based role and is open to current students studying either part time or full time (including postgraduate study). It is an exciting, fun and diverse role and covers everything from assisting with event and venue set-up, greeting and assisting guests, assisting with promotional activities as well as activations.

If you are planning to study at UC in 2019, are energetic, reliable, confident, keen to meet new people and friends and contribute towards UC’s success then we would love to hear from you!

Please send your cover letter and CV through to by 5.00pm Friday 21 September 2018.

(Please ensure you read the Position Description and include any Key Competencies you possess in your cover letter. Only students studying at UC in 2019 and are eligible to work in NZ will be considered for this position.)

UC students can now apply for NASA Internships

UC students can now apply for NASA Internships under a new agreement between the space administration and the Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE).

New Zealand Space Agency will be offering scholarships for up to four successful New Zealand students for NASA’s June 2019 intake.  The successful students getting a scholarship will attend the Ames centre base for a 10-16 week internship in Silicon Valley.

Students will also have the opportunity to build a network of contacts both within NASA and with US and international students taking part in the programme. Students will have an opportunity under the guidance of a NASA mentor.

This opportunity is open to all high-achieving New Zealand students to work with experts in space-related fields and have access to some of the world’s most advanced research facilities.

The scholarship aims to support New Zealand’s students studying space-related activities and will give New Zealand’s future innovators, entrepreneurs and scientists a head-start in their careers by enabling them to develop technical skills at a world-leading space agency.  The internship will give students access to international professional networks and develop their understanding of the global space economy. 

The scholarships will cover costs associated with the internship including travel, living costs and NASA’s administrative fees

The application process is two-phased. Candidates must first be selected by the New Zealand Space Agency. Following selection by MBIE, New Zealand finalists will be recommended to NASA.  NASA will then choose their finalists from the broader pool of 12 other countries.

Applications will be open from mid-September and close in mid-October. 

Students applying have to meet various requirements.

To find out more go to:

What can you do with your Arts degree from UC?

All students and whanau are invited to join us as we welcome employers to our next series of Careers Evenings. Come and hear why so many employers value Arts graduates and how studying the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences is a good choice for your career.

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Career topics:
Media and Communication Tuesday 11 Sep
Visual Art and Galleries Thursday 13 Sep
Entrepreneurship Tuesday 18 Sep
Government, Police and NGO’s Monday 24 Sep
All sessions run from 6pm-7:30pm in Undercroft 101, Ilam campus.
Find out more and register online on