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Beatrice Tinsley – protected walkway construction this weekend

This weekend (18 – 19 August) construction will start on a protected walkway between the Ernest Rutherford building and Beatrice Tinsley construction site. This is in preparation for construction of the elevated link bridges that will join the two buildings.

Pedestrian access will remain at all times between Ernest Rutherford and the Beatrice Tinsley buildings – please be considerate of others and take care during busy times, as the passage could become congested. Alternatively, walk through the atrium of Ernest Rutherford.

Doing extra activities while studying?

If you’re doing extra activities while you’re studying – you might be an SVA event volunteer, a peer note-taker or a class rep – you can sign up to the Co-curricular Record (CCR) and get recognition for your contribution.

CCR captures the experience and skills you gain from your co-curricular activities and highlights these to potential employers. For example you might have developed great communication skills as a class rep, or you might have strong leadership skills as a result of being a UC sports referee.  

CCR gives you:

  • a validated record to support internship, scholarship and job applications
  • recognition for the activities you’re involved in outside of your studies
  • an employability edge and a boost to your CV.

There are heaps of activities you can get recognition for on your CCR. Check out the full list     

If you’re already participating in an activity, why not sign up to CCR? If you’re involved in an activity that isn’t on the list, contact UC Careers to discuss your options. 

Visit UC Careers at: Level 1, Geography building (next to Café 101)

Find out more about CCR at www.canterbury.ac.nz/ccr

 

Sign up for NZ Sign Language course at Dovedale

It’s not too late to sign up for New Zealand Sign Language introductory course, starting 27 August at Dovedale campus.

NZSL tutor Julie Fraser will be taking the introductory sign language course. Past students have commented on how complementary learning sign language is to their education training.

The course covers finger-spelling alphabet and basic phrases, numbers, some university specific vocabulary and basic grammar. No previous NZSL experience is required and the course is open to both students and staff.  Handouts are provided and there is no structured homework though practicing signs between classes is encouraged to enhance your learning.

Classes will be held on Mondays, 1.00pm – 2.00pm on 27 August, 3, 10, 17 and 24 September and cost $60.00. For more information and to sign up email Nicola McDonald on nicola.mcdonald@canterbury.ac.nz