UC Mentoring provides new students with the tips and tricks of student life by those who know it best – YOU!
If you want to share your wisdom with new students and help them settle into Uni, gain valuable experience yourself including communication skills and leadership, then we need to hear from you! All of our mentors are supported with training seminars and workshops and become part of an awesome team of student mentors. From Undergrad, to Post Grad, part time and distance, we are looking for mentors across all spheres. Please note: we do not provide academic tutoring, it is based on a psycho social model of engagement.
Head to www.canterbury.ac.nz/mentoring to sign up to be a UC Mentor for 2020. Closing date is 19 August and interviews will take place during the week of September 9. All successful applicants are subject to VCA police checks.
Become a leader by empowering women (and yourself)
UC Careers’ annual event empowering women is back! This year we explore a valuable 21st century skill that’s important for all women to develop. The theme of the event is focused on ‘what do women bring to leadership?’.
So be sure to lock this into your calendars:
When: Thursday 1 August, 5-6pm
Where: Rehua 226 Te Moana.
Our inspirational speakers include:
Hannah Duder, CEO, Indigo & Iris
Stella Ward, Chief Digital Officer, CDHB and WCDHB
Lan Pham, Councillor, Environment Canterbury Regional Council
and our very own VC, Professor Cheryl de la Rey
So what is this event all about, and why should you attend? Besides leadership being an important 21st century skill, we can develop a sense of fulfillment through recognising our own leadership skills and attributes, it’s a way of empowering others, and making a positive impact by shaping the world in which we live.
Guest speakers at UC Careers’ annual event will explore the following questions and calls to action:
Have you thought about what women bring to leadership?
Let’s pause and recognize leadership skills and attributes within ourselves and others, and the value of these. Also let’s think about how these can be leveraged to develop and demonstrate leadership.
How would you define leadership?
Or have you thought about the meaning women attach to the word leadership? We aim to broaden what we know leadership to be, and celebrate how we can all demonstrate leadership, no matter what opportunities we choose to pursue.
Let’s overcome real/perceived barriers!
Sometimes women are held back. What’s stopping women from reaching higher, from taking the lead, and breaking through to the top? We want to break down the barriers holding women back from leadership experiences, so make sure you come and hear the advice these inspirational speakers are keen to share.
Lastly, let’s gather some words of wisdom.
A few words and actions can make a big difference. Hear words of wisdom from our guest speakers to support women to embrace leadership.
Remember – Become a leader by empowering women (and yourself)!
Alternatively, you can pick up physical application forms at the College of Engineering office reception (John Britten – Ground floor).
Any questions? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit us at the College of Engineering office.
ENG ME! is our student-led, College-enabled peer mentoring programme.
All Engineering Intermediate students and 1st year Product Design students are assigned to a peer mentoring group led by an ENG ME! Mentor who is a current Professional Year College of Engineering student who has “been there and done that” successfully. These groups will meet weekly for the first 10 weeks of Semester 1.
ENG ME! Mentors provide group mentoring to Engineering Intermediate students and 1st Year Product Design students in their first year of study at UC offering direction, encouragement, motivation and friendship through weekly contact for the first 10 teaching weeks of Semester 1.
Mentors can choose to run any of their weekly mentoring sessions as study groups and that is where our ENG ME! Tutors step in to help.
Mentors are able to invite ENG ME! Tutors and Academic Staff to attend sessions and answer student (mentees) questions. No preparation is required for ENG ME! Tutors, just a knowledge of the first year College of Engineering courses and an ability to explain concepts or answer questions.