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Important information for students from UC staff.

Students return to the Arts Centre

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An official opening ceremony and dinner were held on Wednesday evening to celebrate the relocation of UC Music and Classics to the Chemistry building at the Arts Centre.

The 1910 building has been fully restored and the fit-out custom-designed for Music and Classics students. It includes a new exhibition space, the Teece Museum of Classicial Antiquities, named in recognition of UC alumnus Professor David Teece and his wife Leigh Teece who generously contributed to the restoration of the building. UC’s treasured James Logie Memorial Collection is now on permanent public display in the museum.

Hon Christopher Finlayson, who is well known for his support of the arts, was at the ceremony to declare the new home of UC Music and Classics officially open.

During the celebration dinner Christchurch Mayor, Hon Lianne Dalziel spoke about the significance of UC bringing the Logie Collection and music performances to central Christchurch for everyone to enjoy. The public can now easily access and view the Logie Collection – one of the most significant collections of Greek, Roman, Egyptian and Near Eastern artefacts in the Southern Hemisphere.

Prof Teece and Mrs Teece, who are based in the United States, also made the trip to New Zealand to join the celebration and officially open the Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities.

In an interview with One News before the official opening, Leigh Teece spoke about the importance of the arts.

“Art feeds the imagination, it engages critical thinking, it fuels creative problem solving, all of which are essential to the development of innovation skills,” Mrs Teece said.

View the full news item.

The Teece Museum opening exhibition

We Could Be Heroes: The gods and heroes of the ancient Greeks and Romans opens to the public on Saturday at 11 am, and will run until 29 October 2017.

Teece Museum public opening hours:
Wednesdays through to Sundays, 11am – 3pm.

Where:
Ground floor, Chemistry building, The Arts Centre
3 Hereford Street, Christchurch

Read more about the exhibition and other events> 

UC Music Concerts and Events
An exciting programme of free music concerts and events are being held in UC’s new Recital Room in the Chemistry building at the Arts Centre of Christchurch. Read more> 

 

 

 

 

UC Bike Parking Update

The Sustainability Office is currently working on a plan to get 1500 additional bike parks onto campus. This needs to be done as a staged project given that many sites we want to put bike stands on are currently under construction or have hoardings around them. However, we are making progress. For example, we have recently placed an order for an additional 300 bike parks, which should be in place in the next few months. Additionally, parking for 110 bikes is currently becoming available on the north side of Engineering and the Health Centre. Last term we also welcomed back the enclosed bike parking facility on Creyke Rd (for 80 bikes), which had been unavailable for two years.

fullsizerender-002Also, you will start seeing these posters around in the secure cycle stands as an integral part of UC’s programme towards more secure cycle parking.

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Student Volunteering Expo

Volunteering Expo
Tuesday 2 May, 11.30am – 2.30pm
Undercroft, Puaka-James Hight

As part of Student Volunteer Week, 1 – 7 May, UC is hosting a Volunteering Expo, presented by Volunteering Canterbury.

Twenty five not-for-profit organisations will be there including City Harvest, English Language Partners, Pillars and Imagination Station.

Volunteers recruited through Volunteering Canterbury’s recruitment programme last year gifted 306,000 hours to the region, impacting on the lives of 36,000 people.

Come along and find out what volunteering opportunities are open to you. Read more>

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