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Education Library moving to the Central Library

The Education Library on the Dovedale campus will be closing on Thursday 16 November and from Tuesday 21 November, you’ll see the familiar faces of the library assistants behind the desk on Level 2 of the Central Library and the subject librarians will be based on Level 5. Kathryn, Kim, Fiona, Waitangi, and Margaret can meet with you wherever is most convenient – on the Dovedale campus, at the Ātea Ako consultation space on Level 2 of the Central Library, via email or phone. Just make an appointment, email, or give us a call.

The classroom, Māori classroom, Māori and fiction collections are moving to Level 4 of the Central Library and the academic education collections will mostly be shelved on Level 7. While the collections will be inaccessible to the public for approximately a week, you can still place requests on materials and retrievals will take place daily as usual. These requests can be collected from the Central Library. The existing returns box will be available 24/7 (and emptied daily) until the College moves into Rēhua.

A pop-up library service is planned for the Dovedale campus in Semester One, 2018 and more details will be released once finalised.

We look forward to showing you around the new collection, study and service spaces in the Central Library.

Careers – are you guilty of narrow thinking?

You might be unaware of the huge range of opportunities that are available to you, says Chris Bridgman, Manager | Kaiwhakahaere of UC’s Careers, Internships and Employment Centre | Te Rōpū Rapuara. Might be time to pay a visit?

Chris says many students think in terms of quite a prescribed pathway.

Careers 2“But the world of work is changing rapidly, so we encourage students to be alert to these changes and to seek opportunities to enhance their employability.”

He says the Careers Kit – a series of 74 brochures on all the major subjects taught at UC – helps illustrate some of the wide range of real-world career options.


The Centre also works hard on your behalf out in the ‘real world’.

“We’re continuously working with employers, so we have current information about industry developments and what employers are looking for in well-rounded employees. Skills and qualities in high
demand include communication skills, analytical and critical thinking, interpersonal and team skills, and a work ethic.”Careers 1

“We’re able to inform employers about how to attract young employees and what their expectations are.”

The Centre helps broker relationships with industry bodies and employer groups via numerous employer information sessions
and Careers Fairs throughout each year.

Are you work ready?

The Careers team also manages UC’s Co-Curricular Record (CCR) system, which is aligned to UC’s graduate attributes and formally recognises students’ extracurricular activities as evidence of their work readiness.

Although only in its second year, the CCR already features 40 different activities – ranging from Student Volunteer Army work to peer note-taking – and involves nearly 1,000 students.

Don’t wait until 3rd year to visit (but if you have, visit now!)

The Centre works hard to listen to the student voice and what they need and want.

“Increasingly we’re seeing students right throughout their studies, which is the key to making the most of their time at university in terms of career planning and development.”

The Centre also advises those returning for postgraduate study and assists recent graduates with finding jobs through the UC CareerHub, which lists job vacancies.

So contact Careers now…or a couple of days after exams.

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