Impact Summit 2020 will empower you to create a more sustainable world, one decision at a time.
Come and be inspired by a variety of speakers, learn something new in a workshop and meet new people.
Keynote speaker: Malcolm Rands (ecostore co-founder and Fairground Foundation executive chairman), will share his entrepreneurial journey and insights around sustainability, innovation and the environment.
Panel Discussion: Sustainability experts from a variety of sectors will discuss what you can do to ensure a sustainable future and will answer questions from the audience. Facilitated by award-winning journalist Rod Oram.
• Brianne West – Founder and CEO of Ethique
• Tony Moore – Sustainability Advisor at Christchurch City Council
• Veronica Harwood-Stevenson – Founder and CEO of Humble Bee
• Logan Williams – Entrepreneur, Inventor and Scientist
You’ll also get the choice between a range of workshops, including:
• Money talks. What’s yours saying?
• Designing solutions for the 21st Century
• How to identify what matters
• Let’s talk SDGs
• What do the eco-labels really mean?
• Turning waste into value
If you were in New Zealand on 2 April and your student visa expired before 9 July, Immigration New Zealand should have automatically extended your visa expiry to 25 September 2020. This was under the original Epidemic Management Notice. Confirmation was emailed to all visa holders.
If you received this extension and have not yet applied for a new student visa, you must act now (next Friday is 25 September 2020).
UC Enrolments can assist through the Provider Direct Service, but will require students to present with a completed INZ1240 application and required supporting documents no later the 3:00pm on Wednesday 23 September 2020. Applications will not be accepted after this deadline, and students will be referred directly to Immigration New Zealand to apply for a new student visa.
Alternatively, students can apply to Immigration New Zealand for a new student visa here.
New Zealand Sign Language Week is coming up soon! One of our Student Bloggers takes a look at NZSL, and the disability-related study support available for students at UC:
Celebrate this year’s New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) Week from 21 to 27 September. The NZSL week celebrates and brings awareness to the deaf community here in NZ. It is signed by over 20,000 people and is one of NZ’s official languages.
Here at UC, the Equity and Disability Service (EDS) is here to help with any condition which may affect your study such as hearing impairment, mental health condition, learning difficulty, or any other condition or injury. EDS provides a wide range of services which includes but not limited to:
- Practical support (e.g. sign language interpreters, peer note-takers)
- Assistive technology (e.g. digital voice recorders, CCTV, screen reading
and voice recognition software)
- Information in alternative formats (e.g. electronic, enlarged, tactile
- Special arrangements for exams (e.g. extra time, separate room, writer).
In order to use the service, you need to register with EDS and need to provide evidence of your impairment such as a medical certificate or a psychological report. For more information, you can visit: https://www.canterbury.ac.nz/equity-disability/
Alternatively, you can visit the EDS centre located on the ground floor of the Forestry building. Office hours are Monday-Friday 8:30am-4pm.
EDS also offer sign language classes. It is open for all UC students and staff and you can find more information at https://www.canterbury.ac.nz/equity-disability/sign-language/
The EDS is also looking for Peer-note takers who can take notes for students who are unable to themselves. It is paid and you can apply it to your Co-curricular Record.
If you want to learn more about NZSL cheek out these links:
Learn NZSL: http://www.learnnzsl.nz/
Deaf Aotearoa: https://www.deaf.org.nz/
NZSL dictionary: https://www.nzsl.nz/
Sign Ninja: http://www.nzslsignninja.co.nz/ (learn NZSL as you play)