LOTY Awards – Don’t forget to vote for your favourite Lecturers, Supervisors and Admin Staff!

Have you had a lecturer, supervisor or administrator that has changed your world?

Is there someone out there who you think deserves to be rewarded for all the effort and care they have shown to you and other students? Well now is your chance!

The Annual UCSA Lecturer of the Year Awards (LOTY) are on again, brought to you by the UCSA Welfare and Advocacy team. We are looking to YOU, the students, to vote for the most awesome lecturer, supervisor or administartor on campus who deserves recognition for their efforts.

Voting is online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LOTY2015
and  starts on Monday 3 August closing on Friday 4 September.  You have four WHOLE weeks so start voting!

“What’s it in for me?” you may wonder.  If you include your name and UC live email address on your voting form (we promise we won’t sell your details to a marketing company! Cross our hearts), you will be in the draw to win one of four UCSA Food & Bar vouchers worth $50.00 each.

Multiple votes for the same person will only count if you give a different reason each time (so don’t try hitting the resend button hundreds of time, we will know), but you can nominate more than 1 lecturer if there are so many good ones.

For more information on the LOTY awards, contact ee-li.hong@ucsa.org.nz or catherine.staite@ucsa.org.nz

**Results are not guaranteed to be scientific- just amusing!**

Last week for the CCR August Giveaway

The Co-curricular Record August Giveaway is in its last week!

To be in to win the prize for Week Four and the overall CCR prize pack, all you have to do is sign up to the CCR.

First-year undergrad degree students who sign up this week are in to win a 16GB USB!

Keep an eye on the UC Student Experience Facebook page for winner announcements. Here are our winners so far:

‘Early Bird’ winners (signed up before August) – Emma Rudge and Lewis Thorp

Week One winner – Kim Nguyen

Week Two winner – Ellen Turnbull

Week Three winner – Liese Belgrave

At the end of August all CCR students go in the draw to win the ultimate prize pack of UC goodies.

Sign up here (CareerHub Login).

UC prize pack

Win this prize pack

Line up of UC Eco Week events: 14-18th September 2015

Eco Week is coming soon! Eco Week is a festival of FREE sustainability events, which celebrate and promote what you can do for the environment, your community and your life.

Eco Week will run from 14-18 September and we’ll be bringing you inspirational, fun and educational events that will not only get you thinking but provide opportunities to Make A Difference, both in your own life and in the wider world.

This is the line up  for now (more events to come!):

Saturday 12 September

8.30–5 pm:  Te Ara Kakariki planting day (field trip)
We are kicking off Eco Week 2015 with a Te Ara Kakariki planting day (field trip).  Celebrate the arrival of spring by planting trees, shrubs and grasses at one of Canterbury’s ecological restoration sites.  Keep an eye out here for more information.

Planting Day Young Woman

Monday 14 September

12–2 pm:  Go Bananas for Ecoweek – Free ice creams!!
FREE fair trade banana ice creams in the Undercroft to launch Eco Week!! Yummelicious! Thanks to All Good Bananas!! You guys rock!

12–12.50 pm:  Sustainability at UC and the draft campus master plan

Lunch time presentation about how sustainability principles could be integrated into the future of UC’s campus in the next 50 years.

Tuesday 15 September

12:10–12:40: Tiny House Tiny Talk
Tiny houses tickle your fancy? Lucie Ozanne shares her research highlights on tiny houses. Psychology-Sociology 151.

1pm-4pm: Tiny House Open Day
Visit real life tiny houses built by UC students!

From Christchurch Tiny House Communty

6pm: What if I Eco My Life?
Brought to you by UC student club Kakariki, this is a workshop that challenges the idea that you need to choose between a great life and saving the planet.  Where: The Living Room

Wednesday 16 September

12 pm : Climate Kilometre Grand Parade
Do your #ClimateKilometre en masse with Generation Zero, to raise awareness about the UN Climate Change Confrence in Paris this November. The Grand Parade will feature electric cars, crazy bikes, colourful costumes, and whatever modes of zero carbon transport you like – be creative! Bikes, skateboards, scooters and rollerblades welcome.

Meet at 12pm by C Block lawn to get kitted out, the parade starts at 12.30pm. Treats and talks in the Undercroft lounge 1pm.

5.30–7.30 pm:  Eco Week Documentary: The True Cost
This year we are screening the ground-breaking and harrowing documentary “The True Cost”. This recently released documentary film pulls back the curtain on the untold story of fashion and asks, who really pays the price for our clothing?

The True Cost

Thursday 17 September

12.00–2.00: Make Your Own body products & Op-shop pop up stall (Eco Week 2015)
Join in with this DIY Eco Week workshop and learn how to make your own eco-friendly body products. You don’t just save money but help the planet too! And: shop for some second hand threads at Op Soc’s pop up stall. Help counter the true cost of fashion, and buy second hand. 

Friday 18 September

12.00-1.00 pm: Fermented Friday for Foodies
Find out why fermented foods are eco-chic power foods! Taste a sample of fermented goods and nip home with a few recipes.

All Week!

11am-1pm:  EWB Paint By Numbers Mural Fundraiser For Gift Of Light
This event is run by the fabulous student club Engineers Without Borders. Pay a koha and help paint a shipping-container-sized, sustainability-themed mural to raise funds for the ‘Gift of Light’ program in rural Cambodia. Run by Beekeeper Global, this program focuses on implementing solar powered systems which provide a safe, clean and reliable alternative to kerosene lamps and car batteries. 

Keep in touch via our Facebook page, under our events tab you can find all eco week events!

Or you can be notified when we create new Ecoweek events by subscribing to our events:

  • Click Events (or More then Events) below the cover photo and click subscribe

Cheerio from the Sustainability Office!


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