Events for the second week of August

4th-24th of August:

During these dates there will be a World Press Photo exhibition in the James Hight Library. The powerful photographic collection is thought provoking, and provides a creative insight into our world.

Tuesday 5th August:

Calling all students! On the 5th of August in the Undercroft the ICT Careers Fair will take place. Head along to find out about internship and career opportunities from individual’s already in the industry.

Thursday 7th August:

  • Gamers Galore! At Bentley’s Bar from 7-10pm a gaming themed quiz night will be hosted by the UC Gaming Guild. There will be awesome prizes for the winning teams, and even for best dressed. The event is free, so head along and meet some new guys and gals!
  • From 7-11pm at Harringtons Riccarton EFSOC is holding a Casino night! Tickets are a cheap $10 online, or $15 at the door. This night will give you the opportunity to show off your mad card skills, and maybe even win some prizes…
  • Don’t you hate catching the bus? Well not when it’s a busstrip hosted by COMSOC! At 7pm the COMSOC busstrip will leave the Foundry Bar set for a magical night… Tickets are only $15 for members, or $17 for non-members.

Saturday August 9th:

Women in Engineering are holding a Wine and Cheese Evening on August 9th at a mystery location. Only $15 for members, and $20 for non-members. Who doesn’t love wine and cheese?

UC student shows entrepreneurial promise by launching clothing website

Hannah Port is an international business and law student at UC who has used a summer scholarship and initiative to launch a New Zealand clothing website which focuses on rural clothes for women. Port’s inspiration came from her own background growing up on a farm where she saw there was a gap in the market for more feminine farm clothes. Her website is called Hawthorne Country Design and you can visit it here:

Read the article to find out more.

Hannah Port, Buisness and Law student.

Hannah Port, Business and Law student.

Student Services Centre moving to the heart of campus

We’re excited to inform you that the Student Services Centre is relocating to the heart of campus and will open in Matariki (opposite the Central Library) from 11 August 2014. There is a new Information Desk on level 1 where friendly staff can help direct you to the right people or place on campus.

Matariki used to be known as the Registry building and was built in 1974 purposely as a fortress to keep students out (would you believe!). Times have  changed and in 2014 the University welcomes students to the heart of campus with Matariki being the first point of contact for student services on campus.

Here’s a photo of what the Matariki building entrance is going to look like once all of the work is complete (about late-September):

Artist impression of Matariki main entrance.

Artist impression of Matariki main entrance.

A little background about the name: Ngāi Tahu specially gifted the name Matariki to UC. In the Māori language, Matariki is both the name of a small distinctive star cluster (Pleiades) and the season of its first rising in late May or early June, and is seen as the beginning of the New Year. In traditional times, Matariki was a season to celebrate and to prepare the ground for the coming year.

If you’re struggling to find the right people on campus, the Contact Centre can help you find your way (phone: 0800 827 748).


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