National Volunteer Week: Co-curricular Record Activity Spotlight – UC Hosts

We’re at Day 6 of NZ’s National Volunteer Week and our final volunteer activity spotlight for the Co-curricular Record!

If you’re a fan of helping out at events and getting people excited about going to UC, being a UC Host is a great opportunity for you.

UC Hosts are student help at UC events, which can involve a number of different roles, including assisting with catering, greeting visitors and giving campus tours. They are the biggest representatives of UC to visitors and make sure people enjoy themselves on campus and leave with a lasting impression. Some examples of events UC Hosts attend are What if Wednesdays lectures, International Welcome, Open Day, Careers Fairs and Information evenings.

Any first-year undergrads looking to join this activity can read more information on the CCR website:

You can also check out other activities on the CCR website and find out how to register:

What’s the haps?! 29th June-5th July

Here’s to the start of the semester break, yay! If you’re going to be staying in Christchurch, here’s what’s on next week:

All week:

  • Boulevard Arts Market:
    31-33 Worcester Boulevard, 9.30am-4.30pm.
    An artisans market of quality locally and New Zealand made arts and crafts. This market runs 7 days a week and I’ve heard it’s great for jewellery, crafts, home wares and gifts.

Wednesday 1st:

  • Public lecture: Why vets should support moral agency in animals:
    Room 612, Karl Popper, 1-2pm.
    Fiona Dalzell will be discussing the moral dilemma that vets face when treating animals. The reality of the work is different from the pre-graduation dream. The owner of the animal is the client, not the animal itself. So how should vets act when asked to ignore what’s best for the animal? Go to the lecture to learn more about Dalzell’s practical model of moral agency for animals.
  • Bone Thugs-N-Harmony after-party:
    R18, 11pm-3am, Dux Live.
    Bone Thugs-N-Harmony are touring NZ and performing at The Foundry. Unfortunately the tickets to the show are sold out, but you can still get tickets to the after-party at Dux Live. Tickets cost $39+bf.

Friday 3rd:

  • Christchurch Food Trucks:
    4-9pm, The Commons, 70 Kilmore St.
    The first Friday of every month the food trucks come out at The Commons, with some of Christchurch’s top food vendors. Make a night of it as there’s entertainment, buskers, music and more.
  • Deep Hard N Funky at The Foundry:
    R18, 8pm-1am, $50 a ticket.
    This mid-winter music festival features Peking Duk, Loadstar, Stookie Sound, Crnkn and more. Brought to you by V Energy with thanks to the UCSA.

Saturday 4th:

  • Gin Wigmore – New Rush:
    8pm, CPSA Big Yellow Building, 5 Madras St, $40+bf.
    Her third studio album comes out today with the awesome single New Rush. She performed this song on X Factor a few weeks back and it was epic! Will be an awesome concert for sure.

UC Alumni: Meet Sam, Jazz Guitarist

Click to see what Sam's life is like as a jazz guitarist in NY
Click to see what Sam’s life is like as a jazz guitarist in NY

Sam Blakelock graduated from UC in 2013 with a Bachelor of Music. Sam is now studying towards his Masters in what he sees as the birthplace of jazz – New York.

Sam worked as a musician on cruise ships to save money for New York, which wasn’t always easy…hear his nightmarish story of what happened to him on stage! He managed to scrape together enough money with the extra help of some amazing scholarships and crowdfunding.

See how Sam juggles living, interning and studying in New York! Read the full story from the Flocking Kiwis series by The Wireless.

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