I have always seen UC as a great place to study, socialise and work and I’ve been highly fortunate to enjoy the best of all these.
All through the year, different departments at the University of Canterbury advertise frequently with various positions that are aimed specifically for students.
Working while you study can be highly challenging but at the same time extremely rewarding and working on campus while you study just makes it easier.
Working for a university (and more so for UC) looks good on your CV and teaches you valuable and transferable skills. All the supervisors are extremely patient and accommodating of your work schedule as they fully understand that university is your priority.
The best way to keep an eye out for jobs on campus is UC CareerHub; select “StudentJobs@UC” from the drop down menu under “Type of work”. You should log in using your UC student username and password.
Occasionally, student jobs at UC are posted on the Student Job Search website, but your best bet is to follow CareerHub.
So if you’re keen, get yourself some valuable skills and build some lasting internal connections.
Summer seems to have gone by quick and the start of a new academic year is fast approaching and personally I’m looking forward to it. Some of you may just be starting out, some in your last year and the rest working your way to the finish; regardless, I’m hoping that everyone is starting out with a goal and all the energy that is required to fulfill it.
Something else to look out for is Clubs Days at UC. With lots of free stuff, food and heaps of clubs to choose from, the clubs you sign up for determine your social life at UC and are a great way to build lasting friendships.
I love sharing great recipes! Impress everyone at parties and barbeques this summer with the best guacamole recipe (a crowd-pleaser that won’t break the bank).
3-4 ripe avocados
Half a red onion diced
Whole tomato chopped
Pinch of salt
Squeeze of lemon juice
Sweet chilli sauce (1 Tbsp)
Scoop the avocados into a bowl and mash with a fork until quite smooth.
Add in the pinch of salt, squeeze of lemon juice, and tablespoon of sweet chilli sauce (the secret ingredient that makes this recipe so amazing!). Once you’ve added these three items in , have a taste and see if more of any of them are required.
Dice a red onion finely and add to the bowl.
Roughly chop a tomato into small pieces and add in.
Have a final taste test, and serve with corn chips, or even over potato wedges!