Work at UC while you study

Student Jobs @ UC
Student Jobs @ UC

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.

Get ready for UC in 2015!

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.

The University of Canterbury and the UC Students’ Association (UCSA) have a lot in store this year and it’s up to you to make the most of it; from the famous UCSA O-week to UC Orientation Day and International  Welcome there are plenty of events happening  to kick-start your 2015. Make sure you sign up or register to as many activities as you can and definitely buy your tickets to O-week events before they’re exhausted.

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.

Among all this fun and excitement, don’t forget to complete your enrolment (or re-enrolment) and ensure you add courses to your application. If you’re an international student ensure you have the enrol in person schedule and know your assigned date (read the schedule carefully as it explains some flexible options if you have important commitments that clash with the schedule).

It’s also a good idea to check with a course adviser that you’re on the right track or call the Contact Centre for free on 0800 827 748 or +64 3 364 2555.

As always, if you need help with anything or any advice at all, there’s plenty of help available at UC and you can always comment on this post if you don’t know where to begin.

Lastly, keep up with this blog and follow it closely to stay updated with all the events, gossip, reminders and all things UC.

The BEST Guacamole Recipe!

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!


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