My experience with the CCR began in my first year at UC when I began a Student Success Internship on Diversity. My supervisor suggested I sign up to the CCR to gain official recognition for my internship. I was surprised how easy it was to sign up!
One of the greatest moments during my internship was being able to apply what I had learned in my Psychology classes (about the human need to belong) to the Diversity plan I was working on. As a student I think there is nothing more rewarding than knowing that after my degree I will have applicable skills and knowledge I can apply to a career.
Through the CCR there is opportunity to connect with UC staff around campus. This is an enriching experience for both staff and students, and in reality we learn from each other. As a result of such connections I was lucky enough to get a reference for a scholarship to help me when I go on study abroad to UBC in semester 2.
The CCR has been a great way for me to get involved at UC and I would recommend you sign up!
The Co-curricular Record (CCR) recognises your participation in pre-approved activities outside of your academic study.
Brianna shares her experience:
“When we were told about the Peer Note Taking services that UC offered I knew straight away that it was something I would be interested in.
After suffering a concussion while wakeboarding just before starting my first year at uni I knew the impact that an injury like that could have on studying and wanted to help others who may be faced with similar situations.
After becoming a Peer Note Taker I found out that I could apply to have it put on my Co-Curricular Record. This process was extremely quick and easier than expected and it’s an awesome feeling knowing that I’m helping to make someone else’s study experience that much easier as well as being recognised for it.
I think it’s a good opportunity as future employers are starting to look more heavily at, not only your course results but also the activities you have been involved in and they will be able to see that the University of Canterbury has recognised this involvement.”
How to get recognised:
Find out more at www.canterbury.ac.nz/ccr
You’re gonna be sayin’ this over b’fast, in your tutorial, at the gym, in your sleep, to your Mum…
Co, co, co, co, co Co-Curricular…