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Communications and Events Team

Our role is to help drive UC’s global reputation through engaging communications. We focus on ensuring that our powerful stories are communicated to the world, that we celebrate our achievements, and that we stand out as a University that makes a difference and takes a lead on the global stage. Our vision is to develop communications and events that are relevant, engaging, focused and impactful – locally, nationally and globally – to enhance our reputation among our many different audiences.

We take the lead in creating and coordinating the delivery of communications to students via a wide range of channels to enhance the student experience. To keep our staff informed, we produce professional internal communications that are vibrant and engaging, using a consistent approach and making sure we stay focused on what our staff need to know and that they hear it from us first.
The team’s core responsibilities are:

  • Media and PR
  • Events and Partnerships
  • Student Communications
  • Internal Communications
  • Corporate Affairs

Our values: Written by the Communications and Events team, the following values were identified as what is important to, and unique about, the team and how we want to work with others.

UC Bloggers – we’re hiring!

The UC Blogger role is a casual based role and is open to current students studying either part time or full time (including postgraduate study) at UC. UC Bloggers will be part of the front line team to communicate with staff and students and assist our Communications and Events Team in a number of ways.

UC Bloggers will help the Communications and Events Team deliver a number of different staff and student communications throughout the year including blogposts to support upcoming events, announcements and promoting UC services. Having strong time management skills, the ability to keep to deadlines and excellent writing skills are key elements to this role.

Some key benefits of being a UC Blogger:

  • Flexibility of shifts and the ability to work remotely
  • Raising your personal profile around UC
  • Valuable and reputable work experience for your CV as well as references for future positions
  • Building your writing portfolio and adding valuable experience for your future career development
  • Your hours can be applied to your Co-curricular record

For further information, please see the full position description> 

To apply, send your CV through to communications@canterbury.ac.nz by 5.00pm Wednesday 25 September 2019.

(Only students studying at UC in 2020 and are eligible to work in NZ will be considered for this position.)

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Third year student workshop – get free stuff!

Undergraduate third year students – we want to hear your thoughts!

We’re running a workshop to get your views on things like how UC communicates with you, whether the information you’re receiving is useful, and what sort of communications grab your attention.

The workshop will be held on Wednesday 2 May at 9.30am and will take around 2 hours.

If you’re keen to take part and available at that time, email Hannah Seeley, Senior Communications Advisor – hannah.seeley@canterbury.ac.nz.

Free stuff! 
All participants will receive a $20 UCSA food voucher and go in the draw to win a $50 University Bookshop voucher. Plus, we’ll shout you some morning tea!