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Think first and win… and take care around construction sites!

It’s an exciting time to be at UC as we’ve got a few building projects on the go that will provide you with modern learning spaces and some of the latest technology.

While these buildings are still construction sites, please take care when you’re near them.

  • Watch out for trucks and other construction vehicles coming and going – especially when you’re near a site entrance.
  • Follow any detours in place near building sites, and if traffic management staff are present follow their instructions.
  • Whether you’re walking, biking, skateboarding or driving near a construction site on campus, slow down and look out for others.

Kia mataara. He wāhi whakatū whare tēnei.
Take care around construction sites on campus. Think first.

Be in to win…  

…a Think first reusable coffee cup and a $10 voucher for UCSA food outlets.

Simply tell us two building projects that are currently under construction on campus – hint, go to www.canterbury.ac.nz/capitalworks/ and look under the ‘Current Projects’ section.

Email communications@canterbury.ac.nz with your answers by 5pm, Friday 22 September. Use the subject line ‘Think first competition’.

Two winners will be drawn randomly on Monday 25 September. Keep an eye on the Insider’s Guide to find out if it’s you.

Competition T & Cs 

  • Entering the competition is deemed to be an acceptance of these Terms and Conditions.
  • The competition runs from the time this blog is published on the Insider’s Guide to UC blog until 5pm, 22 September 2017.
  • Entry is open to any current UC student. A valid student ID will be required to claim your prize.
  • Two random winners will be drawn on Monday 25 September 2017. Answers given on the entry must be correct or there will be a redraw.
  • The names of the winners will be published on the Insider’s Guide blog and may be published again in the Insider’s Guide newsletter. Winners will also be contacted directly by email.
  • Prizes cannot be transferred, exchanged or redeemed for cash.



Fighting hospital acquired infections

Check out the role of UC researchers in this video ‘Saving Lives with Active Black’

Nosocomial infections (hospital acquired infections) are one of the leading causes of patient mortality in healthcare environments. Numerous ideas and products are being developed to reduce the transmission of pathogens that are incidentally spread on touch surfaces by hospital staff and visitors between surface cleanings. The research group had an idea to use a hard ceramic coating that is also “self-cleaning”. This very interesting material – Titanium Dioxide is a well-known “self-cleaning” material because it absorbs UV-light, produces oxygen radicals and burns off dirt. Read more and consider voting>

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Kathmandu Student Social Enterprise Challenge

The UC Centre of Entrepreneurship are excited to announce a new competition to complete their line up for the year!

Kathmandu NZ Student Social Enterprise Challenge is an opportunity for students to get hands-on, practical experience with social enterprise. It is an opportunity for students to realise the impact social enterprises can have, and solve real problems with that in mind. Student teams will have 48 hours to develop a social enterprise solution to a given problem. This competition is run for teams of four, but if you don’t have a team, enter and we can find you one!

Key dates and venues
Introduction Day: 10 August 12-2pm, Undercroft 101
Mentoring Day: 11 August 11-1pm, UCE Presentation Room
Presentation Day: 11 August 5pm onwards, room F1, Forestry building

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