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UCSA: Anzac Day Service 2017

We will remember smallIn the lead up to Anzac Day, the UCSA has worked closely with the University to install a Field of Remembrance on Okeover Lawn.

In New Zealand 120,000 men enlisted in the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Of the 103,000 who served overseas, 18,500 died and another 41,000 were wounded or fell ill.

400 of these enlisted men were staff or students at Canterbury College, known today as the University of Canterbury.

99 of these men lost their lives. These crosses are in the memory of our fallen.

We will remember them

Please join us at UCSA’s ANZAC Day Service on Tuesday 25 April, 10.00am at Matariki Quad. Find more information.

South Island Tertiary Forum: Supporting diverse learners

student-support-lgbtqi-balloonsSouth Island Tertiary Forum: Supporting diverse learners
Wednesday 3 May 2017 9.00am-3.00pm

The event is free to attend and will offer individuals the opportunity to meet other students from across Christchurch and take part in discussions around how student support can be improved.

Held at Lincoln University this event is for postgraduate students and staff to discuss the problems faced by students who often face discrimination based upon their skin colour, sexual orientation, age or disability. It is an event organised between ARA, UC and Lincoln, and our UC PGSA Advocacy Officer (Gabby Watson) will be giving a talk on challenges faced by postgraduate students.

If there is enough interest a bus will be organised from UC to Lincoln for the event. To register your interest for the bus please click “going” on the event page here. If you do not have Facebook, please email us.

Conference room at Te Kete Ika Food and Function Centre, Lincoln University

Teleconference facilities available.


9.00am Opening, introductions and warm-up
9.05am Welcome from Lincoln
9.15am Background and programme of South Island Tertiary Forum
9.20am Brief Introductions around the room
9.30am Warm-up activity – Lincoln Future Leaders
9.45am Panel presentations and discussion on supporting diverse learners

10.30am Morning tea

10.45am LGBT
11.00am Panel discussion
11.30am Short Presentations on supporting diverse learners (10 minutes each):
Chiaki Bolam-Smith – Supporting international students (Ara International Coordinator)
Gabby Watson – Supporting post-grad students (UC, Post-Graduate Student Association)
Savannah Ornsby – Ara School of Wellbeing (Ara Wellbeing Advocate and Recreation Assistant)
Ember (Lincoln University Coordinator of Space)

12.30pm Lunch

1.30pm Discussion tables:
Māori (Māori student group)
Pasifika (Maria Pasene and Pasifika student group)
LGBT (Anne Nicholson and Ember)
Students with disabilities (Cam Scott and Katie Sinton)
2.30pm Group feedback, final comments, directions for future forums and workshops, and evaluation

3.00pm Close

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MYOB IT Challenge

The MYOB IT Challenge is back again for 2017!

The MYOB IT Challenge is a fusion of business and technical analysis – driving real solutions for business problems throughout New Zealand.

You’ll get to  compete in teams of 2-4 to prepare a proposal and prototype of your solution in five days before pitching to a panel of judges. The winning team will win an expenses-paid trip to Auckland to compete against teams from across the country for a chance to win a share of the $5,000 prize pool!

Come to our Information Session on Thursday 30 March to find out more, and head to our website for details.

Registrations close 7th of April, so get yours in today!