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Volunteering makes you more attractive

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Step right up, step right up and volunteer for Open Day – Thursday 13 July. It will make you more attractive; on paper, i.e. your CV, because it makes you look community minded.

The Events and Partnerships Team are seeking enthusiastic volunteers to help potential students have the best Open Day experience possible.

We need you to volunteer in the following areas:

Supplier of Smiles (Welcome Ambassadors)
You have a great smile and enjoy making people happy.

You’ll be stationed at one of our welcome points to warmly greet our visitors to UC, hand out tote bags, scan tickets of registered attendees, welcome visitors off buses, and wave them goodbye at the end of the day.

Information Guru (Campus Ambassadors)
Providing help and support is your gig.

There will be a special station for you on Open Day. You’ll assist visitors with questions like ‘where will I get a good coffee?’ and ‘what time is the next info session?’ You’ll also monitor sessions taking place in your area.

Data Gatherer (Survey Collector)
You’re confident asking people what they think.

iPad in hand, we need you to confidently approach attendees and get their feedback on Open Day. Using the pre-populated survey online, you will ensure we get the data we need to run a successful event every time.

Campus Explorer (Tour Guide)
You know the campus well and can’t wait to show it off.

We need you to lead small groups of visitors on a loop of the campus, pointing out all the key buildings and facilities and answering questions. We’ll make sure you know where activities are taking place during the day so you can point them out and help our visitors feel comfortable on campus.

If that isn’t enough, you get to wear a cool red t-shirt and you’ll be given a gift to keep you warm on the day.

Volunteer by filling out the form here>

If you have any questions email the Events team at events@canterbury.ac.nz

GradFest (on now) – becoming more employable

The name of the game in entrepreneurship is problem-solving, which I learned at Dr. Rachel Wright’s talk at GradFest on starting a business and commercialising ideas. Your goal as an entrepreneur is to solve an unmet need, and the good news is that your postgraduate research might already be giving you some ideas on how to do that. It doesn’t matter which discipline you’re in, either. What counts is having the right people, strategy, and resources. I found it helpful to know that even if you don’t think you’ll ever start a business, you can make yourself more employable by learning and using these strategies. You’re also better prepared to protect your ideas once you understand terms like intellectual property (IP). This session reminded me how many different career paths are open to us as postgraduates if we are able to think outside the box.

To see what other helpful, practical sessions are running this week during Gradfest, click here.  

-Kara, international PhD student at UC

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.