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Use your loaf: free bread on offer

Twenty million loaves of bread are thrown away every year in New Zealand. That means that every hour, 2,283 loaves are being chucked away.

It’s hard to believe and even harder to visualise, so come along to the Undercroft on Wednesday 18 October to watch as ENSOC students attempt to build a pyramid out of 2,283 loaves of bread.

To add to the pressure, they will be building the pyramid LIVE on Breakfast TV (6am – 9am).

While you’re there, you can make yourself a meal in a mug and learn how reducing your food waste can save money. Celebrity chef Jax Hamilton will be on hand to share her tips for using bread.

Of course we don’t want the bread to go to waste, so you will be able to grab yourself a loaf to take home.

With the help of the Student Volunteer Army the bread will also be distributed to local schools as well as delivered to the Community Fridge in New Brighton for members of the public to take.

If you love food and hate waste then join us 7am – 10am Wednesday 18 October in the Undercroft.


Fun day for tamariki 5 October – “What’s in our waterways?”

The CAREX team are hosting a Tamariki day in conjunction with Te Taumutu Rūnunga at one of our waterway research and demonstration sites in Springston, on Thursday October 5th (10am – 2pm).

The theme of the day is “What’s in our waterways?” and the tamariki will have the opportunity to be freshwater explorers and scientists for the day. Staff from our CAREX team (www.carex.org.nz) and postgraduates from the Freshwater Ecology Research Group in the School of Biological Sciences will lead the activities, including water quality monitoring, freshwater bug and fish identification, and a scavenger hunt through the wetland at the top of the waterway in the morning. In the afternoon, we will learn to weave harakeke/flax with Liz Brown (UC AVC Māori), with whom we have co-developed this outreach day.

Kristy Hogsden

Postgraduate Info Evening – Come along

Learn about UC’s flexible postgraduate study options at the expo and information sessions.

Not ready for the reality of the workforce after graduation? Thinking of continuing study? Come along to the Postgraduate Info Evening and learn about UC’s flexible postgraduate study options.

Wednesday 20 September, 5.00pm – 7.30pm
Engineering Core, 69 Creyke Road

Attend information sessions to get an overview of flexible study options, and how to finance, structure and plan your postgrad study. Chat one to one at the expo with staff from different departments and support services about your specific study options and how to balance study with your lifestyle and other commitments.

Come along any time between 5.00pm – 7.30pm to talk to staff and advisors and find information session times here>

See what postgraduate study is all about>