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Week of Engineering

From welding chocolate to virtual reality bike rides and robotic vehicles, the ‘Week of Engineering’ has something for everyone.

Running from 31 July to 5 August in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch, the ‘Week of Engineering’ (now in its second year) is all about showcasing amazing engineering and attracting people to the profession.

170727 - Week of EngIPENZ Chief Executive Susan Freeman-Greene says it offers people the chance to indulge their curiosity, be challenged and explore an interactive world of engineering.

“More than 45 engineering organisations around the country will be giving the public a hands-on look at what engineers do – perfect for kids and anyone who wants an inside look at how things work.”

UC Engineering will have several displays at the expo at Ara Institute in Ōtautahi Christchurch, which will feature design-and-build competitions and interactive displays.

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Diversity Fest – #thisiswhoIam

UCSA Equity & Wellbeing Rep Sam Brosnahan welcomes you to Diversity Fest.

Sam BrosnahanKIA ORA FRIENDS – you’ve just stumbled upon some of the most fun and thought-provoking few weeks you’ll have all year.

Introducing Diversity Fest – a wondrous mashup of all things celebrating everyone on campus. The theme of the festival is #thisiswhoIam – it’s a call to action – to uncover what makes you epically and uniquely astounding.

It’s a showcase of you, people like you, people different to you and people you maybe never knew existed at UC. It’s a platform to highlight the issues and challenge the assumptions.

It’s the concept of the individual playing a crucial role in the collective. There’s over 16,000 of us in the same boat – maybe we’ve got more in common than we realise?

Three weeks, over 20 different events and tonnes of opportunity to get in amongst. For the full calendar, search Diversity Fest on the UC website.

Enjoy mate!


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NZ Music Month at UC Library


UC Library are proud to present two special lunchtime music performances inside the Education Library to celebrate NZ Music Month.

On Tuesday 16 May we are hosting jazz pianist extraordinaire, Darren Pickering.

Darren has taught in schools in London and Cairo as well as performed internationally at jazz festivals in Cyprus and Lebanon. He is a regular performer at jazz festivals throughout NZ, including the upcoming New Zealand Jazz Festival this May where he will play with Oval Office, the Symposium Big Band and in a duo setting with vocalist Kate Taylor.

Darren’s keyboard, piano playing and compositions also feature on numerous studio albums across many genres – the latest albums he plays on include the recent releases by both Shapeshifter and Pacific Heights. We are incredibly lucky to have Darren playing solo piano live in the library ahead of his NZ Jazz Festival performances.

On Monday 22nd May we are hosting singer/songwriter, composer and musician, the multi-talented and very lovely Alice Tanner.

Alice is a professional singer performing around NZ. She performs in many groups, including cover bands, jazz bands, duos, original bands and also solo.

Alice studied at CPIT Jazz School and has a Bachelor of Musical Arts majoring in Jazz Vocals. A classical background in both cello and piano means she is a well-rounded musician with a breadth of knowledge in different styles and genres. Alice will be performing a mixture of covers, originals and jazz standards for her performance in the library.

Both performances are free, so bring your lunch and come along for some live music in the library, this NZ Music Month.

Darren Pickering: Tuesday 16 May, 12.15pm – 12.55pm.
Alice Tanner: Monday 22nd May, 12.15pm – 12.55pm.
Te Puna Ako – Education Library, Dovedale.