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Fill your heart with warmth – volunteer at Open Day | Rā Tōmene

Looking for something to do during the mid-year break? Something to make you feel good and like you’re helping others? Well, we’ve got an opportunity for you and it includes free stuff!!

The Events and Partnerships team are seeking enthusiastic volunteers to share their knowledge and experience of UC while having a bit of fun with our future students, families and whānau at Open Day | Rā Tōmene – Thursday 12 July, 9.00am – 5.00pm.

We need you to volunteer in the following roles:

Supplier of smiles – you have a great smile and enjoy making people happy.
We want you along our Open Day trails to warmly welcome our visitors to UC. Hand out tote bags, scan tickets, greet those coming from out of town on the free bus, and wave them goodbye at the end of the day. You take care of those all-important frontline tasks, wearing a big smile on your face.

Foot traffic controller – you’re there to help people find their way.
You love the buzz of people gathering, ready to learn. Every hour a new information session begins and you’ll be at the front of the line, managing the flow of people in and out of lecture theatres and helping people find the right session.

And now for the FREE stuff! For your trouble you get a cool tee shirt to wear (and keep), a drink bottle, UC scarf and all the tea, coffee and hot chocolate you can drink from the volunteer’s kitchen.

Volunteer by filling out the form here>

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

GradFest – it’s for postgrad students

Autumn Gradfest is 11 – 15 June and features a variety of sessions to help you on the thesis journey. You will also have opportunities to meet other postgrad students during the breaks and at the welcome social and showcase awards.

Many of the sessions are designed to give you practical tips about different aspects of the research and writing process. For example, you can learn more about note-taking and writing your literature review.

When you need to read and understand large amounts of material, it’s important to make the best use of your time. At GradFest you can also learn how technology can help you stay up-to-date and be more efficient.

Other sessions are focused on careers and cultural communication. These can help prepare you for applying and interviewing for jobs, as well as interacting with people from different backgrounds. There is also a new session where postgrad students discuss what helped them the most during their studies.

Whether you’re at the beginning, middle, or end of your thesis, there is something you’ll find helpful at Gradfest.

Register here>

Check out the full programme here>
See the timetable for everything on offer during GradFest>

Are you interested in volunteering?

UC is once again partnering with Volunteering New Zealand and Volunteering Canterbury for our annual Volunteering Expo.

If you’re interested in volunteering, then this event is a great place to learn more about how you can help some very worthy organisations.

We have 31 not-for-profit and charitable organisations registered to attend and yes we will be having some furry, four legged friends coming along as well thanks to the SPCA and UC Careers.

Staff and students are very welcome to attend and all exhibitors are keen to engage new volunteers. 

Expo attendees include AIESEC, CCC – Graffiti Off the Wall programme, CCR – UC Co-curricular Record, Christchurch City Mission, Christchurch Riding for Disabled, CoCA – The Centre of Contemporary Art, Delta Community Support Trust, Dementia Canterbury, Dress for Success Christchurch, English Language Partners Christchurch, Garden to Table Trust, Girl Guiding New Zealand, Hagley Adult Literacy Centre, Hearing Support Christchurch, Heart Kids Canterbury, Imagination Station Christchurch, NZ Defence Reserves, Petersgate Counselling Centre, Pillars, Plunket New Zealand, Presbyterian Support, Road Traffic Accident Trauma Charitable Trust, SASSC – Sexual Assault Support Service Canterbury Aviva, SkillWise, SPCA Canterbury, St Albans Community Centre, St Vincent de Paul Christchurch, Student Volunteer Army, Train the Brain, Volunteering Canterbury, and Youthline.