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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.

Why should I go to the Careers Fairs?

Hamish, Vice-President of Compsoc, offers his opinion on why Careers Fairs are such a great opportunity for students and how they take the hard part out of asking for a job.

Careers Fairs are an amazing opportunity for any student studying here at UC.

Having such a large collection of companies at the tips of your fingers offers the chance to begin networking with potential employers. With the design of Careers Fair, companies understand that you are looking for an internship or full time work after you graduate, breaking the initial awkwardness of approaching a company and asking for a job.

The energy at Careers Fairs is lively and excited. Everyone is talking about their interests, innovations and possible employment opportunities. As such, a Careers Fair is the perfect place to start searching for a company you want to work for. My tip is if you are attending this event, come prepared! Bring your questions and have a clear idea of what companies you want to talk to.

Remember, the event is busy so you need to be memorable. Nothing is more off putting for a company than asking them what they do. It shows you haven’t done any research.

As a student myself, I encourage you to make the best of this opportunity. Ultimately it saves you time and effort to approach a range of companies in the same day and place; as opposed to approaching them separately. Also, remember to be authentic and be yourself. Here’s to fruitful job hunting!

Commerce Careers Fair
Wednesday 7 March, 1.30pm – 4.00pm
Undercroft, Puaka-James Hight

Law and Justice Recruitment Evening
Wednesday 7 March,  6.00pm – 8.00pm
Undercroft, Puaka-James Hight

#MeToo Panel Discussion

#MeToo Panel Discussion
Thursday, 8 March

Panelists: Poto Williams (MP Labour, Christchurch East), Karen Saunders (UC lecturer) ,Jess Maclean (UC tutor), Kaitlyn White (President, UC Thursdays in Black Society; UC law and commerce student), Kelly Phillips (UC law student)

Doors open at 6:00pm for a 6:30pm start
C2 Central Lecture Theatre
Light refreshments provided
Facebook event

The #MeToo movement has been a topic for lively conversation over the past several months. Every week it seems another celebrity or politician is pressured to resign after sexual assault and harassment allegations surface. Several students here at UC wanted to bring some of these discussions into the open for International Women’s Day on 8 March.

They have organised a panel of staff, student, and broader community representatives to lead a discussion about the #MeToo movement and other issues relating to sexual violence and harassment. The focus is on how the movement relates to our own experiences and what we can all do to bring about change within our communities.