If you’re a first year undergrad degree student, there’s an exciting initiative that you can join called the Co-curricular Record (CCR).
Then you can join activities (like the Student Volunteer Army, or being a UC Mentor) and have them logged on your Record, including the experiences and skills you picked up. Your CCR is a great way to demonstrate how you got out there and helped out your fellow students as a part of UC, and can even serve as an added bonus for when you go job hunting!
Even better, UC’s CCR is the first of its kind in New Zealand, putting you a step above other university graduates!
If you’re interested, read more about the CCR and sign up. Feel free to contact the Student Experience Team if you have any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
I graduated with my Undergraduate Degree last week, in Media and Communication, and Psychology. So I took this opportunity to go to the famous Grad Ball!
The theme was 1920s/Casino, which made the night seem really special as I dressed up, and donned some long satin gloves, pearls and a frilly dress. After a celebratory glass of wine or two with my friends we headed off to the Foundry, where the UCSA had set up buses to transport everyone to and from the event. This was especially helpful at the end of the night, so I didn’t have to pay an extreme taxi fare! When we got to the venue at Addington Raceway we were given a glass of bubbles of arrival, and were invited to have a professional photo taken in front of some grand old cars. This was pretty cool, and really set the tone for a special night!
From our $70 ticket we were promised two drink vouchers (as well as the glass on the door), a selection of 10 different canapes, and also a delicious dessert… and we weren’t disappointed. There was food everywhere, and everything I sampled was really tasty! The dessert was pretty special, a giant slab cake in the shape of a poker table- complete with chocolate coins for the chips!
For entertainment there was a burlesque style dancer, blackjack and poker tables, and a large stage where a few bands and a DJ played. The music was great to have a dance to, and many of the songs were ones from the 90s, which brought back great memories of my primary school disco days. We also had a go at the blackjack table which was a real laugh, however it would have been cool if there were prizes for the winners of each round!
Overall I had a wonderful evening, and made some new memories with my friends that I’ll never forget (especially with some crazy photos for proof). I had so much fun that I think when I finish with Honours this year at UC, I’ll go again! I highly recommend it!