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What’s the haps?! 23-29 March

Check out the various events in store for you this week on campus!

Monday 23 March:

  • UC PSYC Coffee Connect: From 11am in Undercroft 101, UC PSYC will be having a coffee connect mentoring afternoon. Make sure you’re there if you want to be buddied up with a helpful postgrad student for the year!
  • U-CAN-SPEAK: Elevator Pitch Session ie. advice on job interviews, networking and creating a positive first impression. 7pm, KE4 – Kirkwood Village.
  • UCANDance Modern Jive and Bachata Classes: From 7.15-10pm in the Burnside High School Dance Room. $3 for students, and $5 for non-students.

Tuesday 24 March:

  • Young Labour Coffee (but this time it’s for the teaching students!): 12pm in the Education Building, at Dovedale Campus. All welcome.
  • Tower Race in the Library! The famous Tower Race is taking place once again! 11 levels, 264 stairs and a shocking 53m vertical climb. There are a few prizes up for grabs and they aren’t all based on speed! 12pm-2pm.

Wednesday 25 March: 

Thursday 26 March:

Friday 27 March:

  • FORSOC BBQ #1: Location will be given on the day. BBQ starts at 1pm. Members free, and $10 sign ups.

Volunteer for The Color Run through SVA!


On the 14th of March The Color Run will be hitting Christchurch! I’ll give you the quick low down on what it is and how to get involved…

The Color Run is a 5km fun run (nicknamed the happiest run on the planet) with a bit of a difference. As participants run they will be covered in coloured cornstarch by throwers until they end the race looking like a rainbow! There are four colour zones that participants will pass through: pink, green, blue and yellow – which makes for some crazy colourful runners! If you want to see what all the fuss is about then check out some images from last year’s Color Runs…

Once you’ve finished your run there’s still more excitement to come as you’ll be able to attend the Finish Festival. This is a chance to let your hair down and boogie the afternoon away, while throwing colour at everyone else!

This year spaces in Christchurch’s Color Run are filling up fast (buy tickets quickly if you want to be a runner!). However, if you don’t want to be a runner UC’s very own Student Volunteer Army can make sure you’re still involved.

SVA has teamed up with the Color Run to bring you the ultimate volunteering opportunity! If you’ve ever wanted to throw paint at someone (maybe even at yourself), or squirt people with water pistols as they run past, here’s your chance! They’ll also be cheering on thousands of colorful runners, and making the day brighter for everyone! SVA makes it easy for you to help out by providing free buses to and from the venue (leaving from the UCSA carpark), as well as filling up your tum with a free BBQ! There will also be a special after party, at Bentley’s bar, for all volunteers at the end of the day (with a hefty bar tab of course!). Now that I’ve reeled you in with all the enticing details I’m sure you’ll want to know how to get involved…

Well luckily it’s pretty simple, just register online as a volunteer, and make sure you choose SVA on the second page when it asks what group you are arriving with.

Get onto it now!

What’s the hap from 16-22 Feb?!

Events at UC for 16-22 February 
Monday 16th: 
  • Foundry re-opening: At 1pm the Foundry will reopen again after being shut over Summer… don’t miss it! 
  • You-can-speak toastmasters7pm at KE4 Kirkwood Village. FREE to attend. Monthly membership fee if you want to join in and enhance your public speaking skills.
Tuesday 17th:
Wednesday 18th: 
Thursday 19th:
  • UC Māori Orientation: 9.30am-3.30pm at Te Whare  Ākonga o Te Akatoki. Don’t forget to register!
  • Get Fresh Pasifika Orientation, 10-4pm, Undercroft 101. A fun-packed two-day programme for first-year Pacific students,
  • Bridging Programmes Graduation: 2-3.30pm, Jack Mann Auditorium, Dovedale Campus.
  • Colour my Toga7pm, Ilam Fields, R18. This is a ticketed event, so don’t forget to get yours online! Be part of a massive Canterbury tradition!
Friday 20th:
  • UC Orientation Day, 9.30-3.30pm(ish). for a plethora of advice to help you feel confident about starting uni. Register here.
  • Orientation Market10am-3pm at Ilam Fields. Get everything sorted for the year ahead, collect your O-Bag and get tonnes of free stuff! (If you can’t make this market day there will also be two more held on Monday 23rd and Tuesday 24th).
  • Under the Big Top Comedy Night for OrientationStarts at 7pm, hosted by star of 7 Days, Paul Ego. Two of the biggest performers from the Christchurch Buskers Festival will also be performing: David Ladderman and Lizzie Tollemache of the sold out show Mr and Mrs Alexander.
Sunday 22nd:
  • Orientation Day Tramp8.45am, meet in UCSA car park. To get a seat on the bus pay $10  for a ticket (refundable)… so it’s free. The UC Tramping Club have organised two tramps for us: Hinewai Reserve and Mt Somers!