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Doing extra activities while studying?

If you’re doing extra activities while you’re studying – you might be an SVA event volunteer, a peer note-taker or a class rep – you can sign up to the Co-curricular Record (CCR) and get recognition for your contribution.

CCR captures the experience and skills you gain from your co-curricular activities and highlights these to potential employers. For example you might have developed great communication skills as a class rep, or you might have strong leadership skills as a result of being a UC sports referee.  

CCR gives you:

  • a validated record to support internship, scholarship and job applications
  • recognition for the activities you’re involved in outside of your studies
  • an employability edge and a boost to your CV.

There are heaps of activities you can get recognition for on your CCR. Check out the full list     

If you’re already participating in an activity, why not sign up to CCR? If you’re involved in an activity that isn’t on the list, contact UC Careers to discuss your options. 

Visit UC Careers at: Level 1, Geography building (next to Café 101)

Find out more about CCR at www.canterbury.ac.nz/ccr

 

Did you take a gap year?

A growing number of students are taking a gap year before starting university. Were you one of them?

  • What challenges did you face after taking a year out?
  • How did you get back into study mode?
  • How did taking a gap year help you succeed at uni?
  • What do you wish someone had told you before you started your gap year?

One tip we’ve heard is “don’t throw away your Year 13 study notes as they can be a useful refresher before starting uni.”

Do you have other tips, advice or experiences to share?

UC’s Liaison team is compiling a list of tips so we can share these with students starting uni in 2019 after a gap year or with those taking a gap year in 2019.

Please share your tips and advice by clicking ‘leave a comment’ under the heading of this blog or by emailing liaison@canterbury.ac.nz

If you submit your tip before 26 June 2018, you will go in the draw to win a $50 Westfield voucher.

Co-curricular Record Video!

Check out our video featuring the Co-curricular Record and current CCR students!

The CCR allows your involvement in certain activities to be formally recognised by UC so you can get a competitive edge in your job, scholarship and study abroad applications.

First-year undergrads can sign up now here (CareerHub login).

www.canterbury.ac.nz/ccr

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