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We need you for Open Day | Rā Tōmene 2019!

Looking for something to do during the mid-year break? Something to make you feel good while you’re helping others?

Well we’ve got the opportunity for you… and it includes FREE STUFF!

The Events team are seeking enthusiastic volunteers to share their knowledge and experience of UC while having a bit of fun with our future students, their friends, families and whanau at Open Day | Rā Tōmene next Thursday 11 July from 9am – 5pm.

You can volunteer for any of the following roles:

Supplier of smilesyou have a great smile and enjoy making people happy
We want you along our Open Day | Rā Tōmene trails, warmly welcoming our visitors to UC. Scan tickets, hand out tote bags, greet those coming from out of town on the free bus and wave goodbye at the end of the day. With a big smile, you take care of those all-important frontline tasks.

Information guruproviding help and support is your gig
We have stations across campus just for you. You’ll assist visitors with any questions they have – from where to get good coffee, to the time their next information session starts.

Foot traffic controlleryou’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 our guests find the right session.

Campus exploreryou know the campus well and can’t wait to show it off.
You’ll be taking small groups of visitors on a loop of the campus, pointing out all the key buildings and facilities (especially the sparkly new ones), helping them get a feel for UC. You’ll answer questions as you go, highlighting where things are happening on the day.

And now for the FREE STUFF – as a thank you for your trouble, you’ll get:

  1. a cool t-shirt to wear on the day (and keep!)
  2. a drink bottle
  3. an exclusive UC branded beanie and
  4. all the tea, coffee and hot chocolate you can drink from the volunteers kitchen!

Even better, as a UC Host, you can claim this on your CCR!

It’s a pretty good deal, right?

Sign up now by completing our Eventbrite form here>

Any and all questions welcomed – contact the team here>

Volunteering makes you more attractive


Step right up, step right up and volunteer for Open Day – Thursday 13 July. It will make you more attractive; on paper, i.e. your CV, because it makes you look community minded.

The Events and Partnerships Team are seeking enthusiastic volunteers to help potential students have the best Open Day experience possible.

We need you to volunteer in the following areas:

Supplier of Smiles (Welcome Ambassadors)
You have a great smile and enjoy making people happy.

You’ll be stationed at one of our welcome points to warmly greet our visitors to UC, hand out tote bags, scan tickets of registered attendees, welcome visitors off buses, and wave them goodbye at the end of the day.

Information Guru (Campus Ambassadors)
Providing help and support is your gig.

There will be a special station for you on Open Day. You’ll assist visitors with questions like ‘where will I get a good coffee?’ and ‘what time is the next info session?’ You’ll also monitor sessions taking place in your area.

Data Gatherer (Survey Collector)
You’re confident asking people what they think.

iPad in hand, we need you to confidently approach attendees and get their feedback on Open Day. Using the pre-populated survey online, you will ensure we get the data we need to run a successful event every time.

Campus Explorer (Tour Guide)
You know the campus well and can’t wait to show it off.

We need you to lead small groups of visitors on a loop of the campus, pointing out all the key buildings and facilities and answering questions. We’ll make sure you know where activities are taking place during the day so you can point them out and help our visitors feel comfortable on campus.

If that isn’t enough, you get to wear a cool red t-shirt and you’ll be given a gift to keep you warm on the day.

Volunteer by filling out the form here>

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

Open Day 14 July – invite your friends and whanau

UC’s Open Day is on 14 July.

If your friends or family members are interested in attending UC, invite them along to explore the campus, tour the Halls of Residence, and find out more about the UC student experience! Click here for what is happening on the day.

You can also head along to the UCSA International Food Market as part of Winterlude on the day. The market will be open from 10am to 3pm, with everything from spicy Mexican food to mouth-watering waffles.

With lots happening on the day, there will be an increase in the number of people on campus, so please be aware of this. And if someone looks lost, please point them in the right direction.

A number of lecturers will also be presenting at Open Day information sessions, which will mean that a few classes on the day will be cancelled – if this impacts you, your course coordinator will be in touch directly.