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Meet UC’s new Rainbow Coordinator

Ari Nicholson joined UC a few weeks back as Rainbow Coordinator in the Student Success team.

We had a chat with Ari to find out about what the new role involves, Diversity Fest (which is coming up in September), and all about Ari’s background. Watch here>

Drop in to Ari’s office and say hello. Ari is in the office at the following times:
Monday, 9am – 5pm
Tuesday and Wednesday, 9am – 2.30pm
Location – Level 1, Forestry building

A new world champion for UC

Congratulations to BCom student Edmund Fordyce who won the Under21 Golf Croquet World Championships in Nottingham, England last week.

Edmund, 19, has been playing croquet since he was 11 years old and following this win, has retained his position within the Top Ten of the world Golf Croquet rankings (number eight!).

Edmund has been coached by multiple time world champion Chris Clarke for several years, and has experienced some impressive achievements in the sport to date, including:

  • Part of the winning New Zealand team in the second Golf Croquet Trans-Tasman championship this season
  • Winner of New Zealand Open Golf Croquet singles (and current 2019 champion)
  • Winner 2018 Croquet NZ Under 21 Golf Croquet Singles
  • Winner 2017 NZ Open association croquet doubles
  • Winner 2017 Open golf croquet singles (at age 16, the youngest person to ever win it)

For Senior Lecturer Dr Jenny Clarke, Edmund’s success is richly deserved.

“More than just the numbers, he is an absolutely lovely chap – completely grounded, great sense of humour, and really generous with helping youngsters [and those] people interested in the game.” 

Congratulations Edmund, you’ve done us proud.

2020 ENG ME! Peer Mentoring Programme

Would you like to strengthen your leadership and teamwork attributes on your CV and get paid for it?

The College of Engineering is recruiting students to join our 2020 ENG ME! Peer Mentoring programme as mentors and tutors.

This is a paid employment with the College of Engineering, so you can earn some money while also supporting your fellow students!

Application forms are available here -> https://www.canterbury.ac.nz/engineering/engme/

Alternatively, you can pick up physical application forms at the College of Engineering office reception (John Britten – Ground floor).

Any questions? Email us at engme@canterbury.ac.nz or visit us at the College of Engineering office.

More info:

ENG ME! is our student-led, College-enabled peer mentoring programme.

  • All Engineering Intermediate students and 1st year Product Design students are assigned to a peer mentoring group led by an ENG ME! Mentor who is a current Professional Year College of Engineering student who has “been there and done that” successfully. These groups will meet weekly for the first 10 weeks of Semester 1.
  • ENG ME! Mentors provide group mentoring to Engineering Intermediate students and 1st Year Product Design students in their first year of study at UC offering direction, encouragement, motivation and friendship through weekly contact for the first 10 teaching weeks of Semester 1.
  • Mentors can choose to run any of their weekly mentoring sessions as study groups and that is where our ENG ME! Tutors step in to help.
  • Mentors are able to invite ENG ME! Tutors and Academic Staff to attend sessions and answer student (mentees) questions. No preparation is required for ENG ME! Tutors, just a knowledge of the first year College of Engineering courses and an ability to explain concepts or answer questions.