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UC Careers brings you Lunchtime Series #3…

Did you know you can negotiate your salary and employment offer?

Join us as one of the team from our very own UC Human Resources department shares on how to find salary information, the important elements of an employment offer and other aspects you can negotiate, and how to approach salary negotiations with an employer.

Where: UC Careers – Level 1 of the Geography Building

When: Thursday 4 October, 12-1pm

Register at https://bit.ly/2OdVGOO

Māori Development Team here to help

Tēnā koutou katoa

The Māori Development Team are on campus until 16 December to tautoko your studies at UC.

If you have been impacted by the recent earthquakes and would like to have a kōrero then drop in to our office located on the 2nd Floor, Te Ao Mārama or send an email to maoridevelopment@canterbury.ac.nz.

Stay safe whānau.

Ongoing aftershocks – update

Staff and students will be experiencing the effects of ongoing aftershocks from the major earthquake north of Christchurch in the early hours of this morning.   UC’s engineer has checked our “indicator” buildings, which are all looking structurally fine. There is some cosmetic cracking apparent in some locations.  Further checks are occurring for a number of halls of residence.   Be mindful that many buildings on campus have been seismically strengthened in the last five years and that we have comprehensive processes for evaluating seismic strength and resilience.

Unless you hear otherwise, cannot make it to campus or need to look after a dependent, please assume campus remains open as normal. UCSA facilities closed today (Shilling Club and ELC Montana Ave) will be open for business as usual tomorrow.

While these aftershocks are 150km away and have little direct effect on campus, we acknowledge they can be unsettling.  We recommend that if you feel that the aftershock is very significant you should “Drop, Cover and Hold” and if necessary, evacuate the building.  Those who experienced the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes will be aware that aftershocks will continue for some weeks and possibly months. Now may be a good opportunity to refresh your memory of your evacuation procedures and the UC Emergency site: http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/emergency/

Our thoughts are also with colleagues further north who are experiencing these events more directly.  I have been in touch with Vice-Chancellors of Victoria and Massey universities and have offered assistance from UC should they need it.

Please take care and look out for family, friends and colleagues.

Dr Rod Carr
Vice-Chancellor Tumu Whakarae