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Get ahead over summer

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Keen for a new challenge? Take one of the Summer School courses available at UC this summer.

It’s a great way to shorten the time it takes to complete your degree, retake a course you failed during the year, spread your workload or pick up a prerequisite course – and you’ll still have heaps of time to make the most of the long summer days.

Enrol now at myUC for a November start and from 3 October you can also enrol for courses starting in January. Check out the range of courses now.


Shanghai Shout applications close Friday

this friday

Make sure you don’t miss out on the opportunity to win one of three all-expenses paid internships in Shanghai this summer!

Global China Connection (GCC) is working with Fonterra, New Zealand Tourism and Westland Milk to bring you these internships.

If working with one of these three companies sounds good to you, visit our website and submit an application!

Check out our facebook page or website for more info!

Applications close Friday 18 August, 11pm.

Planned power outages over the summer break

As part of the final stage of a three year high voltage infrastructure upgrade, and to facilitate some large main switchboard replacements, there is a need for sections of the Ilam campus site power network to be isolated to allow this work to be done safely.

To minimise the impact of this work, it will be undertaken during a Saturday wherever possible. Unfortunately the scale of works and the availability of specialist contractors makes this impossible to achieve in all cases.

Below is the schedule, indicating that the impact of the outages will be significant. Please ensure you diary any that will directly affect you or your students.

1ST Outage Period: Saturday 19 November, 7am  – 5pm
2ND Outage Period: Saturday 26 November, 7am  – 5pm 
Buildings affected are:
• Puaka James Hight Library including The Undercroft
• Matariki
• Okeover
• North Arts Lecture Theatre

3RD Outage Period: Monday 28 November, 7am  – 5pm 
Buildings affected are:
• Angus Tait
• ICT Building
• University Book Shop

4th Outage Period: Monday 28 November, 5pm – Friday 2 December 5pm
Buildings affected are:
• ICT Building

5th Outage Period: Tuesday 29 November, 7am –  8am
6th Outage Period: Thursday 1 December, 5pm – 6pm
Buildings affected are:
• Erskine

7th Outage Period: Monday 16 January 2017, 8am – Friday 20 January 2017, 5pm
Buildings affected are:
• Library Warehouse
• Biology glasshouses
• Macmillan Brown Library
• Te Ao Mārama
• Fine Arts Blocks 1 to 4
• Alice Candy

Staff are advised that for the affected buildings, with the exception of the Erskine building, there will be NO ACCESS as the buildings will be locked down by Security for the period of the outage.

It is recommended that building occupants turn off their computers last thing before leaving work on the evening before the outage.

Please forward this advice to any affected staff and student building users as appropriate.

While the timing should mean any impact will be minimal, we apologise in advance for any inconvenience.

Should you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact me.

Rob Oudshoorn
Group Manager Engineering
Facilities Management
Ph: 03 364 2477
Mob: 027 436 4161