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UCSA Staff of the Year Award 2017

SOTY poster

Staff of the Year Award 2017 nominating/voting has opened!

Since 1995, the UCSA Lecturer of the Year Awards give students a voice in nominating and deciding the most inspiring and dedicated lecturers at UC.  In recent years, we have introduced nominations for Supervisor of the Year, Administrator of the Year and Great Character of the Year.

Last year we renamed the event Staff of the Year Award, and added a few more awards because we want to honour the help and support non-academic staff members give students as well.

For your enjoyment, there’s still a “Make-up Your Own” Lecturer Award, where you name the award and nominate the lecturer.  It’s fun.  Plus, the cheekiest ones will be featured at the award ceremony.

So start nominating your lecturers, supervisors and technical staff who have helped you, library staff who showed you where books are, advisors who have guided you, or cleaning staff who have made your life at uni so much better!

Don’t forget, by nominating a staff member you go in the draw to win one of four $50 UCSA Cafe and Bar vouchers!

Nominate/vote now>

**Please note nominating is voting, no reason for a second survey, make your nomination/vote count.

**You do not need to vote in every category, but we encourage you to.

**Please fill in as much information as you can about the people you are voting for.

**Voting closes Friday 25 August – late entries will not be allowed.

Small Group Training, the extra push you need?

Recreation centre, various classes set up by staff for marketing services, 20.10.15 Client, Kat Henderson, Rec Centre.

Did Term One come and go in a blur, and then you realised you’d only been to the gym twice?   Do you need some extra motivation and accountability, but can’t afford to pay for personal training?  Here’s where Small Group Training (SGT) can help.  Read to the bottom and find out how you can get a $10 discount on your next SGT enrolment!

Why do small group training?  Hear what two of our students have to say!

“SGT courses are a great way of adding something new into your workout routine, and I definitely find that working out in a group pushes me further than solo workouts do.  The best part is seeing how much progress you’ve made by the end of the course”

Nina, 5th Year Biochemistry student (MSc)

“The best thing about SGT is coming home at 7.30am to your flatmates waking up knowing that you have finished your workout for the day”

Kiri, 3rd Year in Natural Resource Engineering

How does it work?

  • You’ll turn up for your sessions each week with the same group of people. Often there’ll be elements of partner work or team games, so your group needs you to turn up!
  • Term 2 courses run for 5 weeks (they’re normally 6 weeks).
  • Sessions are held in various locations – the RecCentre, Kirkwood Village and outdoors.

How do I sign up and how much does it cost?

  • Browse our Small Group Training webpages and check out the options available
  • You can sign up at reception or over the phone   – remember, you pay for all sessions up front, no refunds if you don’t turn up!
  • We encourage you to look around and find the best location, activity and price to suit your budget (although we can say that we do keep our prices below market rate!)
  • Need a little extra incentive? The first 10 people to email kat.henderson@canterbury.ac.nz  asking for a $10 discount voucher will get one. Simple. It will be valid for use, one time only, in 2017!

Yours in health & fitness,
UC RecCentre Team

 

UC RecCentre – Gym hack #1: Hit the gym early!

The gym is pumping right now and we’re stoked to see so many of you hitting the gym already. Having said that, an overcrowded gym is not fun for everyone, so when is the best time to train at the RecCentre?

Recreation Centre photo shoot, showing all aspects of the Rec Centre facilities, badminton, balance exercises with balls, weight pack exercises, floor exercises on the mezzanine, Rec Centre reception, group weights in the gym, steppers, walkers, spin, weight machines, free weights, straps, yoga, rowing machines, 15.8.14

As always, there is no simple answer, it all comes down to YOU.  But here’s what we do know…

Recreation centre, various classes set up by staff for marketing services, 20.10.15 and 23.10.15 Client, Kat Henderson, Rec Centre.

  • The earlier you come to the RecCentre, the quieter it will be in both group fitness classes and the fitness spaces. Hit us up before 3pm each day for less crowds and faster workout times  (less waiting and working in with others)
  • The exception is Saturday, where everyone gets here for 9am opening and it’s much less busy from lunchtime until closing

You may find the crowds motivating and energising, or you may find they drain your soul and make you want to run for the hills! Both are perfectly valid responses, we just need to find ways to accommodate our individual needs. We suggest you try out different days and times until you find a time slot that works for both your personality,  your schedule and your fitness buddy if you have one! Prioritise yourself and find a consistent time to exercise, blocking it out in your calendar as an appointment that can’t be rescheduled.

Recreation centre, various classes set up by staff for marketing services, 20.10.15 and 23.10.15 Client, Kat Henderson, Rec Centre.

Need another incentive to hit the gym early?  Enter your name in our competition box at reception, post-workout (we’ll be able to tell by your red workout faces!) between 6am and 3.00pm from March 20th until April 9th, Monday to Friday.   Each day we’ll draw out one lucky winner who’ll receive a surprise pack of RecCentre goodies. (One entry per person, per day).

You’ve gotta be in (early) to win!

Lift. Move. Play.