The spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) has created some real challenges for travel insurance. The University sector in New Zealand is insured by Allianz. This Insurer has issued a travel advisory that effectively excludes coverage for any claim “caused by or in any way connected with this event”. The exclusion applies to any travel bookings secured after 30 January 2020.
If your booking was made prior to this date, there is some potential for coverage (but not much!). A copy of the travel advisory has been posted on the Travel Insurance intranet site but feel free to contact Jacqui Lyttle if you wish to discuss your specific travel plans further.
Did you know that not all University compliance documents (policies, frameworks, instructions etc) are held in the UCPL?
Not sure where else to look for compliance documents?
The UCPL webpages have information on where to find compliance documents when they aren’t in the UCPL. The UCPL also links to a number of other sources of policy information from its home page.
Please contact the Policy Unit if you want to know more.
This Saturday marks the ninth anniversary of the February 22 Christchurch Earthquakes. There will be a special Intercom on Friday to acknowledge the anniversary.
Ko whakamahurutia kā nekeneke a Rūaumoko, heoi, e kārueruea tou a Manawa.
Although the movements of Rūaumoko, the atua or guardian of earthquakes, have pacified, the heart still trembles.
It’s been another fantastic Herea tō Waka | Orientation Day for UC!
According to preliminary numbers we’re on par with 2019, with around 2,000 new students and whānau braving the weather to attend O Day.
Check out more of the action from the O Day social wall>
A big thanks to everyone who volunteered their time to give a warm welcome to the students joining our UC community this year.
With all new and returning students on campus from Monday, we are set for a fantastic 2020.
The UCGO app provides the tools students need to succeed at UC. Using UCGO students can access their personal student email, LEARN and library accounts, as well as their class timetable. Spread the word and encourage students to download UCGO to help them on their journey to success at UC.
UCGO provides really practical information to help students in their first few weeks at UC including information on campus safety, getting to and from UC and finding their way around campus. It also has tools to help them connect with UC through social media and the Insider’s Guide | Tūpono blog.
New tools added this summer
New tools have been added to UCGO recently and are all available for staff too.
- Keep your V-Plate card close, connect it to UCGO – tick ‘remember me’ when you log in for ease of use.
- See what’s happening on campus through UC’s social media channels – all connected to UCGO.
- Plan your journey to and from UC whether driving, cycling or catching the bus using the new Getting Around tool.
Staff can download UCGO and log in using their staff login details. Staff currently have access to the following tools through UCGO:
- UC Social
- Campus Safety
- Getting Around
- Key UC Dates
- Insider’s Guide | Tūpono – student blog
- Emergency push notifications – this is a primary channel of communication with staff and students in the event of a campus wide emergency. Notifications must be enabled to receive these messages.
Download UCGO now from the App Store and Google Play, and encourage students to do the same.
See all the tools and find more about UCGO here>