Coaching Conversations at UC

“A manager is a title, it does not guarantee success. Coaching is an action, not a title and actions will result in successes!” Catherine Pulsifer

Gain the necessary skills needed to inspire and motivate, boost performance, assist staff to deal with issues and challenges, and support people to meet their performance and team goals.

This course has been re-adapted from the ‘Coaching’ programme, and is open to all staff

Coaching Conversations at UC –  Full day 28th October & 2 hours 2nd December

Other workshops coming up:

Chairing Effective Meetings – 9th November

Communications Skills – 12th November

Growing Personal Resilience – two half days 19th & 20th November

Not what you are looking for? Contact the L&D team!

Staff Yoga Course – Dovedale


A few of you have been asking for this, so we are now introducing a new Staff Only Yoga course based over in Dovedale Village!

This course is dedicated to UC staff only, with a maximum of 20 people to allow for more personalised teaching and alignment adjustments in a nice, private space.

The course will run in an eight week block on Tuesdays at 1-2pm from Tuesday 6 October to Tuesday 24 November.

More information about the course can be found here.

If you would like to sign up you have a couple of options. Either pop into the Rec Centre and sign up in person or else you can give us a call on ext. 8434 and sign up over the phone.  Payment must be made at the time of booking in order to secure your spot.

Please feel free to contact if you would like any more information.

We look forward to seeing you there.


UCSA Lecturer of the Year 2015 – Top Nominees and Winners!

The annual UCSA Lecturer of the Year Awards has been announced, brought to you by the UCSA Welfare and Advocacy team. Below are the nominees and winner. Congratulations to all winners and nominees!

Lecturer of the Year 2015

Top 4 nominees:
Steve Agnew
Dr Gabrielle Wall
Dr Rosie Ibboston
Dr Geoffrey Rodgers

Winner of Lecturer of the Year 2015: Dr Geoffrey Rodgers

Geoff Rodgers, Mech Eng and his research into hip joints, 1.7.14

College of Arts

Top 4 nominees:
Phillip Borell
Associate Professor Donald Matheson
Karen Saunders
Dr Rosie Ibbotson

Winner of College of Arts Lecturer of the Year 2015: Dr Rosie Ibbotson

College of Business and Law

Top 4 nominees:
Dr Ekant Veer
Russell Wordsworth
Steve Agnew
Dr Herb de Vries

Winner of College of Business and Law Lecturer of the Year 2015: Steve Agnew

College of Education

Top 4 nominees:
Dr Brigid McNeill
Sue Wilson
Jocelyn Howard
Nicki Dabner

Winner of College of Education Lecturer of the Year 2015: Dr Brigid McNeill

College of Engineering

Top 4 nominees:
Dr Geoffrey Rodgers
Dr Ken Morison
Dr Martin Allen
Dr Sid Becker

Winner of College of Engineering Lecturer of the Year 2015: Dr Geoffrey Rodgers

College of Science

Top 4 nominees:
Dr Christopher Oze
Dr Heather Purdie
Dr Gabrielle Wall
Dr Pieter Pelser

Winner of College of Science Lecturer of the Year 2015: Dr Gabrielle Wall

Administrator of the Year

Top 5 nominees:
Anna Petrie
Heather Couch
Jeanette Allen
Anna Luezzi
Sarah Brown

Winner of Administrator of the Year 2015: Heather Couch

Supervisor of the Year

Top 4 nominees:
Associate Professor Donald Matheson
Dr Kelly Dombroski
Dr Ken Morison
Professor Richard Jones

Winner of Supervisor of the Year 2015: Associate Professor Donald Matheson and Professor Richard Jones

Great Character Award

Top 4 nominees:
Dr Ekant Veer
Dr John Hopkins
Simon Dorset
Dr Gabrielle Wall

Winner of Great Character of the Year 2015: Simon Dorset

Special Award winners
Gin and Tonic Award: Professor Ian Shaw
Coffee Addict Award: Dr Kyle Nash
Best Swimmer Award: Dr Karyn Stewart
Best Use of Muppets Award: Dr John Hopkins
Most Vigorous Whiteboard Marking Award: Professor Antony Fairbanks
Most Passionate Award: Dr Travis Horton
Most Enthusiastic Award: Dr Sid Becker
Most Positive Award: Victoria Escaip





Career Planning for the Early Academic last call!

Career Planning for the Early Career Academic is a two day programme designed to help you plan your career and examine the capabilities needed to succeed in an academic career.

We’ll equip you with practical tools, techniques and insights which will help you identify and develop your skills and abilities.

You’ll also have the chance to meet members of the Senior Management Team and hear from senior University staff about areas of research, teaching and service.

The programme is also about interacting with other colleagues, and you will be able to do this with new Academic staff from UC, Lincoln and Otago.

Does this interest you?
Find out more from our learning and development site: Career Planning for the Early Academic

Contact the Learning and Development team for further information