Schoolboy presents Youth Custody report to UC

VC Rod Carr meets St Thomas pupil Charlie Devine with his work "Edmund Rice Youth Custody Index" 25.9.15 Client VC office.
VC Rod Carr meets Charlie Devine with his work “Edmund Rice Youth Custody Index”. 

A Christchurch high school student who helped create a detailed report on young people in custody in New Zealand has presented the report’s findings to the University of Canterbury.

Year 13 student Charlie Devine met UC Vice-Chancellor Dr Rod Carr to present a copy of the report and to discuss the findings of the Edmund Rice Youth in Custody Index.

The Youth Custody Index 2015, a St Thomas of Canterbury College student project, aimed to shed light on the issue of youth in custody.

This year, the school launched the second annual findings of their annual index into youth in custody in New Zealand.  A group of St Thomas of Canterbury schoolboys produced the report based on data they obtained from Government agencies through the Official Information Act and material in the public arena.

This year the research included an insight into those looking after youth in custody as well as the separate journey that female youth experience.

Last year, the group found that youth justice facilities had high reconviction rates and that more than half of the young people apprehended for imprisonable offences were Maori. Other key findings in the report were that 69 percent of under 20s who are incarcerated are reconvicted, and 45 percent ended up back in prison.

Māori Women’s Leadership Summit 2015, Wellington – 2, 3 & 4 December

Key strategies for Māori women across all Sectors to accomplish personal and community goals and maximise opportunities for career advancement

Liquid Learning is delighted to present the Māori Women’s Leadership Summit 2015, an inspirational networking and professional development opportunity for current and emerging female leaders across New Zealand.

Some of the featured speakers:
Aroha Campbell Trust Chief Executive Officer
-Tauhara North No.2 Trust
June McCabe
-Sustainable Prosperity NZ Limited

Rachel Taulelei
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
-Yellow Brick Road
Paula Collins
Chief Advisor Māori
-Tertiary Education Commission
Awhimai Reynolds
Managing Director
-iWahine NZ
And many more inspirational speakers!

Pre-Summit Workshop

2 December
3 December
Post-Summit Workshop
4 December
Pipitea Marae and Function Centre Wellington

For more information about the summit and booking form click here

If you have further questions please contact one of the L&D team

Free on-campus legal advice for students and staff: Wednesdays 2 to 5pm.

The UC Law Clinic, in association with Community Law Canterbury (CLC), is offering a free legal advice service to students and staff of the University (and their families) on any topic. This confidential service, under the supervision of a qualified and practising CLC solicitor,  will be available on selected Wednesday afternoons from 2pm to 5pm. Appointments may be made for the time-slots of 2 pm, 3 pm, or 4pm on any of the following Wednesdays: 30 September, 7  and 14 October 2015. The venue is Room 155A in the foyer of the Business and Law Building in University Drive.

Please e-mail your preferred appointment day and time to:, and a confirmatory email will be sent in reply. If you have any queries, please email Professor Robin Palmer at, or call me at extension 8818.

If you work directly with Students, this course is for you!

The first round of Dealing With Students in Crisis – Module One, has been so popular – we have had to run it again next week!

Want to learn how to help our Students when they need it?
Register for Psychological First Aid & Applying the Te Whare Tapa Whā Model  (Module 1 – October 2nd)
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What if you have completed the first Module?
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Go on…register for Modules Two, and/or Three on the L&D Webpage. (October 1st)

Contact the L&D Team if you want to know anything further

Email an open file from Microsoft Office programs

This is a repeat, but I still encounter staff who are overjoyed to discover that you can email a file directly from Word, Excel, PowerPoint… in fact, any Microsoft Office program.

This is very useful when you have finished working on a  file and wish to email it – a much quicker (and simpler) option that opening a new Outlook message and attaching the file to it.

  1. Ensure you have the file open  (as you will if you are working on it).
  2. Click the Email button on the  Quick Access Toolbar.


A new email displays, with the file attached to it.

  1. Complete and send the Email message.

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