Travel Information and Supplier Expo – TODAY!

Attend this fun travel expo in the Undercroft 101 between 11:30am to 1:30pm today (Friday 29 January).


Meet the people that deal with UC travellers and administrators from key travel suppliers including airlines, car rental providers, hoteliers, insurance representatives and leisure travel experts.

Interact with suppliers and be in to win great prizes.

Light food and drink will be provided.

O Day – make a difference, get involved

Orientation Day (O Day) takes place on Friday 19 February.

The day provides a fantastic opportunity for first year students to make an emotional connection with UC and develop a sense of belonging.

O Day is also a wonderful opportunity for staff to walk-the-talk about our student-centred holistic approach to teaching and learning, by meeting new students one-to-one.


To get involved and help welcome our new students, contact UC’s Events and Partnerships Team Leader:


Happy New Year from Top Tips!

I hope you had a great Christmas and some time to rejuvenate.

It’s easy to miss an edition of Intercom and so miss a reminder for a Top Tip, so we finished last year with a collection of favourites…
Top Tip Favourites – Part I

…and a lot of people liked those tips, so we’re launching into 2016 with some more favourites.

Top Tip Favourites – Part II:

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Learning and Development

Professional Development Training – Taking Registrations Now

We have spaces left on the following workshops:

All Staff:
Tangata Tū, Tangata Ora
Tuesday 26 & Thursday 28 April
Te Reo Māori for the Workplace
Module One – Tuesday 5 April 1 – 4.30pm
Module Two – Tuesday 10 May 1 – 4.30pm
Presentation Skills
Wednesday 16 March
Growing Personal Resilience
-Thursday 7 & Monday 11 April
Cross-Cultural Interactions
Tuesday 12 April

Staff in Leadership or Management roles:
Negotiation Skills
Tuesday 15 March
Addressing Poor Performance
Tuesday 17 May
Communication Skills
Tuesday 24 May

For further questions please email

UC Staff Yoga and Meditation Courses

Staff Yoga

Registrations are now open for the first round of Staff Yoga 2016.

These courses are 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 courses run in an eight week block and start during the week beginning Mon 8th Feb.  Courses will be led by either John Squire or Sabine Steinegg.

Opt 1 – Tues 5:15pm KA04 (Kirkwood Village)

Opt 2 – Wed 1pm DD02 (Dovedale Village)

Opt 3 – Tues 6:30pm KA04 (Kirkwood Village)

Meditation through Yin Yoga 

Registrations also open for our Meditation course. This course aims to teach you simple techniques to breath, move and meditate to help to lower stress levels and contribute to your overall health and wellbeing. Each session will also consist of a short Yin Yoga practice. The course runs in a six week block from Sunday 28 February to Sunday 10 April at 6:15pm (opt1) and is lead by the lovely Sabine.

Click on the course titles above to find out more details about each course.

Both Staff Yoga and Meditation are open to all UC staff members, no membership required. To register, either pop into the Rec Centre and sign up with one of our Receptionists. Otherwise you can give us a call on ext 8434 and we can register you over the phone. Payment must be taken at the time of booking.

Feel free email any questions you might have through to