April is UC Staff Benefits Month

Find out about the fantastic benefits that are available to UC Staff all year round, as well as the special ‘UC Staff Benefits Month‘ promotions, including:

  • Southern Cross Health Insurance
    $100 Mighty Ape Voucher up for grabs plus get your FREE Fitbit!
    Are you clear, focused and happy? Check out the Southern Cross Healthier Mind Toolkit during April to find out more.
  • Marsh Life and Income Protection Insurance
    4 x weekly drawer of $150 dinner vouchers up for grabs during Benefits Month!
    30-day offer – Join up and have no medical questions asked!
  • UC Rec Centre
    Staff Open Week – including free Spin Classes.


See the UC Staff Benefits Month webpage for more information.

Skills to master delivering service

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to increase your skillset.
Get along to one of the Learning and Development courses below:

Delivering Service
Wednesday 13 April (9am – 4.30pm) – only four places left!!
To ensure a place, register before the end of today!

Dealing With Challenging Client Situations
Thursday 5 May (9am – 1pm)

More details below…

Our Delivering Service course will give you the understanding of who your customers are, what is expected of you, and clarifying any problems or issues in the UC context. Registration close at the end today. For a registration form, click here.

A skill we all need to master is Dealing with Challenging Client Situations. Come along to see Andrea pass along her Gems of wisdom about how best to handle these situations.
For a registration form, click here.

Courteous treatment will make a customer a walking advertisement – J.C. Penny

If this is not quite what you were looking for, Learning and Development offer so many other courses.
Please email Learningdevelopment@canterbury.ac.nz and I will send you a copy of our calendar of upcoming courses and dates.

Graduation Bus Service is Back

A free bus service is being run for members of staff attending the April graduation ceremonies at Horncastle Arena at the following times:

Tuesday 19 April

Morning ceremony:

Departs Fine Arts Carpark 8:45am and returns 12:20pm.

Afternoon ceremony:

Departs Car Park 1 (Dovedale Campus) 12:35pm then departs Fine Arts Carpark 12:55pm. Returns 4:25pm (drop-off on both campuses).

Thursday 21 April

Morning ceremony:

Departs Fine Arts Carpark 8:45am and returns 12:20pm.

Afternoon ceremony:

Departs Fine Arts Carpark 12:45pm and returns 4:25pm.

If you have any queries about the bus service, please email graduation@canterbury.ac.nz