ICT Training Room 312 bookings

The ICT Training Room 312 has now been
transferred to the Web Room Booking System.

If you have an existing booking for this week (26-29 April), it has been transferred to the Web Room Booking System. You will receive confirmation of this shortly.

Please make any future bookings for the ICT Training Room 312 via Web Room Bookings.

New National IT Challenge landed at UC

Opportunity for your students to compete nationwide and win a share of $5,000!

There is a new initiative on campus this year with the inaugural UCE Regional MYOB IT Challenge.

The MYOB IT Challenge is an annual event run by the hugely successful Management Consulting Club at the University of Auckland. This year for the very first time they are opening up the challenge to universities from across the nation which means this is an opportunity for UC students to show the country just how great we are.

This competition is open to all students at any level and from any discipline. This will be of particular interest to students with technical expertise (e.g. from information systems, computer engineering, software engineering, computer science etc) and/or interest in business consulting (e.g. from Commerce). This is a great opportunity for students to add some great skills and experience to their CV, particularly in consulting and problem solving areas.

The IT Challenge is a business case based competition, combining business and technical analysis to find real solutions to business problems throughout New Zealand. Students will work in teams of two to four, for five days to prepare and submit a written proposal and basic prototype. Teams will then pitch to a panel of judges for the chance to compete in the National competition in Auckland.

Please encourage students who might be interested to head along to the information session on the 3 May at 2pm in the UCE Presentation Room, Forestry 125. More event details are available here.

You and your students can find more information on the Challenge and key dates (including application details) on the Challenge page.


Healthier Mind Toolkit – FINAL WEEK

souther_cross_hmt_bannerAre you clear, focused and happy?

This is the last week to take part in the “Healthier Mind Toolkit“, a promotion run by Southern Cross as part of UC Staff Benefits Month.

This weeks topic is “Resilience and offers some solutions to help you become better at dealing with life’s curve balls. By taking part you will also go into the draw to win a $100 Mighty Ape voucher.

PLUS… Any staff member who joins or adds their partner to their policy by 3 May 2016 will get a free Fitbit Flex (valued at $159.95)!

See the UC Staff Benefits Month webpage to learn about the fantastic benefits available to UC Staff all year round, including the special UC Staff Benefits Month promotions available during April.

Erskine Visiting Fellows arriving at UC

Over the next few weeks, the Erskine Programme, will welcome the following people to UC:

  • Professor Stephen Loeb from the University of Windsor, Canada who is visiting the Department of Chemistry
  • Professor Amanda Ellis from Flinders University, Australia who is visiting the Department of Chemistry
  • Dr Caitlin Gabor from Texas State University, USA  who is visiting the Department of Biological Sciences, and
  • Dr Sharon Feiman-Nemser from Brandeis University, USA who is visiting the School of Teacher Education.

We wish them and their families a wonderful time at UC.

Opportunity to use LEARN for your research

The e-learning team is available to support Postgraduate thesis students who are interested in using Learn for their research.
Some possibilities for postgraduate students include:

Managing your research: Access the Thesis site to find useful information for Thesis students, to check your manuscripts for plagiarism, to ask questions, to discuss with other postgraduate students that are part of the course.

Collecting data for your research: Access other Learn courses as an observer to collect data (e.g. researching student engagement in a course – course coordinators may provide access to their Learn course for data collection).

Conducting your research: Have a dedicated Learn site to interact with research participants (e.g. sharing resources with participants, communicating and engaging participants in online activities such as quizzes, discussions, feedback via Learn).

If you think this could be useful to you then you should discuss this with your Supervisors and then contact the Flexible Learning Advisor for your College.