Why we got involved in Open Day

Last year UC staff member Katie Perry from the HR team volunteered to help at Open Day. Here she shares her experience…


This will be the third year that a team of us from HR have volunteered for Open Day at UC.

It is a fantastic team activity and particular useful for anyone that is new to UC and the student experience as it provides you real-life insight into the aspirations and apprehension of students and parents. Being involved in Open day reminds you of how important it is that we make potential students and parents feel reassured about committing to study at UC. As UC staff, we can provide insight and knowledge about UC and Christchurch by reinforcing that this is a great place to live and study.

The HR team have found volunteering at Open-Day and Orientation incredibly rewarding, and our team of volunteers continues to grow with every event.

So if you or your colleagues are keen to contribute to the future of UC then get involved and volunteer at Open Day!


This year, Open Day is on 14 July. If you are interested in being involved, please check with your manager and register your interest by emailing the Events Team. You could even volunteer as a team.

The day runs from 9am to 5pm and is based in the centre of Ilam campus, with subject and information sessions, as well as tours of the campus, departments and UC accommodation options. The UCSA will also be running Winterlude activities.