More Erskine Visiting Fellow arrivals at UC

The Erskine Programme is delighted to welcome three more Erskine Visiting Fellows to UC:

Arriving this week are:

  • Dr Alec Groysman visiting the Department of Mechanical Engineering from the Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
  • Dr Peter Jarvis visiting the Department of Physics & Astronomy from the University of Tasmania, Australia
  • Professor Graeme Wynn visiting the Department of Geography from the University of British Columbia, Canada.

We look forward to formally welcoming all of our Visiting Fellows and their families  to UC at a morning tea next week.

Staff Professional Development

Have you thought about what professional development courses you want to do this year? Don’t know where to start?

Check out our website, click on the category you want to develop and browse around to see what’s relevant for you and your role.

We have an upcoming Te Reo course on 2 and 16 March, which would be beneficial for anyone wanting to develop some understanding of Te Reo greetings, simple conversational words and developing a mihi.

Prestigious appointment for UC academic

Hayward Pol Sci bannerAssociate Professor Bronwyn Hayward for our School of Language, Social and Political Sciences has been appointed as a Lead Author for a special Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report.

The robust scientific report was commissioned under the Paris Agreement COP21 in 2015. It will explore ways to hold global warming to levels of 1.5 degrees Celsius, while also addressing climate change and poverty eradication goals

Eighty-six experts from 39 countries were selected from over 560 nominations to undertake the assessment.

“I feel honoured to be appointed as a Lead Author to this special report that addresses three of the most difficult issues facing our world – tackling climate change and poverty, while also developing in sustainable ways,” says Associate Professor Hayward.

With a background in political science and geography, Associate Professor Hayward said, “ we need interdisciplinary thinking to address complex serious problems, and it is also heartening to see recognition for the way arts and humanities can also assist us in tackling some of our world’s greatest challenges.”

The team of world experts is due to finalise the report in September 2018, in time for the facilitative dialogue under the Paris Agreement that will take place later that year.

Associate Professor Hayward is the only New Zealander on this special report although other New Zealanders are expected to be nominated to help author later reports.

Read media release

Click here for the detailed list of the members of the author team

Student Care’s role at UC

Student Care is here to help any students who might need extra support and guidance with any issues that may be impacting their studies and wellbeing. We can help students to identify issues, explore options and work out an action plan.

You can refer students to us directly or speak to us about a student situation or concern in confidence for advice on how to manage the situation.

Contact: 03 369 3388


Watch this  1 min 30 sec video to find out more.

Bakery food truck on campus


A new food truck is on campus for a trial period.

The Hangout Bakery food truck will be located outside C Lecture Theatres on Monday, Tuesday and Friday and at the front of Engineering Core on Wednesday and Thursday.  These days are subject to change depending on demand and only for a trial period until Easter.

image008Emmanueilo and Anne-Marie who run the food truck are Egyptian and freshly bake each morning a delicious selection of savouries, cakes, breads, cream buns and fresh Turkish Delight, all reasonably priced and delicious!


See more pictures  of the delicious food on offer below – and let us know your favourites in the comments section.

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