Update: Uni-Cycle work, Ilam Fields

Christchurch City Council is continuing construction work on the Uni-Cycle path on Ilam Fields.

Construction on the first section of the path, from Waimairi Road, has been completed and sealed. The middle section of the path is expected to be sealed by Wednesday (5 April) – weather dependent. In the meantime, work has started on the last section of the path between the tennis courts and Ilam Road.

Those travelling across Ilam fields should use the following routes.

  • Travelling between Ilam and Dovedale
    Use the route on the south side of the work site (see blue markings on the map below) – this joins up with the first section of the path that has been sealed from Waimairi Road.
  • Travelling to University Hall
    Use the route on the north side of the work site (see orange markings on the map below) – this joins up with the tennis courts.

Please take care when travelling through the area.

170331 Ilam fields

 

Classics and Music move to Arts Centre

20170228_WAM_CH_0116

Over the last few weeks UC Classics and UC Music have been relocating into the restored Chemistry building, at the Arts Centre of Christchurchformerly the University’s campus until the 1970s.

The Chemistry building has been transformed into a purpose-built space over four floors. It features music practice suites, a recital space, a small lecture theatre and library, offices for Classics and Music staff, student workstations and a social area.

Some classes and music recitals are already running in the new space, and weekly Composition Workshops and New Music concerts are held each Monday which are free to attend. Friday lunchtime concerts will also start soon.

A new exhibition space, the Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities, is due to open in mid-May. The museum will showcase UC’s highly valuable James Logie Memorial Collection, allowing greater public access to view the treasured collection of Greek, Roman, Egyptian and Near Eastern artefacts.

The move  provides more public performance opportunities for Music students and puts UC’s Classics and Music departments in the ideal location for greater collaboration with the local and international arts community.

The building, along with the Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities, will be officially opened in late May.

Information for those travelling between UC and the Arts Centre is available here.

The public will be able to attend music performances held in the new recital space.

Recital Room

The entrance to the Chemistry building (from the South Quad) has been restored to its former glory.

Entrance

The new student social space in the loft (right) and new learning spaces.

Interior rooms

Stairs – a blend of the old and the new.

Stairs

 

*All images supplied by Warren and Mahoney, photographer Sarah Rowlands.

Bike lights are compulsory at night

Did you know that bike lights are compulsory at night or at times where visibility is low? That means in fog or even a rainy day too.bike-313199_1920
Thanks to the NZTA, here’s a list of compulsory items required on a bike.

At all times:

  1. A red or yellow rear reflector that is visible from a distance of 100 metres when light shines on it.
  2. Good brakes on the front and back wheels (or, if the cycle was made before 1 January 1988, a good brake on the back wheel).

When cycling at night or when visibility is poor, cycles must have the following:

  1. One or more steady or flashing rear-facing red lights that can be seen at night from a distance of 100 metres.
  2. One or two white or yellow headlights that can be seen at night from a distance of 100 metres. Only one of these headlights may flash.
  3. Pedal retro-reflectors on the forward and rearward facing surfaces of each pedal. If the cycle does not have these, you must wear reflective material.

Interested in knowing more? Check out the optional items here and don’t forget your helmet.

UC Sustainability has more tips on riding around campus.

Put your microphone on charge at the end of teaching

image1Coming to the end of a teaching activity?

Be sure to put your microphone back on charge.

Carefully calibrated technologies are in place in lecture spaces, to make sure the audio experience of students is consistent – including the Wireless Lapel Microphone system.

Being wireless, it has its own portable power source – in its bodypack.

image2

When the bodypack is taken out of the charging dock, it automatically switches on and starts picking up audio. The green light on the bodypack comes on.

Likewise, when put back correctly, it switches off automatically and starts recharging.

Given the near all-day use of many teaching spaces, it is crucial that this gets every opportunity to have a bit more charge put in.

When a previous user has not replaced the bodypack correctly in the charging dock, it stays on and is not recharging. Double trouble. That impacts teaching staff later that day, and even the next day.

image3

Place the bodypack, the right way round, in the charging dock. This means the screen on the bodypack faces the lights on the charger dock.

image4Then push down to feel a click. On the charging dock the red charging light will come on.

Simply put:

  • Click,
  • Check,
  • Loop, and
  • Clip

 
Not quite sure what we mean?
Here is a very quick video to show you.

Remember, Echo360 recording only takes place if it has been requested, booked in and confirmed in advance. There is no audio recording to access later, if this has not been done.

FREE FINANCIAL PLANNING SEMINAR

Financial seminar under 35

The Getting Started seminar is designed for the under 35 age group. It will cover things that are key for those early in their careers and working lives.

  • KiwiSaver
  • Estate Planning
  • Insurances
  • Debt management (including student loans).

Tuesday, 11 April 2017
12 noon to 1.30pm

Please register your interest for this seminar by contacting Shelley Dick, via email or phone (03) 375 4040.

More NZFP Seminars will also be held this year for the 35 – 55 age group, and the 60+ age group. Please see the Learning and Development: Financial Planning Seminars intranet page for further information.