Every year many UC academics visit secondary schools around Aotearoa New Zealand to share their specialist knowledge and expertise with students.
These invitations often come directly through the academics’ own networks and connections, but some school visits are arranged through UC’s Liaison team to coincide with when academics are speaking at UC’s regional information evenings.
This year, Liaison is trialling a new way of promoting visiting speaker opportunities to schools through a new webpage and online booking form. The page lists available speakers, photos, short bios and possible speaking topics.
Creating this page, means we can add additional speakers at different times throughout the year, so if you are interested in Liaison helping to arrange some school visits for you, please contact your College Outreach Co-ordinator or email email@example.com. Visits are usually around one hour of class contact, but can vary.
To be listed on the page, Liaison will need the following from you:
- A short bio
- 3-4 possible speaking topics that are suitable for senior secondary students (Year 11-13)
- Suggestions of which subject classes or NZ Curriculum topics your talk is relevant to
- Where and when you are available for visits.
If you prefer, you can continue to arrange your own visits, but it will be helpful if you can email firstname.lastname@example.org with brief details of the school/class you visited/are visiting, as this can be useful knowledge for Liaison Officers when they are meeting with school staff.
Feedback about the page is also welcome via email@example.com