Forget ironing, you can now bring your drycleaning to Haere-roa

Take back your Sunday and never iron a shirt again! Haere-roa, the new UCSA building, is a new agent for Maxwell’s Drycleaning.

Maxwell’s offer:

  • competitive prices,
  • loyalty cards, and
  • convenient two or three day service.

You can drop your laundry off at UCSA’s reception on the second floor of Haere-roa. Items can be handed in before 10am, with collection before 5pm.

Read the price list here.

Maxwell's Drycleaning

Watch the Rugby World Cup live at The Foundry

Did you know that you can watch every Rugby World Cup game live at The Foundry? The team are extending their opening hours to bring you all the action, so stop by to soak up the atmosphere, cheer on your team, and treat yourself to something from their menu.

Outside of their usual hours, The Foundry will be open 30 minutes before the first match of the day.

The bar is located inside the new Students’ Association building, Haere-roa, and is decked out with a cool industrial vibe.

Follow The Foundry on Facebook.

The Foundry

Identity & Access Management (IAM) Project Update

A new password tool is coming!

password_tool_iamThe Identity & Access Management Programme (IAM Programme) is replacing the aging and unsupported back end solution of the current IDMS system, with the aim of modernising and future-proofing the IAM solution within UC.

The new core platform is scheduled to go live by the end of October 2019.

With the new solution a new password tool will be provided. This means for staff, students and visitors at UC  that:

  • there will be only one tool for everyone to change their password in,
  • password changes and synchronisation with downstream systems will be faster,
  • if you no longer remember your password, you can re-set it yourself via the new password tool.  And there is no need for you to contact the IT Service Desk during working hours anymore. The new tool is available 24/7.

With this in mind, start thinking about the strength of your password.

Further details will be provided in the coming weeks.

Meanwhile, another IAM Business Champion Group session also took place this week. Visit the IAM Business Champion Group site (intranet, staff access only) to see what is changing for Departments/Schools and watch a video recording of the session.

If you have any questions regarding the IAM Programme, please do not hesitate to email us at identityproject@canterbury.ac.nz or visit the IAM Project Intranet site (staff access only) .

Ngā mihi nui

The IAM Project Team


See previous IAM related communication:

Intelligent Automation: RPA Brown Bag Lunch

UC has started a programme of work to assess and implement intelligent automation opportunities across the university and form a Centre of Excellence in process automation.

The aim of this programme is to utilise intelligent automation to provide improved service to students, clients, suppliers and staff and provide staff with more time to complete unfinished tasks, solve complex problems, and perform additional tasks.  UC has now completed development of five automated processes, with a further two in development.

What: 3rd RPA Brown Bag Lunch
When: 12pm – 1pm Tuesday 8 October 2019
Where: Puaka James Hight 210

The aim of this session is to cover the following four topics:

  • What is Intelligent Automation, and where does Robotic Process Automation (“RPA”) sit on the spectrum between rules-based and adaptive thinking.
  • What is UC currently doing in Robotic Process Automation, including case studies and end-user experiences.
  • Could RPA be a potential solution for a current pain point you experience that is effecting your ability to complete your required tasks, or provide the required level of service to UC’s students, clients and staff.
  • What are the required skillsets for working with intelligent automation, and how can I upskill myself.

So bring along your lunch and have a chat.  If you have any questions, please get in touch with the team at intelligentautomation@canterbury.ac.nz.