The UCMe national outdoor campaign is now in market. This year we feature 29 of our students who deliver powerful personal perspectives on the UC experience to help inspire future students. Each story is based around at least one of the UC7 pillars and we have evolved the design to a striking red to help stand out. See the website and read our students’ inspiring stories here
The Association of Commonwealth Universities is delighted to invite you to participate in this year’s UN High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) – the yearly conference of the United Nations reviewing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The HLPF is where governments, UN Agencies and civil society come together to discuss the achievements that have been made towards Agenda 2030. This year the HLPF, taking place from 7-16 July, is dedicated to “Accelerated action and transformative pathways: realizing the decade of action and delivery for sustainable development”.
As a global university association advocating for the key role that higher education plays in achieving sustainable development, the ACU will take an active part in the debates again this year and is co-organising a series of virtual events, together with our partners and Members.
Click on the links below to learn about each event and register to attend. The following events are free and open to all ACU Members.
ACU at the HLPF 2020 in brief:
- 8 July 2020 | 1.00-3.00 pm BST: HESI (Higher Education Sustainability Initiative) Virtual event: Where Next? Redesigning Further Education for the Future. Tune in for a panel discussion with participation from Dr Hilligje van’t Land (IAU); Stefania Giannini (UNESCO) and representatives from Academia and UN bodies.
- 8 July 2020 | 10 am-12 pm BST: International Green Gown Awards (IGGA) Virtual Ceremony. The ACU is a co-sponsor and member of the judging panel of the IGGA, and will present the winner for the Student Engagement category at the ceremony. To register, follow this link to the EAUC booking portal, select ‘Book this Package’ and then ‘Go to Event Booking’. You will not be charged. The IGGA Virtual Awards Ceremony is taking place 15.15 – 17.00 BST (10.15 – 12.00 New York time).
- 13 July 2020 | 2-3.30 pm BST: ‘Teaching, Learning and Integrating the SDGs at universities and beyond – Linking to the Decade of Action’ Workshop. The ACU has co-organised this online workshop with our partners, the International Association of Universities (IAU) and The Francophone University Agency (AUF), and the SDG Academy and the International Council for Adult Education (ICAE). ACU members and our Secretary General Dr Joanna Newman will be on the panel.
On all HLPF days the ACU will share a virtual exhibition space with IAU and AUF titled ‘Higher Education mobilises for the SDGs’.
We hope you can join us in championing sustainable development in higher education.
Kind regards, The ACU.
New Zealand Financial Planning (NZFP) are offering UC Staff the opportunity to attend a range of free seminars. The aim of the seminars is to put practical tools in front of people so they can make informed choices and better understand the options they have to create their financial independence and manage their wealth.
This seminar covers things that are key to getting started for those early in their careers and working lives.
- Estate Planning
- Debt management (including student loans)
Tuesday 21 July 2020
12pm to 1.30pm
Jack Erskine 121
Please register your interest for this seminar by contacting Shelley Dick, via email or phone (03) 375 4040.
The Association of Commonwealth Universities Summer School 2020 | The Migration Generation? Climate, youth and refugees
Due to the impact of COVID-19, this year’s ACU summer school will be delivered virtually in partnership with University of Cape Coast, Ghana.
International collaboration remains at the heart of the ACU and its work. We are delighted to be in a position where can still bring together talented students from across the Commonwealth, whilst safeguarding the health and wellbeing of staff and students during this global health emergency.
Students will share their knowledge and experiences of migration, work on a challenging group project, learn from expert speakers and virtually immerse themselves in Ghanaian culture and history. Developed by senior University of Cape Coast subject specialists, the programme has been adapted to provide students with rich intercultural experiences, even at a distance.
Details can be found on the ACU Summer School site.