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An exciting year ahead for Children’s University

Following the success of the 2019 pilot, Children’s University Canterbury Partnership (CUCP) has an exciting year ahead.

Expansion – CUCP will expand in 2020 to enrol over 600 children and young people from 12-17 schools and rūnanga across Christchurch, Hurunui, Selwyn and Waimakariri District. We are excited to bring on 5-8 new schools.

Campus Experiences – CUCP will run five on-campus experiences at Lincoln University and five at the University of Canterbury to give children an understanding of what University is like through fun and hands on activities and interactive lectures. If you are interested in knowing more about how you or your department can get involved please contact Amy Underdown.

Passport to Volunteering – This year we will roll out the Passport to Volunteering, which is for young people aged 14 – 18. This programme recognises the contributions young people make via volunteering, service and leadership to their school and community.

Student Volunteers – We have a number of avenues where students can volunteer to support CUCP:

  • Help during campus experiences
  • Run lunchtime club activities in CUCP schools and rūnanga
  • Act as a School Liaison Volunteer
  • Create online content
  • Support during the Graduations in November

If you know of any students that may be interested in volunteering, please encourage them to contact Amy Underdown.

For more information about Children’s University, please contact Amy Underdown – amy.underdown@canterbury.ac.nz