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It’s not too late to volunteer for Rā Tōmene | Online Open Day!

Rā Tōmene | Open Day is UC’s key recruitment event for future students, parents and whānau and its success depends on staff throughout UC. Our new virtual event is no exception.

UC’s Rā Tōmene | Online Open Day will take place next Thursday 9 July –  read more about the event here>

While many of our staff are already involved in planning webinar presentations and leading online departmental booths, there are opportunities for staff to volunteer as virtual assistants.

From the comfort of your desk – or any location really! – you’ll support our virtual attendees by joining our online information hub and answering any questions they may have, or letting our guests know when the staff/student/team they are looking for will be next available to help them.

Volunteering is a great opportunity to ‘meet’ new students, and be an invaluable part of a brand new event for the University.

If you’d like to get involved, please check with your manager then register your interest here>>

Our virtual Open Day | Rā Tōmene will run from 9.00am to 5.45pm on Thursday 9 July. The events team will schedule volunteers based on their availability.

Thank you to all those across the University who are working hard to bring this event to life – we look forward to another great day, online!

Information on how to get involved as a volunteer for the on-campus event will be coming soon.

Ngā mihi,

UC Events

Calling all volunteers – join us for Rā Tōmene | Open Day online!

This year, we will be holding not one but TWO Rā Tōmene | Open Day events.

A new, virtual event will take place online on Thursday 9 July with our annual on campus event now being held on Thursday August 27. Read more about both events here>

Rā Tōmene | Open Day is UC’s key recruitment event for future students, parents and whānau and its success depends on staff throughout UC. Our online event is no exception.

While many of our staff are already involved in planning webinar presentations and leading online departmental booths, there are opportunities to take part in other ways.

For Rā Tōmene | Open Day online, our events team are looking for staff to volunteer as virtual assistants.

From the comfort of your desk – or any location really! You’ll support our virtual attendees by joining our online information hub and answering any questions they may have, or letting our guests know when the staff/student/team they are looking for will be next available to help them.

Volunteering is a great opportunity to ‘meet’ new students, and be an invaluable part of a brand new event for the University. If you’d like to get involved, please check with your manager then register your interest here>>

Our virtual Open Day | Rā Tōmene will run from 9.00am to 5.45pm on Thursday 9 July. The events team will schedule volunteers based on their availability.

Thank you to all those across the University who are working hard to bring this event to life – we look forward to another great day, online!

Information on how to get involved as a volunteer for the on-campus event will be coming soon.

Ngā mihi,

UC Events

Upcoming Ilam road closures

Some of you may have seen the traffic management signage around University Drive and Homestead Lane.

Night works will be underway in early June to replace the water mains along Ilam Road. The road closures are being organised to ensure traffic doesn’t drive into the work space where the new pipe is being laid.

University Drive will be reduced to one lane from Sunday 14 June until Thursday 2 July  between the hours of 6pm to 7am.

Homestead Lane will be completely closed to traffic from Tuesday 2 June until Wednesday 10 June between the hours of 6pm to 7am.

 

Ilam Field closure

Ilam Fields are private grounds and for the safety of our community, the University decided to close them for any type of training or recreation during the Alert Level 4 lockdown.

While we allow persons to cross the fields (walking or running) during daily exercise, we are actively discouraging members of the University community and local residents from using the space for any other purpose.

Please do not be offended if UC Security ask you to move along – these actions allow the team to reduce the chance of community transfer of the COVID-19 virus.

To date, UC Security have had to remove a number of groups training in a number of different sports from the fields, as they are in breach of the Alert Level 4 / Lockdown rules advised by the government.

We anticipate this process to remain in place following the move to Alert Level 3 next week but will advise staff and students of any changes to this advice, as it comes to hand.

Please continue to stay safe, and look after each other.

Childcare under Alert Level 3

On Tuesday 21 April, Education Minister Chris Hipkins announced that during Alert Level 3, early childhood centres and schools up to Year 10 will be open for families that need these services, “but children who can stay home, should stay home.”

The Government’s view is for the vast majority of New Zealanders to work and learn from home if they can. More information is available here>

Contact your schools/childcare centres
If you haven’t already done so, please contact your usual childcare centre or school to discuss what they will be offering under Level 3.

UC Childcare facilities
As of Tuesday 29 April we expect all three of the UC-based childcare centres to be operating for families who are already enrolled. Opening the centres will depend on demand however, which may change once planning for Level 3 campus operations are confirmed.

All centres will be thoroughly cleaned before opening. 

The centres are unable to accept casual bookings, however you are welcome to enquire about availability for an on-going enrolment.

Bringing in other caregivers
Additional caregivers are approved under Alert Level 3 with the guidelines stating: “if you need to, you can expand your bubble a small amount to bring in close family, isolated people or caregivers.”

Challenges and support
We appreciate this is a challenging time for all of everyone, especially those balancing the demands of family. 

  • Staff, please talk to your line manager about your particular challenges and what they can do to support you.
  • Students, please contact your lecturer, supervisor, UC Protect or Student Care if you need to discuss options. If you need to apply for special consideration please complete the Special Consideration for Assessment form. COVID-19 has been added as grounds for application.