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Thank you being involved in UC’s first Rā Tōmene | Online Open Day

We were delighted to welcome 604 (unique logins) prospective students and their whānau to UC’s first virtual Rā Tōmene | Open Day.

From the comfort of their own space, our guests toured the campus, our halls of residence and found out all their was to know about studying or supporting someone considering study at UC.

An event like Rā Tōmene would normally take months of planning and involve hundreds of staff and students to showcase UC at its best, we achieved that within 10 weeks!

Thank you to everyone involved who has worked tirelessly to ensure our attendees received the best virtual UC experience possible. From the filming of content, to designing the booths, to staffing the event on the day, to ensuring the attendees came along, it has been a new and rewarding journey for all of us!

Were you involved in our virtual Rā Tōmene | Open Day? Please take a moment to share your thoughts by completing this quick survey here>

For those who missed it on the day, it’s not too late to have a look at the virtual event. Follow these instructions for your entry to the event: 

  1. Go to: https://ratomene.vfairs.com/ 
  2. Click ‘Login’
  3. Enter Email: events@canterbury.ac.nz
  4. Enter Password: exploreuc
  5. Enjoy! 

We look forward to welcoming our future students and their whānau on to UC for our on campus Rā Tōmene | Open Day on Thursday 27 August.

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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,

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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.