Category Archives: Community Notices

Commissioning of CNRE Fire Lab: 15 – 17 October

From Monday through to Wednesday next week (15-17 October), there will be a number of burns conducted in the Civil and Natural Resources Engineering (CNRE) Fire Lab to commission the Emissions Control Unit (ECU).

It’s anticipated that on Tuesday and Wednesday specifically, as a result of the activities taking place, visible smoke and odour will be produced.

Facilities Management, UC Security and the New Zealand Fire Service have been notified.

Should you notice anything over these dates you believe unrelated to the above, please report it through your usual channels.

For any other questions or concerns, please email the College of Engineering>

Fast track to your financial independence

With the most valuable working years ahead until your retirement, making the most of your earning power is critical.

This NZFP seminar explores those 10-20 years before retirement and how to go about putting the important financial structures in place so you are well set up for retirement. 

It is most helpful for those aged between 35 and 55.

  • Lifestyle planning – what have you got to work with?
    How much do you need now and in the future?
    How much do you need to save?
  • Debt management – what is good vs. bad debt?
  • Insurance – what do you need to protect?
  • Estate planning – what structures do you need to put in place? 

Seminar details:

  1. Time and date: Tuesday 23 October 2018, 12:00 – 1:30pm
  2. Location: Jack Erskine 121 – Ilam Campus
  3. RSVP via email, here>


Cyber security: yes, lock your doors

It’s National Cyber Smart Week.

Are you still leaving your digital security wide open? So many people do. But so many people get hacked, and…

Don’t wait until it’s too late!

Start moving in the right direction now.
Here are 2 great links to help you get started:

Link 1: Protect your online self this Cyber Smart Week

Link 2: Keen to know where to start with cyber security? Learn the basics here.

For great time-saving tips, look up our Archive of Tech Tips or look through the the Technology Information for Staff website.

Was this tip helpful to you? Anything else you want to know? Please leave a comment below.

You’ll find more learning at Learning and Development.

UC Kia Tōpū will be at FESTA: Festival of Transitional Architecture – A public festival of architecture and food.

Food and the City Symposium
Sun 21 October , 12:30–4.:0pm
TSB Space, Tūranga, 60 Cathedral Square
Admission is Free

Food tells a story. Join Freerange Press, contributors to their book Kai and Culture, and invited guests for a symposium where they explore some of the issues involved in the growing, making and eating of our food, and its potential for positive impact in our cities. Hosted by Simon Wilson, with Rod Oram, Rebekah Graham and presentations by our own Professor Simon Kingham and Dr Julia Rucklidge at the Freerange symposium, Food and the City.

We have several UC staff also contributing during the festival weekend.

Instagram: @festanz

Are you confident about your financial future?

Looking to improve your financial planning skills, wondering about retirement or simply want to pay off your debt faster?

Come to our financial wellbeing afternoon and receive down to earth financial information you can trust.

  • When: Tuesday 20 November, 1:00 – 5:00pm.
  • Where: 2nd Floor, Engineering Core

Our panel of experts will take you through a series of short (15-20 minute) presentations on some of the biggest topics facing us at the moment:

  • Are you making the most of your money?
  • Preparing for retirement
  • How to get the best out of KiwiSaver
  • Being remembered for good
  • Preparing for life’s emergencies
  • Investing intelligently
  • Leaving a legacy – taking care of loved ones

In addition there will be a free expo with information stands and expert advice, as well as the opportunity to book one-to-one clinic with lawyers, bankers, financial advisers and will writers.

All stakeholders will be offering impressive staff discounts for the various services they offer, so be sure to come along. No need to register, just turn up.

For further information and a timetable of all the seminars and topics please follow this link or email Kathryn Marshall.