Category Archives: E Tū, kia ora

E tū, kia ora workshop

The E tū, kia ora staff survey is due to close on Tuesday 30 April and we are preparing to move into the next consultation phase, a series of workshops to further discuss ideas. Due to overwhelming interest we have added additional workshops, both for specific groups and general members of our staff, based on demand.

Workshops for all staff will take place on 10 May, 29 May and 7 June; while workshops for specific staff groups will take place from 6 May until mid-July.

Information about these sessions will be provided over the coming weeks, so please keep an eye on your email and on Intercom | Pā mai tō reo>

If you would like to attend a session please register your interest as soon as possible on Eventbrite. The registration process is easy, simply select your desired session and enter your details.

This is your opportunity to have a say in the future of UC. If you are unable to attend a workshop, we hope you will follow the process on Intercom | Pā mai tō reo and engage with the online discussion.

Find out the latest about E tū, kia ora

The launch of our E tū, kia ora survey at the end of last month marks an exciting new chapter for the University, as we head towards our milestone 150 year anniversary in 2023.

Feedback from the survey and subsequent workshops will be used to set the direction of UC over the coming five years, and help shape the academic strategy that will run alongside.

We are thrilled with the level of responses received so far. Thanks to everyone who has taken the time to complete the survey, for those who have not yet had an opportunity to do so, it will be available until Tuesday 30 April click here to have your say>

As part of the process, we have also scheduled workshops to further discuss ideas. Workshops will take place on 10 May, 29 May and 7 June. Numbers will be capped, so if you would like to attend please register your interest as soon as possible here> 

You will need to set up a free Eventbrite account to complete your registration. The process is quick and easy, simply select your desired session and enter your details.

If you are unable to attend a workshop, we hope you will follow the process on Intercom | Pā mai tō reo and engage with the online debate.

We look forward to hearing your thoughts!

E tū, kia ora – Academic Strategic planning process

The E tū, kia ora process is an exciting opportunity for staff to help set the future academic direction of UC. Staff are integral to the development of this strategy, and we would like your thoughts on a number of questions that underpin our role as a university.

  • What kind of university do we want to be when we turn 150 years in 2023?
  • How can we get even better at learning, teaching and research, and service functions that enable our academic activities?
  • What is our academic vision?
  • What plan or road map do we need to achieve that vision?
  • What strategies do we need to employ to implement that plan?
  • How does a new vision and plan inform other existing plans?

To share your thoughts and ideas, a staff survey has been created. The survey will be open for the next four weeks, click here to have your say>

We also have workshops scheduled on 10 May, 29 May and 7 June. Numbers will be capped at 80 people per workshop. To register, please click here>.

You will be required to set up an Eventbrite account to complete your registration.

Please join us to help shape our future.

Help shape our future with E tū, kia ora

Kia ora koutou,

I have enjoyed visiting many departments over the past few weeks and I look forward to meeting more of you in the coming months. I have learnt how passionate staff are about UC and am impressed with the good ideas about how we could shape our future.

We have much to be proud about with vibrant student numbers, exciting new facilities for learning, internationally leading research and a healthy balance sheet. UC is on a trajectory to success across all the areas of achievement expected from a world-class institution and now is the time to work together to build on this and develop an overarching academic strategy.

There will soon be an exciting opportunity for all staff to help set the future academic direction of UC. I am calling this process E tū, kia ora – Stand together and make a difference. All of you are integral to the development of this strategy and I would like your thoughts on a number of questions that underpin our role as a university.

What kind of university do we want to be when UC turns 150 years in 2023? • How can we get even better at learning, teaching and research, and service functions that enable our academic activities? • What is our academic vision? • What plan or road map do we need to achieve that vision? • What strategies do we need to employ to implement that plan? • How does a new vision and plan inform other existing plans?

How can you take part? 

Over the coming months, there will be a number of ways that you will be able to engage in the development of the academic strategy. More information on how to participate will be published on the Intercom | Pā mai tō reo blog and all staff newsletter weekly.

You will be able to register for May/June workshops from 22 March and from 29 March a survey will be available for you to complete.

I look forward to working together to develop an academic strategy that will shape our future and advance the achievements of the past.

Ngā mihi

Professor Cheryl de la Rey 
Vice-Chancellor | Tumu Whakarae