Category Archives: Learning & Development

Integrating Entrepreneurship in your curriculum – session for teaching staff

The new graduate profile calls for all undergraduate students to be Employable, Innovative, and Enterprising.

How can we do this in a way that is meaningful, authentic, and true to our respective disciplines?

Morgan Miles, Professor of Entrepreneurship, will provide an overview of the many different ways in which innovation and entrepreneurship can manifest itself, and how it can fit into the curriculum of your programme.


Tuesday, November 24, 2-3 pm in the Centre for Entrepreneurship, Forestry 125 (former College of Engineering office).

For more information email

Health and safety training coming up

Coming up this November:

Places are still available on the following sessions:

Asbestos Awareness Seminar – 10 November (2 hours)
– more information on Asbestos can be found here
H&S Planning for Managers – 10 November (4 hours)
Approved Handlers Refresher – 11 November (2 hours)
First Aid Revalidation – 30 November (1 day)

For more information and to enrol or waitlist for any 2016 Health & Safety training workshops, please see the Health & Safety Information and Training Intranet

Quick full stop on your mobile phone or tablet

Do you know you can double tap the spacebar on your mobile phone or tablet to get a full stop?
Try it: next time you are using your mobile phone or tablet to write a text message, email, note, address – just about anything at all – and you need to enter a full stop, just double tap the spacebar!

Years ago, when I used to have a Nokia N95 mobile phone and I was high-speed-thumbs with my text messages, there were lots of other shortcuts like this. Do you know of any others for today’s smartphones? If you do, please share them with us in the Comments. Thanks!

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Learning and Development

Ako Aotearoa – Effective assessment of learning workshop 17 November

In Effective assessment of learning you will examine approaches that improve educational outcomes through the development of valid, well-constructed assessments. Don’t miss out!

Tuesday 17 November 9am – 4pm
Cost $260 plus GST (includes lunch)
Venue CCEL, Christchurch

Registrations for this workshop close next week – Register here.

If you have further questions please contact one of the L&D Team.

Thinking about planning for your future?

Retirement should be a time to look forward to, a time when there will be more opportunity to learn different skills, devote more time to hobbies or self development, travel or just relax. One of the most important keys to a happy and comfortable retirement is preparation, which means understanding your options to deal with all the changes you will face in retirement.

Come along to our Planning for Retirement workshop! We encourage all ages and partners are welcome.

When: Wednesday 18 November

Here’s what past participants have had to say about it:

“Very good workshop. I would encourage everyone, especially people in their 20’s & 30’s to complete this workshop rather than finding out later in life one hasn’t “taken care of business”.

“It is likely that we will be making changes based on what we learned today. Thought-provoking, a really worthwhile day”.

“Good to have a seminar that brings all these things together. Great incentive to “do something”.

To register: The form is on the course page

Not what you are looking for? Contact the L&D Team!