Category Archives: Learning & Development

Be Involved in Your Learning

“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I Learn.” Benjamin Franklin

Have you been to our Delivering Service at UC workshop?
Ideal for those who are new to UC &/or work directly with our customers. (24 September ’16)

Are you involved in organising meetings and taking minutes? Come to The Art of Minute Taking. (8 September ’16)

Do you need to Negotiate? Persuade? Interact? Or communicate? We’d love to see you at our Negotiation Skills course.
(22 September ’16)

To register – the form is on the webpage of each course


Not what you are looking for? Contact the L&D Team!
learningdevelopment@canterbury.ac.nz

Type on an iPhone or iPad using Macrons

14 August 2015

Type on an iPhone or iPad using Macrons

Macrons are an important part of writing te reo Māori accurately. They indicate vowel length. Vowel length can change meaning.
Want to know more? http://www.tetaurawhiri.govt.nz/english/resources_e/index.shtml

Last week I showed you how to Type on an iPad using Macrons with a Bluetooth keyboard.

This week we turn our attention to our iPhone and iPad.

To enable a Macron when you’re typing on an iPhone or iPad:

  1. When you’re typing, hold down the key for the character that requires a macron.
    – A small gallery appears, showing different accent examples for that character.
  2. Choose the example with the macron.
    – That character is inserted into your text, with a macron.
  3. Carry on typing.
  4. Repeat this process preceding each character that requires a macron.

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

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Type on an iPad using Macrons with a Bluetooth keyboard
Type on a PC Using Macrons

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Learning and Development

Sharpen Your Tools

‘Great Leaders don’t blame the tools they are given. They work to sharpen them.’ Simon Sinek

Do you need more tools for your tool box?

Try our Personal Efficiency Programme
(27th Aug & 10th Sept) – there are only three places left!

Are you a Leader?
Why not support your team and register for our Leading Service at UC workshop (31st Aug & 3rd Sept).
Or, learn how to Foster Innovation and Lead Change (17th Sept).


We have a lot more courses on offer. If you want to know more, contact the L&D Team.


Development opportunities

Learning and Development workshops
Learning and development opportunities can be found on theLearning and Development Intranet.

Coming up

  • Managers/Heads – are you looking for ways to increase the impact of your discussions with your staff and colleagues? The Coaching programme is for you! – 25/26 June and 30 July
  • Or, if you want to maximise the outputs of your meetings, take part in our Chairing effective meetings session – 30 June.
  • All UC staff who have direct contact and interact with students and other customers (internal or external) will benefit from participating in our Dealing with challenging client situation course – 4 August
  • Improve your processes and maximise your productivity with ourPersonal Efficiency Programme – 8 and 22 July. Two places are available on this course.

Health and Safety Training
Coming up in June and July:
Places are still available on the following sessions:

  • Lab Managers Training, 15 June, 9am-1pm
  • First Aid Revalidation, 23 June, full day
  • Health and Safety Planning for Managers, 23 July, 9am-1pm

For more information and to enrol or waitlist for any 2015 Health & Safety training workshops, please see the Health & Safety Information and Training Intranet.