Category Archives: Notice

Anzac service on campus – pedestrian friendly

From this week you will see concrete bollards placed around the centre of campus. This is in preparation for the UCSA Anzac Day service on 25 April.

Placement of the bollards will restrict and reduce the level of vehicle movements in the heart of campus making it a more pedestrian-friendly area. If you skateboard, cycle or scooter around campus please take care around the new barriers, reduce your speed and be considerate of pedestrians and each other.

Bollards will be placed on access footpaths into Matariki Quad and at both ends of the path that runs between C Block and Undercroft.

Read more about the Anzac Day service here>

Important Graduation update – city street processions cancelled

UC has decided to cancel the city street processions for the upcoming April Graduation following advice from the police. The Graduation ceremonies will continue as planned. Please see the details below.

While there is no information to suggest a specific risk to our graduands and attendees, UC takes the safety and wellbeing of all students and staff seriously. The events of 15 March have had a deep impact on our community and UC will continue to work with police as appropriate for future Graduation ceremonies.

On the day

Graduands
Congregate in the Limes Room by 9.00am (morning ceremonies) and 1.00pm (afternoon ceremony).  

Staff party
Arrive by 9.20am (morning ceremonies) and 1.20pm (afternoon ceremony) at the Kilmore Room (mezzanine above the foyer).

VIP guests
Arrive by 9.30am (morning ceremonies) and 1.30pm (afternoon ceremony) at the Kilmore Room (mezzanine above the foyer).

Graduand guests/ticket holders
The auditorium doors will open at 9am (morning ceremonies) and 1pm (afternoon ceremony) and graduands guests/ticket holders need to be seated by 9.20am and 1.20pm. Doors will stay open until 9.40am and 1.40pm. No one will be let in in whilst the stage party and graduands are processing in and on to the stage or during the National Anthem.

Planned outage for data storage improvements this weekend

From Friday 12 April 9.30pm until Sunday 14 April 5pm a data storage migration will take place. During this time you will not be able to use any UC supplied device.

This planned storage outage is necessary to replace the outdated storage environment currently in place at UC. During this outage access to your files from university devices will not be available.

See the Q&A sheet here>

Why is it necessary?

The current data storage infrastructure is outdated and has almost reached the limit of its capacity. Demand for data storage capacity has increased approximately 30% annually in the last five years and this growth rate is forecast to continue.

What will the benefits be?

Improved performance, reliability and larger storage allowance on our network for staff and students. You will experience no change on how you currently access your network drives.

How to manage activities during the outage

  • Remote access will be disabled during the outage period.
  • Services such as the RecCentre and Security will continue to operate as usual.
  • The Library will remain open providing a place to study and reference reading. Books cannot be checked out during the outage period, but can be returned. Returns will be processed on Monday 15 April.
  • Staff will be able to use PeopleSoft, the intranet, email and LEARN from personal devices over the weekend.
  • Students will be able to use wi-fi, LEARN, Office 365, OneDrive, email and UCGo from personal devices over the weekend. Students have also received an email about the outage.
  • Access to University network drives will not be available. 

To ensure the success of the migration

Please log off and power down your UC PC desktop or laptop by 9.30pm on Friday 12 April and do not log on or power up your UC PC desktop or laptop until 5pm Sunday 15 April. Prompts on UC devices will remind you of the outage from Friday 12 – Sunday 14 April.

For technical questions please email vincent.jordan@canterbury.ac.nz.

Using the UC Policy Library

The UC Policy Library holds most institution wide policy documents, with the UC Policy web pages providing up to date information on:

  • What policies are in their review period;
  • What policies have undergone a scheduled review;
  • What policies have been removed from the UC Policy Library web pages, merged with others policies, renamed or relocated elsewhere;
  • What new policies have been added to the UC Policy Library.

Give feedback on UC Policy Library documents by contacting the Contact Officer named on the policy. Contact officer details are available  here.

 

Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccines available at UC Health Centre

The UC Health Centre | Whare Hauora o UC is now offering Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccinations to all UC students and staff who have: 

  • never been vaccinated
  • only had one MMR vaccination.

Note – international students will be charged $25 per MMR vaccine.

If you’re not sure if you’ve been immunised for measles contact the UC Health Centre if you are enrolled there, or your General Practitioner (GP) – they can check your vaccination history.

People born before 1969 are considered to be low risk and do not require vaccination. Many of this group will have had measles.

The number of confirmed measles cases in Canterbury is now at 37, with a further nine cases being investigated.

Measles is a serious and highly infectious illness that spreads easily from person to person through the air, and can be caught simply by being in the same room as someone with measles. Read more about immunisation and symptoms here.