Category Archives: Student stories

Grab a bargain in Noel Leeming’s Friends and Family deal

Noel Leeming specialThe UCSA is thrilled to announce that the popular Noel Leeming Riccarton Friends and Family deal is back!

All UC staff and students (as well as their friends and family) are invited to take advantage of the promotion, which runs from 30 October to 12 November 2019. It’s perfect for Christmas shopping, or anyone who just loves a bargain!

As an added bonus, +2.5% of total sales will go towards the UCSA.

View the PDF leaflet for more information, including T&Cs: Noel Leeming Friends and Family Sale (244KB)

 

2019 Blues Awards celebrate student success at UC

It has been a 106 years since the first UC Blues Awards, and last week the ceremony was back for 2019. The awards are one of the most prestigious events on the university calendar.

This year, Blues was staged in the new UCSA building, Haere-roa. 65 awards were presented. Congratulations to all winners and nominees!

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2019 Blues Awards winners

Major Awards
  • Polly Hoskins – Outstanding Contribution to University Arts
  • Thomas Bedggood – Outstanding Achievement in the Arts
  • Amelia Dewhurst and Rose Bayldon – Outstanding Contribution to Sustainability
  • Eleanor Hurton – Outstanding Contribution to Equity and Diversity
  • Tamahou Thoms – Waewae Kai Pakiaka: Outstanding Contribution to the Māori Community
  • Bariz Shah and Eleanor Hurton – Outstanding Achievement in Community Engagement
  • George Haswell – Official of the Year
  • Piet Van Hasselt – Coach of  the Year
  • UC Men’s Premier Basketball Team – Team of the Year
  • Piet Van Hasselt – Outstanding Contribution to University Sport
  • Braydon Ennor – Sportsperson of the Year
Community Blues
  • Amelia Dewhurst
  • Bariz Shah
  • Eleanor Hurton
  • Freya Farrar
  • George Stilwell
  • Hinerangi Curtis
  • Josephine Varghese
  • Paige Sullivan
  • Rose Bayldon
  • Sam Walker
  • Tamahou Thoms
Arts Blues
  • Baily Lelieveld – Music
  • Chas Wakefield – Music
  • Jack Nolan – Music
  • Kevin Fernando – Music
  • Polly Hoskins – Literature
  • Thomas Bedggood – Music
  • Wenting Yang – Music
Sports Blues
  • Adam Hillis – Hockey
  • Anna Perry – Athletics
  • Braydon Ennor – Rugby
  • Britneylee Nicholson – Football and Futsal
  • Bronwyn Dibb – Trampoline
  • Edmund Fordyce – Croquet
  • Ella Ferguson – Volleyball
  • Grace Brooker – Rugby
  • Hayley Cox – Hockey
  • Henry Wills – Rowing
  • Jade Bowen – Touch Rugby and Rugby Sevens
  • Jessie Hansen – Rugby
  • Josie Dixon – Handball
  • Julia Harrison – Archery
  • Lily Marshall – Netball
  • Lucy Jenkins – Rugby
  • Luke Mercieca – Athletics
  • Madeleine Story – Hockey
  • Margot Willis – Hockey
  • Max Atwell – Athletics
  • Quinton Hurley – Swimming
  • Rebecca Lake –Football and Futsal
  • Una Foyle – Football
  • Will Jordan – Rugby
  • Ultimate Players:
    • Caitlin Wood – Ultimate Frisbee
    • Kimberley Fuller – Ultimate Frisbee
    • Mike Muldrew – Ultimate Frisbee
    • Paige Hansen – Ultimate Frisbee
    • Te Atawhai Maginness – Ultimate Frisbee
    • Yani Nicholson – Ultimate Frisbee
Sport Recognition Awards
  • UC Men’s Falcons Hockey Team – UTSNZ Hockey Champions
  • UC Men’s Falcons Volleyball Team – UTSNZ Hockey Champions
  • UC Men’s Premier Basketball Team – Christchurch Premier Basketball Champions
  • Caleb Downes – Football Referee
  • George Haswell – Rugby and Touch Rugby Referee
  • Harrison Cook – Football Referee
  • Michael Love – Football Referee
  • Craig Anderson – Hockey Coach
  • Lyndon Fraser – Athletics Coach
  • Piet Van Hasselt – Basketball Coach

 

Nuts and Bolts cafe trials meat-free Mondays

Nuts and Bolts banner

UCSA’s Nuts and Bolts cafe is trialing  meat-free Mondays starting 7 October. The tasty two-week trial will see the team replace their regular options with a full vegetarian menu with vegan options, including their daily pies, sandwich and sushi selection.

The Menu

Rice bowls: All rice bowls $12.50

The famous engineering bowl is filled with rice, coleslaw, our yummy sauces and topped with your choice of:

  • Mediterranean mix (grilled eggplant, artichoke, sundried tomato, olives, roast capsicum and optional feta),
  • grilled spiced tofu,
  • falafel, or
  • roast vegetable.

Burgers and sandwiches:

  • Quinoa and feta burger $9.50
  • Roasted vegetable burger $9.50
  • Lentil burger $9.50
  • Mediterranean sarnie $8.00
  • Pita pockets with salad and falafel $8.00

All above food items can be made vegan.

Nuts and Bolts is located inside UC’s Engineering Core building.  It’s open Monday to Friday 8am till 3pm.

Nuts and Bolts food bowl

Winners of the 2019 Staff of the Year Awards Announced

The winners of the 2019 Staff of the Year Awards were announced recently at a ceremony held in the new Students’ Association building, Haere-roa.

Since 1995, the awards have given students an opportunity to nominate and vote for UC’s most inspiring and dedicated staff, both academic and non-academic. Congratulations to this year’s winners and nominees!

Award Winners

  • Lecturer of the Year Arts: Sergio Redondo
  • Lecturer of the Year Business & Law: Dr Steve Agnew
  • Lecturer of the Year Education: Dr Valerie Sotardi
  • Lecturer of the Year Engineering: Professor Alessandro Palermo
  • Lecturer of the Year Science: Associate Professor Ashley Garrill and Dr Dean Sutherland
  • Supervisor of the Year: Tammy Steeves
  • Administrator of the Year: Heather Couch
  • Technical Staff of the Year: Gavin Blackwell

Student Make your Own Awards

  • Vaccine Enthusiast Award: AP Alex James
  • Bearded Friend of the Free Folk Award: Cameron Bell
  • Foot Firmly in Mouth Award: Professor Clemency Montelle
  • Woman of the Year Award: Heather Couch
  • Best Lecture Props Award: Dr Heather Purdie
  • Most Likely To Have To See A Guy About A Cat Award: Dr Karyn Stewart
  • Most Likely to Start a Podcast Award: AP Ken Morrison
  • Loudest Shirts Award: Professor Philip Armstrong
  • The ‘Like All Good War Heroes He Became an Economist’ Award for Best Quote: Associate Professor Emeritus Stratford Douglas

Exec Special Awards

  • Rīpeka Tamanui-Hurunui
  • Lynn McClelland
  • Dr Abby Suszko
  • Chloe Wium
  • Steve Gibling

Major Awards

  • Superstar of the Year: Riki Welsh
  • Great Character of the Year: Chris Hann
  • Lecturer of the Year: Professor Alessandro Palermo

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Forget ironing, you can now bring your drycleaning to Haere-roa

Take back your Sunday and never iron a shirt again! Haere-roa, the new UCSA building, is a new agent for Maxwell’s Drycleaning.

Maxwell’s offer:

  • competitive prices,
  • loyalty cards, and
  • convenient two or three day service.

You can drop your laundry off at UCSA’s reception on the second floor of Haere-roa. Items can be handed in before 10am, with collection before 5pm.

Read the price list here.

Maxwell's Drycleaning