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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

Watch the Rugby World Cup live at The Foundry

Did you know that you can watch every Rugby World Cup game live at The Foundry? The team are extending their opening hours to bring you all the action, so stop by to soak up the atmosphere, cheer on your team, and treat yourself to something from their menu.

Outside of their usual hours, The Foundry will be open 30 minutes before the first match of the day.

The bar is located inside the new Students’ Association building, Haere-roa, and is decked out with a cool industrial vibe.

Follow The Foundry on Facebook.

The Foundry

Summer School at UC

Enrolments are open now for UC’s Summer School courses starting in November. Tell your students or check out the options for yourself.

From 1 October, students will also be able to enrol for summer courses starting in January.

There are over 100 courses available, ranging from Biology to Te Reo, and from Economics to Statistics. To see the full list, read more>

Summer study is a great way for students to shorten the duration of their degree, spread the workload or pick up a prerequisite course – while still leaving enough time to make the most of the long summer days.

Delicious new menu at The Shilling Club

The Shilling Club’s new season menu has arrived just in time for spring. Full of light, zingy and fresh flavours, it’s the perfect place for a pick-me-up on campus. Highlights from the menu include smoothie bowls, crepes, and chicken mango and pomegranate salad. And with a full vegan and vegetarian menu, there’s something for everyone! Visit the Shilling Club website to view the full menu.

The Shilling Club

The Shilling Club is a UCSA eatery located in the center of UC’s Ilam Campus. It’s a relaxed restaurant, bar and cafe that serves amazing coffees and a wide selection of tasty food and drink.

They can be found in the sunny front-left corner of the Undercroft, at the bottom of the Puaka-James Hight Library building.