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UCSA Opens Up For Level 2

During the national lockdown, the University of Canterbury Students’ Association (UCSA) shifted many of our services online and began to work remotely, but as lockdown lifts, we’re taking steps to reopen some on-campus facilities like select food and beverage outlets and Haere-roa, the UCSA building.

So what changes will you notice from Monday 18 May?

Haere-roa

Haere-Roa will be opening its doors to students once again, but please remember that you’ll need your Canterbury Card to swipe yourself into the building. The UCSA’s reception will be open on Level 1.

Haere-roa

Food and beverage

We’re also happy to announce that you’ll be able to grab your caffeine-fix or a bite to eat, Monday to Friday, from:

  • Nuts & Bolts, 9AM–3PM,
  • Collective, 9AM–2.30PM, and
  • Chilton’s, 9AM–4PM.

These outlets will be takeaway only, and we have full safety plans in place for each site. We can’t wait to welcome you back, and we appreciate your continued support.

Nuts & Bolts

University Book Shop (UBS)

Booklovers will be glad to know that UBS is reopening from Monday 18 May. And if you’re off-campus, you can also browse their goods from the comfort of your own home, through the UBS website.

Other UCSA services

If you’d like to know more about the UCSA’s other services under Level 2, please head to the COVID-19 page on our website for regular updates.

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HE KUPU WHAKAMAHARA | Autumn/Winter 2020

He Kupu Whakamahara | Chronicle No.59 went live on Friday 17 April, highlighting some of the excellent recent research and developments at UC, delivered straight to your inbox (no print version this time due to level 4 restrictions). Read it here>

From the maths behind the lockdown, to advice on leading staff through the pandemic – more recently our UC staff, students and graduands are making a difference in the fight against COVID-19 locally and globally.

 

The Foundry releases its new menu

The Foundry has just released its delicious new menu in time for semester one. You can view it online now through the UCSA website.

The new menu takes you from brunch to dinner, with tasty savoury and sweet options, as well as meals to cater for a range of dietary needs. Some of the standouts include fresh spring rolls and hearty bacon and egg pie.

 

 

 

 

The Foundry is a UCSA bar located inside Haere-roa, the new student building on campus. The Foundry is open 8.30am till late, Monday to Friday during term time.

 

UCE Summer Startup students announced

The UCE Summer Startup Programme is a chance for students to work full time on fast-tracking the development of their ideas into realistic business ventures.

The ten-week Programme includes engaging workshops and seminars delivered by UCE and experts from Christchurch’s local innovation ecosystem. Students are supported through comprehensive mentoring and coaching while exploiting the Lean Business Model methodology to rapidly progress their ventures.

This year’s scholarship recipient’s ideas range from innovative shoe brands made with Coir (Coconut Fibre), to biodegradable hay wrapping alternatives for farmers, to an app for patients suffering from aphasia to overcome social isolation.

Returning scholars include Luke Campbell and Lucy Turner with Vxt, a smart assistant that converts voicemails to text.

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This is the seventh year the programme has run. It offers students the opportunity to push themselves to the next level over the summer semester and apply the knowledge they have to a real world application they are passionate about.

The Summer Startup Programme cohort is supported through $5,000 UC Innovators’ Scholarships. Scholarship recipients include five postgraduates and 23 undergraduates from across all five UC Colleges. Students come from a range of degree programmes including engineering, science, arts, commerce, law, product design, and Māori and indigenous studies.

At the end of the summer, every participant gives a five-minute presentation. The top ten are selected to compete at the Summer Startup Pitch Showcase. The Showcase is on Tuesday 4 February and is open to the public.

Congratulations to the following 28 students for earning a place in this year’s Programme:

  • Adarsh Raju
  • Ally Callinicos
  • Amanda Board
  • Amelia Morgan
  • Annabel Hurton
  • Anzac Gallate
  • Caitlin Buchanan
  • Caitlin Dow
  • Caitlin Soal
  • Chelsea Aitken
  • Corbyn Greenwood
  • Eleanor Hurton
  • Emma Pickup
  • Helen Mataiti
  • Jack Fraser
  • Jonathan Ring
  • Kaspar Soltero
  • Katie Young
  • Kayla Drummy
  • Kyla Allen-Jennings
  • Lucy Turner
  • Luke Campbell
  • Ngarie Scartozzi
  • Raghav Sood
  • Samuel Corder
  • Sara Al Halwani
  • Stefano Barfucci
  • Stephanie Beattie

Noel Leeming’s UC Friends and Family deal: on now!

Noel Leeming specialA little reminder that the Noel Leeming Riccarton Friends and Family deal start from 30 October!

All UC staff and students (as well as their friends and family) can take advantage of the bargains, so spread the word! The promotion runs from 30 October to 12 November 2019, making it perfect for holiday 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 Riccarton’s Friends and Family Sale (244KB)