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UCSA Staff of the Year Awards 2019

Voting for Staff of the Year Awards 2019 has opened!

Since 1995, the UCSA Staff of the Year Awards (formerly Lecturer of the Year Awards) gives students a voice in nominating and deciding the most inspiring and dedicated lecturers, supervisors, administrators, and other non-academic staff members who have given students help and support.

What’s more, when students make a nomination/vote, they are in the draw to win 1 of 4 $50 UCSA Cafe and Bar vouchers.

So encourage your students to vote! You could encourage them to vote for your colleagues or any other UC staff members you think are deserving of an award (or if you are feeling especially confident, you could encourage them to nominate you! Image result for emoticon).

Here’s the link for the voting site: http://ucsa.org.nz/soty to pass on to your students. Below is the QR code you can put on your slides:


And if you would like having some SOTY 2019 posters for your departments, please contact UCSA Advocacy & Welfare Manager, Ee-Li Hong, at ee-li.hong@ucsa.org.nz, who will make personal delivery of the posters to your department! Image result for delivery

A look inside Haere-roa: The Foundry

In this week’s Haere-roa update, Kevin (UCSA’s International Student Rep) takes you for look around an old institution on campus – The Foundry.

A tour of The Foundry, Haere-roa

This venue has been around for a long time, but come July it will make its big move across the carpark to the new student building.

There’ll be a few changes when The Foundry opens in its new location, including longer opening hours Monday to Friday. Take a look.

Your chance to Save a Seat in the famous Ngaio Marsh Theatre

Now’s your chance to save yourself a seat in the iconic Ngaio Marsh Theatre – a space that holds so many incredible memories for staff, alumni and theatre-lovers nationwide.

The Save me a Seat campaign gives you a chance to claim your own slice of theatre history, with contributions of $500 will receive an engraved plate on the back of one of the rebuilt Ngaio Marsh Theatre’s seats.

Ngaio Marsh Theatre

So far, there’s been a fantastic response from staff and the wider community with 140 of the 320 seats already snapped up.

Your donations help the UCSA on its journey to raise Haere-roa’s $5 million shortfall so that students can own their 51% share of the new building. So far, an incredible $3 million has been raised towards the project, and they’re now on the final push to fill as much of the shortfall as possible.

If you would like to contribute, you can do so online: Save yourself a seat at the Ngaio Marsh Theatre or you can click here to learn more about Haere-roa.

Watch Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel talk about the Save me a Seat campaign below: