Category Archives: Videos

Student First Programme Creates One-Stop-Shop of Resources For Stakeholders

Student First Programme Communications Advisor, Nicki Tipa was excited to launch the programme’s new intranet site at the July Community Update. The Student First Programme team creates a wealth of resources for its stakeholders, including user guides, news articles and videos, but without a place to house them, they go underutilised. The main driver for the new site was to give the programme’s stakeholders increased access to resources and the ability to easily share these with their teams.

Student First Intranet - link

The Student First Programme Intranet is visible only to UC staff, so when you first visit you’ll need to set up your login details. Here’s some quick instructions to get you up and running:

  1. Go to Student First Programme Intranet. (We recommend using Chrome.)
  2. You will be sent to a WordPress login page – Enter your UC credentials and check the ‘remember me’ box so the details are saved. Click LOG IN.
  3. You should now see the SFP home page, bookmark this for future reference.

The site is still a work in progress and the team welcomes your feedback. Simply email studentfirstprogramme@canterbury.ac.nz.

Student First Programme’s Process Manager, Tim Hatherley-Green, updated the Community Group on upcoming releases for the remainder of 2019 where the Programme will continue to focus on building more functionality into ourUC (the replacement for Jade), where staff will do their work in the future.

Rachel Montejo, Student First Programme Project Manager – Academic, announced the Programme’s trial of a new Skype Hotline to provide additional support for UC staff helping students during the busy mid-year enrolment period.

See the highlights of the July community update here (14 mins):

July Community Update Video

What’s the latest?

Release 14.0 is the latest from the Student First Programme and will provide foundation benefits for 2020 enrolment enhancements.

This release affected a small number of staff in the College of Arts and featured improvements to workflows such as qualifications with automatic approval being ‘turned on’ to enable them to be processed through ourUC. This release also included an exciting update for better application administration with the creation of the first version of the Task Manager where staff will access their tasks in the future.

The greatest benefit of this release is that the successful deployment of the Qualification entry and Task Manager for the College of Arts provides proof these enhancements can be rolled out for other Colleges in the future.

Watch out for more news about our upcoming releases and new features. If you have questions about the Student First Programme ask your manager or contact the team at studentfirstprogramme@canterbury.ac.nz

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:

Identity and Access Management Programme Updates

The Identity and Access Management (IAM) programme has selected a technical solution/vendor and is entering the next phase of the IAM project.

What is the IAM project about again?

The overall aim of the programme is to modernise and future proof the IAM (Identity and Access Management) solution within UC.

UC has a set of aging, and in parts unsupported, group of systems providing Identity and Access Management (IAM) that needs replacing.

The new IAM solution will provide students, staff and visitors the right access to resources at the right time and will improve the user experience overall. It aims to make Identity and Access Management almost invisible (i.e. it is just there and most people don’t have to think about it).

Watch this short IAM video (MP4, 19 KB, 2.40 minutes) (intranet, staff access only) to see:

  • what the IAM project is about (high level)
  • what is changing (high level),
  • why we are changing now/ upgrading now.

What is currently happening?

For the IAM solution to be successfully embedded across UC, it is important to have input from as many departments as possible.

The IAM Business Champion Group has been set up and met the first time beginning of April.

The group has been established to provide input across the University and will meet regularly during this year.

For further details on the purpose of the group, who is participating, what is happening and a video recording of the first session, refer to the IAM Business Champion Group (intranet, staff access only).

If you would like to contribute to the IAM Business Champion Group, feel free to get in touch with us here>

For further information on the project refer to the IAM Project Intranet site (intranet, staff access only) or contact the project team>

Paul O’Flaherty                                      
SMT Lead for the IAM Programme
Executive Director – Human Resources | Kaihautū Matua Pūmanawa Tangata

 

See previous IAM related communications:

Simple, Fast, Certain: Watch the online enrolment process

The Student First Programme is helping prepare UC for the future, and putting students at the heart of our business. It’s focused on transforming the student administration experience so that UC can continue to deliver world-class education.

Since 2017 the Student First Programme has been focused on making our enrolment process simple, fast and certain. This video takes you through the online enrolment process on myUC from a student perspective. You can change the speed by using the gear icon on the toolbar.

Students have told us the new enrolment process is user-friendly, intuitive and fast. In a first for UC, students can use social logins to apply and from any device.

myUC was first released in November 2017 and since then we’ve continued to improve it, with more than 10 versions or enhancements deployed. The system has performed well over the 2019 enrolment period, processing over 200 applications per day and gaining positive feedback from students, with reports from some getting their enrolment offer within half an hour.

We’ve also built a version of this platform called connectUC, for international agents. In 2019 we are turning our focus to development of a staff portal, ourUC, with the Contact Centre starting to use an early version.

If you have questions about the Student First Programme, ask your manager or SMT member. You can also contact the team directly at studentfirstprogramme@canterbury.ac.nz.