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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.

Student First Programme Momentum Continues in 2019

With our start of year enrolment period drawing to a close, staff from various UC departments were keen to catch up with the Student First Programme (SFP) team at the March community update.

Hot topics included the programme’s focus for 2019, how the course creation work stream might be approached and some of the issues implementing change in large organisations.

Process Manager, Tim Hatherley-Green highlighted SFP’s key projects in 2019 and was quick to acknowledge that what the team were able to complete this year would not have been possible without the work staff have done in the last 18-24 months.

“Last year a lot of our work was student facing, this year it’s all about improving the processes and systems [staff] interact with to get a student from the moment they register an account on myUC until they pick up their Canterbury Card.”

Student First Programme’s focus for 2019 includes:

  • Better application administration – improving the application and enrolment process for students and staff, introducing new ourUC staff portal and pipeline view of student’s enrolment process.
  • Academic Model – making course creation easier, a strategy for migrating our academic model out of Jade
  • Finance Phase – still in discovery phase
  • Support & Maintenance – will continue for myUC and connectUC
  • Strategy & Leadership – driving strategic decision making at a senior level
  • Transition – transitioning improvements back into business-as-usual

Project Manager – Academic, Rachel Motejo, gave the audience an overview of Course Creation Utopia versus Course Creation Reality, highlighting the scope of work involved navigating this large piece of work.

To keep the momentum of the SFP moving forward, Business Change Manager, Marcus Cullen emphasised the importance of communication cascading up and down the layers of UC’s hierarchy. It’s this action that will instil effective change into UC.

Watch the highlights of the March community update here.

If you have any questions or feedback, please contact the team at studentfirstprogramme@canterbury.ac.nz.

Video overview of UC’s Policy on Prevention of Harassment and Bullying

All staff are encouraged to watch this video overview of UC’s Policy on the Prevention of Harassment and Bullying.

UC regards harassment and bullying of any kind involving staff or students, whether on or off campus, as unacceptable.

UC encourages a culture where people speak up when they see or experience harassment or bullying.

The Policy on the Prevention of Harassment and Bullying was updated in 2018 and it applies to all staff and students.
Read it here>