Flatmate Wanted – Short Term

97 Glandovey Road, Fendalton

Room available from 13 September – 10 March.  Ideal for mature person, visiting lecturer, staff or mature student.  Non-smoker.  Clean and tidy.  Happy to share cooking and meals.

The generous sized, sunny bedroom has a queen sized bed (linen and bedding provided, if required), a chest of drawers, a bookshelf, an armchair, and a built-in wardrobe.  Desk and TV if required.  There is broadband internet, a phone and Freeview in the room.  The kitchen is modern and there are 3 bathrooms in the house.

At present there are 2 other flatmates, one mature (retired) female and one mature, professional male.  Rent is $200 per week, plus own toll calls.  Rent includes SKY TV, broadband internet, electricity and gas, landline and lawn mowing.  Food additional.

Contact Accommodation Services for further information.

Please note:  private properties are not vetted by Accommodation Services.


CETF steel deliveries – 7 to 11 September, Creyke Road

There will be a number of steel deliveries to the CETF site next week. On Monday 7 September there will be three deliveries, including one early morning delivery between 6am and 7am. The other two deliveries are scheduled during normal work hours.

From Tuesday 8 September to Friday 11 September two steel deliveries are scheduled each day during normal work hours.

The steel will be delivered to Gate 1 on Creyke Road. Stop/Go traffic signs will be in place to allow trucks to safely reverse from the road to the construction site.

Announcing Eco Week 2015! (September 14-18)

Eco Week (September 14-18) is a festival of FREE sustainability events brought to you by the UC Sustainability Office, which celebrates and promotes what you can do for the environment, your community and your life.  This year, several events are relevant for staff. They  will get you thinking and provide opportunities to make a difference, both in your own life and in the wider world.

Visit our Eco Week page for a full programme, or scroll down for a few tasters. Each event has a Facebook page for more details.

Monday 14 September

12–12.50 pm:  Sustainability at UC and the draft campus master plan

A lunch time presentation by Brian Phillips (Programme Director for UC Capital Works) about how sustainability principles could be integrated into the future of UC’s campus through the draft campus master plan. Where: Undercroft 101.

Tuesday 15 September

12:10–12:40: Tiny House Tiny Talk
Tiny houses tickle your fancy? Lucie Ozanne shares her research highlights on tiny houses. Where: Psychology-Sociology 151.

1pm-4pm: Tiny House Open Day
Visit real life tiny houses built by UC students! Places are limited to 22 people and bookings are essential. Contact ecoweek@canterbury.ac.nz to book.

From Christchurch Tiny House Communty

Wednesday 16 September

12 pm : Climate Kilometre Grand Parade
Do your #ClimateKilometre en masse with Generation Zero, to raise awareness about the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris this November. The Grand Parade will feature electric cars, crazy bikes, colourful costumes, and whatever modes of zero carbon transport you like – be creative! Bikes, skateboards, scooters and rollerblades welcome.

Meet at 12pm by C Block lawn to get kitted out, the parade starts at 12.30pm. Treats and talks in the Undercroft lounge  from 1pm onwards.

5.30–7.30 pm:  Eco Week Documentary: The True Cost
This year we are screening the ground-breaking and harrowing documentary “The True Cost”. This recently released documentary film pulls back the curtain on the untold story of fashion and asks, who really pays the price for our clothing? Where: The Undercroft 101

The True Cost

Friday 18 September

12.00-1.00 pm: Fermented Friday for Foodies
Find out why fermented foods are eco-chic power foods! Taste a sample of fermented goods (yoghurt, kombucha, sauerkraut, and sour dough bread) and nip home with a few recipes to try. Where: The Living Room.

Keep in touch via our Facebook page. Look under our Events tab to find all eco week events!

Do you work with Students? This could be for you…

Great News! No more waiting until 2016!

The first round of Dealing With Students in Crisis – Module One, has been so popular – we have had to run it again next month!

Want to learn how to help our Students when they need it?
Register for Psychological First Aid & Applying the Te Whare Tapa Whā Model  (Module 1 – October 2nd)
Its a good deal…
You’ll get to learn from an amazing facilitator &
hear from our Student Development Team
The best part isYou won’t have to pay a cent!

What if you have completed the first Module?
Do you want to learn more?
There are a further Two Modules you can do!
Go on…register for Modules Two, and/or Three on the L&D Webpage. (October 1st)

Contact the L&D Team if you want to know anything further


2 more Tips to make your cell phone battery last longer

Last week we looked at 3 ways to make our cell phone batteries last longer.  Today we have 2 more.

I’ll refer to the Apple iPhone here, but the principles apply to all cell phones.

1) Set your email to fetch manually
If your email is automatically fetching every few minutes, that is taking your battery life away.
You can select the option to check for new email manually, unless you suffer from extreme FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out).
Go to:
>Settings >Mail, Contacts, Calendars >Fetch New Data, and select Manual.
However, do note that when you check for new email you will have to open the email app and then swipe your finger down from the top of the screen to force it to check for new email. That’s the Manual part of the deal!

This next one I was already going to add, but I want to credit Glen Koorey who suggested it last week in the comments. Thanks Glen!

2) Don’t let apps track your location
GPS is another major battery sucker.
You can deactivate the option to share your location from:
>Settings > Privacy > Location Services.
Either turn everything off, or select app by app.

Adapted from:  5 simple iPhone tricks that will make your battery last way longer

Was this tip helpful to you? Do you have any other battery-saving tips to add? Anything else you want to know? Please leave a  comment below!

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