Tag Archives: Academic Staff

Copyright update: uploading material to Learn

You might notice minor changes when you are uploading material to Learn from Thursday 24 March. The Copyright Project Team has developed updates to the Learn Course Material tool to meet the standards necessary for our upcoming audit from Copyright Licensing New Zealand.

Updated training material is available on the Learn Help for Staff page. If you have questions or need help please contact your Liaison Librarian or the e-Learning Team in the usual manner.

Auckland Women in Leadership Breakfast

UC held its first Auckland Women in Leadership breakfast on Tuesday 8 March , aligning with International Women’s Day.

The event connected UC students, alumni and four of our Pro-Vice-Chancellors with future women leaders from Auckland high schools to share leadership experiences and advice.

Guest Speaker and UC alumna Justine Ross presented her journey as the co-founder of ’42 Below’ vodka, an investor and writer. Her message to high school students was to never give up on the pursuit of your dreams, to keep going when people say no, to fill your head with good stuff and surround yourself with good people.

Students, alumni and senior managers shared their leadership experiences with Auckland High School students over breakfast.
UC students, alumni and PVC’s share their leadership experiences with Auckland high school students over breakfast.
Students listen to Guest Speaker Justine Ross over breakfast.
Students listen to Guest Speaker and UC alumna Justine Ross.
High school students enjoy the event photo booth.
High school students enjoy the event photo booth.
PVC's joined in the fun at the event photo booth.
PVC’s join in the fun at the event photo booth.

Governor-General visits Science and Engineering

We welcomed The Governor-General Lieutenant General The Right Honourable Sir Jerry Mateparae to campus on Wednesday afternoon to check out UC’s latest science and engineering research.

The visit was an opportunity for Sir Jerry to see UC’s research in action and to meet students and academics.

The programme showcased research from the School of Biological Sciences, The Human Interface Technology Laboratory (HIT Lab NZ) and the finalists from UC’s Thesis in Three competition.

Sir Jerry is welcomed by a group, including Chancellor Dr John Wood.
Sir Jerry is welcomed to UC by a group, including Chancellor Dr John Wood.
Sir Jerry is welcomed by UCSA Student Executive members.
Sir Jerry meets UCSA Student Executive members.
Professor John Harding explains how freshwater bugs are impacted by sediment across Canterbury.
Professor Jon Harding explains how freshwater bugs are impacted by sediment across Canterbury.
Sir Jerry meets Thesis in Three competition winners and then listens to their presentations.
Sir Jerry meets Thesis in Three competition winners.
Enjoying Thesis in Three presentations with Vice-Chancellor Dr Rod Carr.
Enjoying Thesis in Three presentations with Vice-Chancellor Dr Rod Carr.
Sir Jerry experiences mobile augmented reality in action through a comic book that comes to life.
Sir Jerry experiences mobile augmented reality in action through a comic book that comes to life.
Sir Jerry interacts with robots at the Human Interface Technology Laboratory.
Sir Jerry interacts with robots at the Human Interface Technology Laboratory.
Checking out UC Motorsport's Formula SAE car.
Sir Jerry checking out UC Motorsport’s Formula SAE car.

Learn upgrade – e-Learning staff workshops

The e-Learning Support team invites staff to our e-Learning workshop series that are taking place from the 19th January to the 25th of February.

We will be offering the same workshops every week for six weeks so people can choose the day and time that best suits them.

These hands-on workshops focus on important new Learn features and cover the following topics:

  • What’s new in Learn 3.0? Click here to find out more!
  • Assessing students in Learn
  • Configuring the new Learn Gradebook
  • Tracking student engagement in Learn

Form more information about the workshops including times and venues click here.

Feel free to contact e-Learning Support for any questions 🙂

Are You a New Academic Staff Member? Read On…

Career Planning for the Early Career Academic is a programme designed to help you plan your career and examine the capabilities needed to succeed in an academic career.

We’ll equip you with practical tools, techniques and insights which will help you identify and develop your skills and abilities.

You’ll also have the chance to meet members of the Senior Management Team and hear from senior University staff about areas of research, teaching and service.

The programme is also about interacting with other colleagues, and you will be able to do this with new Academic staff from UC, Lincoln and Otago.

Does this interest you?
Find out more from our learning and development site: Career Planning for the Early Career Academic


Here’s what past participants have had to say about it:

“One of the big things for me was meeting people passionate about their research, teaching, and an academic career. I have a much better understanding of what an academic career involves, the dedication required, and the avenues for support.”

“Jarg’s presentation was particularly relevant and helpful. The teaching panel was also full of great information, and Larry is brilliant.”

“Overall, the programme was very informative and motivating. I consider the 2 days a very good time investment.”


Contact the Learning and Development team for further information