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Financial Wellbeing – Free one hour seminar

Financial Wellbeing – Looking after your finances in a time of disruption

David McBrearty from New Zealand Financial Planning has generously offered  his time to provide information and answer questions around current financial support in this time of uncertainty.

Join him between 1.30pm-2.30pm on Tuesday 19 May.

No need to register. Please add this in your calendar and join the Zoom meeting using the following details:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84021474214?pwd=NEdTbEd4WnNvRDZPOHN0a1Z2TkVTdz09
Meeting ID: 840 2147 4214
Password: 968151

Please email any questions or areas you would like covered through to Marjorie Blake and I will send these through as anonymous questions through to David to cover.

Association of Commonwealth Universities – series of free virtual events

Kia ora colleagues I have received the following through our membership with the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU). Please promote – the topics are wide, covering:

  • Teaching and learning
  • Research management
  • The Sustainable Development Goals
  • Library
  • HR, and more.

Given the time zone differences, these times are unlikely to suit you. I note from their website that the sessions will be recorded and I can get copies so let me know if you are interested in that. I hope everyone is staying well, Karen

“International collaboration remains at the heart of the ACU and its work.  We are committed to ensuring that our extensive global network continues to engage and collaborate during this challenging time and beyond.

COVID-19 continues to heavily impact higher education across the globe. To support member universities as they adapt to this changing world, we are offering a free series of virtual events to share best practice and guidance. Featuring webinars and Q&As, the events will touch on a variety of topics relating to HR, teaching and learning, research management, the SDGs, and more.

Stay connected with colleagues across the Commonwealth. Register online to attend one or more of the following webinars:

Moving assessments online – lessons learned | 12 May, 15:00 BST

Managing a research office in lockdown | 20 May, 14:00 BST 

HR in HE responding to the COVID-19 crisis | 27 May, 12:00 BST

University libraries beyond the campus walls | 3 June, 14:00 BST

Please feel free to share this email with colleagues who might be interested in these topics. You can keep informed of future events by checking our events page.   If you have any questions about our events, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at events@acu.ac.uk

We send our best wishes and support to all of you.  Kindest regards, The ACU.”

Project-Based Learning seminar

Come and hear how Project-Based learning has been successfully adopted at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA.

Date: Friday 31 January
Time: 1 – 2pm
Venue: John Britten foyer – No need to register

Professor Gary Pollice from WPI will discuss the role of project-based learning and motivations for and benefits from using it.

Examples of implementing projects in the classroom and throughout the curriculum will be highlighted to illustrate how project-based learning develops critical thinking and other skills that our graduates today need to have for success in their careers.

Results as provided by students, alumni, faculty and employers are presented alongside a discussion of some of the challenges and successes with project-based learning in the classroom and in WPI’s global projects program.

Crusaders Club Membership – Exclusive Offer

To kick off 2020, all UC staff have access to a discount offer on Crusaders Club Memberships!

The offer includes a discount in both the platinum and gold seating categories at Orangetheory Stadium for all 7 Crusaders home games, and they are also offering Kids Go Free in covered seats with a paying adult. UC staff who join as Crusaders Club Members also receive 30% off all Crusaders shop merchandise.

To purchase this offer, visit www.crusaders.co.nz and head to the Crusaders Club Membership page, enter the promo code: 2020club

This is a limited time offer and will close on 1 Feb.

See membership prices here>

Aotearoa Bike Challenge 2020

What is the Aotearoa Bike Challenge?

The Aotearoa Bike Challenge is a fun, free competition to encourage our UC colleagues to experience first hand joys and benefits of riding a bike. There are lots of fantastic prizes on offer to tempt your team, which will be announced as the Challenge approaches!

How does it work?

You and your workplace team earn points for every kilometre you ride, every day you ride, and for every person you encourage to sign-up (they don’t have to be in your team – they just have to log a ride in the Aotearoa Bike Challenge). The points system has been carefully selected to ensure a fair and exciting competition, and to strongly encourage teams to engage new riders if they want to climb the leaderboard and secure victory.

You’ll compete against other workplace teams of comparable sizes. Ride anywhere, anytime for just 10 minutes to participate. Prizes will be awarded to the top folks in the individual leaderboard categories and some lucky participants will win for certain activities including encouraging other to ride or logging trips. The more often you log rides and encourage others to log their rides, the more likely you are to win a prize!

You’ve got all of February to get out and earn points!

How to take part

Follow these four steps:

  • Register on this website, it’s free. Register here
  • Ride a bike anywhere, anytime for at least 10 minutes during the Challenge (1-29 February)
  • Record your ride on this site and tell your friends and coworkers about the Challenge.
  • Reward yourself and your friends by winning prizes!

If you need help registering, contact me diana.hinterleitner@canterbury.ac.nz or phone 93580