With the new year upon us, now is a good time to take stock and refresh your UC personal emergency kit. Check and assess the contents of your kit bag regularly. Ensure it is well equipped to assist you in an emergency event. Replace or refresh water, snacks and other perishable items.
Due to sustainability considerations, we will no longer supply plastic water bottles in the personal emergency kit bags. We recommend you put your own filled reusable water bottle into your kit bag and refresh it annually.
I have received information of an opportunity in the New Year. UC is a member of ATEM* so if there is a discount for members, ensure this is applied when registering.
“The Aotearoa ATEM committee is organising a Tertiary Technicians Symposium on the 10th February 2020 at Victoria University of Wellington. The aim of the day is to improve the visibility and recognition of our technical workforce, provide them with an opportunity to network with their peers and help them explore professional development opportunities. This is intended to be an interactive day with workshops to untangle the new Worksafe regulations and some psychological first aid training to help technicians who are encountering students with emotional and mental health issues. We hope to bring in a keynote from Weta Digital for some inspiration followed by a panel of tertiary technicians sharing their career pathways and professional development choices. If that is not enough to get you all excited we are also organising some site visits to other tertiary providers on the morning of Tuesday 11th February for those who are interested in exploring the technical facilities of their fellow institutions.
Date: Monday 10 & Tues 11 February 2020, Venue: VUW, Pipitea Campus. See more details in our Draft Agenda and please register your interest via email and we will notify you of the opening of the registrations as soon as they open.”