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We need you!

We need 100 of you to be exact, to volunteer at this year’s UC Open Day | Rā Tōmene on Thursday 11 July.

Open Day | Rā Tōmene is our key recruitment event for future students, parents and whānau, and its success depends on staff throughout UC. Volunteering is a great opportunity to meet future students and enjoy the atmospheric buzz this event creates on campus.

The day runs from 9am to 5pm and is based in the centre of the Ilam campus. Volunteers are usually scheduled for a morning or afternoon session.

Register your interest by completing this online form, but please check in with your manager first.

Only have an hour or two to spare? We’ll take it!
Email michayla.clemens@canterbury.ac.nz confirming when you’re available and the team will book you in .

We’re grateful for any time you can provide in support of this year’s Open Day | Rā Tōmene.

We need volunteers in the following roles:

Supplier of smiles – you have a great smile and enjoy making people happy.
We want you along our Open Day trails to warmly welcome our visitors to UC. Hand out tote bags, scan tickets, greet those coming from out of town on the free bus, and wave them goodbye at the end of the day. You take care of those all-important frontline tasks, wearing a big smile on your face.

  • 16 volunteers needed for the morning
  • 9 volunteers needed for the afternoon

Information guru – providing help and support is your gig.
We have stations on campus just for you this Open Day | Rā Tōmene. You’ll assist visitors with any questions they have, from where to get a good coffee to what time the next info session starts.

  • 1 volunteer needed for the morning
  • 3 volunteers needed for the afternoon

Foot traffic controller – you’re there to help people find their way.
You love the buzz of people gathering, ready to learn. Every hour a new information session begins and you’ll be at the front of the line, managing the flow of people in and out of lecture theatres and helping people find the right session.

  • 27 volunteers needed for the morning
  • 30 volunteers needed for the afternoon

Data gatherer – you’ll happily ask people what they think.
iPad in hand, we need you to approach attendees with a smile to get their feedback on Open Day | Rā Tōmene. Using the pre-populated survey online, you will ensure we get the data we require to keep running successful events.

  • 1 volunteer needed

Campus explorer – you know the campus well and can’t wait to show it off.
We need you to take small groups of visitors on a loop of the campus, pointing out all the key buildings and facilities, especially the sparkly new ones, to help them get a feel for UC. You’ll answer questions as you go and point out where things are happening throughout the day.

  • 6 volunteers needed for the morning
  • 5 volunteers needed for the afternoon

Thanks for your support to make this event a success.

UC Events

Stunning Christchurch day brings thousands to Open Day | Rā Tōmene

On Thursday 12 July we welcomed thousands of prospective students, their families and whānau onto campus for UC Open Day | Rā Tōmene. They got the opportunity to learn more about study options, tour the campus, and get a glimpse of our state-of-the-art new facilities and a taste of the UC student experience.

The stunning Christchurch winter day brought over 4200 visitors to campus compared to 3693 visitors last year. On the trails we gave out 550 hot chocolates and 2000 packs of mini donuts.

The University is experiencing a post-quake resurgence in enrolment numbers this year as school-leavers from around Aotearoa New Zealand are coming to UC for tertiary study. Enrolment numbers were up 7% across the board in 2018 and it is hoped we will see a similar trend in 2019 which Open Day | Rā Tōmene is a direct contributor to this success.

This event takes months of planning and involves hundreds of staff and students to show UC at its best. We definitely did that today, and I thank everyone who has worked tirelessly to put this event together, and the staff and student volunteers who provided a friendly face for our visitors today.

It would be great to hear what you thought of Open Day | Rā Tōmene and how you think it can be made bigger and better in future. Please fill in the survey here>

Ngā mihi,

Dr Rod Carr
Vice-Chancellor | Tumu Whakarae

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Clean up campus

Open Day | Rā Tōmene is next Thursday 12 July.

There has been a fantastic level of interest from future students and we’re looking forward to showcasing our campus.  Thanks again to all staff who have volunteered to help on the day. 

While the new buildings and grounds are looking great, we would like to invite staff and students to join us for 30 minutes on Monday 9 July to collect any residual litter, and ensure the campus is looking top notch for our visitors.  

When: 12.00 – 12.30pm Monday 9 July
Where: steps of Puaka-James Hight

Gloves and bags will be provided. Thanks in advance for any help you and your colleagues can provide.

Lynn McClelland
Executive Director, Student Services and Communications | Kaihautū Matua Ākonga me te Whakapā

Is there a future student in your life?

Is there someone in your life interested in studying? UC Open Day | Rā Tōmene on Thursday 12 July is the best way for your children, whānau, cousins and friends to discover study options at UC for themselves.

On Open Day, (nearly) everything is open. They can find out about study options and support services, ask questions and explore labs, workshops and studios.

Encourage those in your life interested in study to register and attend Open Day | Rā Tōmene on Thursday 12 July. Register here>

UC Science and Engineering Precincts Public Open Day

As you may know, UC Science | Te Rāngai Pūtaiao and UC Engineering | Te Rāngai Pūkaha are hosting a UC Science and Engineering Precincts Public Open Day – Monday 16 April, 3-6pm. 

This is a community event, for the general public.  It is family-friendly, so kids are very welcome!  We will have hands on activities and demos, and it’s a chance to see our new state-of-the-art facilities and tour our labs.  We will have our Nuts and Bolts Café open and we will be putting on a free sausage sizzle.

For more information, check out our website.