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Staff volunteer opportunities at O Day

The Events and Partnerships Team is seeking staff volunteers to assist with Orientation Day. The roles and timings are:

Wednesday 15 February – Friday 17 February 2017

  • Varied hours
    Logistical Assistant
    – Behind the scenes work assisting with set-up and pack down logistics for the event (including lifting, moving of equipment, loading of vans, placement of signage and other general logistical tasks).

Friday 17 February

  • 09.15am – 11.00am
    Programme Distributor  (FULLY BOOKED – THANK YOU)
    – Hand out Orientation Day Programmes to new students as they arrive along the Orientation Day Trails.
  • 9.30am – 11.00am
    Campus Ambassadors – College Sessions
    – Assist with meeting and greeting  students as they arrive at their college sessions, scan tickets and record their names.
  • 11.15am – 2:00pm
    Food Distributor (FULLY BOOKED – THANK YOU)
    – Assist with handing out free fruit and sushi as students arrive at C-Block Lawn.
  • 11.45am – 2.15pm
    Campus Ambassadors – Student Services Hub
    – Roam around Student Service Hub (in the Undercroft) to assist students with any general enquiries while the Student Services Hub is operational.

If you are interested in helping, please email events@canterbury.ac.nz and tell them what task you’d like to volunteer for.

Thank you.

Orientation Day – make a difference on 17 February

With the 2017 enrolment process in full swing the transition to welcoming and supporting our new students is  under way – which includes Orientation Day (O Day).

It’s worth popping O Day into your calendar on Friday 17 February 2017.

Each O Day since 2012 has given us a positive insight into our University’s progress since 2011, the difference our contributions to recruitment efforts have made, and why we’re here.

On a practical note, have a think about the extra number of students, parents, caregivers and whānau on campus. Planning ahead for parking helps too.  We’ll stay in touch with you over the countdown period.

Don’t forget the huge difference a simple Kia ora, or Hi with a smile can make to a homesick student.  You don’t need to have all the answers – just taking two minutes out of your day to bring a lost student to the information desk at Matariki could make all the difference in the world – tangata tū , tangata ora – be prepared to make a difference.

UC Communications and Engagement Team