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UC Web Room Booking page for 2019 now open

The UC Web Room Bookings Page 2019 is now open & available.

The links below became live at 5pm 12 Dec 2018. Any spaces on Campus with a 60 capacity or less can be booked by all UC Staff member using the (WRB) Web Room Bookings page Link here> 

Please check the availability of any spaces on specific specific dates & times on campus before submitting the larger room request by using the WRB reports link here>

The security team will be required to manually place requests on your behalf, for all spaces larger than 60 capacity.

Spaces not showing on the WRB, like new rooms located in buildings that have not been completed, will be added once they have been handed back to UC.

Please ensure you have checked the date, time and location and availability of the space before submitting your requested booking via email to bookings@canterbury.ac.nz, attn: Adam or Daniel

Please note that the bookings office will be closed between 21 Dec 2018 -7 Jan 2019.

Making An Emergency Call On-Campus Using Your Mobile Phone

In 2015 I did a tip on who to call in an emergency situation on campus. Answer: call security on 6111.

What about an emergency call on-campus using your mobile phone?

If you are faced with an emergency on-campus and are using your mobile phone to call for help, call 0800 823 637. This is the emergency Security number. Program this into your phone now.

Why call the emergency Security number and not 111?

Emergency Services can easily have trouble finding you on the campus.
Security will:
– Ask you for relevant details, such as your name, your contact number, nature of your emergency, incident location, etc.
– Call emergency services (if required)
– Attend the site with an Artificial External Defibrillator (AED) (if required) – all security staff are trained first responders
– Bring Health Centre Staff to the site (if required)
– Meet the emergency services at a designated place on campus and escort them to the scene of the incident.

If you are NOT on-campus and need to make an emergency call, call 111. You can call 111 on a mobile phone even if the phone is out of credit. See the Emergency services website for information on calling emergency services in New Zealand.


For more great time-saving tips, look up our Archive of Tech Tips or look through the the Technology Information for Staff website.

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Reminder: Safety on campus

It is important to the University to provide a safe and secure campus for the benefit of every person using it.

Security Officers patrol the campus 24-hours, 7 days a week, and provide assistance and support for students and staff.

10 Safety and Security Tips

  1. Programme UC Security’s number into your mobile phone: 0800 823 637. You can also call Security internally on 6111, email security@canterbury.ac.nz or  visit the Security Office at 114 Ilam Road
  2. Be aware of the locations of help towers throughout campus – press the black button for information and the red button in an emergency. In an emergency, wait at the tower until help arrives – within minutes.
  3. Avoid walking alone at night
  4. Travel with a friend whenever possible
  5. Always use well illuminated walkways and recommended walking routes at night
  6. Move your car to a designated (recommended) car parking area on campus if staying after dark
  7. Ensure that all vehicles are locked when parked
  8. Report any unusual behaviour on campus to UC Security immediately, even the smallest incident
  9. Stay alert around construction sites
  10. If you are uncomfortable at any time, call the security office and ask for assistance. They can walk with you across campus.

For more information visit: www.canterbury.ac.nz/campus-services/security

Bike security alert

There have been a number of bikes stolen from various locations throughout the University in the past six  weeks. We have employed additional security staff to patrol the bike stands that have been targeted by the thieves and have been working with NZ Police to try and identify these offenders.

I would ask that all students and staff secure their bikes to the bike racks by the rear wheel and frame with a good quality D lock, and if they see anything suspicious in and around the University to contact the security helpdesk immediately on 0800 823 637 or extension  6111.Bike lock

Emergency exercise on campus – Friday 28 August

On Friday 28 August UC will host an emergency exercise involving Police and other emergency services. Their presence on campus on the day should be no cause for alarm.

The exercise will not be particularly visible, but will involve specialist police teams and other emergency services, and a number of UC staff including the Senior Management Team. It will focus on two areas of campus – the Emergency Operations Centre and the Central Lecture Theatre block. Please avoid these areas on the day of the exercise.

UC Security are contributing substantially to the exercise which will mean a reduced level of service at the UC security office on the day of the exercise and issue of Canterbury cards and parking permits will be suspended for the day.

Should a serious incident occur on campus on the day of the exercise, there are measures in place to halt the exercise and attend to that incident, so should security be required, please don’t hesitate to call 6111.