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Grab a bargain in Noel Leeming’s Friends and Family deal

Noel Leeming specialThe UCSA is thrilled to announce that the popular Noel Leeming Riccarton Friends and Family deal is back!

All UC staff and students (as well as their friends and family) are invited to take advantage of the promotion, which runs from 30 October to 12 November 2019. It’s perfect for Christmas shopping, or anyone who just loves a bargain!

As an added bonus, +2.5% of total sales will go towards the UCSA.

View the PDF leaflet for more information, including T&Cs: Noel Leeming Friends and Family Sale (244KB)

 

Women’s Lifestyle Expo – discounted tickets

UC’s Liaison team will be at the Christchurch Women’s Lifestyle Expo promoting our range of flexible study options on 5-6 October 2019.

As an exhibitor at the Horncastle Arena event, we have received coupons offering a $2 discount on door sales.

Just print out the image below, or show it on your phone when you purchase a ticket at the event. (You are welcome to print additional coupons for friends and family too.)

Alternatively, if you want to buy tickets ahead of time – you can get 2 for the price of 1 via GrabOne.

$2 discount coupon for ChCh Women's Lifestyle Expo
$2 discount coupon for ChCh Women’s Lifestyle Expo

Universities Step Challenge – 10,000 Step Challenge

Just like the Aotearoa Bike Challenge at the start of this year in February, we are inviting you to join in on the Universities step challenge. The challenge has been set by the team at CQ University Australia and they have invited campuses all around Australia and New Zealand to join in.  It is open to all staff, students, and anyone who is associated with UC, with official registrations of the challenge starting on 1 August (SO SAVE THE DATE!)

The challenge is simple, you need to complete 10,000 steps a day from 19 August to 29 September. As daunting as this may sound, it is not impossible. Once you take into account walking to and from office, up and down stairs, to and from meetings, and around the campus, the steps starts to rack up without you even knowing.

So who are we battling against in the challenge of the steps? Well there are a total of 12 universities across Australasia in the Universities Step Challenge.

The Australian universities are:

  • Australian Catholic University
  • Bond University
  • Southern Cross University
  • The University of Newcastle
  • The University of Western Australia
  • The University of the Sunshine Coast
  • The University of Queensland
  • Western Sydney University

The champions universities in New Zealand are:

  • The University of Canterbury
  • The University of Waikato
  • Victoria University of Wellington

Being the only campus from the South Island we need to show the others the true grit of Canterbury walking. We already won the Super Rugby so now’s not the time to slow down. Let’s keep this championship mentality going forward one step at a time as each step is in the right direction for you overall health and wellness. Jump onto our website to get more information or talk to your faculty coordinator to join the team in the challenge. If you don’t know who they are then please get in contact with me via email.

Go on, take on the challenge. EVERY STEP COUNTS!

Upcoming Professional Development opportunities

Do you want to undertake some Professional Development in 2019? Start booking you places & make the most of the courses available for the rest of 2019.

Spaces available on June courses:

The Learning and Development Team have a large variety of workshops, seminars and courses available to all UC Staff.
Visit our intranet if you would like to find out more, or email learningdevelopment@canterbury.ac.nz.

We need your help to get UC staff 20% off memberships at CCC Pools/Fitness Centres!

  • Do you have a current membership to CCC pools/fitness centres?
  • Do they know you are UC staff?

Once we have 10 UC staff signed up, we all get 20% off our memberships! All you need to do is email Lou Murray (CCC Rec & Sport Membership Administrator) with your CCC membership number so they can flag you as UC staff. There are already 8 of us, so we just need 2 more people to get the discount. If you are considering becoming a member…read on!

With a multi-membership you can use the pools (including the Swimsmart adult lessons), the fitness centres and the group fitness classes at any of the four CCC Recreation & Sport Centres (Jellie Park, Graham Condon, Pioneer and Taiora QEII). You also receive a free personal programme, which includes a tailored plan to meet your goals, and a free follow-up appointment every 12 weeks.

I am also a member of UC RecCentre and LOVE IT, but find it’s great having a CCC membership as well, because I can use their spas/sauna rooms, pools, and saves money when I want to take the kids swimming during the school holidays. It’s a good option in the weekends because I have a CCC centre close to home. They have flexible payment options too.

Lou has already offered to provide staff some free passes, so you can try before you buy. They are exhibiting at The Fitness Expo on Saturday 6 October at Horncastle Arena where they will have giveaways.

Click here for info about membership options and prices.