Fire and Emergency New Zealand broke ground on 6 June on a new facility on Creyke Road, beside UC’s Engineering precinct which includes the UC Fire Lab.
Vice-Chancellor | Tumu Whakarae Professor Cheryl de la Rey looks forward to welcoming Fire and Emergency into the UC community.
“The Fire Station and Fire Engineering Educational Training Facility is a welcome addition to the UC community. Our students and engineering staff will benefit from the hands-on practical learning and knowledge sharing, plus the Ilam community will benefit from reduced response times and increased local resource,” she says.
There are plans to share resources, further strengthen UC’s longstanding relationship with Fire and Emergency, and expand current research initiatives between the two organisations.
The Student First Programme is helping prepare UC for the future, and putting students at the heart of our business. It’s focused on transforming the student administration experience so that UC can continue to deliver world-class education.
Since 2017 the Student First Programme has been focused on making our enrolment process simple, fast and certain. This video takes you through the online enrolment process on myUC from a student perspective. You can change the speed by using the gear icon on the toolbar.
Students have told us the new enrolment process is user-friendly, intuitive and fast. In a first for UC, students can use social logins to apply and from any device.
myUC was first released in November 2017 and since then we’ve continued to improve it, with more than 10 versions or enhancements deployed. The system has performed well over the 2019 enrolment period, processing over 200 applications per day and gaining positive feedback from students, with reports from some getting their enrolment offer within half an hour.
We’ve also built a version of this platform called connectUC, for international agents. In 2019 we are turning our focus to development of a staff portal, ourUC, with the Contact Centre starting to use an early version.
UCGo is here! Our new mobile app will help students organise and manage their day-to-day study by bringing together tools they use every day such as LEARN, student email and their individual timetables.
Download the app and log in using your staff login details. Staff will be able to access information including student support services and security on campus, as well as RecCentre class timetables, campus maps, key UC dates and student notices. Come along to one of the staff briefings today (Monday 11 March) and find out more:
Briefing 1: 11.30am, Te Moana-Copper Top, Rehua.
Briefing 2: 2.00pm, Te Moana-Copper Top, Rehua.
UCGo is free and available in both the iTunes App Store and Google Play now – simply search UCGo. Find out more about the app and see answers to frequently asked questions here>
UCGo functions include:
Library – see open hours and look for journal articles, books and more.
Campus safety – how to contact UC Security and report a hazard or emergency
Student support – support services available on campus
RecCentre – access open hours and group fitness timetables
Campus maps – find your way around campus
Key UC dates
Push notifications will only be sent during campus-wide emergencies
UCGo, a new mobile app that will make life easier for students studying at UC, is coming soon.
The app will help students to organise and manage their day-to-day study. UCGo will give students access to things like their student email, LEARN and class timetable on their mobile phones so they can easily access essential information while they’re on the go.
Students will also be able to use the app to do things like check what classes are on at the RecCentre, find out about support services on campus, and access notices and information posted on the student blog.
UCGo functions include:
Student support on campus
Push notifications for use in emergencies.
UCGo will be available from the App Store and Google Play soon.
Two briefings for staff will be held before UCGo is launched and we encourage all staff who work closely with students to come along, grab a t-shirt and wear it during launch week. At the briefing you will be given an overview of the app and its functionality, and get your questions answered by the project team. Two calendar invites will be sent to you soon, please choose one to attend.