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International enrolment in person – extended hours

UC has experienced an especially busy time with international enrolments on campus and it has been decided to extend hours over the next few days.

Please pass this information on to any concerned international students and assure them they will not be penalised with an extra administration fee.

Friday 16 February, 9am – 5pm
Saturday 17 February, 10am – 1pm
Monday 19 February, 9am – 5pm
Tuesday 20 February, 9am – 5pm

Where: Central Library Puaka-James Hight building 

Full house at International Welcome

Rose Reynolds from the Student Experience team provides us with an update on the successful International Welcome at UC…

We had a full house, 400 students attended. Students were formally welcomed by our Chancellor Dr John Wood who encouraged them to explore our exciting new city and to make the most of their time at UC. Levi Collier-Robinson and Hamuera Kahi provided a mihi whakatau and te reo session to introduce our new students to Māori language and culture.

The new students were treated to entertaining and informative sessions by NZ Police and the Student Care Team. After grabbing a delicious vegan noodle box for lunch attendees had the opportunity to speak to key support staff from Library, Careers Internships & Employment, Student Care, Mentoring and UCSA.

For the really adventurous types UC Student Leaders led games of Cornhole, Cubb and Giant Jenga on the lawn – after applying lots of suncream of course!

In the afternoon 120 attendees stayed on for optional campus tour followed by a bus trip to the city for dinner at Little High Eatery and a scenic ride through the city taking in the views from the port hills. Two of our UniLife leaders did a fantastic job MC’ing the event providing fun games to keep the audience engaged between sessions.

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Final myUC: Easy Enrolment release for 2017 delivered

Kia ora koutou katoa,

I’m pleased to announce that on 5 December the Student First Programme team successfully completed the delivery of the final myUC: Easy Enrolment release for 2017.

This latest release further extends myUC: Easy Enrolment’s reach to include returning students across all Colleges as well as providing staff with the ability to apply on behalf of a student.

A key element of this release is the automated population of information from Jade to myUC: Easy Enrolment, meaning that information relating to a student’s record can be retrieved from Jade by myUC: Easy Enrolment. This is a major milestone for the Student First Programme to deliver this remaining functionality in 2017.

Further information and supporting documentation relating to this release is available in the Current Projects section of the Student First Programme intranet site including training documents and any feedback we receive.

As always, we appreciate all the suggestions and feedback – these continue to be hugely valuable as the Student First Programme team seek to make a positive impact on the enrolment experience we provide for students and staff – making it Simple, Fast and Certain.

Ngā mihi

Professor Ian Wright
Deputy Vice-Chancellor | Tumu Tuarua

UC students win at Japanese language speech contest

UC students won the first and second place at the 2017 JSANZ Tertiary Japanese Language Speech Contest.

Congratulations to the winners:

1st Place:              Amanda Deacon (JAPA325): She has received a return ticket to Japan as a prize

2nd Place:      Jack Hayes (JAPA325)

This contest, organised by the Japanese Studies Aotearoa New Zealand, is a highly competitive national contest.

Each finalist was nominated as a representative of their institution through a rigorous selection process, and 12 finalists from eight tertiary institutions in New Zealand competed in the final round.

This is the first time ever for participants from one institution to win the first and second place.  In addition, this is the fourth speech contest and this is the second time a UC student has won first place. The previous UC winner was in 2015 by Brennan Galpin, who has received the 2017 Japanese Government Scholarship and is currently studying at Kyoto University.

Read about the prize-giving at UC here>

Watch Amanda delivering her winning speech.