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UC International College’s EER Result

In their most recent External Evaluation and Review (EER), NZQA has rated UC International College (UCIC) as a Category 1 provider in New Zealand. UCIC has been awarded ‘Highly Confident’ in Educational Performance and ‘Highly Confident’ in Capability in Self-Assessment. This is the highest possible rating that can be awarded and is an endorsement  of the excellent learning and teaching environment that UCIC strives to provide for its international students.

UCIC first opened its doors in October 2013 offering just one pathway programme through to the University of Canterbury. Less than six and half years later, UCIC has a suite of pathway programmes for international students, a Category 1 rating by NZQA, has acquired one of the oldest English Language schools in Christchurch, CCEL (also a Category 1 provider), and offers a truly embedded pathway model to one of Navitas’ highest ranking University Partners globally. UCIC offers four University Transfer Programmes (UTPs), a Foundation Studies Certificate and short Study Abroad options for International students.

UCIC would like to thank the University of Canterbury, all staff with whom we have had a collaborative relationship over the past number of years, particularly those who met with the NZQA evaluators as a part of the recent External Evaluation and Review process.

For more details, please refer to UCIC website www.ucic.ac.nz   

2018 New Zealander of the Year Awards

Nominations for the New Zealander of the Year awards are already coming in.

  • 41 people have been nominated for the 2018 New Zealander of the Year title.
  • There has been a surge in nominations for former Green Party co-leader Metiria Turei since her resignation.
  • Other nominated New Zealanders for 2018 Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year include:
    • Peter Burling – Team New Zealand helmsman
    • Mark Dunajtschik – Wellington Children’s Hospital benefactor
    • Nicky Hager – author
    • Heather Henare – Skylight CEO and former CEO of Women’s Refuge New Zealand
    • Mike King – mental health advocate
    • Nigel Latta – psychologist and author
    • Jono Pryor – television and radio personality

After nominations close on 18 September 2017, a judging panel – comprising representatives of awards patrons, presenters, sponsors, community leaders and independent experts – will evaluate the nominations. The shortlist of 10 candidates to be considered for the New Zealander of the Year Award will be announced in December.

Other Categories
Nominations are also being sought for exceptional New Zealanders in the following categories:

  • University of Auckland Young New Zealander of the Year (15-30 years)
  • Metlifecare Senior New Zealander of the Year (60 years and over)
  • Kiwibank New Zealand Local Hero of the Year
  • Sanitarium New Zealand Innovator of the Year
  • Mitre10 New Zealand Community of the Year

More information on the 2018 New Zealander of the Year Awards is at www.nzawards.org.nz

Open Day numbers second highest ever

Despite yesterday’s cold wet weather, more than 3,000 potential students and whānau braved the elements to attend our second biggest Open Day.

Initial feedback indicates people found the day very informative and 78% of those surveyed so far said they are likely to enrol at UC.

The following comment received via the UC Open Day  App sums up what a positive difference the day can make:

To be completely honest… I freaking loved it. I’m from Auckland and Canterbury was just an option but after today, I am 110% coming next year!! A young man named Angus from University Hall made my entire day. He was enthusiastic, lovely and sold the whole experience! 11/10 would give a high five and buy him some chocolate.

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Christchurch Victory Parade: Wednesday 12 July

Everything you need to know
The parade to celebrate the Emirates Team New Zealand’s America’s Cup win starts at 12 noon on Wednesday 12 July. The city centre will be very busy, so it will be best to plan ahead and arrive early for the best viewing positions.

Parade route
The parade route is available on christchurchnzparade.com

The parade will start at Colombo and Lichfield Streets, turn left into Hereford Street before turning right into Montreal Street. It will conclude with celebrations outside the Christchurch Art Gallery. See map on the final page.

Viewing points
Volunteers will be available throughout the parade route to help find the most suitable viewing areas. The public are asked to make full use of the parade route and surrounding areas to ensure the enjoyment of all those that wish to attend.

Accessibility
An accessible viewing area is provided at the front of the stage at the Christchurch Art Gallery (Gloucester Road end). Those wishing to use this area, should make their way to the entry point on Montreal Street near the Gloucester Road corner next to the St John ambulance area. They will then be escorted to the viewing area by a member of staff.

Plan your travel
You are advised to come into the city as early as possible on the day.

  • Bus – all buses will be running as usual and will be subject to standard fares. The Bus Interchange is located on the parade route so you will need to arrive early, to avoid delays. Plan your journey here and see the www.metroinfo.co.nz for ideal bus routes.
  • Cycle – Christchurch is New Zealand’s most cycle friendly city with a network of cycleways and cycle lanes. See Transport for Christchurch for more info.
  • Walking – it is likely that you will need to walk for some distance to attend the parade. Please make sure that you come prepared to do so as we are anticipating large numbers of people in the central city.
  • Driving – if you do need to park in the central city carparking buildings will be your best chance. There will be no parking on the parade route.
  • Road closures – there will be road closures along the parade route (see map on final page) and some nearby streets beginning at 9am and ending around 3.00pm.

If you’re not going to the parade it may be best to avoid the city centre if possible and if you usually drive into the city centre this is a great opportunity to have a car-free day.

Bad weather plan
Bad weather is expected to arrive in Canterbury on Tuesday afternoon and remain for the rest of the week.

In the unlikely event that the parade is unable to go ahead updates will be communicated first thing on Wednesday morning on christchurchnzparade.com and through other channels as soon as possible.

See christchurchnzparade.com for more information and all updates.