NZUni Talent – updated jobs board coming 1 July 2021

The UC Careers team are delighted to announce an exciting development for our jobs board which will benefit students and employers.

NZUniCareerHub will now be known as NZUni Talent and will continue to offer employers the same great service and unparalleled, direct access to NZ university students. The platform has some great new functionality, improving our service in an increasingly competitive marketplace.

This centralised job board, a collaboration with seven NZ Universities since 2007, has been updated, re-branded and will launch on 1 July 2021.

Ricoh assisting in our sustainable journey

Kia ora koutou

Late last year Ricoh conducted a physical audit of all Ricoh printers and multifunctional devices across campus.

The objective of the audit was to:

  • Ensure current print services are “fit for purpose” including consideration to current print volumes and the physical environment.
  • Identify older print devices due for retirement or modernising.
  • Identify devices that do not yet have Follow Me Print.
  • Identify locations where Follow Me Print would enhance print service delivery and document security.
  • Aim to right size the number of devices on campus given print volumes have declined in recent years.
  • Reduce high servicing costs associated with a large number of underutilised print devices and reduce workload on our ICTS department and the staff that fill the paper trays.
  • Align print services to the principles of the UC Staff Printing Services Policy.
  • Explore opportunities to reduce power consumption, reduce our carbon footprint (UC Strategic Vision 2020 – 2030) and further reduce print wastage.

During the audit process, it was apparent that there has been a significant decrease in print volumes across campus in recent years, whilst the number of printers and multifunctional devices has remained mostly unchanged.

The audit identified an opportunity to right size the number of printers and multifunctional devices on campus. In addition, redirect some of the current print volume to larger underutilised multifunctional devices, introduce more Follow Me Printing technologies and remove some smaller costly low volume desktop devices.

Next steps

Throughout June and July, Ricoh and a UC Staff member will be visiting departments to outline planned changes to printers, multifunctional devices and Follow Me Print Technologies within your area.

Where possible we will aim to contact the departmental administrator in the first instance to discuss the audit recommendations, timeframes and IT support if required.


More information about Follow Me Print can be found here.

IT Service Desk is available to assist you with any set up questions and requests.

If you have any other feedback, please direct this to Clive Keylard, UC Contract Owner.

We sincerely thank you for your ongoing assistance and cooperation.


UCSA’s Noel Leeming Friends and Family Sale starts soon

The UCSA Noel Leeming (Riccarton) Friends and Family sale is back!

Running from 14 to 27 June 2021, it’s a great opportunity to pick up a deal while supporting UC’s Students’ Association (+2.5% of total sales will go towards UCSA student events).

The offer is open to all UC staff and students, and to receive it you need to present a copy of the flyer and get the barcode scanned in store. Download the flyer (944KB) here.

Thank you for your support.


Terms and conditions apply.


Changes to the Incident Management Team

Leanne Keenan and Iain MacPherson have been appointed as Incident Controllers (ICs) to work alongside Rīpeka Tamanui-Hurunui on the UC Incident Management Team. The team’s focus has been on whakawhanaungatanga and developing networks with local emergency services to enhance UCs response to significant emergency incidents.

  • Last month ICs met with local NZ Police Inspector Brian Buck and Inspector Craig McKay to network and discuss a campus exercise, which will likely be scheduled for Jan or Feb 2022.
  • ICs also met with Fire and Emergency NZ (FENZ) Team Station Manager Paul Burns, who is now located on Creyke Road in the new Fire Station on campus.
  • FENZ Area Commander Dave Stackhouse and Assistant Area Commander Steve Kennedy attended the hui to discuss collaborative training and other opportunities. As a result of this hui, FENZ invited the ICs to attend a recent Regional Fire Simulation Exercise at the Justice Precinct in the city, as observers.
  • ICs met with the Canterbury City Civil Defence and Christchurch city Group Civil Defence Teams. Neville Riley, Regional Manager Civil Defence and Rob Orchard Christchurch City Emergency Manager gave the ICs a briefing and tour of the Justice Precinct Emergency Operations Centre. We have agreed to developing collaborative training opportunities and sharing best practice to enhance our emergency preparedness and response.
  • The ICs keep a watching brief on COVID19 matters and other emergency events, such as the recent floods in Canterbury.
  • The IMT has restarted monthly training scenario sessions to practice responding to various emergency situations.

We are currently recruiting an Emergency Management and Business Continuity Manager. The role closes on 6 June 2021.

Global rankings released recently spotlight Civil Engineering

Global Ranking of Academic Subjects (GRAS) 2021 by ShanghaiRanking Consultancy were released recently and included some pleasing results for a number of subject areas.

Civil Engineering has maintained its ranking of 9th overall and first in New Zealand. See the recent story on PhD student Fatma Abdelaal and her invitation to join the Commonwealth Futures Climate Research Cohort.

The subject of Environmental Science and Engineering was also ranked first in New Zealand. Read Dr Laura Revell’s Conversation piece Climate Explained: rising carbon emissions (probably) won’t make the Earth uninhabitable.

Next week we will receive the QS World University Rankings – keep an eye out for UC’s result.

Notable subject results for UC:

  • Civil Engineering: Ranked 9 and, first in New Zealand
  • Hospitality & Tourism Management: Ranked 34 and second in New Zealand
  • Transportation Science & Technology: Ranked 151-200 and first first in New Zealand
  • Ecology: Ranked 151-200 and first in New Zealand
  • Earth Sciences: Ranked 201-300
  • Environmental Science & Engineering: Ranked first in New Zealand

About the rankings
ShanghaiRanking started publishing Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) and Global Ranking of Academic Subjects (GRAS) by academic subjects in 2009. The GRAS system ranks universities in 54 subjects across Natural Sciences, Engineering, Life Sciences, Medical Sciences, and Social Sciences and in total, more than 4000 universities were ranked. Explore the rankings on the Shanghai Ranking website

Keeping UC staff informed