Category Archives: Announcements

UC Product Design: Graduating Projects Showcase 2020

The School of Product Design at UC is proud to present the Bachelor of Product Design Class of 2020! Come along to our Graduating Projects Showcase running between 15-17 Dec, 9am-6pm at Riverside Kitchen (upstairs at Riverside Market).

The Showcase features projects and posters by our inaugural batch of Product Design graduates majoring in Applied Immersive Game Design, Chemical Formulation Design, and Industrial Product Design. Come along and see our work, support our amazing young graduate designers!

More info: bit.ly/gradshow2020

UC Kuputaka | Glossary of Bilingual Names and Terms

Te Waka Pākākano is pleased to announce an early Christmas koha (gift) for all UC whānau: a new searchable UC Kuputaka | Glossary of Bilingual Names and Terms!

The new UC Kuputaka which you will find by clicking on the tohu (icon) above adds to the reo Māori resources available, such as the recently released UC Reo Māori Style Guide, on the UC Style Guide webpage.

Designed for UC staff and students, this new UC-specific rauemi reo (resource) is a culmination of many hours of translation work completed by the UC Ohu Reo over the past 5+ years, with inclusion of some newly coined bilingual names for all UC:

  • Colleges
  • Schools
  • Departments
  • Service Units
  • Research groups
  • Academic disciplines/ subjects

We envisage this list will be updated periodically throughout the year to reflect the changing bicultural naming and nature of Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha.  Sound files to help you with your pronunciation will be added in the new year along with a list of role titles and other important bilingual names adopted by the institution.

Ko te manako ia, e whakamahi ana koutou i tēnei rauemi kia whakakaha ake i āu mahi, i tō tātou kākanoruatanga hoki.
It is our hope that this resource can be used to support your everyday work.

Kia hari te Kirihimete, kia haumaru te Tau Hou, tēnā rawa atu koutou katoa!

Join in the fun and volunteer at Herea tō waka | Orientation Day

Kick-start your new year by volunteering at Herea tō waka | Orientation Day 2021! 

The Events team is looking for friendly, inviting, charismatic staff volunteers to welcome new students and their whānau to the UC community, creating a sense of belonging and helping them get their bearings on their first day. 

Herea tō waka | Orientation Day 2021
Friday 19 February, 9.30am – 2.00pm

From Supplier of Smiles to Information Guru, there is an opportunity for you to be part of O Day. If you are interested, please review the roles, check with your manager and sign up by Friday 12 February 2021. Please note you will need to commit to attending the Event Briefing on Wednesday 17 February 2021.

O Day volunteer roles:

Supplier of Smiles
You have a great smile and enjoy making people happy. We want you on the O Day trails to warmly welcome our visitors to UC.

Information Guru

Providing help and answering questions is your gig. You know campus well and can point people in the right direction (or point them to someone who can!)

Session Greeter
You’re there to scan people into sessions, all the while being that friendly face on their first day. 

Data Gatherer
You’ll happily ask people what they think. iPad in hand, we need you to approach attendees with a smile to get their feedback on O Day.

 Campus Explorer
You know the campus well and can’t wait to show it off. We need you to take small groups of visitors on a loop of the campus, pointing out all the key buildings and facilities.

Volunteer now or email the Events team if you have any questions.

Herea tō waka: The phrase ‘herea tō waka’ means ‘tie up your waka’ and is a reference to what we do when our waka (sailing vessel) comes into landing – we tie it firmly to the shore so that it doesn’t drift away.

For our students and that arrive here at UC and particularly on their first day (O Day), they are metaphorically tying their waka to the shoreline that is UC to ensure their grounding here is firm.

UNISAVER SUPERANNUATION SEMINARS WITH MARY HOLM

The seminars are being run next week, so this is your last chance to register!

UniSaver is sponsoring a seminar series developed by investment expert Mary Holm specifically for university staff regarding superannuation.

Presenter
Mary Holm is the author of six books on personal finance, including the bestselling Rich Enough? A Laid-Back Guide for Every Kiwi (2018). She is a Qantas Media Award-winning columnist known for her personal finance column in the Weekend Herald and regular appearances on National Radio. Mary is a director of Financial Services Complaints Limited (FSCL) and a former director of the Financial Markets Authority.  A copy of Mary’s book will be given away at each seminar to one lucky winner.

An expert on UniSaver will also attend each session to help answer questions specific to UniSaver.

Please register via the EventBrite links below (staff are welcome to attend more than one session):

1) Monday 9 November, 1-2:30pm (for staff who are not UniSaver members yet)
Don’t miss out on UniSaver! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/unisaver-superannuation-seminar-tickets-121632059765

2) Monday 9 November, 5:30-7:30pm (evening session for all staff and partners, including retained members)
When I’m 65: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/unisaver-superannuation-seminar-tickets-121649515977

3) Tuesday 10 November, 10-11:30am (for UniSaver members)
Getting the best out of UniSaver: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/unisaver-superannuation-seminar-tickets-121649794811