Category Archives: Learning & Development

Learn NZ Sign Language in Term 2

The Equity & Disability Service offers an introductory New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) course, which will be held in the Jack Erskine building each Thursday in Term 2 (April 29,  May 6, 13, 20, 27, June 3) from 12-12.50pm.

Participants are taught:
• The finger-spelling alphabet
• Basic phrases
• Some university-specific vocabulary
• Basic grammar
• Deaf culture

No previous NZSL experience is required.

The course is open to both students and staff and the cost is $60. Please email hayley.cranstoun@canterbury.ac.nz to register.

Attendees have the option of further developing their NZSL through community-based courses.

Watch UC student Benazir and Disability Advisor Nicola to see how you can meet and greet in NZSL: http://blogs.canterbury.ac.nz/insiders/2020/09/24/how-to-meet-and-greet-in-new-zealand-sign-language/

For more information, please visit the website here> New Zealand Sign Language Course | Disability Resource Service | University of Canterbury

Feedback – art or science?

Is feedback an art or a science?

Complete LinkedIn Learning’s: Giving and Receiving Feedback to learn both the art and the science behind why feedback is so crucial to developing yourself and others at work.

During this course, Gemma Leigh Roberts shows how to give effective feedback, ask for feedback and use the responses as a tool to improve personal performance. 

LinkedIn Learning Course Objectives:

  • Getting comfortable asking for feedback
  • Overcoming blind spots
  • Creating a growth mindset
  • Giving effective and unbiased feedback

As a UC staff member you could access over 6,000 videos via LinkedIn Learning ranging from Software development, Photography through to personal growth and leadership skills – all for free.

Visit our page for the UC LinkedIn access.