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Clothes Swap this Friday!

The Clothes Swap is back for 2023! 🧤👕👗👞

Get a new ‘fit that your wallet (and the planet) will love. This Friday 26 May, bring along some good quality, clean clothes that you no longer want, and take home some groovy new threads for free!
The Clothes Swap will be happening in Te Rua Makerspace (Level 2, Puaka James-Hight Library) from 11am – 1pm on Friday 26 May.
To participate in the swap, please bring along up to one bag of clothing per person (max 10 items). Clothes must be in clean, pre-loved condition. Shoes and accessories are also welcome.
Clothing can be dropped off from 10am, with the swap starting at 11am.
All welcome. UC Sustainability, OpSoc and Te Rua Makerspace can’t wait to see you there for some slow fashion fun!

Free Webinar: The Better Start Literacy Approach – A National Success Story Unfolding

Over 16,000 5-year-old children have received the Better Start Literacy Approach (BSLA) across New Zealand. Don’t miss out on this fascinating Webinar showcasing the exciting outcomes of our talented junior school teachers who are using BSLA and rapidly developing children’s foundational skills in areas critical for reading, writing and oral language success.

WHEN:  Tuesday 30 May, 3.30pm – 4.45pm, via Zoom. Click here to register

Jen Smith (Ngāti Whātua, Ngāpuhi) UC Senior Lecturer in Māori Education and Dr Susie Stevens will co-host the webinar with expert speakers Professor Gail Gillon, Professor Brigid McNeill, Dallas Wichman (Principal St Anne’s School, Christchurch) and Mark Tulia (MoE Pasifika programme co-ordinator, Advisor to Science Challenge Pasifika research engagement).

Biodiversity Blitz, Monday 1 May

Take part in the City Nature Challenge at UC, next Monday 1 May!

Join UC’s Biodiversity Projects Coordinator, Seamus Moran, and the wonderful students from EnviroSoc, to head out on campus to observe all things nature. Observations will be made using the iNaturalist app and will be adding to our understanding of campus biodiversity.

Meet on the North side of Ernest Rutherford (near Ancestral Cafe) on Monday 1 May on the hour, every hour between 10am – 1pm to participate in the blitz. Bio Blitz times are:

  • 10am – 11am
  • 11am -12pm
  • 12pm – 1pm

The global City Nature Challenge runs from 28 April – 1 May and uses the power of citizen science to help map the world’s biodiversity.