UC Update Day

26-27 June 2017

UC Campus - Library Fountain

Careers staff and international directors play a vital role in providing information and advice to secondary school students about their future tertiary study options.

UC Update Day is an opportunity for careers staff members to learn more about what UC has to offer. This includes:

  • presentations about UC’s points of difference and programmes of study
  • the chance to meet academic staff and students
  • College updates
  • tours of key UC facilities and accommodation facilities
  • visits to the Central City.

Update Day 2017

This year’s Update Day will run over two days; Monday 26 June and Tuesday 27 June.

Day One (Monday 26 June)

Day One is aimed at those from outside the Canterbury region and/or those who haven’t visited UC before/recently. It includes a welcome morning tea, accommodation tours and updates (including the new Kirkwood Avenue Hall) and a tour of the recently opened Teece Museum and brand new UC Music and Classics facilities located at the iconic Christchurch City Arts Centre.

Welcome dinner

All who register for Day One and/or Day Two are invited to attend the Welcome Dinner being held at the iconic Strawberry Fare in the central city from 5.30pm.

Day 1 Programme

10.00am

Collection from Airport

10.30am

Careers staff scheduled to arrive at Bishop Julius Hall, welcome morning tea

10.50am

MC to welcome Careers staff, overview of day

10.55am

Tour of Bishop Julius Hall

11.20am

Depart Bishop Julius Hall and walk to Rochester & Rutherford

11.30am

Arrive at Rochester & Rutherford for tour

11.55am

Depart Rochester & Rutherford and walk to University Hall

12.05pm

Arrive at University Hall, Accommodation & Pastoral Care Update in Popper Lounge

12.25pm

Tour of University Hall

12.50pm

Depart University Hall and walk to College House

1.00pm – 1.25pm

Arrive at College House for tour and lunch

1.25pm – 2.05pm

Lunch

2.05pm

Leave College House and walk to Kirkwood Avenue Hall

2.15pm

Arrive at Kirkwood Avenue Hall for Tour

2.40pm

Tour finishes, head to collection point

2.45pm

Arrive back to hotels- check in, bag drop and freshen up. Chateau on the Park

3.45pm

Depart hotels for the UC Music and Classics Facilities situated in the Christchurch City Arts Centre

4.05pm

Arrive at the Arts Centre

4.10pm – 4.30pm

College of Arts Update

4.30pm

Tour of the new UC Music and Classics facilities as well as the Logie Collection situated within the Christchurch City Arts Centre

5.20pm

Collection, transfer to dinner

5.30pm

Arrive at Strawberry Fare

5.35pm

Dinner

7.30pm/8pm

Transport returns to accommodation

Day Two (Tuesday 27 June)

Day Two will entail:

  • tours and updates of the exciting new UC Engineering facilities and Regional Science and Innovation Centre
  • an update from UC Vice-Chancellor, Dr Rod Carr
  • your choice of College updates
  • presentation on the UC Master Plan by keynote speaker, Alex Hanlon.

Day 2 Programme

8.15am

Collection at Airport for attendees flying in to Christchurch for the day

8.15am

Collection from accommodation (attendees who stayed overnight)

8.30am

Registration opens in Undercroft 101, tea & coffee served

9.00am

MC welcome

9.10am

Dr Rod Carr Welcome

9.25am

Keynote speaker, Q & A

9.55am – 10.05am

Transition to Engineering Core, morning tea

10.05am -10.30am

Morning tea

10.30am

First College Update Workshop

11am – 11.05am

Transition

11.05am

Second College Update Workshop

11.35am – 11.45am

Transition

11.45pm

Māori and Pasifika at UC session

12.15pm

Lunch (Engineering Core)

1.00pm

Tour of New Engineering Facilities

1.30pm

College of Engineering - Product Design session

2.00pm

Regional Science and Innovation Centre Update

2.30pm

Student Volunteer Army Session

3.00pm

Afternoon tea

3.25pm 

Liaison wrap up

4.00pm

Event concludes

Travel, accommodation and parking

One travel subsidy per school is available for those travelling from outside Christchurch. Reimbursements for flights up to the value of $200, or for petrol to the value of $60.

Reimbursements will be processed within four weeks following Update Day 2017 (by Tuesday 25 July 2017).

Please book your own flights. Accommodation will be provided by UC. We will be in touch with the details.

Parking vouchers will be mailed to attendees driving to UC in the weeks prior to the event. Recommended parking is in the Clyde Car Park. View map

Please indicate your travel and accommodation requirements when filling out the registration form. 

Registration

Registrations for Update Day 2017 will open at 9.00am on Monday 13 February 2017.

Due to the popularity of UC’s Update Day, registrations are limited to one person per school. Places are limited so please be sure to register as soon as possible to guarantee your place!

What happens next

Once we have received your registration we will confirm your place by return email within ten business days.

We will also send you updates with what you need to know leading up to the event.

If you have a question about Update Day 2017, please contact us at events@canterbury.ac.nz