Student Blogger - Insider's Guide
Student Bloggers write a total of four blogs per Semester for the Insider’s Guide comprising:
- two blogs based around the UC student experience - personal reflection – relate to Graduate Attributes 200 – 300 words
- two news style blogs – 200 – 250 words which add value to understanding student experiences at UC and which present the University professionally
Student Bloggers are required to:
- submit a one page proposal (300 words max) for four blogs and proposed time of release. Proposal shows attention to detail (spelling, clear descriptions, and good brief story starters).
- demonstrate attention to accuracy and to deadlines.
e.g. an assignment where citations have been used correctly, delivered on time and at least a B+ grade achieved
OR - an endorsement from an academic, tutor or supervisor (e.g. a brief email) that they are confident that the student pays close attention to detail / accuracy, has delivered on time and can give an example/examples.
StudentBloggers are required to attend a 1x1 hour long familiarisation meeting.
Hours involved in the activity
Every 12 hours of participation in an activity is equal to one intersection point (12 hours = 1 intersection point).
For this activity you can claim a maximum of 1 learning and development outcome.
Team Leader - Communications
Matariki Leavel 4 South
Student Services & Communication
Work readiness skill/Graduate attribute
By actively engaging in this activity, you can claim against the pre-determined intersection points detailed below. You should reflect on your experience and select the WRS/GA intersection point(s) that best represents your learning outcome.
- A4 - Learning - Student Bloggers write a media release/news style blog or a personal reflection which demonstrates an understanding of traditional Māori perspectives and the UC community/ wider society, and an awareness of the importance of becoming more skilled in te reo Māori and tikanga
- B1 - Communication - Student Bloggers demonstrably encourage community engagement (related to UC) and go beyond simple advertising about an engagement event – i.e. shifts online users from reading to participating.
- B2 - Initiative and Enterprise - Student Bloggers will find fresh angles and new stories to tell about the community, in both words and pictures.
- B4 - Learning - Student Bloggers write in a media release/news or a personal reflection style about a UC-related community engagement activity that correctly targets audience, spokesperson quotes, reflects accuracy, and is a timely release.
- C1 - Communication - Student Bloggers represent the university well in their content/story-telling, and engage with others professionally (e.g. with interviewees).
- C6 - Problem Solving - Student Bloggers develop creative ideas (related to UC), which take an innovative approach, or solve a problem and is achievable within the resources and time available.
- C7 - Self-management- Student Bloggers are able to stay on task, manage time effectively to reach deadlines, communicate any potential issues when they arise, suggest solutions and act responsibly.
- C9 - Technology - Student Bloggers will learn how technology provides an avenue for a media organisation to present itself to its community.
- D1 - Communication- Student Bloggers write in a media release/news style about an UC-related event or experience which reflects global awareness and correctly targets the audience, spokesperson quotes, reflects accuracy, and is a timely release.
|Co-curricular Record (CCR)||
UC Graduate Attributes (GAs)
|Bicultural Competence & Confidence||Community Engagement||Employability Innovation & Enterprise||Global Awareness|
|Work Readiness Skills (WRS)||Communication||A1||B1||C1||D1|
|Initiative and enterprise||A2||B2||C2||D2|
|Planning and organising||A5||B5||C5||D5|
- UC affiliated
- Not for academic credit
Are you interested in participating in this activity? Sign up to CCR and then apply to participate using CareerHub.