UC Guardian

Activity

Guardians patrol the campus, attend university events to offer assistance to visitors at UC as needed and identify any issues to UC Security. They offer help and support to students at UC as volunteers and will receive training in First Aid, radio telephone procedure and conflict resolution.

Hours involved in the activity

Up to 2 modules of 12 hours each.

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 2 learning and development outcomes.

Contact

Ken McEwen
Manager Security & Campus Community Support
UC Security Office
114 Ilam Road
Email: ken.mcewen@canterbury.ac.nz

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.

  • A1 - Communication - Guardians can communicate with and engage New Zealand’s biculturalism in a respectful way.
  • A3 - Leadership - Guardians can take a leadership role within the campus student community and will have opportunities to become programme team leaders and assistant team leaders.
  • A4 - Learning - Guardians will receive training before beginning their role in four formal learning areas: Technology, Conflict Resolution, First Aid and Cultural Diversity. Guardians will learn to engage with a bicultural student community in these areas.
  • A6 - Problem solving - Guardians will be able to solve student concerns whatever their background culture and can handle out of the ordinary situations on campus.
  • A7 - Self-management - Guardians will learn to present themselves professionally and handle situations with respect to a bicultural student community.
  • A8 - Teamwork - Guardians will work within multi-cultural teams and can develop team-working skills with cultural understanding to work effectively.
  • B1 - Communication - Guardians can offer a welcoming and supportive environment to all visitors to UC.
  • B3 - Leadership - Guardians will learn to demonstrate leadership through their support and engagement with the student community on campus.
  • B5 - Planning and organising - Guardians will understand events they are involved in and can follow instructions and deadlines as to where they need to offer support.
  • B7 - Self-management - Guardians can show professionalism and provide a positive experience to visitors of UC as a representative.
  • C1 - Communication - Guardians will be able to adapt their communications depending on the situation and students involved in a variety of settings.
  • C7 - Self-management - Guardians can work within small teams and carry out their given tasks with professionalism and self-discipline.
  • C8 - Teamwork - Guardians will be able to work within a diverse student group to support the student community with any situations that may occur and UC Security by reporting any issues.
  • C9 - Technology - Guardians will receive training in radio telephone procedures and first aid technologies and will be able to use these in a variety of settings.
  • D1 - Communication - Guardians can communicate effectively with all cultures at UC and make sure they feel welcomed and supported.
  • D2 - Initiative and enterprise - Guardians will learn to identify opportunities when engaging international students to learn about their cultures and use this information when patrolling campus.
  • D4 - Learning - Guardians will receive training before beginning their role in four formal learning areas: Technology, Conflict Resolution, First Aid and Cultural Diversity. Guardians will learn to engage with a multi-cultural student community in these areas.
  • D6 - Problem solving - Guardians can find effective solutions to any problems when engaging with visitors to UC in respect to different cultures.
  • D7 - Self-management - Guardians will learn to present themselves professionally and handle situations with respect to multiple cultures.
  • D8 - Teamwork - Guardians work within a multi-cultural team and will be able to cooperate effectively with the different nationalities of the group.
Matrix intersection points for UC Guardians (highlighted in grey)
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
Leadership A3 B3 C3 D3
Learning A4 B4 C4 D4
Planning and organising A5 B5 C5 D5
Problem solving A6 B6 C6 D6
Self-management A7 B7 C7 D7
Teamwork A8 B8 C8 D8
Technology A9 B9 C9 D9

CCR criteria

  • UC affiliated
  • Not for academic credit