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09 March 2022

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New to UC, or just want to participate in some competitions and library events/promotions?
Here's a selection of what's happening at UC Puna over the next couple of weeks.

Current promotions

Want to be in to win 1 of 7 UC hoodies?
We are currently running two promotions for the chance to go in the draw to win a UC branded hoodie.

  1. Our Puna passport challenge is designed to get you familiar with the locations of our three libraries on campus.
    All you need to do is pick up a passport from any UC Library then visit all these library locations:
    1. Puaka-James Hight (Central) Library
    2. Engineering and Physical Sciences Library (EPS)
    3. Macmillan Brown Library
    4. Te Rua Makerspace

    before Friday 18th March.
    Once you have collected the unique sticker from each location, you can drop your passport into the red drop box (boxes available at each library), and you will go in the draw to win a UC hoodie (5 to be drawn)!

  2. Test your library knowledge with our UC Library Basics 101 Kahoot quiz.
    If you’re stuck at home or need a study break, this quiz is for you!
    Learn everything you need to know about our libraries from the comfort of your couch, and be in the draw to win a UC hoodie (2 to be drawn)! The Kahoot quiz is playable until Friday 25th March, 12pm (noon).
    The criteria for entry are as follows:
    • You must have started study at UC in the last 2 years i.e. your first year at UC was in 2021 or 2022 (this year)
    • Follow us on Facebook or Instagram
    • Use your UC username as your Kahoot game 'nickname' e.g. abc123 (so we can identify you, and contact you about your prize, if you win)

Te Rua Makerspace

Check out the Te Rua Makerspace, located on level 2 of Puaka-James Hight (Central) Library.
Te Rua Makerspace is where learning is made practical by applying a range of disciplines to explore ideas, solve problems and build things through making.  Plus, it's completely FREE!
Have a go at 3D printing, badge-making, t-shirt making, sticker-making, sewing, and more!
Stuck at home? Join an online crafting session! Check out the full range of workshops.

‘Get Started’ Workshops

Sign up to our online library workshops to get your academic career started! These short 15-minute online workshops will teach you how to find academic resources and help you with APA referencing. View and book a Get Started workshop or see our Library Workshops page for all library workshops.

Pride Week

Ōtautahi Pride celebration will begin on the 11th March and will run until the 27th March. If you’re studying on campus, make sure you check out the Pride-themed display in Puaka-James Hight (Central) Library.

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