Social Media Reporter - City2Surf


City2Surf Social Media Reporters will provide social media coverage on the day of the City2Surf fun run in Christchurch - Sunday 18 March 2018.

Hours involved in the activity

12 hours minimum. 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 one learning and development outcome.

Application information

A limited number of City2Surf Social Media Reporter positions are available; as such, in 2017 students are invited to the role by the Activity Organiser.


Donald Matheson
Associate Professor
Locke Building (English)
Room 610
Phone:+6433695849  ext. 95849

Work readiness skill/Graduate attribute

By actively engaging in this activity, you can claim against one of the pre-determined intersection points detailed below. You should reflect on your experience and select the WRS/GA intersection point that best represents your learning outcome.

  • B1 - Communication - City2Surf volunteers will understand how social media contributes to community and be able to implement these ideas.
  • B2 - Initiative and enterprise - City2Surf volunteers will find fresh angles and new stories to tell about the community, in both words and pictures.
  • B4 - Learning - City2Surf volunteers will adapt what they know of social media to a fresh context and make those skills explicit to themselves, reflecting on the success of their social media postings in meeting community needs.
  • B5 - Planning and organising - Through the meetings before the event and organisation on the day, the City2Surf volunteers will learn the importance of planning a communication event and coordinating with others.
  • B8 - Teamwork - City2Surf volunteers will work with others, including other students, Star Media staff, community members and fun run volunteers.
  • B9 - Technology - City2Surf volunteers will learn the value of different communication modes and technologies, and will plan and implement technological solutions to inform a community.
  • C4 - Learning - City2Surf volunteers will learn about the way a commercial media organisation works with a community for profit and community benefit. They will learn about how to balance, for themselves, these motivations.
  • C5 - Planning and organising - City2Surf volunteers will become part of a large planned event and gain insight into its organisers’ needs and processes.
  • C7 - Self-management - City2Surf volunteers will learn the importance of liaising closely with a professional media organisation and adapting to its professional and commercial goals.
  • C8 - Teamwork - City2Surf volunteers will learn how to operate under line management, to deadline and to fulfil specific tasks.
  • C9 - Technology - City2Surf volunteers will learn how technology provides an avenue for a media organisation to present itself to its community.
Matrix intersection points for Social Media Reporter City2Surf (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 an academic prerequisite
  • Not for academic credit

Are you interested in participating in this activity?