We welcome all brand new to UC international Students (including students coming across from UCIC and CCEL) to attend the mandatory International Welcome / Orientation Event.
During the session you will:
Meet other international and domestic students
Be introduced to key UC staff and UC student Mentors
Learn about student support services on campus
Receive enrolment guidance
Learn about bi-culturalism in Aotearoa (New Zealand)
Have refreshments and lunch provided
Please ensure that you pre-register via Eventbrite so we can cater accordingly.
9.00 - 9.15am - Registration/sign in (please have your NZ Vaccine Pass available at registration)
9.30am - Mihi, formal welcome to UC
9.50am - Whakawhanaungatanga | Get to know each other
10.10am - The ‘Big stuff’ and know your rights at UC (including The Education Code of Practice 2021)
11.10am - Short break
11.20am - Safety & Security at UC
11.40am - Introduction to UCSA, Clubs on campus, UCSA advocacy
12.00pm - Lunch with UC and UCSA – a chance for you to network with fellow students and UC people invested in your success
1.00pm - Tour of campus with UC Student mentors
2.15pm – Drop in to Te Pātaka, UC’s new Student Hub. Ask us anything, finalise your enrolment, learn about upcoming events
3.00pm – End of event
*My Vaccine Passes: This event is operating under the COVID-19 traffic light system. Vaccination passes will be a requirement for all attendees at this event including staff, and volunteers. All attendees must present an official ‘My Vaccine Pass’ for scanning on entry.
UC Herea tō waka | Orientation Day (O Day) is the best way to find out what university life has to offer.
It takes place the Friday before term starts and is a chance for new students to connect with their peers, get amongst the UC community, explore the campus and find out what they need to know for day one at UC.
O Day is exclusive for students new to UC including an opportunity for whānau and parents to find out more about how to support their new student at UC.
The phrase ‘herea tō waka’ means ‘tie up your waka’ and is a reference to what we do when our waka (sailing vessel) comes into landing – we tie it firmly to the shore so that it doesn’t drift away.
The thought behind our translation is that the waka is a metaphor for our students arriving here at UC. On your first day (Orientation Day), you are metaphorically tying your waka to the shoreline that is UC to ensure your grounding here is firm.
Attendance at O Day is expected and considered essential for a successful start, so get ahead on your new life at UC and plan to come along.
*My Vaccine Passes: This event is operating under the COVID-19 traffic light system. Vaccination passes will be a requirement for all attendees at this event including speakers, staff, and volunteers. All attendees must present an official ‘My Vaccine Pass’ for scanning on entry at one of our two trails to a dedicated staff member before proceeding into the event.
REGISTRATIONS OPEN MONDAY 24 JANUARY 2022
Hosted at Tūranga’s Te Pito Huarewa/Southbase Gallery, a short walk away from the original site of the Canterbury College School of Art (CCSA), this exhibition examines the early material histories of design education in Ōtautahi Christchurch.
Drawing on both student work and select objects from the University’s collections – namely plaster casts, lantern slides, and books – Object Lessons considers how imported and local materials informed the teaching and learning of design at the CCSA in the decades following its establishment in 1882.
It explores how a curriculum initially built to mirror precedents within Britain was soon transformed by the unique cultural contexts within Aotearoa, including toi Māori. In exploring how art and design education changed during this period, the exhibition reflects on some of the factors that influenced these changes, and encourages visitors to think about some of the continuities and shifts in art education over the last 140 years.
The exhibition is curated by Bojana Rimbovska, UC doctoral student in Art History, with the support of Te Puna Rakahau o Macmillan Brown Library, Christchurch City Libraries, and the Department of Art History at UC.
Object Lessons: Imported collections, local art, and design education in Ōtautahi Christchurch runs from 19 February until 20 March 2022, Te Pito Huarewa/Southbase gallery (Level 2 Tūranga Library).
Image credit: Archibald Frank Nicoll, Untitled [Study of decorative plaster cast], 1910, charcoal on paper, UC Art Collection.
Wondering what you'll do when you finish your degree? Head to the Business and Arts Career fairs to network and build conversations with company representatives.
Ask questions directly from employers, make connections and get insider information about the organisation and future job and internship opportunities.
A Verkerk Ltd
Audit New Zealand
Baker Tilly Staples Rodway
BDO Christchurch Limited
Christchurch City Council
KPMG New Zealand
M2IE Consulting Limited acting for Oneworld Education Limited
Ministry of Business, Innovation & employment
New Zealand Defence Force, Directorate of Recruiting
Nexia New Zealand
PwC New Zealand
Reserve Bank of New Zealand
Ryman Healthcare Ltd
Te Tai Ōhanga - The Treasury
The Department of Internal Affairs Te Tari Taiwhenua
Volunteering Canterbury (a registered charity)
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