Liaison News Incorporating Christchurch College of Education Te Whare Whai Mätauraka ki Ötautahi A newsletter for principals, teachers and students Edition Three July 2006 Update Days Auckland Careers Advisers Marg Clarke, Events Assistant, Christchurch We welcome Marg Clarke to the team as Liaison This year’s Update Day was again a huge success Update Events Assistant. Marg comes to us with a variety with nearly 80 Careers Advisers from throughout NZ of experience, most recently at Airbus in the UK, and UC’s Auckland Liaison Office hosted 25 Careers Advisers attending the two days. previously in a variety of marketing and liaison roles at at our inaugural Auckland Careers Advisers Update The first day covered the proposed merger with the seminar on Wednesday 14 June. UC and Christchurch CPIT. Marg will bring her unique brand of enthusiasm to Christchurch College of Education, followed by Halls College of Education staff updated attendees on the our events area, particularly in the area of campus tours. of Residence tours. During the second day the Careers latest information and developments. Advisers attended a variety of lectures on subjects ranging from ‘Using the UC Web’ through to Congratulations to Linda Hackner, Careers Adviser at IPod Winners ACG Strathallan, the winner of the prize draw for a trip to ‘Creative Writing’. Congratulations to the following winners: Christchurch to visit UC. For those that attended the Thursday night dinner, a trip Young Leaders Expos on the tram around the central city with champagne (Christchurch, Auckland, Dunedin, Wellington) and nibbles was the beginning of an interesting evening. Information Days Chris Watson – Rangiora High School The ‘Queen’ was in attendance to greet all of our guests UC’s Information Days on 4 and 5 July were very well to a wonderful dinner and dance at the Crowne Plaza. received this year, with students from all over NZ Christchurch Careers Expo Thanks to all the Careers Advisers that provided having a good look around campus with many taking Katie Neilson – Greymouth High School feedback as this information greatly assists us with our advantage of the special subsidised accommodation Andrew Gibb – Burnside High School planning for next year’s event. at one of the Halls of Residence. Students were able to attend a variety of lectures over the two days giving May Expos (NZ wide) them the opportunity to find out a lot more about the Shannon O’Neale – Wairarapa College subjects they were interested in studying. Tours of the Halls of Residence and the campus, including the Libraries, Recreation Centre and the Colleges, were also on offer over the two days. It was great to see the campus busy during the school holidays with numbers exceeding our expectations. New Staff Christine Hesford Senior Liaison Officer, Christchurch The ‘Queen’ meets with South Canterbury representatives It is our pleasure to welcome Chris Hesford who recently at the UC Update Days. joined the Liaison Team based in Christchurch. Chris Katie Neilson from Greymouth High receiving her IPod comes from a very strong educational background and Some of the comments we have received: has said goodbye to secondary school teaching on Many thanks for the opportunity to attend; great the sunny shores of Orewa College to join us here at Tours through the Civil hospitality, good company, interesting and informative. I enjoyed seeing the University and halls during term time Canterbury University. Engineering Laboratories At Orewa, Chris was HOD in English and managed a Civil engineering is a great career option for those who complete with live students. large team of staff, teaching across all levels of the like problem-solving and designing. We are offering Very useful this year. Lots of information I probably English Curriculum. Chris also has in-depth knowledge free tours to the public through the Civil Engineering wouldn’t have picked up in other ways. Good pace, variety, and expertise in relation to media studies, and her first Department laboratories. Come and see what state- great hospitality. Thank you. hand knowledge of teaching and learning in secondary of-the-art research is underway, talk with the people I like it when the lecturers actually give mini lectures as schools is a welcome asset to the Canterbury team. actually doing the research and visit undergraduate lab we are able to evaluate the quality of teaching and advise classes in action. We aim to keep tour groups small so Finn Drury, Liaison Officer, Auckland you have plenty of opportunity to ask questions and students about the quality of your education delivery. Finn joins the UC Liaison Team in Auckland with a visit the areas that most interest you. Update days was very good PD for me. Really enjoyed background in Community Arts, working with refugees meeting staff and being reminded of what UC has to offer. and English Language Teaching. She has a good Please register your attendance by contacting understanding of university study, having completed Rebekah Hunt on 364 2987 ext 7647 or email two Master’s degrees in NZ and Australia. She has really firstname.lastname@example.org enjoyed meeting Careers Advisers and students in the Tours will be held on Wednesday 19 July, Wednesday greater Auckland region since she joined UC in March. 16 August and Wednesday 27 September, starting at 2:30pm. Accommodation Guide The Student Hub, located on the ground floor of the The new Accommodation Guide for 2007 is now out in Psychology Building, is a student-run information and referral centre and is an extension of this mentoring model, providing students a place to drop-in and talk to Contacts schools and this year we have student volunteers in a non-threatening environment if Liaison Office an online application process. and when they require assistance. 114 Ilam Road, University of Canterbury All students are encouraged to ¯ Te Whare Wananga o Waitaha apply for the Halls of Residence Private Bag 4800, Christchurch 8140 online at www.canterbury. Campus Tours FREEPHONE in NZ 0800 103 109 ac.nz/accom however hard UC offers campus tours on Mondays, Wednesdays and Phone: (03) 364 2993, Fax: (03) 364 2940 copies of the application forms Fridays for school groups or individual students. A Email: email@example.com are available upon request. general tour would normally include a visit to the Halls www.canterbury.ac.nz/liaison Applications for places in the catered Halls for study of Residence (for those outside the Christchurch area), a tour of the UC Students’ Association, a lecture theatre Auckland Office commencing in semester 1, 2007, open on 1 August 2006 and the Central Library. You can also ask to visit any of Phone: (09) 377 0070 and are due by 1 October 2006. Late applications are the Colleges or meet with one of the Liaison staff to find Email: firstname.lastname@example.org accepted. out more about studying at UC. Nelson/Marlborough Regional Office If you have any concerns or queries, please contact the To organise a tour, please check out the campus tour Phone: (03) 545 6283 Accommodation Office on 0800 103 109 (direct dial page on the website at www.canterbury.ac.nz/liaison/ Email: email@example.com 03 364 2959) or email firstname.lastname@example.org campus_tours.shtml where you can now complete a South Canterbury Regional Office request for tours online. Alternatively you can contact Phone: (03) 684 6392 Farewell to Accommodation Marg Clarke on 03 364 2987 ext 7491. Email: email@example.com Adviser Please allow at least one week’s notice. Liaison Team Denise Morales, Accommodation Adviser Jenny Fielder, Liaison Coordinator at UC, has announced her retirement. This Enrolment Packs Diane Lynes, Liaison Manager is the end of an era! Denise has held this Christine Hesford, Senior Liaison Officer, The 2007 Enrolment Packs you ordered will be sent to role for 7 years, and has worked for the Christchurch you in September. Please emphasise to your students University for almost 20 years. We hear Maria Lemalie, Pacific Liaison Officer that they will receive these from you. Extra Enrolment that she is certainly not going to put her feet up, but Hemi Inia, Mäori Liaison Officer packs can be obtained after this date from UC’s Contact has plans to travel to the other side of the world. If she Narina Sutherland, Liaison Adviser Centre, phone 03 364 2555 or freephone 0800 VARSITY opens up a boarding house in the Greek Islands we will Andrew Johnson, Liaison Officer (0800 827 748). let you know! The University thanks and acknowledges Tom Music, Events Manager Denise for the huge contribution she has made to the Marg Clarke, Events Assistant University, and for the many thousands of students she Mäori and Pacific Law Students Libby Benson, South Canterbury Regional Adviser has helped with their accommodation needs. Denise’s Bernadette Sharland, Nelson/Marlborough Regional last day is July 21. at UC Adviser The number of Mäori and Pacific Law students at UC Hana-Maree Lambert, Senior Liaison Officer, is increasing each year. Two student organisations, Auckland The Student Hub Te Pütairiki, the Mäori Law Students’ Association, and Finn Drury, Liaison Officer, Auckland The Student Hub is the newest support service to be the Pacific Law Students’ Association, provide support, offered by UC’s Student Services. mentoring and learning assistance and organise social Through the UC Mentoring Programme, first year events for Law student members. students at UC are supported by a mentor, buddy Te Pütairiki operates according to tikanga Mäori, which or international assistant. This assists them in their creates a welcoming whänau atmosphere. They have transition to university and to reach their goals and full their own room in the Law School, a space where potential in their study at UC. students can study, participate in tutorials, meet with Diane Lynes Chris Hesford Andrew Johnson their peers, grab a cup of coffee, have lunch or just hang out in between classes. The Pacific Law Students’ Association has formed along similar lines. For more information on Law student support, including scholarship information, follow the links from the Law School home page. Hemi Inia Maria Lemalie Libby Benson Course Planning in Schools The Liaison Team will be out in local schools assisting with course planning in Term 4. Course planning forms will be sent to schools shortly and will also be available from our website. Students who miss our visits can UC mentors Rachel Townrow and Lu Lu officially open the send an online course planning form to us at Bernadette Hana-Maree Finn Drury Student Hub www.canterbury.ac.nz/liaison/course_advice.shtml Sharland Lambert Important Dates 1 August Applications open for Sport Coaching and Teaching qualifications 15 September Performance Music applications due Narina Sutherland Tom Music Jenny Fielder 1 October Halls of Residence applications due 1 December Discretionary Entrance applications due 10 December Fine Arts Intermediate applications due For more information on our school visit schedule or careers expo dates around the country, please visit our website at www.canterbury.ac.nz/liaison/nationalactivities.shtml Liaison News is designed by UCdesign Marg Clarke and printed by UC Print+Copy.