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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      rebekah.hunt@canterbury.ac.nz
                                                              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
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
                         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: liaison@canterbury.ac.nz
                         are available upon request.         general tour would normally include a visit to the Halls
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: auckland@canterbury.ac.nz
                                                             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: nelson@canterbury.ac.nz
03 364 2959) or email accommodation@canterbury.ac.nz
                                                             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: timaru@canterbury.ac.nz
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
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