Airport Greeter


Airport Greeters will be at the airport to welcome International and Domestic students to Christchurch and help with settling them into UC.

Hours involved in the activity

Up to two modules of 12 hours minimum per module. For every 12 hours of of active learning you can claim recognition for one skill and one attribute. NB: opportunities only exist to develop the skills and attributes specified for this activity in the grey areas of the table below. 

Eligibility/Selection Criteria

Students must be referred.

Training Provided

Relevant training and continued support will be provided prior to start date and on site at the airport. 


Trish Aitken

Work readiness skill/Graduate attribute

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

  • B1 - Communication - Airport Greeters clearly communicate information making sure they are understood. 
  • B6 - Problem Solving - Airport Greeters assist students with any issues they have experienced on their travel to Christchurch.
  • C1 - Communication - Airport Greeters will adapt their communications to meet the needs of the International Students through listening more carefully and being aware of other cultures.
  • C2 - Initiative & Enterprise - Airport Greeters suggest improvements based on feedback and their experience working with the students.
  • C8 - Teamwork - Airport Greeters work together with Airport Greeter Coordinator to ensure the process runs well.
  • D1 - Communication - Airport Greeters are aware of body language and communication variance in order to communicate effectively cross culturally.
  • D6 - Problem Solving - Airport Greeters will solve problems that arise in a culturally sensitive way that are appropriate and sympathetic to the student.
Matrix intersection points for Airport Greeter (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?