UC Host


UC Hosts support a number of different events throughout the year. These events involve community and corporate engagement and recruitment. UC Hosts will support setting up event venues, greeting and assisting guests, giving campus tours and food services.

Hours involved in the activity

Up to 2 modules of 12 hours minimum per module. For every 12 hours 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. For this activity you can claim a maximum of two learning and development outcomes.


Katie Tomsett
Events Coordinator
UC Events Office
Level 4 - Matariki
Email: katie.tomsett@canterbury.ac.nz

 Please note applications for 2019 are now closed. Applications for 2020 will be advertised in September/October 2019.

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.

  • A1 - Communication - UC Hosts will be able to communicate with a range of people in a respectful manner and be aware of bicultural values.
  • A7 - Self-management - UC Hosts will learn to how to act professionally as representatives of UC and to provide guests from all cultures and backgrounds a positive experience.
  • A8 - Teamwork - UC Hosts work as a team to help set up events, which will often include working with diverse groups.
  • B1 - Communication - UC Hosts welcome and assist visitors to UC and will learn to be polite and respectful.
  • B2 - Initiative and enterprise - UC Hosts can lead and manage small groups to make sure their experience is positive and that they are provided with all the information they need.
  • B5 - Planning and organising - UC Hosts will learn to understand their particular role and organise themselves to contribute to the goal of the event.
  • B6 - Problem solving - UC Hosts will be able to adapt their plans and tasks due to unexpected changes that lead to a successful event.
  • B7 - Self-management - UC Hosts will learn to act responsibly and keep themselves on task in a professional manner.
  • C1 - Communication - UC Hosts will learn through their work skills and experience how to adapt to different events and settings.
  • C8 - Teamwork - UC Hosts can work as part of a bigger team to get results, using knowledge and skills relevant to the workplace.
  • D1 - Communication - UC Hosts will be able to communicate with a range of people of all nationalities and backgrounds.
  • D7 - Self-management - UC Hosts learn to be positive in their behaviour, assisting people where required such as international students and parents to engage them with UC and New Zealand communities.
Matrix intersection points for UC Host (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?