UniLife Leader


The UniLife Leader role is a paid internship of approximately 30 hours over a Semester. UniLife Leaders provide a supportive, welcoming and encouraging environment that makes the transition to university life less daunting for new students. Support, direction and supervision for the interns is provided by Student Success staff.

Hours involved in the activity

12 hours.

Every 12 hours of participation in an activity is equal to one intersection point (12 hours = 1 intersection point).
For this activity you can claim a maximum of 2 learning and development outcome.

Activity Organiser

Rose Reynolds
UniLife Programme Coordinator
Room 130
Alice Candy House
Email: rose.reynolds@canterbury.ac.nz

Work readiness skill/Graduate attribute

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

  • B1 - Communication - UniLife Leaders engage with the UC community via a diverse range of communication mediums in order to understand differing points of view.
  • B2 - Initiative and Enterprise - UniLife Leaders develop creative ways to effectively engage the UC audience in a busy environment.
  • B3 - Leadership - UniLife Leaders demonstrate leadership within the UC community by providing good role-modelling to new students.
  • C5 - Planning and organising - UniLife Leaders set clear goals and develop plans to meet deadlines and achieve desired results.
  • C7 - Self-management - UniLife Leaders take responsibility for their contributions to project work, and identify strengths and weaknesses within your own skills set. 
  • C8 - Teamwork - UniLife Leaders contribute to team success by effectively cooperating with others, including those whose work styles may be different from your own.
  • D6 - Problem solving - UniLife Leaders identify obstacles to achieving optimal student experience for a culturally diverse campus, and offer ideas and solutions to effectively address those issues.
Matrix intersection points for UniLife Leader (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? Sign up to CCR and then apply to participate using CareerHub.