International Night 2013
International Night was held on Saturday August 3rd and was a chance to truly experience the diversity that we have available at Lincoln University and in the wider Lincoln Community. 15 groups of students worked hard to prepare food and 11 groups of students worked hard on cultural performances in the lead up to this event. Over 400 people attended this event and the feedback has been positive.
Grad Ball 2013
2013 Lincoln University Grad Ball was held on Thursday 11th April at the Christian Cullen Lounge, Addington Raceway.
327 Graduates with their friends and families attended.
Click on the image below to check out the photos on our Facebook page.
Accommodation - or the lack of it!
What's LUSA been up to?
For the past 12 months we've been working hard to offer great services to students and secure a Service Level Agreement to ensure we'll be around supporting students for a long time. Things have been going pretty well and we've come up with a summary of our year in 2012. We welcome feedback about our events and services, so drop us an email to tell us what we are doing well and what we can improve on! Click on the pineapple!
Since the earthquakes, accommodation is scarce in both Lincoln and Christchurch. As well as approaching the Accommodation and Support Services team, which runs the Halls of Residence and various other units around campus, you can attempt to find a private flat for yourself. Of course, there is always the “To Let” section of the Christchurch Press but here are some websites you might also try:
If you are still having no luck, then remember that real estate agents can find you accommodation (although it will probably cost you) and don’t forget options like the YMCA (they give a student discount) and private boarding houses. There are also student notice-boards around campus where students often advertise for flat-mates and, if you’re a postgrad, you can put a “flat-wanted” ad’ on the Hub. Anyone can post a notice on the LUSA Facebook page.
LUSA Awards- Green and Golds 2013
Gold Awards- Friday 20th September
Gold Awards are awarded to those who have made a significant contribution to campus life and experience. Club, group and individual awards available.
Has somebody made your time at Lincoln awesome? Reward them!
Nomination form here, nominations due by Friday 6th September at 5pm.
Green Awards- Friday 6th September
Green Awards are awarded to those who have provided excellence in either teaching or support areas on campus. Faculty based awards are available.
Has somebody assisted your education at Lincoln? Reward them!
Nomination form here, nominations due by Friday 23rd August at 5pm.
LUSA - Students at Lincoln
What is LUSA and what do we do? LUSA is the Lincoln University Students' Association which is a body dedicated to providing a great student experience at Lincoln University. The Association has been around since 1919. Every student of Lincoln automatically has access to our services such as clubs and societies, advocacy, events and media.
LUSA has a number of staff and a student Executive that have input into many aspects of student life. We will do our best to make ourselves known to you throughout the year with our events, barbecues, student diary and wall planner. If you want to visit us, we are in the wooden building on the Union car park (opposite the Rec Centre). We can help with academic issues you are having, direct you when you need advice about flatting and legal help and our Reception runs a great second-hand book sale. We also sell metrocards, phone cards and look after lost property.
Become a Class Rep!
Class Reps are student volunteers who serve as a link between the lecturer and the students in their class. They allow students to have a real voice in their own learning (lecturers need accurate feed-back to do their jobs well and most welcome the input) and can often solve small problems that individual students may be having by communicating clearly with the lecturer and negotiating a solution. Class Reps also keep LUSA informed about what is happening at the educational coal-face of Lincoln University and can occasionally be asked to sit on various faculty committees. They are supported by the Education and Advocacy Officer at LUSA, so there’s always someone to turn to for advice and help.
Being a Class Rep is a fun and rewarding experience and, typically, does not involve a large commitment in time. You just have to check in occasionally with your lecturer and be available to be contacted by your class, usually by advertising your email address on the class moodle site. It looks great on your c.v.!
New Class Reps are elected at the beginning of each semester for most of the larger classes in Lincoln. Just wait for the lecturer to ask for volunteers and then put up your hand. It’s as easy as that.
For more information, contact the Education and Advocacy Officer (email@example.com, ph. 325 3838 ext. 8701, or Room 7 in the LUSA building).
Come check out the new LUSA Building (the old clubrooms) on the Union car park. We are open from 8:30am till 4:30pm, Monday to Friday.
You will find Reception - which you can buy and sell text books, purchase and top up metrocards, get directions and advice and check lost property. You will also find the offices for staff and our student Executive.