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Health & Wellbeing at QRC: A organisational wide approach.

Working to positively influence college culture, uphold the student voice and actively support sustainable success as our cornerstones of wellbeing.


Be Well

Student Voice

Engaging the student voice to inform, shape and strengthen wellbeing strategies.

💬 An active student council provides a formal channel through which to raise issues affecting the wider student body.  Student council provides a regular connect between student and staff representatives.

💬 With a strong presence throughout orientation, the student services team collectively provides a tangible access point through which students have multiple ways to connect to college.  One-on-one meetings, drop in sessions, feedback surveys and casual conversation are some of the many ways that ensure we hear you.

💬 Providing opportunity through leadership, collaboration and feedback to develop a sense of ownership and responsibility for health and wellbeing, as both an individual and for the collective student body.

Sustainability

Tertiary students are part of a generation placing high value on sustainability and the social & environmental responsibility associated with the concept. It is important, as a student-centric organisation, to adopt values and implement strategy aligned with needs of the student body.

When studying at QRC, we can support student influence and advocacy by developing strong ESG practices that enable students to exert influence from within while encouraging further positive changes and innovation.

By promoting & demonstrating responsible practices, ethical behavior, and sustainable growth, QRC is best placed to create an environment conducive to support success and optimizing student outcomes. In turn, this supports college culture & a sense of belonging for students. By enabling an understanding of ESG in a working environment , students are able to apply this in their career decisions to position themselves for long-term success in a changing business environment

College Culture

A sense of belonging and connectedness to your community is important.  Shared values that you are proud to represent ensures a foundation you can build your student pathway from.   There are a number of ways we work to create a strong college culture led by our board & senior management team.


Wider strategies influencing Health + Wellbeing

Outcomes First

Setting, maintaining and aspiring to goals embed principles and create a sense of purpose for students.

QRC’s Future Student team work hard throughout Aotearoa schools to inform year 11-13 students about the opportunities tertiary study in hospitality and tourism can present.  The better informed our future students are about their study pathway, the better outcomes we see.

Working to deliver a pipeline of future leaders into the industry demands a strong, symbiotic relationship with business.  We proactively seek ways in which to broaden, evolve and embed these networks into QRC’s wider operational strategy to support optimal outcomes for our students.

Relevancy and currency of course content is directly correlated with our students outcomes.  QRC’s academic team work to develop content to reflect industry happenings in the moment and courses that provide graduates with the skills industry needs.

Education Experience

A learning environment that is responsive and relevant to student needs, with accessible digital & personnel capability to foster connectedness and engagement.

We have a purpose built campus in central Queenstown and our Tai Tokerau campus is situated in Paihia, Bay of Islands.  Strategically positioned in the tourism hubs of New Zealand, QRC students are immersed within the industry. 

Both campuses are equipped to deliver an exemplary education accommodating students with quiet study areas, small classrooms sizes, recreational areas and a staff base providing support across academic and pastoral needs. 

E-learning and digital capacity are part of the technology infrastructure that is consistently being reviewed to stay inline with fast-paced advancements

Promote the Industry

By creating future opportunity & placing significant value on the industry and roles within it, wellbeing is aided by future direction & sense of worth.

 

Strategically aligning QRC with industry partners allows greater visibility of the opportunity and builds greater awareness of the depth in roles and career pathways.

Air NZ + QRC #supportingthefutureoftourism

 

 

 

 

As we lift the status of the tourism and hospitality workforce, we place greater intrinsic value in students and their chosen course of study.


What is the code of practice and why is it important to your wellbeing?

As signatories to the Eduation Code (pastoral care of tertiary and international learners) of Practice 2021, we assume a responsiblity to support and enable students wellbeing so that they can acheive academic success.

Effectively implementing the code requires an organisational wide approach and an important aspect of this is hearing and responsing to the student voice.

You can find more about what the Code of Practice asks from us as your tertiary education provider HERE.

Get Support

The Student Services team are accessible directly through reception on level 2 of the Queenstown campus and in the main building of the Paihia Campus.

 

The team can assist with

  • Getting support for personal or academic concerns
  • Financial issues &/or advice
  • Holistic health and wellbeing promotion
  • Addressing bullying, harassment and discrimination
  • Supporting health relationships

External Support Networks

To recap on the information, provide during orientation, click here ➡ Be Well

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