Summer seems to have gone by quick and the start of a new academic year is fast approaching and personally I’m looking forward to it. Some of you may just be starting out, some in your last year and the rest working your way to the finish; regardless, I’m hoping that everyone is starting out with a goal and all the energy that is required to fulfill it.
The University of Canterbury and the UC Students’ Association (UCSA) have a lot in store this year and it’s up to you to make the most of it; from the famous UCSA O-week to UC Orientation Day and International Welcome there are plenty of events happening to kick-start your 2015. Make sure you sign up or register to as many activities as you can and definitely buy your tickets to O-week events before they’re exhausted.
Something else to look out for is Clubs Days at UC. With lots of free stuff, food and heaps of clubs to choose from, the clubs you sign up for determine your social life at UC and are a great way to build lasting friendships.
Among all this fun and excitement, don’t forget to complete your enrolment (or re-enrolment) and ensure you add courses to your application. If you’re an international student ensure you have the enrol in person schedule and know your assigned date (read the schedule carefully as it explains some flexible options if you have important commitments that clash with the schedule).
It’s also a good idea to check with a course adviser that you’re on the right track or call the Contact Centre for free on 0800 827 748 or +64 3 364 2555.
As always, if you need help with anything or any advice at all, there’s plenty of help available at UC and you can always comment on this post if you don’t know where to begin.
Lastly, keep up with this blog and follow it closely to stay updated with all the events, gossip, reminders and all things UC.