How are your grades tracking?

Exam results will be out tomorrow (4 December) and now is a good time to think about how your studies are going.

At the end of each semester, the University also takes a look at the academic progress of all students. Academic transcripts are reviewed at this time to make sure students are on track to succeed in their studies and are going to meet the professional requirements of their chosen degree. If you aren’t heading in the right direction, restrictions can be placed on your enrolment or you can be excluded from your Award/Faculty/UC.

If, through this review process, you have been identified as needing help with your studies, you will receive a letter in your student email between 14 and 18 December – so be sure to check your University emails for more information!

If you do receive a letter and would like to appeal any decisions made under the review of academic progress, you need to submit your appeal by 12pm, Monday 25 January.

You can find out more about the academic review process on the Academic Services website, which also lists a wide range of resources to help you get awesome results in your studies.

Remember, there are a lot of people on campus who are here to help you make your time at UC a success. If you would like to talk to someone about your studies, contact your College student advisor, Student Development, UCSA Advocacy & Welfare, the Academic Skills Centre, or student advisors within the Māori Development and Pacific Development teams.

How are your grades tracking?

UC monitors the academic progress of all students and, at the end of each semester, students’ academic transcripts are reviewed to make sure they are on track to succeed in their studies and meet the professional requirements of their chosen degree.

If you’re not heading in the right direction with your studies, you may receive an academic progress letter by email between 15 and 18 December. Please check your student email account regularly, especially at that time, to ensure you receive any important information that is relevant to your future study at UC.

Campus buildings showing areas remediated after being earthquake damaged. Undercroft, Law, Matarangi/Registry, Library, History undercroft 17.9.14

To find out more about the Academic Progress process, and to find resources to help you get great results in your studies, go to the Academic Progress website.

Come and farewell the UCSA building

For more than 40 years the University of Canterbury Students’ Association building has been a hub of student life, housing a radio station, Canta magazine, bars, a restaurant, and even a cat called Bentley.

But now it’s time to farewell the quake-damaged building. Badly damaged in the 2011 earthquakes, the UCSA building will be demolished in 2016. A new purpose-designed facility will replace it on the same site.

A farewell ceremony will be held on the Avon riverbank, near the building on Thursday 10 December at 10am. The ceremony will be followed by refreshments at Bentley’s bar Events Centre, 90 Ilam Road, where initial design concepts for the new UCSA building will be on display.

University of Canterbury students and staff, both past and present, and the general public are welcome to attend the farewell ceremony.

*Please note internal access to the building is not possible for safety reasons.

UCSA invite