Think first. ‘Caption that’ competition

Tell us what you think our Think first characters are up to on their latest adventure!

If you’ve watched 7 Days, you’ll be familiar with how ‘Caption that’ works. Simply have a look at the picture below (a scene from the brand new, not yet released, Think first video!) and come up with a caption for it. Be as creative, clever and witty as you like (within reason!). Captions to be no longer than 20 words.

Send your caption to communications@canterbury.ac.nz by midday, Monday 3 October (use the subject line ‘Caption that competition’) and go into the draw to win a Think first prize pack.

Keep an eye out for the new Think first video, which will be playing on TV screens around campus from next week. It’ll also be available to view here on the Insider’s blog.

Caption that…

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Special Consideration applications

End-of-year Examinations are approaching and there are some changes to special consideration applications in 2016 that you need to be aware of.  Special Consideration now covers Aegrotats, Backdated Discontinuation and Special Passes.

There are two categories of Special Consideration:

1) Special Consideration for assessment is for students who have covered the work of a course but have been prevented from demonstrating their knowledge or skills at the time of the assessment due to unforeseen circumstances. Applications under this category must be submitted within five working days of the assessment due date.

2) Special consideration for late discontinuation is for students who have been prevented from completing a course of study, due to circumstances beyond their control, or that were not reasonably foreseeable, and they were unable to withdraw from the course(s) by the published withdrawal deadline. Applications under this category must be submitted no later than working five days after the examination period has finished. 

All applications should be submitted online at http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/exams/special-consideration.shtml but before submitting an application, you must familiarise yourself with the process and application requirements at http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/exams/documents/special_consideration.pdf .

If your application is based on medical grounds, you must have a UC medical certificate completed by a registered medical professional.  You should ensure that you see your medical practitioner within a reasonable time-frame for them to be able to make a diagnosis. During your consultation, ensure that they are provided with sufficient information regarding the timing of your assessments to enable them to provide beneficial supporting documentation.

If you have any queries, please visit http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/exams/special-consideration.shtml or contact specialconsideration@canterbury.ac.nz .

Access restricted around SEL

For safety reasons in an area adjacent to a busy construction site, pedestrian and vehicular access along the northern side of the Structural Engineering Laboratory (SEL) has been restricted. Only deliveries to the Physics loading bay or the SEL can now use this access way.

All staff and students must now access SEL from Engineering Road and Rutherford either from between Erskine and the Engineering and Science Annex or from Science Road.