Tree removal on Ilam campus next week

Tree removal will take place next week, Monday to Friday, 19 – 23 November in preparation for pedestrian upgrades to the Law Car Park and footpaths through to Kirkwood Avenue.

Work will take place daily 8am – 4.30pm and noise is expected from machinery during this time.

This work is to provide safer pedestrian routes through the Law Car Park for the increase in staff and student numbers accessing the RecCentre and K1 Lecture Theatre.

Parts of the Law Car Park will be closed and access to the RecCentre Car Park and Warehouse will be reduced to single-lane traffic movements from Kirkwood Avenue while this work is being carried out. We recommend that staff park in Clyde Car Park during this time.

We do not approach the removal of trees lightly and will ensure that new plantings are incorporated into future development plans.

We apologise for any disruption during this time.

You are enough

Over the last three years, UC student Eleanor Hurton has had a role at Bounce – a Red Cross youth-led peer education project run by young people for young people. The Bounce website is a place for young people to find tips and inspiration to live life well.

Here, Eleanor provides some advice about the feelings that can come with grades or projects that can feel like we haven’t done a good job.

“This semester is the final semester of my degree, and I have done as much as I can to ensure I come away with the best degree possible. I want to graduate feeling like I have learned as much as I can and am able to put the skills I have learned to good use, to help make this world a better place.

I believe it is so important for us to have pride in our accomplishments. As young people we are all involved in various pursuits: study, work and volunteering to name a few. We often put a lot of time and a lot of heart and soul into the activities we do, and strive to be the best we can be.

But I think sometimes it is easy for us to feel like we haven’t done a good job – that our grades are not high enough or our projects are not successful. I know that I can be my own worst critic at times, and I know this is something a lot of young people struggle with.

So, I want you to think back to something you have done recently that you have put a lot of yourself in, and really allow yourself to feel proud of what you have achieved or what you are working towards.

Your efforts are enough, even if it does not feel that way at times. You are doing amazingly, and you deserve to feel pride in that.

After all, Sierra Boggess once said, “You are enough. You are so enough. It is unbelievable how enough you are.”

Read her original blog in full here>

Not feeling good about your grades? Here’s what you could do next.

Here are some other great blogs that might help you consider what’s next:

Asking for help is the number one life skill>

What is healthy thinking?>

Coping with failure>


New enrolment experience: We want your feedback!

This year through the Student First Programme UC has been working on improving the online enrolment experience so that you can get your enrolment sorted much faster, with more certainty and fewer headaches.

MyUC was first released in November 2017 to replace UC Student Web and since then we’ve released several updates and new features. The latest update, which returning students can use from 27 November, is a new Course Selector tool. This makes it much easier and faster for you to select courses, see how many points you need and shows your workload for the year.

It’s really important that we get your feedback on the new enrolment experience, because it influences what we do next and what other improvements we might make. This is your chance to help us develop better systems for current and future UC students, so we’d love to hear from you while you’re working on your enrolment for 2019.

There’s a Feedback button in myUC so don’t hesitate to use it, or email us at and we’ll respond.

If you’re interested in being part of user testing to help us develop other improvements, we’d love to have you involved so get in touch>


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