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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.

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>


UC Motorsport students have designed an electric race car

Motorsport students design and race cars at the highly competitive international Formula Student in Australia.

This year, they’re doing things slightly different.

The team of students will enter two state-of-the-art cars this year.  One electric race car and the other driven by a more conventional combustion engine.

The innovative Kiwi race car will race over summer. Find out more>