Category Archives: Announcements

New financial support at UC: Pōhā Iti bursary

UC understands that being a student can be financially challenging, and that the COVID-19 pandemic has made this even harder. However, domestic and international PhD students who are currently experiencing financial difficulties due to COVID-19 may be eligible for a newly created bursary named Pōhā Iti.

A pōhā is a kelp bag that was traditionally used (and is still used today) for preserving meat and birds such as tītī (muttonbird) for extended periods of time. Just as a pōhā can hold several birds at once, but we only take them out one bird at a time as we need sustenance, this financial support provides an opportunity for ākonga (students) to receive incremental payments over time in order to help sustain them in their studies.

The monetary value of the bursary is $3,000 split across three payments of $1,000 each, and there are currently 100 available for students who meet the eligibility criteria. To apply, applicants must:

  • Be a currently enrolled student
  • Be a part time or full time domestic student (Undergrad, Postgrad, PhD) or an international doctoral student studying towards a PhD or equivalent
  • Be currently in New Zealand
  • Demonstrate that you require assistance as a result of COVID-19

For more information about Pōhā Iti and other financial support options available at UC, please visit the financial assistance webpage. The online application form for Pōhā Iti can be found here.

NEW ASC workshops for term 3 – Enrol now

The Academic Skills Centre is running a wide range of workshops available to all students in Term 3, and since we’re in Level 1, this time they will be on-site and in person!

Call in to our office to collect the Term 3 schedule (Level 3, Puaka-James Hight Library), or visit our website to enrol and take the next step towards improving your writing, your time management, or your English language skills, to name just a few.

We look forward to seeing you. For more information visit

Mid-Year Exam Results, Academic Progress & December Graduation

Results for most undergraduate Semester 1 courses will be available online in the morning of Monday 6 July.

You can access mid-year results by logging into myUC and selecting the link “Internal transcript and results”.

You can find further information about results and appeals on the Results and Appeals webpage.

Academic Progress Reviews

At the end of each semester, the University checks the academic progress of all students and the next check-up is about to take place. Students’ academic transcripts are reviewed to make sure they are on track to succeed in their studies and meet the professional requirements for their chosen degree. If you are not heading in the right direction you may have restrictions placed on your enrolment, or be excluded from your Award/UC.

If you are not on track with your studies, you may receive an academic progress letter between 9 and 14 July. Please check your student email account regularly to ensure you receive any important information relevant to your future study at UC.

For information on who can help you with the Academic Progress process and to find resources to help you get awesome results in your studies, check out the Academic Progress website.

Applying to graduate

Students who are eligible to graduate as a result of their 2020 study can apply online through the UC Graduation website.

Applications for the December 2020 ceremonies will be open from 1–31 August. Students wishing to graduate at a ceremony in December must apply before the end of August. No late applications will be accepted.

Applications for the April 2021 ceremonies will open in February 2021.

Students can also apply to graduate in absentia and receive their diploma by mail.