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Personal Credit Card Information Monitoring

The university regularly reviews its security policies and to ensure the data you share in the online environment is safe and secure.

As part of an on-going initiative to lift compliance with payment card industry standards (PCI), you will notice some changes when you try to send an email that contains personal credit card information.
From 1 August onwards, if you try to send an email containing credit card information, you will receive the following by return email.

The message below contains potential payment card information or numbers. Sharing this information in an email creates payment card compliance issues, and as such it breaches UC policy and may be a breach of the Code of Conduct. Please revise the message to exclude this content.

Note: from 30 October 2020 these messages will be blocked and will not be sent to their intended recipients. For further information please contact the IT Service Desk.

UC Travel Survey: Last Chance!

Want to be heard on travel and transport issues? It’s your last chance until 2024!

The UC Travel Survey is open until midnight on Wednesday 22nd July. If you haven’t already completed the survey, we strongly urge you take a few minutes to do so by following the link in your email inbox. You will receive a reminder email with a link to the survey today.

Why should I do the survey?

The transport survey is vital for gauging staff and student travel patterns to and from the university and for aiding development of the UC’s transport and campus plans. It’s our best tool for understanding our community’s travel and transport needs.

Results from the survey and monitoring also provide important evidence for the university’s approaches to the Christchurch City Council and Environment Canterbury on transport matters; for example, improving bus services to/from UC, improving cycle routes, and addressing car parking on campus and on surrounding streets.

Also, it’s really the best place to vent about car parking…

How long will it take?

It takes usually less than 5 minutes to complete.

Nominations for The University of Canterbury Young New Zealander of the Year Award are open!

Anyone come to mind when you hear the words #ChangeMaker? Nominate them now for The University of Canterbury Young New Zealander of the Year Award Te Mātātahi o te Tau!

Recognising the change makers of our future, nominees should be young people brimming with the potential to produce a bright future for Aotearoa, striving across the last year to improve not only themselves but their whole community.

The judges will consider the following criteria when considering the nomination:

  • Their contribution and benefit to society
  • Initiatives demonstrated in a leadership capacity
  • The involvement in establishing and / or setting the direction of a group, organisation or cause in which they have been involved
  • Guidance, support, training and encouragement of group members
  • Effort in working toward goals
  • Commitment in terms of time / hours committed paid or unpaid
  • Commitment to their own personal development by participation in courses, forums, conventions, community activities and other training or educational opportunities nationally or globally
  • Value of contribution to their local community and / or nation or globally

Nominations are open until August 30.

To nominate, click here>