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Many students have second thoughts about a paper or course they’ve chosen to take. There is a period when you can change your mind about a paper or course and withdraw without academic penalty (no failing grade).

Final dates for enrolment changes and withdrawals 

  • The last date to make changes to your enrolment or withdraw without academic from Semester 2 (S2) courses that started on Monday 13 July 2020 is Friday 25 September 2020.

These dates are only applicable to Semester 2.   For all other courses (including teaching) please refer to the Key Enrolment Dates online.

Note: Dates for enrolment changes and withdrawals can vary depending on the course – check the specific page for your course for information about withdrawal dates. (See image below.)

Withdrawal dates may also differ if your travel plans have been impacted by Coronavirus. Please contact if you have any questions.

Need to discuss your plans?
If you’d like to have a chat about your options or need more information to make a decision, there are heaps of people on campus you can talk to.

Celebrate New Zealand Sign Language Week

It’s New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) Week – a celebration of one of Aotearoa’s official languages. This is a chance to get involved and give signing a go.

Our Vice-Chancellor | Tumu Whakarae Professor Cheryl De La Rey has shared her support for NZSL: 


More info about NZSL 

You never know when you might need to know a few signs!

Deaf Aotearoa has produced a series of resources for you to start signing, including some Let’s Talk booklets, which show you some basic vocab to use with your whānau, at work or out with your mates. 

You can also check out this guide to the NZSL Alphabet so you can start learning how to sign your name: 

EMAIL | UC Information on the move to Alert Level 1

Today the Government announced that the majority of Aotearoa New Zealand will move to Alert Level 1 effective from 11.59pm tonight and Auckland will move to Alert Level 2 at 11.59pm, Wednesday 23 September.

At Alert Level 1 there are no restrictions on our daily routines, but our borders will remain closed.

This is welcome news as we head towards the end of the academic year and examinations. You’re encouraged to continue focusing on your learning and looking after your wellbeing to ensure a strong finish to this year. If you need any support with this, head to the Wellbeing Hub

Face-to-face lectures, tutorials and labs will continue without restriction and online classes (live or recorded) will continue for the rest of the year. You will still see stickers of where to sit in lecture theatres, classrooms and libraries but you do not need to follow these at Alert Level 1. If the situation changes you will be told. If you are unsure about anything course-related, please speak to your course coordinator.

Although there are no restrictions at Alert Level 1 it is important to remember COVID-19 doesn’t discriminate, and we recommend you continue to follow general advice to ensure we are keeping ourselves and our UC community safe.

  • Face coverings help keep you and others safe. Continuing good habits with face coverings will keep you and others safe, even at Alert Level 1 when it’s no longer compulsory.
  • Stay at home if you feel unwell. This is the best thing you can do to stop any future spread of COVID-19. If you have cold or flu symptoms please call your GP or Healthline (0800 358 5453).
  • Location tracking is still important at Alert Level 1, the Government’s advice is that fast and effective contact tracing helps to prevent any further spread of COVID-19 in Aotearoa New Zealand. When you are on campus, please keep note of where you’ve been, and use the NZ COVID Tracer app to scan QR codes or scan your Canterbury Card.
  • Focus on your hygiene by washing your hands frequently. Sneeze or cough into your elbow, and remain vigilant with cleaning.
  • Remember that COVID-19 does not discriminate. Please be compassionate and kind, we are in this together.

Follow this link for more on what UC is doing to manage COVID-19 and if you have any questions or concerns, email