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Everything UC students need to know including exam info, scholarships, events and more.

Academic Skills Centre – your very own pit crew

Congratulations, you’ve either just started out at university or have made it through this far. Irrespective, if you’re a little lost and need some help sorting out that assignment, thank your stars, because the Academic Skills Center (ASC) does just that.

Located on both the Ilam and Dovedale campuses Level 3 of the Central Library (James Hight) and on level 1 of the Education Library, ASC provides a free service to everyone enrolled at the University to assist them, through individual consultations. They provide customised feedback on assignments, hold regular workshops, seminars, lectures and give access to a range of online resources that focus on your success at university.

Need help approaching an assignment or need some critical review of it?  Seeking help with context and grammar? Need some tips to manage your time efficiently, or simply a road map to make it through university? The ASC has all the answers for you! Seriously.

Approach them; all you need to do is ask and you will receive help. If used wisely, the ASC can act as your pit crew that will get you through the race of the  “survival of the best” at university.

Fortunately, with them, you’re not on your own.

All you need to know about flatting

It’s that time of the year again when rental properties are in high demand. Fortunately, to help combat the stress of flatting and hopefully make things easier, UC has a solution.

The University’s Accommodation Office is hosting an information session this Wednesday, 30 July at 4pm, in C1 lecture theatre on Ilam campus. This is the one information session you don’t want to miss if you’re seriously considering flatting. It’s your one-stop guide to seeking all the information and answers to your possible apprehensions about flatting.

With guest speakers from the  Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, Tenants’ Protection Association, UCSA and
UC Accommodation Student Village, the session aims to give you a clear, transparent insight into what you should look for and expect while flatting, all the way from looking for a flat to signing the agreement. Costs, bonds, tenant and resident rights and responsibilities are some of the topics covered. Additionally, specific topics of interest or queries can be registered in the sign up link and will  surely to addressed on demand.

Here’s the link to sign up: http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/accom/flatting/seminar.shtml 

If all the potential information you could gain isn’t enticing enough and you’re still skeptical about en-cashing on this opportunity, then it’s time to let you in on a little secret. There’s FREE pizza and refreshments! Did  I mention FREE pizza? Now who misses free pizza in their right mind?!

So, sign up and go along with your mates or potential flat mates and come to terms with flatting and get started before all the good properties are off the market because someone else beat you to it!

Flatting information session 2014
Flatting information session 2014

Don’t fall into the start of semester cruise trap

The start of a new semester always seems so cruisy; due dates and assignments feel so far off and there are so many exciting things to distract yourself from them around campus…

DO NOT fall into this trap!

Use this ‘cruisy’ time to make use of some of the University’s resources and get prepared for your assignments and exams before they rain down on you (like they always do all at once).

A great way to stay on top of your studies before they catch up on you is to make use of the Academic Skills Centre located on Level 3 of the Central Library and the ground floor of Education Library. They hold some great seminars for you to get involved in and can help you prepare academically for courses by going through the steps of how to write a strong academic essay.

Pop in and see them today and book in for their next session.