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Important information for students from UC staff.

A new password tool is coming soon!

A new password tool is coming!

password_tool_iamThe Identity & Access Management Programme (IAM Programme) is replacing the aging and unsupported back end solution of the current IDMS (Identity Management) system, with the aim of modernising and future-proofing the IAM solution within UC.

The new core platform is scheduled to go live shortly.

With the new solution a new password tool will be provided. This means for students at UC  that:

  • there will be only one tool for everyone to change their password in,
  • password changes and synchronisation with downstream systems will be faster,
  • if you no longer remember your password, you can re-set it yourself via the new password tool.  And there is no need for you to contact the IT Service Desk during working hours anymore. The new tool is available 24/7.

With this in mind, start thinking about the strength of your password.

Further details will be provided in the coming weeks.

If you have any questions regarding the IAM ProgITIT ITramme, please do not hesitate to email us at identityproject@canterbury.ac.nz.

Ngā mihi nui

The IAM Project Team


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Longer Passwords are stronger passwords! (May, 2019)

To our students

As we approach the week’s end, I wanted to reach out to you again following the distressing news around the loss of a student, and the circumstances surrounding it.

Our thoughts are with the student’s whānau, friends and loved ones. Respecting the family’s wishes, we have limited our comments publicly.

A formal statement was released on Wednesday 25 September sharing our devastation and our commitment to supporting the Police in their ongoing inquiries.

In addition, we confirmed our intent to commission an independent and comprehensive investigation in order to identify how this happened, and the actions required to ensure this never happens again.

Our priority is you and your wellbeing. It’s important you look after yourselves, and one another. If you need help, please reach out to any of the support services available on campus (see below).

We are here for you, so don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns. If you haven’t already, take a moment to check in with your family or whānau and let them know you’re okay.

Ngā mihi,

Professor Cheryl de la Rey
Tumu Whakarae | Vice-Chancellor

 

Support services for UC students:

Wider support
0800 LIFELINE (0800 543 354) or text HELP (4357) for free, 24/7, confidential support – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Essay buying and cheating in the news

You may have heard recent news allegations about international students at Auckland University buying their essays from ghost writers. (Source: 1 NEWS)

Cheating and academic dishonesty are not tolerated at the University of Canterbury. Academic integrity is one of the cornerstones of being a successful student, and breaching academic integrity can lead to serious consequences, including exclusion from the university.

Behaviours that put you or others at serious risk can impact on your enrolment at UC, your career and subsequent employment opportunities.

As a UC student it is your responsibility:

  • to be self-motivated and actively contribute to personal learning
  • to complete course work to the best of your ability
  • to honestly engage in your course work
  • to understand that academic dishonesty including plagiarism and cheating has serious consequences.

Please refer to the Know the Code – Student Code of Conduct pamphlet (available at Student Success, Security and UCSA offices) or Know the Code webpage for more information.

If you need support with your academic writing, the Academic Skills Centre | Pokapū Pūkenga Ako can help. They offer services and resources that focus on academic writing and strategies to support student success.

Professor Ian Wright
University of Canterbury Deputy Vice-Chancellor | Tumu Tuarua