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International students – help us and win a Black Cat cruise

International students – we need your help, and you might win a Black Cat cruise!

We need a focus group of international students who enrolled for the first time at UC in Semester 1 or 2 this year (2017) to spend one-hour with us on Friday 27 October 12 noon to 1 pm to give us advice on the Guide to UC for international students.

We’ll provide lunch plus you have the opportunity to go into a draw to win a double pass to experience the Akaroa Harbour Nature 2011 AHNC composite 3a RGBCruise.

Thanks Black Cat Cruises!  #blackcatcruises
Check out their info and the photo gallery below.

Interested? Here’s what to do:

  1. Email us  by 5pm Tuesday 24 October at with the subject heading: UC Guide.
  2. Tell us why you think you would be good at providing us with advice on the Guide to UC for international students.
  3. Provide us with your student identification number.

We will let you know if you have been selected to be a part of the focus group on Wednesday 25 October.

Check out these awesome photos and imagine yourself on a Black Cat cruise…


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Are you one of next year’s UC Me stars?

UC Me 2017

What is UC Me?

UC Me showcases stories of people just like you, who have taken everything UC offers and transformed it into their own unique experience. The campaign was launched in April 2015 and so far, has featured over 100 students.

What’s involved?


Students who would like to be involved can fill in the form here (to get added onto the selection list).


Following the application process, we will conduct a short screening session on campus to take reference photos and to dig a bit further into your UC experiences via a short questionnaire. We will then select approximately 25 students who come from a range of study areas and backgrounds to represent us in the campaign.

Photo shoot and interview

Selected students will be asked to attend a photo shoot and interview at the end Feb/early March. This will take approximately two hours.

Anything else?

Students who feature in the campaign will receive a $50 Westfield gift voucher to thank them for their participation as well as copies of their stories and photo for personal use.

Click here for the next step>

Get ahead over summer

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Keen for a new challenge? Take one of the Summer School courses available at UC this summer.

It’s a great way to shorten the time it takes to complete your degree, retake a course you failed during the year, spread your workload or pick up a prerequisite course – and you’ll still have heaps of time to make the most of the long summer days.

Enrol now at myUC for a November start and from 3 October you can also enrol for courses starting in January. Check out the range of courses now.