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Did you know UC is an edible campus?

Kia ora UC community, 

My name is Ash Anderson, and I am currently interning with Zin South at UC Sustainability over summer! Zin and I are interning through the UC Arts PACE program.

Zin and I by one of the many wonderful fig trees.

I thought I would share a little about myself. I am a second year student at UC studying a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Classics. I have always been interested in living a more sustainable life so being able to work with likeminded people has been an absolute treat so far!

The main project Zin and I are working on with the incredible team at UC Sustainability is updating the edible campus map! Wait, did you not know UC was an edible campus? Well, neither did I before being introduced to this project. Thanks to the Geospatial Research Institute and their wonderful intern Matthew Conley, we have been able to partner together to create a virtual story map of UC’s food forging locations! This means that everyone can help themselves to various fruits available on campus! Including peaches, berries, apricots, figs, feijoas and much more!

Pears growing on the tree near Cafe 1894
A fig growing on the tree by the Fine Arts building.

The UC Sustainability Office’s goal is to help create and change practices within the university and the wider community to be more sustainable and economical. Food forging is just one of the ways they embody this. Having access to fruit trees encompasses many of the UN’s  Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and we can’t wait to share more about this in our next blog post. 

Stay tuned on social media for updates around this project, including the launch date of the map!

Until next time,

Ash Anderson. 

This message was brought to you by Ash Anderson written on behalf of the UC Sustainability Office. Stay connected and follow us on Facebook, Instagram or sign up to our newsletter to stay in the loop about campus sustainability. For more information on sustainability at UC, see our website.


Examination Results/Graduation

Final grades for 2020 will be released on Friday 27 November. Results release will start from 12 noon and we expect all results to be released to students by Friday 2pm. If your results are unavailable, please check back later in the day.

If a final grade does not appear on your transcript by Friday evening, please contact the department concerned during their normal business hours.

You will be able to access your grades by logging into myUC and selecting the link “Internal Transcript”.

This is a period of high activity for the website and you may experience slower than usual performance.

Further information about results and appeals is available on the Results and Appeals webpage

If you are returning to study with us in 2021 and have yet to re-enrol, you can do so now via the easy online re-enrolment process. If you have any questions about how your grades affect your study plans, please speak with the appropriate College advisor.


If you have applied to graduate at the December graduation ceremonies, you will receive further instructions about a week before your ceremony. Information about the April 2021 graduation ceremonies will be available on the Graduation web page in January.

Academic Progress Reviews

At the end of each semester, students’ academic transcripts are reviewed to make sure you are on track to succeed in your studies and meet the professional requirements for your chosen degree. If you have not made satisfactory academic progress, the University will communicate with you to direct you towards help and support, or towards other avenues in which you may be more successful. Restrictions may be placed on your enrolment, or you may be excluded from your Award/UC.

If you are not on track with your studies, you may receive an academic progress letter between 8 – 11 December. Please check your student email account regularly to ensure you receive any important information relevant to your future study at UC.

For information on who can help you with the Academic Progress process and to find resources to help you get awesome results in your studies, check out the Academic Progress website.

Applying to graduate April 2021

Students who are eligible to graduate at the April 2021 ceremonies, are invited to apply to graduate online via myUC  from 1 February to 7 March 2021.  Those students who are eligible to graduate and have indicated that they will be completing their degree/diploma this year will be sent further information in early February. If you do not receive this information, please visit Graduation or contact us for guidance.

You can choose to graduate in absentia rather than in person at a ceremony. The diploma is then mailed to you. Applications to graduate in absentia should also be submitted via myUC.

If you have any enquiries about graduation, please contact

Barbara Albertson
Examination Arrangements Senior Co-ordinator


LinkedIn Seminars – Sign up Now!

UC Careers LinkedIn Seminars

LinkedIn is a powerful job-hunting and career networking tool that many recruiters use to look for new employees.

LinkedIn for Beginners

Learn how to create an impressive LinkedIn profile. In this workshop, you will learn:

  • What makes a good LinkedIn profile
  • How to control your privacy settings
  • What to write in your Headline and About section

LinkedIn Beginners: Tuesday 24 November, 10 – 11 am

LinkedIn Beginners: Tuesday 1 December, 9- 10 am

Sign up now via CareerHub >

LinkedIn Advanced

Learn how to use your LinkedIn profile. In this workshop, you will learn:

  • How to find useful connections
  • Netiquette techniques (how to network with good manners and build good relationships)
  • How to get noticed by people in your field
  • How to keep up-to-date with thought leaders in your field
  • How to set up a job search alert on LinkedIn

LinkedIn Advanced: Tuesday 1 December, 11- 12 pm

Sign up now via CareerHub >


Get in touch with UC Careers via email or book an appointment to speak with the team.