Category Archives: Student Success

Opportunities and advice for making the most of your time at UC, as well as stories featuring students who are excelling in their field.

Get involved – make connections

There are lots of ways you can make connections with like-minded people on campus. Here are some of the groups you can join to help you feel part of the UC community and succeed at UC.

  • UniLife is run by students especially for first years. If you are living with family or friends sign up. UniLife run weekly social events and will help you get connected with clubs that are right for you. They also run workshops to help you academically.
  • The mentoring programme is a great way to meet different people from a different country, year or discipline to help ease into life at UC. The programme is available for all students.
  • Learn about language and culture with UC LACE. Meet others with the same interest in culture and languages. LACE is a great foundation for those who would like to do an overseas exchange.

Examinations timetable

The mid-year examinations will be held from Monday 12 June to Saturday 24 June. The timetable will be available from Friday 24 March on the Examinations website. If you are scheduled to have an exam, you will also get an e-mail with your personal timetable.

Please make sure that you check the dates and times of your examinations carefully. It is also important that you avoid making any personal commitments during the examination period as you are expected to be available to sit your exams as scheduled. Holiday plans are not valid grounds for the rescheduling of exams.

Room allocation information will be published on the Examinations website on the last day of lectures for Semester One (2 June).

Calculator checks

Calculator checks will now take place from the Information Desk (Matariki, Level 1) on a drop-in basis on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, between the hours of 8.30am and 10.30am. Please see the Examinations website for further information.

Academic Skills Centre support

For assistance with revision and exam preparation, stress management and other academic matters, check out the courses running at the Academic Skills Centre this term.

All the best for your studies this semester.



Examination Arrangements Senior Co-ordinator
Records, Examinations & Graduation

Māori Development Team on campus

The Māori Development Team (MDT) support ākonga Māori to be successful. MDT offers a range of developmental and support initiatives including:

  • Māori Orientation
  • individual appointments
  • Tuākana Mentoring
  • Academic Mentoring
  • Academic support
  • Māori Students’ study centres.

Here MDT round up the first big event on the calendar – Māori Orientation.

Last week under the bright sun, we welcomed over 100 new Māori students to the beginning of their career here at UC. Connections were made, stories were exchanged and kai was consumed, all in a day to celebrate new opportunities, challenges and friends. From the perspective of a Tuakana (student leader), the atmosphere was warm like the weather, which meant students spent little time settling in.

UC Maori Orientation 2017, Mihi Whakatau, Parananawa, Icebreakers, Hakari at the Foundry, 15.2.17 Client, Maori Liason.

Activities included a mihi whakatau, to formally introduce the prospective Māori students, which then flowed through to the first kai of the day. Shortly after, the students, assisted by Tuākana, set out on an Amazing Race which saw them exploring all corners of the University Campus. Obstacles were apparent, however were no match for the innate “Māori ingenuity” shown by the future Māori academics, ka pai!

UC Maori Orientation 2017, Mihi Whakatau, Parananawa, Icebreakers, Hakari at the Foundry, 15.2.17 Client, Maori Liason.

The day was rounded out by an amazing kai put on by our fine friends at The Foundry, by the time this were over, everyone was feeling welcome. It is our hope that those who participated in the day enjoyed themselves thoroughly and make their home here at the University of Canterbury.

UC Maori Orientation 2017, Mihi Whakatau, Parananawa, Icebreakers, Hakari at the Foundry, 15.2.17 Client, Maori Liason.

Ngā mihi,

Māori Development Team
Te Ao Marama building,
Arts Road