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.

Antarctic Heritage Trust: Trip of a Lifetime

Do you have a passion for travel and meeting like-minded people?

Applications for Antarctic Heritage Trust’s 2020 Inspiring Explorers’ Expedition are now open. The Trust’s Inspiring Explorers’ Expeditions connect young people with the spirit of exploration.

The Expedition in March 2020 will explore the Antarctic Peninsula by ship with the opportunity to kayak in Antarctic waters. You will travel with Expedition Partner Quark Expeditions via ship from South America across the famed Drake Passage to and from Antarctica.

This Expedition offers you an incredible opportunity to embrace the spirit of exploration in the world’s most extreme environment. You will experience the spirit of the early polar explorers; a remarkable legacy the Trust cares for on behalf of humanity.

You will have the opportunity to:
  • Learn and develop new skills, including kayaking.
  • Connect with experts to learn about the history, science, wildlife and the environment of Antarctica.
  • Join Olympian Mike Dawson and Quark Expeditions’ guides for kayaking adventures in Antarctic waters.
  • Be challenged and get out of your comfort zone.

Applications are OPEN until midnight Monday 28 October 2019. For more information and to apply online, visit the Antarctic Heritage Trust website>

 

Postgraduate and Doctoral Scholarships

Ngāi Tahu Research Centre, University of Canterbury postgraduate and doctoral scholarships

Three NTRC scholarships are offered annually to Doctoral students which are worth $21,000, plus fees, for three years.

The NTRC also offers five scholarships annually for Postgraduate Diploma, Honours and Master’s students. These scholarships are valued at $12,000 plus fees, for one year.

Scholarship recipients may be studying any discipline at the University of Canterbury, but preference will be given to applicants whose projects promote mātauranga Māori within the sciences, commerce, law or engineering and are linked to the mission and current research foci of the Ngāi Tahu Research Centre.

Subject matters of particular interest to the centre are:

  • Environmental sciences
  • Indigenous and tribal economies
  • 19th Century textual translations of rare South Island manuscripts

Applications open annually 31 August and close at 4pm on 31 October.

Eruera Prendergast-Tarena, NTRC PhD Scholarship Recipient

To download a copy of the scholarship regulations and to apply online please visit https://www.canterbury.ac.nz/ntrc/scholarships/

To enquire please contact the Ngāi Tahu Research Centre Administrator, phone: +64 3 369 5527 or email: ntrc@canterbury.ac.nz

2019 end-of-year exams

Exam room allocations

Room allocations for the 2019 end-of-year exams are now available on the examinations dates and timetables webpage.

Exams will start at 9.30am, 2.30pm and 6.30pm.  The evening session consists of exams that have a maximum duration of two hours.

Please double-check that you have written down the right course codes, days and times of your examinations.  You should report to the exam room no later than 10 minutes prior to the official start time.  Students may enter an examination room 45 minutes after the start of the examination.

No alternative sitting will be available if you miss your exam or arrive after 10.15am (for a morning exam), 3.15pm (for an afternoon exam) or 7.15pm (for an evening session).  An exception to this is if you have valid grounds as covered under the regulations for Special Consideration.

Please also take the time before your exams to familiarise yourself with the UC examination instructions. Of particular note are the regulations regarding cell phones and watches in exams, and the UC Calculator policy for the identification of standard non-programmable calculators in exams. Exams which require an “approved” sticker are indicated in these instructions.

If you have any queries, please feel free to contact the Examinations team. 

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.

End-of-year examination results

The 2019 final grades will be available online from 7.00pm on Friday, 29 November.

Students can access their results by logging into the myUC and selecting the link “Internal Transcript & Results”. This is a period of high activity for myUC, so you may experience a slower than usual performance. If a final grade does not appear on your transcript, please contact the department concerned during normal business hours (9am-5pm).

Some postgraduate and College of Education courses run to a different schedule, so any remaining results will be released as soon as they are available.

If you need further information about results and appeals you can find more on the Results and Appeals webpage.