If you’re new to UC this year, you may have noticed assessments can look a bit different from what you’re used to. Stay one step ahead of your classmates by coming to some free Academic Skills Centre workshops and seminars. Topics include essay and report writing, time management, note taking, presentation skills, grammar and punctuation, and basic mathematics and statistics. We’re also offering targeted workshops for Honours students, thesis writers and adult students. Workshops start from 23 February.
It’s time again to welcome all new international students to the University of Canterbury and this year’s International Welcome is bigger and better than ever! With a new format this year, UC is gearing up for the welcome scheduled for Tuesday 17 February in C1 Lecture Theatre.
The day-long event begins at 9am for study abroad and exchange students and 9.20am for all other internationals and is open to new/ freshers only. It’s crucial that you register for the event.
The day begins with you being sorted into teams, followed by a series of speakers, lunch and then group discussions before heading off on a bus tour into the city.
Personally, I recommend that all international students attend this event as it kick starts your time at UC in the best way possible. You get to meet other people who are in the same boat as you are, faculty members and most importantly meet people who may end up being some of your best friends!
This year I get to experience orientation on the other end of the scale by being a student leader and am looking forward to the experience and seeing you all there!