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Meet your UCSA Postgraduate Rep

Kia ora!

My name is Katie Mills and I’m your University of Canterbury Students’ Association (UCSA) Postgrad representative for 2019.

As your Postgrad rep, I am one of the many avenues you can utilise to share queries/concerns/comments on your student experience at UC. I’m here not only to represent postgraduate students on the UCSA but I also act as a link between students and the University of Canterbury.

Besides chatting to me, there are many other forums to seek advice and support. These include:

  • Academic Skills Centre – for thesis writing support, tips for oral presentations, proofreading and more (keep your eyes peeled for GradFest, a dedicated week of bonus workshops tailored specifically for Postgrads)
  • SOAR Advisors – For peer-to-peer academic support
  • UC Mentoring – For support that addresses wider social and emotional needs such as settling into UC and finding your way around Christchurch city.
  • PGSA – For regular events that will help you connect with other Postgrad students, socialise and discuss Postgrad specific concerns.
  • There are also a variety of services available through the UC Health Centre and Rec Centre that can help keep your mental and physical wellbeing in check.

These initiatives all share the aim to make your postgrad journey as positive as possible! So please, whether you’re battling with thesis writing or looking for a pal, reach out for some help. You don’t need to take this journey alone. If you’re not sure where to start, contact me at postgraduate@ucsa.org.nz and we can get the conversation rolling! Plus I’d love to meet you!

Wishing everyone a happy and healthy 2019!

Katie Mills 
UCSA Postgraduate Rep

 

Free budget advice for all students

The UCSA Advocacy & Welfare team, in association with Kingdom Resources, is offering a free budget advice service to students of the University.

Due to a lot of interest into this service we have added some more slots to try to accommodate everyone!

On the  11th of October we still have the 10:30am and 11:30am slots available.

Please email your referred appointment day and time to: help@ucsa.org.nz

Free legal advice on UC Campus for students

The UC Law Clinic, in association with Community Law Canterbury (CLC), is offering a free legal advice service to students on any issue, including flatting, tenancy and rental problems.

This confidential service, under the supervision of a qualified and practising CLC solicitor, will be available on selected Wednesday afternoons from 2pm to 5pm.

Appointments may be made for the time-slots of 2pm, 3pm, or 4pm on any of the following Wednesdays: 14, 21 and 28 September, and 7 and 14 October 2016. The venue is Room 151A in the foyer of the Business and Law Building in University Drive.

Please email your preferred appointment day and time to: law-clinic@canterbury.ac.nz and a confirmatory email will be sent in reply.

Professor Robin Palmer,
Director of Clinical Legal Studies, UC School of Law.