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Improving student communications – we need your help

Remember when you first applied to enrol at UC? Was it easy? Did you get all the information you needed to guide you through?

UC is working on simplifying and improving the communications students receive during the enrolment process… and we need your help.

Upcoming workshops
Look out for two workshops coming up over the next few weeks.

Workshop one (12pm – 1pm, Monday 29 July)
Provide feedback on the communications and notifications students receive when applying to enrol at UC. We want to know the good and the bad! (And, we’ll be serving pizza for lunch.)

Workshop two (to be held in August – time and date to be confirmed)
Work with UC staff to co-design a new process for communicating to students during the enrolment period.

You will be helping to make sure our enrolment communications are spot on – making it even easier for students to apply to enrol at UC. Plus there’ll be free food at the workshops!

How to get involved
To register for the workshops, email studentcommsproject@canterbury.ac.nz

Can’t make the workshops but have some feedback? Email it to studentcommsproject@canterbury.ac.nz

First year student? Tell us what you think and be in to win…

If you’re a first year student – we’re keen to hear about your experience so far at UC.

Early Experience Survey
Check your UClive email address for the Early Experience Survey. The survey asks a range of things about your early experience at UC – such as why you chose to come to UC, how your first few weeks have been and what you think of student life.

Why your feedback is important
UC runs this survey to help us understand what is needed to best support first year students. Your feedback will help us shape new initiatives and support for future first year students. Previously a number of initiatives have been implemented based on feedback from the Early Experience Survey, including:

  • the subsidised dental scheme
  • extended library hours
  • heat and eat areas across campus
  • more storage lockers
  • women only hours in the gym
  • skills training courses for research students.

How long will it take?
The survey should take around 15 minutes to complete. You have the option to save your responses and come back to it at a later time if you need to. 

Be in to win
If you participate in the survey, you will go in the draw to win one of three UE Wonderboom bluetooth wireless speakers.

More information
Contact Kaylene by emailing surveys@canterbury.ac.nz

Third, fourth, fifth year and postgrad student workshop

If you’re in your third, fourth, or fifth year of study or you’re a postgraduate student, we want to hear your thoughts!

We’re running a workshop to get your views on things like how UC communicates with you, whether the information you’re receiving is useful, and what sort of communications grab your attention.

The workshop will be held on Wednesday 2 May at 9.30am and will take around 2 hours.

If you’re keen to take part and available at that time, email Hannah Seeley, Senior Communications Advisor – hannah.seeley@canterbury.ac.nz.

Free stuff! All participants will receive a $20 UCSA food voucher and go in the draw to win a $50 University Bookshop voucher.