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International student? Take the ISB survey and be in to win

Are you an international student? The University has asked an independent research agency, i-graduate, to gather feedback on your experiences at UC. This is your opportunity to tell us what’s working, what’s not working and what you think of your university experience so far.

The International Student Barometer (ISB) survey will be sent to your UClive email address – keep an eye out for it from Monday 6 May. The survey only takes around 15 minutes.

By completing the ISB survey, you will play a part in enhancing the student experience for current and future students.

As a thank you, i-graduate is offering all participants the opportunity to:

  • win a $1,000 cash prize, or
  • choose a charity to receive a $1,000 donation.

Check your UClive email next week, fill out the survey by Friday 24 May, and be in to win – it’s that easy!

New programme welcomes Tokyo students at UC

Have you had an opportunity to welcome visiting students from Tokyo City University? 

They’re part of a new and innovative programme which expands opportunities for visiting international students and gives domestic students the opportunity to interact with international visitors in an extended and meaningful way.

Welcomed by the Vice-Chancellor | Tumu Whakarae with a mihi whakatau, they’ve enjoyed a week of orientation activities and English Language Lessons.

They are now taking part in integrated study alongside UC students in scheduled courses. The students will be joining courses CHCH101, EDUC103 and ENVR101 until the end of this Semester and will then participate in a two week intensive laboratory focused course run by the College of Engineering |Te Rāngai Pūkaha. At the completion of the programme of study the TCU students will be given credits by their home university.

As well as their studies the TCU students are looking forward to interacting with other international and domestic students and have been made to feel very welcome by the UCSA J-Soc.

They will also have the opportunity to travel in Aotearoa New Zealand during the mid-Semester break.


International students – opportunity to give rugby a go

Rugby is a hugely popular sport and conversation topic in Aotearoa NewZealand. If you knew nothing about rugby, it could be quite challenging to immerse yourself in kiwi culture.

Do you want to give it go? Rugby X “Have a Go” sessions are taking place in July and August. These are especially designed for new comers and international students with no experience or previous knowledge of rugby.

Come and join us for a fun afternoon of rugby, meet some new friends and learn something new together. It will be an unforgettable experience for all.

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