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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.

Find out more here>

International students – are you thinking about exam results?

Are you looking over your results and wishing you had done better? It can feel overwhelming to do your assignments or exams. It can also be discouraging to receive feedback and marks that are not what you’re used to. 

Remember that it takes time to learn how things work in a different academic environment. Using a second language can also put more stress on you and affect your performance.

The good news is you’re not alone, and there is support here at UC for you.

The Academic Skills Centre is located on the third floor of the Puaka-James Hight Library. It offers several resources to help you improve your academic results, including online resources.

If you need assistance with writing, check out the four-part Introduction to Essay Writing course. You can also book a consultation with a Learning Advisor to review your writing one on one.

If you want to practice your speaking and listening skills, come along to the Speaking and Listening for English Language Learners workshops

For assistance dealing with cultural adjustment and transition, anxiety, worry, or stress, staff at the Student Care and UC Health Centre provide wonderful support.

It’s ok to ask for help, it’s part of being a successful student.

http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/support>

Find programme and workshops at the Academic Skills Centre here>

The Student Success Team