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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

International student quiz night – 21 March

Are you a new international student to UC? Or are you an international student who has been here a while? Either way UC and the UCSA would love for you to come along and experience an evening just for you.

Come along to the Kiwiana quiz and catch-up for international students on Wednesday 21 March at 7.00pm, in the Engineering Core. There will be a Kiwiana and global themed quiz, refreshments provided and music. It is a great opportunity to meet your fellow international students.

Members of the UCSA and other clubs will be there to help out, introduce you to the Kiwi culture and answer any questions you might have! We look forward to seeing you next Wednesday for what will be an awesome night. Contact me on international@ucsa.org.nz or come by the UCSA office in the Undercroft if you have any questions, ideas or would like to get involved with all things international at UC.

Your International Rep,
Alex

If you would like to know more about the event, check it out and register here, we can’t wait to meet you!