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Free legal advice on UC Campus

Free legal advice on UC Campus – Wednesdays from 7 September 2016.

  • The UC Law Clinic, in association with Community Law Canterbury (CLC), is offering a free legal advice service to 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 2 pm, 3 pm, or 4pm on any of the following Wednesdays: 7, 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 e-mail 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.

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Need some help?

Wow, it’s hard for me to believe that it’s already the last term of the final year in my undergraduate degree! Because it’s nearing the end of the year, it really is crunch time and I know that I’m feeling the stress, so I assume many others are in the same boat. Often stress can be managed by creating organised study plans, and taking breaks to exercise and see friends. However sometimes it can all become too much, and whether you are stressed out, or just feeling a bit out of kilter, it’s okay to seek help.

The University Student Support Centre at Level 2 of James Height is available to students either by appointment, or just by dropping by. They can help you if (among other issues)…

  • You’re feeling overloaded with work
  • You’re new to the city or uni
  • You’re confused about a uni policy
  • You aren’t enjoying your courses
  • You’re having issues with a lecturer or student
  • You’re not sure why things are going wrong, or
  • You just need someone to talk to.

The Student Support Centre is a FREE and confidential advisory service for all UC students, and their doors are always open. If you don’t feel ready to go in and talk then feel free to give them a call!

Beautiful Identities App

Hazel Guyan, a UC graduate from 2014 has created a website app directed towards young people who suffer from mental or physical illnesses and disabilities. The app called “Beautiful Identities” provides inspiration and encourages a positive attitude from individuals coming to terms with a diagnosis. Guyan has created a community which provides support for those who need it. Here’s the full story…

If you need advice on how to cope with mental illness or a physical disability contact the UC Student Support team. They’re professionals  who want to help and you don’t need to go it alone.