Category Archives: Community Notices

International enrolment in person – extended hours

UC has experienced an especially busy time with international enrolments on campus and it has been decided to extend hours over the next few days.

Please pass this information on to any concerned international students and assure them they will not be penalised with an extra administration fee.

Friday 16 February, 9am – 5pm
Saturday 17 February, 10am – 1pm
Monday 19 February, 9am – 5pm
Tuesday 20 February, 9am – 5pm

Where: Central Library Puaka-James Hight building 

Alumni picnic in the gardens 2018

The University of Canterbury Alumni & UC Foundation would like to invite you to our alumni picnic at Ilam Homestead.

Come along and join fellow alumni for a relaxing morning, bring your picnic mat, and something to eat, we will provide a sausage sizzle and some snacks.

Bring a friend, or bring your family. There will be a bouncy castle (for kids), face painting and fun games to keep children entertained. So pack some sunblock and join us for a fun morning out. 

Date: Saturday 24 February 2018
Time: 10.30am – 1.00pm
Venue: Ilam Homestead, 87 Ilam Road
Cost: Free* 

RSVP please by Tuesday 20 February to with the number of guests attending (adults and children) so we can order the sausages.

In event of wet weather this event will be cancelled. Please check our alumni Facebook page here on the morning of the event.

*Please note that only soft drinks or alcoholic beverages purchased at the venue may be consumed at the event. Water and juice will be available free of charge at the venue.

The Cup Library is back for 2018!

Did you know over a period of 12 months, UC sent approximately 400,000 single-use takeaway coffee cups to landfill?

The best way to make sure you aren’t contributing to this problem is easy – either bring your own reusable cup, or borrow one of ours!

I’m sure many of you will fondly remember the Cup Library run by the Sustainability Office in 2017. Our Library took a break over summer, but it’s back for 2018 and ready to help you ditch those pesky single-use takeaway coffee cups once and for all!

Find it at Nuts n Bolts Café in the Engineering Core, with your favourite cup ready to get you a 50c discount on your hot drink.

Stay connected, and be in touch with us! Follow us on Facebook or Instagram, or check out our website for more information about what we do, and upcoming events.

 Got a question or want to know more? Email us at

Brought to you by the UC Sustainability Office

Introducing the UC Community Gardens!

New to campus, or been here a couple of years? Either way, you may not have realised that UC has a beautiful community garden, right here on campus!

Our gardens are your gardens too – they provide a relaxing spot to take a break, eat your lunch, or catch up with friends, right in the middle of campus.

Feel like getting your hands dirty? Want to learn more about organic gardening? Keen to meet some like-minded people? Come and join one of our weekly working bees! Spend some time in the garden, and take home some organic vegetables for dinner…

When: Every Friday afternoon, from 1pm-5pm (summer months) and 12pm-4pm (winter months).

Where: Okeover Community Garden, off Engineering Road.

Just bring some closed toe shoes, a drink bottle and a smile, we have the rest covered. Whether you’re already a keen gardener, or just starting out, we’d love to meet you!

Any questions? Check out our webpage, UC Community Gardens Facebook page, or email us at

Brought to you by the UC Sustainability Office.

Have you updated your Echo360 links in LEARN?

At the end of 2017, Echo360 was upgraded to a new cloud-based system. All historical course recordings were transferred, and 2018 lecture capture requests are scheduled into the new system.

The old Echo360 system will be decommissioned at the end of March. Before this happens, it is important that teaching staff:

  • Check that all requested historical course recordings have successfully transferred.
  • Update old Echolinks to individual recordings, with links to those recordings now in the new system.

Instructions on updating EchoLinks can be found at Echo360 Help: Managing Recordings

Echo360 can be accessed from the Course Recordings block on LEARN course pages.If any historical lecture recordings are missing or not working correctly, a working copy can usually be transferred from the old system. This needs to be done before the old system is decommissioned.

New Echo360 familiarisation

Before Semester 1, interactive sessions are now available in mid-February. For more information and registration, go to

Any questions, or training requests, can be sent to e-Learning Support via Assyst Self Service.