Category Archives: International students

Ambassador to Seoul meets Postgraduate students

The New Zealand Korea Business Council hosted the Aotearoa New Zealand  Ambassador to Seoul in Ōtautahi Christchurch on 16 May.

The Council organised for a group of Korean Postgraduate students to meet with the Ambassador to discuss their experience at UC, and their future plans in Aotearoa New Zealand.

From left to right James Waghorn (International Recruitment Co-ordinator), Min-ho Yang, Chang-hoon Lee, Chong-hwan Park, Ji-hyun Lim, Philip Turner (NZ Ambassador to Seoul), Min-gu Jun, Byung-kyu Kang, Hee-Seung Lee

UC International Facebook Live Series

UC International have curated a Facebook Live series, showcasing all five of UC’s colleges.

Hosted by International Recruitment Coordinator and UC alumnus Sandeep Sharma, the compilation provides valuable insight for International students into key programs offered by UC, with International Deans from each college (Engineering, Science, Business and Law, Arts and Education, Health and Human Development) answering key questions posted by students.

International Enrolment in Person sessions begin Thursday 7 February

We’re welcoming all new and returning international students to campus this week, with International Enrolment in Person sessions running from Thursday 7 – Friday 15 February.

Following a successful pilot led by our Student First Programme in 2018, international students now have the ability to choose from a selection of dates and times for their enrolment in person session.

Bookings have been available since early December 2018, allowing our international students the convenience in knowing they can simply turn up at the date and time of their choosing.

Staff from all around the University have volunteered to help welcome our new students to campus.

In each enrolment session, staff will take a copies of the student’s passport and visa, check their visa application (if required) and check their insurance details.

While waiting for their documentation to be processed, our new-to-UC students will attend a 45 minute information session where they will be taken on a tour through the Undercroft and Library, while also allowing them to connect with other students.

If you see our international students out and about over the coming weeks, please stop and say hello!

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Have you signed up to support International Enrolment in Person?

A couple of weeks ago we shared our plan for the 2019 International Enrolment in Person, and called for volunteers to help us support our International students as they arrive at UC.

2019 International Enrolment in Person is going to be bigger and better than ever and with your help, will see a reduction in queuing time. We anticipate welcoming and enrolling 1600 international students so we’re going to need some help to make it as efficient and as welcoming as possible.

Our staff volunteers will be a friendly first point of contact, greeting them with a smile and a cheery ‘Kia ora’ before taking a copy of their passport and then sending them on to the next stage of their enrolment journey.

Since our initial call for help, we’ve managed to fill 55 of the 63 possible volunteer slots. You’ve done an amazing job at putting your hand up to help, so much so that we only need a few more people to volunteer for the 8 remaining sessions, they are:

  • Friday 8 Feb: x1 morning slot
  • Monday 11 Feb: x2 morning slot
  • Thursday 14 Feb: x1 morning slot
  • Friday 15 Feb: x2 morning and x2 afternoon slot

Enrolment in Person will be held on Thursday 7 and Friday 8 of February, and again from Monday 11 to Friday 15 February; it’s broken into morning (8.30am – 12pm) and afternoon (1pm – 4.30pm) sessions to give your smile a chance to recharge.  

If you can help with one or more of the remaining slots, please email Freddie Jefferd before 21 December.

If you would like to be involved but this doesn’t quite sound like you, get in touch anyway – chances are we’ll still be able to find something for you to do.

Ngā mihi,

The International Enrolment Working Party

Volunteers Needed – International Enrolment in Person 2019

International Enrolment in Person is just around the corner and we need you! 

2019 International Enrolment in Person is going to be bigger and better than ever and, with your help,  will see a reduction in queuing time. We anticipate welcoming and enrolling 1600 international students and we’re going to need some help to make it as efficient and as welcoming as possible for our new international students.

We’re looking for at least (but more is great) 50 staff to volunteer to be a friendly first point of contact; you’ll be greeting them with a smile and a cheery ‘Kia ora’, taking a copy of their passport and then sending them on to the next stage of their enrolment journey.
If you would like to be involved but this doesn’t quite sound like you, get in touch anyway – chances are we’ll still be able to find something for you to do.

Enrolment in Person is being held on Thursday 7 and Friday 8 of February, and then again from Monday 11 to Friday 15 February; it’s broken into morning (8.30am – 12pm) and afternoon (1pm – 4.30pm) sessions to give your smile a chance to recharge.  Volunteer for one session, or two, or even the whole week. Never fear, we will have a slot for you.

This is a great opportunity to welcome students onto campus, and we’re hoping to make what has potential be a complex process as simple and friendly as possible.

Please contact Freddie Jefferd if you are interested in being involved as soon as possible.

Ngā mihi,

The International Enrolment Working Party