Category Archives: Notice

Toolkit for new students

A seven-week toolkit has been developed to ensure new students get the information they need to successfully complete their first term at UC. 

Starting on Monday all new students will receive a weekly email which will include information, advice and tips to help them settle into life at UC. 

Information in the seven week toolkit includes:

  • advice on lectures, labs and tutorials as well as study tips
  • information about library services and the Academic Skills Centre
  • asking for help and the student support services available at UC
  • health and safety on campus
  • getting involved at UC – UC Clubs day, UC Rec & Sport, UniLife, mentoring programmes
  • expectations around student behaviour and conduct
  • advice around the fear of failure.

The messaging has been structured to provide information to students when they need it, and is based on findings from previous UCount surveys and student feedback. 

Find your way with UC Finder app

UC Finder app is here to help you find your way around campus. Download it to your phone now for free on Android and iPhone.

The app allows you to easily find what you’re looking for on campus. Find lecture theatres, cafés, car parks, bike stands, libraries, computer workrooms, departments and other facilities.

Each location is shown on an interactive map and when your GPS is enabled the map will indicate where you are and highlight the path to your destination.

Win yourself a copy of ‘When Running Made History’

The latest Canterbury University Press (CUP) publication, When Running Made History takes the reader through the evolution of running over 60 years – from minority sport to booming world movement – all from the first-hand perspective of world-class runner, journalist and Emeritus Professor, Roger Robinson.

His eye-witness account offers new insights into running and its significance beyond sport, with modern mass gatherings promoting goodwill and inclusivity, affirming communal values in a book New Zealand Olympic medallist Nick Willis describes as “a front-row seat to running’s most inspiring and historic moments, with New Zealand in a major role”.

This is a social history as much as a history of sport and Roger Robinson’s compelling, witty, beautifully written narrative will appeal to a wide readership.

Roger’s account of the global rise of women’s running is the best I’ve ever seen. I’m honoured that my win in the New York Marathon and Lorraine Moller’s in the Avon Marathon are central to his story.’
Allison Roe MBE, winner and record-breaker, Boston and New York City Marathons

Runners and spectators alike will relate to the theme of running as a form of celebration, commemoration or catharsis. Its publication is timely as Christchurch prepares to host the sixth annual Run to Remember on 24 February.

To be in to win a copy of When Running Made History, answer the following question:

  • What was Roger Robinson’s role at the Christchurch Commonwealth Games?
    Find a hint here>

Please email your answer to universitypress@canterbury.ac.nz by 12 noon Wednesday 20 February.

The winner will be drawn at random and announced in Intercom | Pā mai tō reo on Friday 22 February.

Take care on Homestead Lane

Travelling along Homestead Lane you may have noticed a new construction project. This is to build a new student residential hall, scheduled to open in 2021.

This means Homestead Lane will be busy and may be restricted to one lane or closed to two-way traffic at times. The Orbiter bus route changed in January and commuters will now need to walk down Homestead Lane or cross Ilam fields to catch the Orbiter bus from Waimairi Road.

Please follow signage around the construction site, use open footpaths and don’t enter restricted or closed areas. Take care and if you see a hazard, report it to Security by calling 0800 823 637.

Communications Disorders car park closes 11 February

The former Communications Disorders car park will be unavailable from 11 February and pedestrian access through the site will be closed from 18 February.

In preparation for the land being sold, buildings on the site have been sold and will be removed between 18 February and late March. Buildings being moved will be loaded onto trucks during the day and removed from the site outside normal working hours.

Parking is available at UC’s other car parks as usual, and Clyde car park is now open to staff with a permit.

If you park on Montana Avenue, please take care to follow signage and not block driveways or access routes as these will be used to clear the site.