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Full house at International Welcome

Rose Reynolds from the Student Experience team provides us with an update on the successful International Welcome at UC…

We had a full house, 400 students attended. Students were formally welcomed by our Chancellor Dr John Wood who encouraged them to explore our exciting new city and to make the most of their time at UC. Levi Collier-Robinson and Hamuera Kahi provided a mihi whakatau and te reo session to introduce our new students to Māori language and culture.

The new students were treated to entertaining and informative sessions by NZ Police and the Student Care Team. After grabbing a delicious vegan noodle box for lunch attendees had the opportunity to speak to key support staff from Library, Careers Internships & Employment, Student Care, Mentoring and UCSA.

For the really adventurous types UC Student Leaders led games of Cornhole, Cubb and Giant Jenga on the lawn – after applying lots of suncream of course!

In the afternoon 120 attendees stayed on for optional campus tour followed by a bus trip to the city for dinner at Little High Eatery and a scenic ride through the city taking in the views from the port hills. Two of our UniLife leaders did a fantastic job MC’ing the event providing fun games to keep the audience engaged between sessions.

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Invitation to special presentation on NZQA Code of Practice for International Students

Have you heard about the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students? The Code of Practice is part of the Education Act and requires education providers to ensure that international students are well informed, safe, and properly cared for. UC is currently completing its annual self-review reflecting on its support for international students. If you want to participate in the self-review, contact your College Dean or Unit Manager/Director for details.

General and academic staff are encouraged to attend a special one-off presentation by NZQA on Wednesday 25 October from 12pm-2pm in Undercroft 101, followed by afternoon tea. This is an opportunity for staff to learn about what requirements UC must meet in order to comply with the Code and how to support international students during their time at UC.

Watch the video invitation prepared by members of the International Student Experience & Retention Group (iSERG) and please encourage your colleagues to attend by sharing this invitation. For more information and to register your attendance, please email kara.kennedy@canterbury.ac.nz

 

Code of Practice for international students – presentation

Have you heard about the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students? Student Success has created a special video invitation to encourage staff to attend a Code presentation by NZQA on Wednesday 25 October from 12-2pm in Undercroft 101, followed by afternoon tea.

The Code of Practice is part of the Education Act and requires education providers to ensure that international students are well informed, safe, and properly cared for. UC is currently completing its annual self-review reflecting on its support for international students.

General and academic staff are encouraged to attend this presentation to learn more about how to support international students during their time at UC.