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Retirement of Internet Enabler (14 November 2019)

As part of the switch over to the new firewall authentication system, Internet Enabler is scheduled to be retired on Thursday 14 November 2019 (subject to Change Advisory Board approval). This means that all IT Services-managed machines will have Internet Enabler removed from this date. Please note that Internet access will continue to operate without Internet Enabler.

If you are managing your own machines, you will need to remove Internet Enabler after 14 November 2019.  Leaving Internet Enabler installed might lead to warning messages when the new firewall is in place (currently expected to be some time in December 2019).

If you have further questions regarding the replacement of Internet Enabler at UC, please contact Aaron Evers, aaron.evers@canterbury.ac.nz in the first instance.


UCPeople (PeopleSoft) will be upgraded in September, bringing with it a new look, mobile capability, new search capabilities and easy user navigation.

170824 UC People Admin

What is changing for Department/School Administrators?

In addition to the Employee Self Service Homepage Department/School Administrators will also have access to an Administration Homepage with the following tiles:

  • Workforce Admin tile
  • Pay Admin tile
  • Recruitment tile (for those who have access to UCTV) – refer to UCTV Requester page

See here for more details>


UC’s Microsoft Campus Agreement allows staff to take advantage of the Microsoft Home Use Program (HUP), through which you can purchase Microsoft Office (Office Professional Plus 2016 or Office Home & Business 2016 for Mac), Microsoft Visio Professional 2016 and Project Professional 2016 for home use for only $15 per application.

Please note that Office 2016 is only compatible with Windows 10, 8/8.1, 7 operating systems.

Head online, enter your @canterbury.ac.nz email address and the programme code (90DAE16A63), and you’ll receive an email from Microsoft detailing the next steps of your purchase. Should you strike any problems, please contact Microsoft directly.

Please note if you have purchased from HUP in the past, this is your opportunity to change from Windows to the Mac versions of Office and vice versa.