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Disability Resource Service and Student Care on the move

The Disability Resource Service | Ratonga Whaikaha (DRS) and Student Care | Atawhai Ākonga are moving into the Forestry building next week.

On Monday 4 and Tuesday 5 March they’ll be relocating to 125 Forestry – the area by the level 1 main entrance next to Student Experience and Student Success.

The move brings together some of our key teams and services that support students in one location – making it easier for students to access them.

Services will remain available during relocation

DRS and Student Care will be available to students during the relocation on Monday and Tuesday so please continue to refer students to these services.

Disability Resource Service

Student Care

New location, new name

The Disability Resource Service is changing its name to the Equity and Disability Service to better reflect the services and support available to students. From next week you might start to notice this change on the website and signage.

Enrolment changes, withdrawals and refunds

Some students are thinking about changing their enrolment or withdrawing from a course. There are important final dates they need to know. Please pass on this information to individuals, or in classes.

  1. The last date to make changes to enrolment or to withdraw with a full refund from Semester 1 courses that start Monday 19 February 2018 is Friday 2 March.
  2. For full-year courses, the final date to withdraw with a full refund is Friday 9 March. The University is unable to make any refunds after this date.
  3. NOTE: If students do not withdraw by 2 March their future entitlement to fees-free will be affected.

For further help and information on enrolment changes and withdrawals students can phone the Contact Centre on +64 3 369 3999 or 0800 VARSITY. Alternatively they can email enrol@canterbury.ac.nz

Helping students make decisions

You may find yourself in a position to give a student advice  ̶   you can also reassure them there’s a lot of support available and that it is OK to change their mind. They can visit www.canterbury.ac.nz/support or talk to any of the following:

Ngā mihi,

Lynn McClelland
Executive Director, Student Services and Communications | Kaihautū Matua Te Ratonga Ākonga me te Whakapā

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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