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Start of year information for new students

The first weekly email in the seven-week toolkit for new students was sent on Monday.

Topics include study tips, UCSA Clubs, mentoring, UC Rec & Sport, UniLife and the Health Centre. View the full email here.

Please feel free to reinforce these messages with students as appropriate.

The next weekly email will include information about safety on campus, library induction, academic skills centre, and dates for enrolment changes, withdrawals and refunds.

More information for new students, including the UC Wellbeing, UC Study and UC Student Life handbooks is available on the UC website.  

2017 STAR at UC Programme

STAR at UC 17_campus_interactivecoverThe 2017 STAR brochures are now available in print and online.

This programme offers keen and capable secondary school students from anywhere in New Zealand the opportunity to complete courses at UC while they are in Year 12 or Year 13. This year UC has had over 230 STAR students enrolled from 81 secondary schools around the country.

There are two versions that cover separately:

  • distance courses
  • on-campus courses.

Hard copies will be distributed to general and academic staff involved in the programme in the coming weeks. Other staff can order copies of the brochure by contacting Franka Menzies, Academic Processes Coordinator, Academic Services Group.

View the 2017 STAR at UC brochures online and find out more about this programme on the STAR Programme website.
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UC’s Summer school

Do you know any students who could benefit from getting ahead over summer?

UC’s Summer school brochure is now available online.

This is a great way for students to shorten the time it takes to complete their degree, retake a course they failed during the year, spread their workload or pick up a prerequisite course.

There are nearly 100 courses available for students who want to get ahead in their studies over summer. Enrolments open 4 October for November and January start courses.

For more information, please click here.


Postgraduate Options Evening

Want to find out more about the range of qualifications, scholarships, and career pathways and hear about the part-time and full-time study options?

Then come along to UC’s Postgraduate Options Evening to find out more.

On the night you will be able to meet staff and talk to student advisers about your options for Postgraduate study and also attend a range of presentations (see below).

Wednesday 21 September 2016

Time: 5.15pm – 7pm

Location:  Undercroft Common Area, Puaka-James Hight

Post-grad options bannerThe evening will commence at 5.15pm with a formal welcome from Deputy Vice-Chancellors’ Academic and Research.

5.30pm Research Masters and PHD
5.45pm Taught qualifications
6pm Lifestyle and support
6.15pm Financing my studies
6.30pm Carve out a career from postgraduate studies
6.45pm Graduate pathways to careers in teaching and nursing


Register your interest here 

How can UC improve mature students’ experiences?

Mature students’ experience of UC can be markedly different from that of their younger classmates and a study underway is aimed at learning more about how and why.

Pass this message onto your mature students

I have been contracted by Student Services and Communications to talk to students who started their UC journey later. The aim of the study is to gain a better understanding of the distinctive needs of mature students and to understand more about how UC can better engage with them.

If you are an older student who is interested in taking part, or know someone who might be,  please email Ric Stevens at rds65@uclive.ac.nz.

I can meet with you individually or in a small focus group and would be grateful to receive your insights.

Tell me first which of these best describes you:

  • A researcher (PhD or Research Masters).
  • In the Executive Development programme (MBA or similar).
  • A professional developer – looking to upgrade an existing qualification in a similar field in which you already have been working.
  • A late-starter – someone who may have been in the workforce or doing other things who has decided to pursue university study for the first time.
  •  A career transition student – someone who has been in the workforce but decided to change careers to something different.
  • A life-long learner – studying for the love of it.

I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you.

– Ric Stevens