Feeling alone? Not sure who to talk to? Atawhai Ākonga | Student Care is here to help

Falling behind in your studies? Having problems with your landlord? Homesick, or feeling like it’s all a bit of a struggle? Atawhai Ākonga | Student Care is your support team. The service is free to access and available to all UC students, including off campus (distance) students.

The Student Care Advisors can talk you through your situation, help your figure out your options and work out the best way forward. 

Student Care can help with: 

  • Getting started at UC, such as finding your way around or figuring out transportation
  • Challenges and concerns, like accomodation and financial issues 
  • International student support, like understanding NZ culture and intercultural communication
  • Getting on top of things, like juggling commitments or managing the impact of mental illness 
  • Help understanding UC, like supporting you through a UC process or advice on how to appeal a decision. 
How to speak to a Student Care Advisor 

To speak to one of the team, you can book an online or phone appointment here, email studentcare@canterbury.ac.nz, ring 03 369 3388 or drop in to see if someone is free. You can find them in the Undercroft (Puaka James Hight), just next to Kool Zone (a couple of doors down from the Uni Pharmacy).


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