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Don’t miss Postgrad Options Week – 15-17 August

Postgrad Options Week is coming up fast! Here you’ll have the chance to find out about postgrad study options at UC, such as furthering your study in your current subject, or changing your direction of study to a completely new area.  For example, you may be doing a Bachelor of Science, and would like to study postgraduate business. It’s possible! 

At UC there is a wide range of postgrad programmes designed for entry from any undergrad degree, and these range from Graduate certificate qualifications, to Master’s qualifications. 


Join us for an Information Session

Join us in Puaka-James Hight for a Why should I study a Postgraduate Qualification? Information Session  to find out about: 

  • What it’s like to study at postgrad level
  • Different types of postgrad programme options
  • Career opportunities after postgrad study
  • Flexible study options
  • How you can fund your postgrad study
  • Academic support on offer 
  • What’s unique about UC 
  • Travel opportunities (post Covid) 

Register now by clicking on the session you’d like to attend: 


Postgrad Advice drop-in sessions

Drop-in sessions will be held in Puaka – James Hight (outside The Makerspace) between 10am – 1pm from Monday 15 to Wednesday 17 August. 

No appointment is necessary, just come along to have a chat about how we can help you achieve your study and career goals. 

Make sure you also check out our postgrad webpage for other Postgrad events happening in August. 

Cheaper student bus fares now here!

Metro has launched a huge new discount for uni students. You can now save 40% off travel if you have a Tertiary Student Metrocard.

With public transport now half price across the country until January 2023, that means you can travel within Ōtautahi Christchurch for only 75 cents on the bus. Top that! 

All you need to do is order your brand new free card here (you’ll need your UC login details for this).  You’ll be notified once your card is ready to be picked up from the UCSA counter at Haere-roa on Level 2. 

To be eligible for the Tertiary Student Metrocard, you have to be enrolled at UC for at least one semester. 

The discount is a 2-year trial, so let’s make it a success and travel sustainably! 

Check out the Metrocard website for more information here.  

The Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of Students is here to support you

The Code (formally known as the  Education (Pastoral Care of Tertiary and International Learners) Code of Practice 2021) supports the wellbeing and safety of all students. It covers topics like physical safety and inclusion, access to advice and support services, physical and mental health support, support for transition into and out of university study, student accommodation requirements, and having opportunities for students to have their voices heard. 

Student with disabilities still face barriers at uni, such as accessibility issues on campus or ableist attitudes from other students or members of staff.  The Code helps disabled students and their whānau to hold their university accountable, to ensure that they can access the support services they need. 

If you have any concerns about your wellbeing and safety at UC, you should discuss these in with Student CareUCSA, or UC’s Grievance Coordinator

Find out more about the Code at UC here