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NZSL is back for Term 3!

We have been lucky enough to secure an extra class for NZSL in term three!

Te Ratonga Whaikaha | Student Accessibility Service offers introductory, not-for-credit New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) courses, which are open to UC students and staff. No previous NZSL experience is required. Attendees have the option of further developing their NZSL through community-based courses.

Participants are taught:

  • The finger-spelling alphabet
  • Basic phrases
  • Some university-specific vocabulary
  • Basic grammar
  • Deaf culture

2022 Course details

This course will run on Wednesdays in Term 3:

When you book for the Wednesday course, your classes will run on 20th July, 27th July, 3rd August, 10th August, 17th August, and 24th August.

Time: 12 to 12.50pm

Location: TBC

 Cost: $60.00 for all 6 weeks. You will be sent payment information once you have booked your ticket through the website link above. We do still have limited numbers, so this is first in first served.

NZSL Courses Term 2

Enrol now for Term 2!!

No previous NZSL experience is required.
Come and learn:                                                                

  • The finger-spelling alphabet
  • Basic phrases
  • Some university-specific vocabulary
  • Basic grammar
  • Deaf culture

2022 Course details
This course will run each Thursday of Term 2:

5th May
12th May
19th May
26th May
2nd June

Time: 12 to 12.50pm
Location: Puaka-James Hight Room 210
Cost: $50.00

To register please email becs.brocherie@canterbury.ac.nz 
for payment details.

The course will only commence if there are sufficient registrations.

Te Ratonga Whaikaha | Student Accessibility Service name change

Tēnā koutou katoa,

In line with our strength-based approach to students accessing their learning, and after a period of consultation with registered students, the team at Te Ratonga Whaikaha has updated our ingoa Pākehā (English name) to reflect better the way we work, and to align with our ingoa Māori.

As of Friday 11th February 2022 the Equity and Disability Service will now be known as Te Ratonga Whaikaha | Student Accessibility Service.

As a service we aim to support and empower our students to embrace their differences and achieve academic independence and success, and this is now reflected in both of our names.

​​​​​​​We estimate that between 20-25% of students at the University experience barriers to accessing learning, and Te Ratonga Whaikaha|Student Accessibility Service (TRW|SAS) is here to provide support services, assistance, and advice to ensure that you make the most of your time here and achieve your academic goals.

Visit our updated website to see what support we can offer, and to book an appointment with one of our Accessibility Advisors.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the team at our new email address: sas@canterbury.ac.nz