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UCount 2022 – What You Told Us

Earlier this year, we asked you to tell us about your experiences at UC through the UCount survey. Well, the results are now in! Check out which student service you think is most essential, how many of you are working while studying, and how you rate the teaching quality at UC.

infographic with high level results from the UCount survey 2022

All your feedback will be used to shape and improve services here, so thank you for taking part!

As thank you to those who took part we had heaps prize draws with free coffees, books and hoodies for you. Huge congratulations to Olivia Hembrow for winning our huge $1000 travel voucher! She’s planning on using it for some ski holidays this winter. Great choice Olivia, the snow has been so good this year and the season’s just getting started. Have a great time! 

If you have any questions, please reach out to Ako Marake | Evaluation & Student Insights at

LINGOSWAP: Free Mandarin Lessons



GCC are happy to announce that we are bringing back ‘LingoSwap’

FREE BEGINNER MANDARIN LESSONS for those wanting a crash course in the language and culture run by the Confucius Institute at UC.

This crash course is perfect for complete beginners who have no previous background in Mandarin Chinese. Our goal for you is to nail the basics and build a strong foundation for your future adventures.

This course is held every Thursday between 6-7pm over 6 weeks

Week 1: Hello/ Introductions

Week 2: Nationalities

Week 3: Numbers & Months

Week 4: Ordering Food

Week 5: Shopping

Week 6: Asking for Directions


Starting on the 21st July, spaces are limited so SIGN UP NOW!

See you there!


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.