Category Archives: Announcements

Update and support for students

We understand one of our students has died early this morning and we await confirmation from Police. We offer our deepest condolences to their family and friends. We have reached out to offer support and assistance to those immediately impacted.

We know this may affect many students and we urge you to contact the Student Care team for support, including the special consideration process.

There are lots of support services here at UC to help you:

UC ranks 11th globally for Sustainable Education

If you’re studying the Bachelor of Social and Environmental Sustainability, or any of UC’s other innovative sustainability-focused qualifications, then you’ll know this already: UC is doing really well in Sustainable Education.

Yes, we have been ranked 11th in the world in Sustainable Education, ahead of some of the world’s leading universities.

Read more here.

Union activities this week

The PSA, TEU and E tū have advised the University of their intention to undertake various activities at UC this week and next Monday at the following times (note: this is not strike action):

  • Tuesday 11 October:  11am – midday 
  • Wednesday 12 October: 1pm – 3pm 
  • Thursday 13 October: 2pm – 3pm  
  • Friday 14 October: 3.30pm – 5pm 
  • Monday 17 October: 1pm – 2pm

Staff are asked to advise students who may be impacted via AKO | LEARN. For information about access to UC libraries during these times, please see the Library webpage.

The University of Canterbury bargaining team believes the talks at UC have been constructive and we will continue the dialogue that aims to address the issues that are relevant to UC staff.

Paul O’Flaherty
Kaihautū Matua Pūmanawa Tangata
​​​​​​​Executive Director of People, Culture and Campus Life