Category Archives: Behaviour and Responsibilities

UC Security

Tiaki Paenga | UC Security staff are on campus 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can contact the Security team any time by phoning 0800 823 637 – it’s a good idea to save this number in your phone.

  • Feel free to approach UC Security staff if you need assistance – they will be happy to help you.
  • If you have a medical emergency, call UC Security. All UC Security staff are trained in first aid.
  • If you notice any suspicious behaviour on campus, always report it to UC Security. No matter how minor it may appear, you could be helping to prevent an incident.

Te Ara Pourewa o Ngāi Tahu | UC Help Point Towers

  • There are 13 help towers located across campus to provide information any time, and immediate assistance in an emergency by putting you in contact with the UC Security team
  • Press the black button for information, and the red button in an emergency. In an emergency, wait at the tower until help arrives. UC Security will monitor you via security cameras until a security guard reaches you.
  • The red button is for genuine emergencies only and misuse will be treated seriously.


Winter is Coming! Now that the mornings are darker and the days are colder it’s a great time to start preparing for winter, so here are some top tips.

Getting to, from and around campus

  • If you’re driving allow time for your commute, defrost your windows, be aware of road works and cyclists.
  • Watch out for ice on roads and paths, even road paint can be slippery when wet.
  • Be seen if you’re cycling – use a white/yellow head light and red taillight and wear fluro or reflective clothing.
  • And on the subject of bikes – if you love it, lock it! D bike locks are the best or go one step further and use one of the secure stands on campus. These are electronically accessed, video-surveillance monitored bike parks. Simply swipe your Canterbury Card to get access. Please make sure that you still lock your bike. Secure bike stands can be found at:
      • Engineering (Creyke Road)
      • Behind Central Lecture theatres
      • Meremere (Law)
  • Look up when crossing roads and watch for crowds between lectures.
  • Call UC Security from your phone (0800 823 637) or one of the help towers if you need help or assistance.

Look after yourself

  • Book in for your flu shot at the Health Centre and stay home if you’re sick.
  • Eat well, keep active and make sure you’re getting enough sleep.
  • Make sure your party is a Good One by registering on the Good One Party Register.
  • Remember you’re part of a bigger community than just UC and you have a responsibility to. keep yourself and others around you safe.



UC students get a free password manager!

Protect Your Digital Life!

Did you miss out on the UC Cyber team’s World Password Day Password Manager and Pizza giveaway? If you did, don’t worry. You still have the option to redeem your free password manager account, exclusively available to all current UC students.

At UC, we want our students to stay cyber-smart and cyber-safe, so we’re drilling the message that weak or reused passwords can lead to major security breaches.

We don’t want you to fall victim to hackers and compromise your valuable information (want a depleted bank account or a social media takeover by some random?) No, neither do we. A good way to prevent this is to use a password manager to create strong, unique passwords for your online accounts.

That’s why UC has partnered up with 1Password to offer you two years of free subscription (and possibly more!)

How does it work?
1Password provides a secure vault to store your passwords and generate unique and strong ones for each account. Say goodbye to the hassle of creating and remembering passwords!

Set up a free account.
Setting up a 1Password account is a breeze. Just follow the step-by-step instructions on AKO | Learn. Plus, as a UC student, you can invite up to four family members to your UC ‘1Password family account’.

Why 1Password?
1Password stands out with its advanced encryption features. Your vault and items are protected with end-to-end encryption, safeguarding your privacy. Your master password and secret key provide an unbreakable shield, keeping your data safe from prying eyes.

Worried about what happens when the two years are up?
Don’t worry. If you leave UC, you’ll still retain the full duration of your account. And if there’s a high demand, we might extend the offer duration. You always have the option to purchase a family account subscription (approx. USD 4.99 a month) or seamlessly transition to a different password manager.

Stay cyber-smart,
The UC Cyber Team