Studying with us over summer?
If you have tested positive for COVID-19, please complete this form to notify UC – https://ucsafety.assurasoftware.net/Default.aspx. The Assura form is easiest to complete on a laptop or desktop computer.
We have made some changes to our COVID-19 support over summer and students will not receive a call from UC. However, we have support available to you both on campus and in the community if you need it:
- Atawhai Ākonga | Student Care or Te Waka Pakākāno | Office of Māori, Pacific and Equity (please note our closedown period of 23rd December – 9th January)
- UC Health Centre (please note closedown period of 12pm 22nd December – 19 January)
- Healthline on 0800 358 5453.
- You can also text or call 1737 anytime to speak to a trained counsellor
It is important that anyone who is COVID positive takes time to rest and recover to give you the best chance of getting back on your feet. We recognise that everyone experiences COVID differently, and that your ability to study from home is impacted by many other factors alongside COVID symptoms. We would recommend you inform your course coordinator/lecturer if your COVID positive status is likely to impact your ability to complete course work, and that you work with them to navigate this. See the below information on special consideration if that applies to you.
We know there may be circumstances where, the re-emergence of COVID-19 impacts your performance or ability to complete an assessment item. If this happens you can apply for a Special Consideration on COVID-19 grounds. You will need to provide evidence of sickness/illness and details of what evidence is required can be found here. When you fill out the Assura self-report you will be sent an automatic email response, and this can be used as evidence in the special consideration process.