Category Archives: Study@UC

Postgraduate Information Evening

Thinking about postgraduate study? This is a great time to start planning!

Dive deeper into your area of expertise or change direction completely – with more than 100 postgraduate programmes to choose from, we’ve got the right postgraduate option for you.

Come along to find out everything you need to know about postgraduate life and study at UC.

  • 6:00 – 7:00pm: Info Session. Find out about your options, where postgraduate study can lead you and hear from students about their journeys.
  • 7:00 – 8:00pm: Ask the experts. Grab a snack and ask our team any questions you may have, from student support to particular programmes.

Please register here as spaces are limited.

Nau mai, tauti mai, come join us. We’re looking forward to seeing you there.

Questions? Please contact

Planned lift outages 5 – 7 June

Selected lifts across UC’s Ilam Campus will be temporarily out of service between Wednesday 5 June and Friday 7 June for inspections.

There will be a short outage of 30-45 minutes for each lift while the inspection is carried out.

The schedule is as follows:

Wednesday 5 June 2024
Forestry Lift 36
Geography Psychology Lift 46
Geography Psychology Lift 47
Angus Tait Lift 67
Otakaro Lift 64
Civil Mechanical Lift 31
Civil Mechanical Lift 32
Electrical Link Lift 28
Macmillan Brown Lift 37
Macmillan Brown Lift 38
Matariki Lift 19
Matariki Lift 20

Thursday 6 June 2024
ICT Lift 25
Henry Field Lift 55
College of English Lift 50
Locke Lift 22
Locke Lift 23
Wheki Lift 53
Wheki Lift 54
Uni Halls Lift 39
Ilam Flats Lift 42
West Lift 3
West Lift 4
West Lift 5
West Lift 6
West Lift 7

Friday 7 June 2024
Kowhai Lift 43
Kowhai Lift 6
Ilam flats Lift 43
Ilam flats Lift 44
Ilam flats Lift 45
Jack Erskine Lift 40
Jack Erskine Lift 41
Engineering Library Lift 62
Julius Von Haast Lift 1
Julius Von Haast Lift 3

For the period of an inspection, please use an alternative lift or stairwell where available. For those unable to use the stairs, please follow the temporary works instructions notice on the lift to contact the technician on site for assistance.

Please follow usual evacuation procedures in the event of an emergency.

Please direct any enquiries to

Thank you for your patience as we carry out these required works.


Ngā mihi,

Facilities Management Team

Feeling Overwhelmed?

As deadlines for assignments and exams approach, it’s natural to feel stressed and overwhelmed. However, taking a break to prioritise your wellbeing is crucial for your success. By doing so, you’ll increase your chances of acing those assessments!

To prepare for exams effectively, it’s essential to take regular breaks and schedule rewards and downtime during your study day. Taking a walk outside or talking to a friend for 10 minutes every hour can refresh your mind and leave you feeling relaxed for your next study session.

Additionally, managing your stress and nerves by keeping things in perspective is key. Remember that your exam success does not define you as a person. Preparing in an organised manner and avoiding procrastination can decrease nerves and increase confidence levels when stepping into an exam. Adopting good habits such as consuming brain food and staying hydrated will also improve your performance and engagement levels.

There are plenty of ways to take care of yourself, whether it’s by exercising, connecting with friends and family, or simply taking deep breaths.

Visit the Support and Wellbeing page for a range of info on anxiety, stress, study skills and fear of failure.

Need to talk? Reach out to our support services on campus.