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Get the lowdown on academic integrity

To be a successful student, you need to show academic integrity: acting honestly, ethically, fairly and respecting others throughout your learning experience. It’s important to take charge and avoid making mistakes which can hinder your education.


When you’re asked to use examples in your assessments, it can be hard to know how to avoid plagiarism. Simply put, plagiarism is copying materials from another source (whether it’s a quote or data) without a clear acknowledgement of the original source.

It’s important to reference properly as all assignments are checked through UC’s anti-plagiarism software, Turnitin, which highlights when students have copied other authors’ work without citation.

Top tips:

  • Using quotation marks to quote someone is not plagiarism, as long as the source is acknowledged.
  • Check on AKO | LEARN to see which style of referencing your lecturer would like you to use for each assignment. This will inform how you cite your references and avoid plagiarism. You can read style guides for referencing here>
  • Feeling lost? Te Pokapū Pūkenga Ako | The Academic Skills Centre run workshop on avoiding plagiarism throughout the year. You can learn more and book here>
  • If you’d like specific advice, or the session dates don’t work for you, you can also make a one-on-one consultation with a learning advisor here>


Breaking the rules for assignments or exams is treated very seriously and can result in expulsion.

It’s important to know what you can bring to exams, how they will run and whether or not you can use equipment such as calculators, which may need to be authorised by UC before use. 

Get prepared and read up on the key information around examination instructions here>

Building on your skills 

If you’re looking for quick tips on how to improve your writing or study skills, you can learn more here, with Te Pokapū Pūkenga Ako’s helpful handouts.

On AKO | LEARN you can also access UC Skills – the central place for all your online academic skills help. With courses on academic writing, referencing and stats management (to name just a few), UC Skills helps you get ahead and feel confident about your mahi (work).

When we work together to act honestly, ethically and respect each other and our work, we get the most out of our studies. You can learn more about academic integrity here.

UC Library Kahoot Quiz Competition


Get ready for Semester two by taking our ‘UC Library Basics 101’ Kahoot quiz! 📝

This quiz will get you up to speed on all the UC Library info you’ll need while you’re studying at UC! The Kahoot is playable until Friday 5th August, 12pm (noon) ⏰

Already took the quiz earlier in the year? This is the PERFECT opportunity to test your memory! 🧠

Play the Kahoot here 👉 https://kahoot.it/challenge/08537629
See below for how to WIN 👇

Criteria for entry:
1. Use your UC username as your game ‘nickname’ e.g. abc123 (so we can identify you, and contact you about your prize, if you win!)

2. Follow us on social media
Facebook 👉 https://www.facebook.com/uclibrary
Instagram 👉 https://www.instagram.com/uclibrary/

3. You must have started study at UC in the last 2 years i.e. your first year at UC was in 2021 or 2022 (this year).



UC Library | Ngā Puna Mātauraka
Phone:  +64 3 369 4888
Email:  library@canterbury.ac.nz
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Having second thoughts about a paper or course?

There is a period when you can change your mind about a paper or course you’ve chosen to study and get a refund.

Final dates for enrolment changes, withdrawals and refunds

  • The last date to make changes to your enrolment or withdraw with a full refund from Semester 2 (S2) courses that started on Monday 18 July 2022 is Sunday 31 July 2022.
  • For Cross Year (CY**) courses that started on Monday 18 July 2022, the final date to withdraw with a full refund is Sunday 21 August 2022.

For all other courses (including teaching) please refer to the Key Enrolment Dates online.

Note: Dates for enrolment changes, withdrawals and refunds can vary depending on the course – check the specific page for your course for information about withdrawal dates. 

Want to chat about your plans first?
If you’d like to discuss about your options or need more information to make a decision, there are heaps of people on campus you can talk to.

The first place you can go is Te Pātaka in Puaka-James High Central Library, where you can find: 

You can also talk to: