The Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of Students is here to support you

The Code (formally known as the  Education (Pastoral Care of Tertiary and International Learners) Code of Practice 2021) supports the wellbeing and safety of all students. It covers topics like physical safety and inclusion, access to advice and support services, physical and mental health support, support for transition into and out of university study, student accommodation requirements, and having opportunities for students to have their voices heard. 

Student with disabilities still face barriers at uni, such as accessibility issues on campus or ableist attitudes from other students or members of staff.  The Code helps disabled students and their whānau to hold their university accountable, to ensure that they can access the support services they need. 

If you have any concerns about your wellbeing and safety at UC, you should discuss these in with Student CareUCSA, or UC’s Grievance Coordinator

Find out more about the Code at UC here

Thinking about postgrad study? Check out your options at UC

If you’re in your final year at UC and starting to think about your next steps, now’s the time to look into further study.  It could be your ticket to a more influential and interesting career, whether that’s in research or leadership roles, or having the knowledge to be able to make positive change. 

Postgrad study also allows you to change direction if you decide you want to move into a different subject area. You’ll gain a new set of skills, experience and have more career options with a conversion qualification. 

Don’t just take our word for it, have a look at what some of our postgrad students have to say about their time at UC: 

Anjana Mishra, Master of Laws (International Law and Politics)

Anjana’s particular area of interest in her research was the impact on the European Union during the possibility of Greece or Britain exiting. Carrying out her thesis before and during the aftermath of Brexit gave her the ‘novel experience of watching history in the making’. Read more> 

James O’Neill, PhD in Fire Engineering

Postgrad study has allowed James to travel and present his research throughout the USA and Europe, which he says has definitely helped his career progression. Read more> 

For more information about UC’s flexible postgraduate programmes, check out the 2022 Postgraduate Prospectus or visit the postgraduate information website> 

How the Education Code of Practice can support you

The Code (formally known as The Education (Pastoral Care of Tertiary and International Learners) Code of Practice 2021) sets out the responsibilities of tertiary education providers, like UC, in promoting and supporting your education, wellbeing and development. 

The Code outlines the general pastoral care of students, and has specific support for students living in student accommodation. 

UC should be helping you to feel safe (physically and mentally), supported, connected and able to have your say. If you feel your needs aren’t being met, you should firstly talk to one of the support services at UC. If you want to take your complaint further, you can contact NZQA