Services for new students

Get the most out of life as a student at UC. Here you will find information to help you settle in, and find your way around the essential services on offer.

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Mentoring programmes

Get advice from a mentor through one of UC's mentoring programmes. Make a successful start to your studies, connect with fellow students and find out about all the awesome things about UC. 

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UC Pathways

UC Pathways is a developmental programme designed to assist your transition to degree study.

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Email and IT services

Students receive free email accounts and associated email storage quota, accessible on the web or with a mobile device.

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Student ID card

Your student ID card, known at UC as your Canterbury Card, is your formal identification for around campus. 

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Health services

A range of high quality health services are available for advice and consultation to ensure you stay in the best possible shape.

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Check your timetable with My Timetable

Using UC’s web app, Allocate+, you can make sure you don’t have any clashes and select your preferred lecture and tutorial times where there is more than one option.

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Student associations and clubs

More than 100 student-run clubs and organizations support the varied intellectual, artistic, cultural, social, and recreational pursuits of the UC community. 

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Cycling, driving and public transport

It is easy to get to campus from most parts of Christchurch by cycling, a short drive or you can take advantage of regular bus services.

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Fitness and leisure

Maintain a healthy work-life balance with free membership at UC’s RecCentre.

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