Who can help me with my concern?

This page is for students, staff and members of the public wanting to talk to someone about a concern.

UC Grievance Coordinator - UCGC

University Grievance Coordinator

Louise Knewstubb
Ext. 95592
External phone: +64 3 369 5592

Postal Address

University Grievance Coordinator
Private Bag 4800
University of Canterbury
Christchurch 8140
New Zealand

University of Canterbury Students' Association - UCSA

UCSA Support - Advocacy and Welfare

The UCSA is independent of the University and exists to support students. You can contact the Advocacy and Welfare Team via email, phone, or just drop into the UCSA offices to discuss your concern.

The UCSA Student Advocate will be able to assist you in: 

  • Navigating the correct University appeals and complaints processes.
  • Concern, complaint and appeal letter writing.
  • Locating and understanding the appropriate University regulations and policies.
  • Helping you to understand all your options and avenues for resolution.
  • Advising you on what evidence may be required for an appeal or complaint.
  • Facilitating the communication between you and the University.
  • Attending meetings as a support person or advocate and assisting with appeals. 

The Student Advocate exists to provide this independent, confidential support to students so that they do not have to navigate appeals, grievances or general concerns alone – deciding to pursue one of these can be daunting, and it can help to have someone who knows the process to help you out! You can find the UCSA offices in the Undercroft, bottom floor of the James Hight Library.

Refer to the UCSA Support page for contact details.