Current Students - College of Business and Law - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

Information for Undergraduate Business and Law Students

Whether you are a first-year student at the University of Canterbury or a returning student undertaking undergraduate studies for a Bachelor's degree, here is a quick reference guide to useful information and contacts to help you with your studies.

Make sure you visit a college student advisor during your time at UC. They can help you with your course selection and planning your degree from first year through to graduation. It is important that you talk to a student advisor early on so you know you are meeting any pre-requisites (required courses for some degree majors) and are on track to complete your degree. Student advisors can also help with planning double majors and double degrees.

UC Business School

School of Law

Study Resources


You can access your lecture notes, handouts, readings and other course material on Learn.

Exam Papers

Copies of past exam questions are available from the Library website to aid your study.

UC Library

The Law Library and Commerce collection are located in the Puaka-James Hight Building. The combination of books and electronic databases is one of the best in the country for current legal and business information. The librarians are friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. The Law Library staff offer familiarisation tours and short courses on accessing the library. Please link to the UC Library for detailed information and opening hours.

Academic Skills Centre

The Academic Skills Centre is a free advisory service and resource hub for all students. They can help you with essay and report writing, refreshing your maths and presentation skills, as well as planning your study routine and revision for exams. Sign up for their workshops and seminars.

Support Services

Visit the Services for New Students webpage where you can find more informaiton on mentoring, email and IT services, your student ID card, health services, timetabling and much more

A Student Support Advisor is your first point of contact for advice and referrals on issues that affect your academic and social life at UC. Some of the areas that the Student Support Advisor can guide you on are:

  • Understanding UC regulations and processes
  • Accessing appropriate resources around your study (e.g. extra tuition, study groups, Learning Skills Centre, etc.)
  • Accessing broader UC services such as accommodation, career advice, immigration, student clubs, etc.)
  • Seeking solutions to disputes
  • Developing appropriate communication skills that assist your UC study life

Contact Student Support by
Phone: +64 3 369 3531 or internal extension 93531
Or check out Student Support People for specific support staff phone numbers or the Student Support website

You can also get assistance from the student advisors, course coordinators, student support advisors:

UC Co-curricular Record (CCR)

The UC Co-curricular Record (CCR) is a new initiative that recognises your participation in pre-approved activities outside of your academic programme. It is available as a trial to 2015's first year undergraduate degree students on an opt-in basis. You can register with the CCR, apply to join activities and submit a claim for recognition through the Career Hub portal on the UC Career, Internships & Employment web pages. Or navigate to the 'How to Guides' section of the CCR web pages and follow the guides.

Business and Law clubs and societies

UC has the most student clubs and societies of any New Zealand university, so check them out on the UCSA website