If you are a new or advancing student and have questions regarding your degree, courses or programme of study in business, law and criminal justice, please contact us.
We give advice on:
- first year course options
- degree planning
- entry requirements
- part-time enrolment
- withdrawal from courses
Who do I contact for student advice?
School of Business and Economics
Malcolm Scott, Student Advisor
School of Law
Simon Dorset, Senior Tutor
Margaret Ricketts, Academic Manager
Ariana Johansson, Student Advisor
Where else can I find assistance?
Student Support Advisor
The Student Support Advisor responsible to the College of Business and Law 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
The College Internationalisation Administrator and the UC International Relationships Office staff may be some of the first people you meet before you arrive at UC. They can help with any questions you may have about your studies and coming to UC. Check out the International Students website at www.canterbury.ac.nz/international/ for useful information on studying and living in New Zeland.
Māori and Pasifika Student Support
There are numerous support programmes, mentoring and fun activities for Māori and Pasifika students at UC.
The Pacific Development Team runs many events throughout the University year. Pasifika Welcome is our first major event and is for all Pacific students and their families. Jandals, the Pasifika Postgraduate Symposium and the Achievers Evening are some of the things students can look forward to during the year. To find out more about these events as well as the Pacific Mentoring Programme visit their website: www.canterbury.ac.nz/pacificstudents/
The Māori Development Team offers a wide range of support programmes and services for all UC Māori students. UC is committed to contributing to the development of Māori students undertaking university study and supporting their achievement of iwi aspirations. Activities include the Māori Leadership Programme (a peer buddy support system for new UC Māori students) and Māori Academic Support. To find out more visit the UC Maori website www.canterbury.ac.nz/maoristudents/
Any queries should be directed to the PhD Administrator in the Postgraduate Office, see their website for the right people to contact www.canterbury.ac.nz/postgrad/contacts.shtml
Support Services at UC
UC has a huge array of support services to help you before and during your time at UC. Take a look at the Student Services website at www.canterbury.ac.nz/support/ and take advantage of the help they have to offer or any of the support services listed below: