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New Zealand Sign Language Course - 2017
The NZSL course offered in Term 3 is now Full. To register your interest for Term 4 please email.
Disability Resource Service News
Academic Skills Centre - Term 3 Workshops
Workshops and Seminars start from 17th July.
More information about these sessions can be found on the Academic Skills Centre website.
New Zealand Sign Language Course 2017
The NZSL course offered in Term 3 is now full.
Please email to regsiter your interest for Term 4.
Courses are open to UC students and staff.
UC Graduation Success
Robert Perry took 10 years to complete his Master of Science but his perseverence and tenacity paid off when he graduated with distinction on Thursday 13th April. He put his success down to the perserverance and the assistance of UC Disability Resource Service Advisor Rachel Rogers who "always had a game plan when I was panicking".
See the full story on Stuff.co.nz (direct link).
The latest DRS Information Handbook
Please download our 2017 Disability Resource Service Handbook (PDF)- printable and also formatted for screen reading software.
If you would like a printed hardcopy please come in and see us - they are available at reception.
UC Student: Cochlear scholarhip winner targets injustice
Born profoundly deaf, Lachlan Bartlett is now completing his first year of a double degree at the University of Canterbury and recently won the runner-up prize for the 2016 Cochlear Graeme Clark Scholarship for Australia and New Zealand to help fund his university studies.
UC Student runner-up for Graeme Clark Scholarship
One of UC's Graduates
Celebrating UC Graduate Success: Christchurch Mail: Blind graduate lands ideal first position and The Press.
DRS Student Satisfaction Survey 2015 - Read What Students had to Say
Our end of year survey presents general statistics and testimonials from DRS students in 2015 covering the specialist service and the general learning environment for students with disabilities at UC.
Student Survey Results 2015
Research and Information
Be. Employed: Internship Programme
The Be. Employed Internship Programme, through Be. accessible, connects tertiary students with access needs (disabilities) to meaningful, paid work placements.
Please also refer to the Be. Accessible website for further information and details.
See what we have been doing in past years - have a look at our Archive!