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- Current Student Information Information for registered students on: Test/Exam Special Arrangments; Notetaking and other useful details!
- Alternative Formats
TechnologyCheck out the Alternative Format Centre if you have difficulties accessing your course material
Information about the Disability Resource Service
Download Handbook (PDF)
Directory for community services (Canterbury)
Insider's Guide to UC archive
New Zealand Sign Language Courses - Running in 2018
Please email for further information or to register your interest for the NZSL courses running in 2018.
Disability Resource Service News
Academic Skills Centre - Revision and Exam Preparation
More information about these sessions can be found on the Academic Skills Centre website.
Learn New Zealand Sign Language in 2018 - Introductory courses
Please email for further information on the NZSL courses offered in 2018 and to regsiter your interest.
Courses are open to UC students and staff.
Dillon Scholarship for 2018 Study
The Dillon Scholarship provides financial assistance to people with significant physical or intellectual disabilities who intend pursuing tertiary education.
Note: to be eligible for the scholarship, students home base must be from the Bay of Plenty region.
Application forms are available online from 1st October 2017 and close 7th December 2017.
Please see www.baytrust.org.nz for more information or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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 graduate success: Dylan Watts graduated with a BSc in Computer Science in 2016, overcoming barriers and using formatted material from the Assistive Technology & Alternative Format Centre to access course materials. See the full story in the Christchurch Mail: Blind graduate lands ideal first position and The Press (direct link).
DRS Student Satisfaction Survey 2016 - Read What Students had to Say
Our end of year survey presents general statistics and testimonials from DRS students in 2016 covering the specialist service and the general learning environment for students with disabilities at UC.
Student Survey Results 2016
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!