Notetaking information

Notetaking may be provided for you in lectures if you experience difficulties taking notes yourself for disability-related reasons. The notes are intended to record information presented in a lecture that isn’t contained in course handouts or lecture slides as accurately as possible, including information from class discussions and announcements.

This service is not designed as a substitute for attending lectures, so students receiving notes are expected to attend all lectures.

Applications from existing students who are registered with DRS should be made no later than a week before the beginning of the semester so that notetaking can be arranged.

If you apply for lecture notes once the semester has commenced, the notes request will be actioned as soon as practicable. Note that if you apply after the first week of semester, DRS is under no obligation to backdate notes.

It is also your responsibility to notify your Disability Resource Advisor of any changes where notes are no longer needed or a notetaker is not required. Additionally, cancelled lectures, tests held during lectures, and any room or time changes must also be notified.

In most cases notes are loaded onto the University of Canterbury's Learn site for you to access, view and download independently.