Step 6. Get prepared for University

Next Steps

If your application is approved, you can begin your doctoral degree with your supervisor at a time that is mutually suitable.

PhD proposal and supervisory agreement

If you applied after 1st November 2013, you will also need to complete the PhD proposal and supervisory agreement six months after you begin your study.

At twelve months, you will also need to complete your PhD confirmation.

PhD confirmation

If you applied for a PhD or Doctoral degree after 1st November 2013, you will need to submit your PhD confirmation twelve months after you enrol.

Progress reports

Throughout your doctoral degree, you will also be expected to provide progress reports every 6 months.

Support for PhD and Doctoral students

Campus tours and future student events

Find out more about Campus tours and future student events so you can get to know UC before you get here. And make sure you come along to UC Orientation Day where events for all new students starting at UC held twice a year at the start of semester 1 and 2. 

International students

Get a feel for life as an international student at the University of Canterbury and learn about the support on offer from orientation and enrolment through to graduation.

Māori students

The Māori Development Team is here to support you and your whānau throughout your tertiary journey. Find out about the services on offer to you as a Māori student and meet the UC Māori Advisors at Orientation day.

Pacific students

The Pacific Development Team provides a welcoming and supportive environment for students of Pacific heritage. Find out about the various events and support programmes on offer for Pacific students.

Students with disabilities

UC supports Students with disabilities by providing appropriate, disability-related study support services and specialist resources such as:

  • Practical support
  • Assistive technology
  • Information in alternate formats
  • Special arrangements for exams

Adult students

Whether you're returning to study or this is the first time you've thought about coming to university, we understand that furthering your education can be a daunting yet exciting prospect. Balancing work, family and study commitments is tricky so UC available to help you get the most out of your time at university. Find out more about UC's support for Adult students.

Services for new students

Here you will find information to help you settle in, and find your way around the essential services on offer.

Email and IT services

Find out how to access the Email and IT services you’ll need for your courses, plus information about printing and Wi-Fi access on campus.

Student ID card

Get yourself sorted out with an Student ID card for entering classes, using the library, receiving student discounts and much more.

Library

Electronic and print resources can be located through the UC Library. This can be accessed 24/7 online through your laptop or mobile device.

Cycling, driving and public transport

Cycling, driving and public transport — find out all the information you need to get yourself to campus.

Campus maps

Use campus maps to locate the buildings and rooms on our four campuses.

Timetables

How to access your personal timetable, plus all you need to know about lectures, tutorials and more.

Mentoring programmes

UC's Mentoring programmes are here to help you navigate your first year at UC — get help with connecting and engaging with university life and study.

Safety on campus and Security staff

The UC campus is generally a safe place however there are going to be heavy vehicles, increased traffic an uneven surfaces to look out for. Students are encouraged to stay alert while on campus and to report anything that they thing could be unsafe to staff.

At UC, student and staff safety is a priority – everyone is responsible for keeping an eye out for each other. In 2015 a new initiative will see student ‘Guardians’ on campus to help ensure everyone can come and go safely.

It is a good idea to avoid walking home at night wherever possible. Security staff can accompany you if you are on your own, just give them a call.

The University Security office is located at 114 Ilam Road and is operational 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

General enquiries
Phone +64 3 364 2888 extn 6888
Email security@canterbury.ac.nz

Emergency numbers
Phone +64 3 364 2888 extn 6111
Freephone in NZ 0800 823 637 (we recommend you put this nunber in your phone)
Visit a help and information point for emergencies only

Smokefree campus

UC is proud to be a completely smokefree campus. This means that smoking is not permitted on any University grounds including regional campuses, field stations and other premises.

The full policy can be reviewed in the Smoke-free Policy (PDF, 156KB).