• Are you a first year student in 2017?
  • Do you board, or live with your family or your friends?

We have an exciting programme planned for 2017, please register for UniLife to get started.

UniLife *

Let’s face it, Uni can be daunting. UniLife is a year-long programme run by students for first-year students. It is available to first years of all ages who have never studied at a tertiary institution before, (excluding those in halls of residence, ELDP and Go Canterbury). It is designed to maximise your success by facing common challenges together and avoiding some of the pitfalls.

The year-long programme includes:

Weekly social events (during term time)

UniLife participants are invited to a FREE weekly dinner activity every week of the term. It could be a social quiz night, guest speaker from the community or industry partner, or a have-a-go session. It changes weekly so there is something for everyone.

Pre-arrival support and orientation
We’ll use the information supplied in your registration to group you with other students who share your interests and circumstances so you make meaningful connections. There will be several opportunities to connect with your group prior to, and during Orientation to get you on track for a great year.

Setting goals and getting connected

The support doesn’t stop at Orientation. Your student leader will help you in setting goals and checking-in throughout the year on your progress. UniLife helps you get connected with the clubs and societies that are right for you, and guides you on when and how to seek help when the going gets tough.

Academic preparation and support for your wellbeing
Free workshops throughout the year give you a head start on how to manage your time at UC, how to prepare for exams and assignments, how to manage stress, and understanding your personality and learning style. Our friendly professional staff introduce you to strategies to keep you well and on-track!

Community Engagement

You will have the opportunity to participate in a meaningful community project with other first-year students, and gain recognition on your co-curricular record.

Career Planning

At the end of your first year you’ll get individualised career advice to ensure you are on-track to achieve your goals.

* Please note some publications may refer to this programme as ‘Halls Without Walls’ or ‘UC Catalyst’.