Student Support and Experience - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

Welcome to Student Support and Experience

  • Get advice
    and support
    Get practical guidance and advice on your wellbeing and success as a UC student
  • Get settled inResources for domestic and international students
  • OrientationUC Orientation and Welcome events are the best way to find out what university life has to offer.
  • MentoringGet a mentor and get someone to help you, or become a mentor and help someone else.

'When you first go to university and you don’t know anyone it’s hard to start making connections'

Pip Connell part of the UC Sport Athlete Development Programme. Read profile

'There have been some dark times and challenges along the way'

George Gribbin is studying a Master of Counselling. Read profile

'Some of my best marks were achieved through the use of group discussion and collaboration'

Ryan Keen is legally blind. Read profile

'Lecturers are very open, approachable people, and often concerns can be solved just by popping by their office or sending them a quick email'

Rachel Robilliard is studying Law and Geography. Read profile

'UC Basketball has allowed me to connect with a wider range of people'

Darcy Rose is a postgraduate student from the USA. Read profile

'At first I felt a bit excluded at Canterbury'

Jordie Simmonds is studying a Bachelor of Engineering with Honours. Read profile

'It is hard when you start because you do not know what to expect'

Tamati Smith is studying a Bachelor of Commerce. Read profile

'I was drawn to the strength of the Hockey down here'

Trent Summers balances elite level hockey and studying engineering. Read profile

'When I first started at UC I felt like a fish out of water'

Simone Templeton doesn't let dyslexia or the demands of being a single parent hold her back. Read profile

Your Success Toolkit

Tools for your success

The UC success toolkit equips you to succeed as a UC student.
See Your Success toolkit.

Feeling Down

Talk to someone at UC

There are several support services that can help you get better.
See Feeling down or anxious?.

Financial Help

Get assistance through UC

UC offers help finding options if you are struggling with financial hardship.
See Need financial help?.

Free lunch

Help us improve the student experience

Join our database of students willing to give feedback. Find out more.

Make your out-of-class activities count

Earn official recognition for your co-curricular activities

Discover what out of class activities help you develop the skills employers want.
See the UC Co-curricular Record (CCR) programme.