UC Policy Library - University of Canterbury - New Zealand


Welcome to the University of Canterbury Policy Library, a single point of access for all of the policies and procedures that have been developed and approved at an institutional level.

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Academic Dress Regulations and Specifications (Link)

Academic Advice Principles and Guidelines (221KB, Version 3.02, PDF)

This document gives guidance to staff on providing academic advice to students.

Academic Appeals and Grievances Principles and Procedures (359KB, Version 1.05, PDF)

In dealing with academic appeals and grievances, the University follows a set of steps which are outlined in this document. It also outlines steps to be followed by students.

Academic Freedom Policy and Principles (139KB, Version 1.01, PDF)

This document outlines the University's position on the academic freedom of students and staff.

Academic Integrity Guidance for Staff and Students (259KB, Version 1.04, PDF)

This document refers to the academic integrity of both staff and students. It advises on the responsibilities of staff and students, and gives guidance to staff in dealing with matters around allegations of dishonesty.

Academic Reviews Policy and Guidelines (302KB, Version 2.01, PDF)

This document provides information on the review of academic programmes of study.

Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable Procedures (123KB, Version 2.00, PDF)

This document sets out some of the most frequently asked questions about billing (accounts receivable) and payment (accounts payable) activities for Financial Services at the University of Canterbury.

Adjunct Appointments Policy (138KB, Version 2.01, PDF)

The University of Canterbury offers adjunct appointments as Professors, Associate Professors, Senior Fellows and Fellows. This document explains when appointment occurs and the subsequent entitlements of those appointed.

Admission Regulations A. General (Link)

Admission Regulations B. University Entrance (Link)

Admission Regulations C. Transfer (Link)

Admission Regulations D. Admission and Credit Ad Eundem Statum (Link)

Admission Regulations E. Discretionary Entrance (Link)

Admission Regulations F. Special Admission (Link)

Admission Regulations G. Limitation of Entry (Link)


Parking and Traffic Statute 2017

The Parking and Traffic Statute 2003 was reviewed at the end of 2016. In addition to content changes, the location of this information has been transferred from the University Regulations website into the UC Policy Library.

The 2003 Statute is still available and is contained as an appendix to the revised 2017 Statute, available on the UC Policy Library.

Special Consideration Procedures and Guidelines

As of the commencement of the 2016 academic year, UC has moved from the longstanding aegrotat system to a new special consideration process. You can find out more about the new regulation here: General Course and Examination Regulation H: Special Consideration (University Regulations website)

The UCPL holds the supplementary compliance document, the Special Consideration Procedures and Guidelines (PDF, 233KB). This document replaces the:

  • Aegrotat Consideration Procedures,
  • Discontinuation and/or Backdating After Due Date Policy and Guidelines,
  • Missed Examinations Policy and Procedures for Applications for Special Pass,
  • Missing of Tests and Other Assessment Deadlines Policy, and
  • Refunds After the Due Date Policy.


The Metapolicy (PDF, 391KB) lays out how the Policy Library and the documents it holds function. All users of the Policy Library should be familiar with the Metapolicy, as it provides guidance on the management of policy at UC.