UC Policy Library - University of Canterbury - New Zealand


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Campus Drug and Alcohol Policy (215KB, Version 2.00, PDF)

The University of Canterbury strives to provide a safe and secure environment for all students and staff on the University Campus. This document clearly sets out the rules regarding drug and alcohol use within the University Campus.

Campus Maps Policy (345KB, Version 2.02, PDF)

This document aims to ensure consistency in the naming of buildings, roads, facilities and the use of symbols and logos on UC maps.

Clubs and Groups on Campus Policy (190KB, Version 2.00, PDF)

This document is intended to give clear direction to organisers planning and conducting events and to ensure consistency with other policies.

Communications and Media Policy (245KB, Version 3.01, PDF)

This document outlines the University of Canterbury’s position on speaking to the media, news releases and internal communication and is applicable to all staff.

Computer Replacement Policy (187KB, Version 1.03, PDF)

This document seeks to standardise computer equipment replacement at the University, as a restrained and responsible practice.

Conflict of Interest Policy, Principles and Guidelines (406KB, Version 2.01, PDF)

This document seeks to ensure that in decision-making there is no conflict between personal or professional interests, or duties of trust or obligations of good faith of University members on the one hand and their obligations to or with the University on the other.

Consultation in the University Policy (162KB, Version 1.03, PDF)

This document outlines the University of Canterbury’s commitment to consulting its staff in matters where it is reasonable to expect this to occur.

Consulting Policy (317KB, Version 2.00, PDF)Staff Only

The University of Canterbury encourages consultancy work as it is an important means of engagement with its stakeholder community. This document relates to all departments/schools and research centres for consultancy activities undertaken by academic staff, and technical staff.

Contribution Margin Funding Policy (Staff Only) (Link)

Copyright Policy (329KB, Version 2.00, PDF)

The purpose of this document is to ensure that UC staff and students are aware of, and comply with, current copyright legislation and any copyright licences entered into by the University.

Course Timetabling Principles and Guidelines (153KB, Version 2.00, PDF)

This document governs the whole-of-University approach to developing and managing student timetables.

Court of Convocation Statute (117KB, Version 2.00, PDF)

This document sets out the Court of Convocation Statute for the maintenance of the Court of Convocation Register.

Creating, Reviewing and Modifying Courses, Programmes and Qualifications Guidelines (242KB, Version 1.06, PDF)

This document outlines the methods used to gain academic approval when creating, modifying or reviewing courses, programmes or qualifications at the University of Canterbury.

Credit Transfer for Students from New Zealand Institutions: Guiding Principles (271KB, Version 1.04, PDF)

This document gives information on granting credit to students moving between institutions, under UC Academic Regulations.


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.