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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Harassment Policy (128KB, Version 2.00, PDF)

This document outlines the University's position in regards to harassment of any kind, involving staff, students or visitors, whether on or off campus.

Health and Safety Policy (198KB, Version 4.00, PDF)

The University of Canterbury is committed to providing and maintaining a safe and healthy working environment for its employees, students and visitors as outlined in this document.

Honorary Awards and Honours Conferred by the University Council - Policy and Guidelines (197KB, Version 2.00, PDF)

The University Council may, by resolution, recognise the achievements of persons in the community and/or the University by way of conferring an Honorary Title, Award or Degree. This document outlines the eligibility criteria; nomination and selection procedures; and any privileges associated with these awards.

Human Ethics Policy - Research Involving Human Participants (1152KB, Version 1.04, PDF)

This document provides the framework for all proposals for research and teaching exercises that involve human participants to ensure compliance with ethical standards.


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.