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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Information Resources Policy (399KB, Version 2.00, PDF)

This document explains how the University of Canterbury Library manages its information resources.

Intellectual Property Policy (534KB, Version 2.05, PDF)

This document outlines the importance of intellectual property, the ownership rights of the University, its staff and its students and the commercialisation of intellectual property for the benefit of the University and its members.

International Links Policy (132KB, Version 2.00, PDF)

The steps involved in the pursuit of and the response to requests for links with overseas tertiary institutions, are outlined in this document.

Internet Usage Policy (189KB, Version 1.00, PDF)

Interruption of Tests - Guidelines for Developing Departmental Policy (143KB, Version 1.05, PDF)

The Academic Administration Committee formulated this document to assist departments with developing policy to address situations where a major test is disrupted.

IT Policy Framework (142KB, Version 2.00, PDF)


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.