UC Policy Library - University of Canterbury - New Zealand


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Marking Assistance by Students and Contract Staff Principles and Guidelines (128KB, Version 1.06, PDF)

This document acknowledges that programme convenors may use students or non-continuing staff to assist with marking of student work where appropriate.

Master’s Degrees - Award of Honours, Merit and Distinction Guidelines (1116KB, Version 1.03, PDF)

This document has been developed for faculties and college offices to assist with the award of Honours (and the equivalents – Distinction and Merit) – for Master’s degrees where appropriate.

Master’s Thesis Work Policy and Guidelines (349KB, Version 2.02, PDF)

Guidelines for Master's thesis work have been developed to assist students, supervisors, and Heads of Department/School in the efficient completion of a Master’s thesis, to help to prevent difficulties and disputes, and to assist in the resolution of disputes and problems should they arise.

Memoranda of Understanding Policy (259KB, Version 2.00, PDF)

This document establishes the criteria with which binding and non-binding agreements should be chosen by the University.

Memorials Policy (179KB, Version 2.01, PDF)

Metapolicy (400KB, Version 2.03, PDF)

This document outlines the development and review processes for all compliance documents in the UCPL.

Mobile Device Policy (159KB, Version 1.06, PDF)

This document provides information relating to allocation, procurement, and operation of University-owned mobile devices.


Policy Template Unavailable

The policy template (docx) is currently unavailable. The Policy Unit is working to resolve this. In the meantime, if a policy template is needed, please contact the Policy Unit directly (see Contacts tab for details).

The Use of Electronic Signatures on University Documents

The Fraud Response Policy (PDF,313KB) was updated in April 2017 to include guidelines for the use of electronic signatures on University documents. Staff and students should make themselves aware of these changes and refer to the policy in the first instance when using electronic signatures.

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.