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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Naming Rights Policy (313KB, Version 3.02, PDF)

The purpose of this document is to establish the criteria for granting Naming Rights in relation to University assets, activities or academic employment positions to specified parties.

New PhD Subject Proposals and Approvals - Policy and Procedures (128KB, Version 2.04, PDF)

The degree of Doctor of Philosophy is offered in a wide range of subject areas and from time-to-time a new subject area is proposed. Proposals for any new PhD subjects require CUAP approval (even if the subject has been taught at undergraduate or masters levels). This policy lays out the information which must be provided to the UC Postgraduate Committee and Academic Administration Committee for consideration of a recommendation of a new subject to the Academic Board.


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.