Chat with a UC student

Our Unibuddy programme gives you the opportunity to communicate with current UC undergraduate students and get answers to your questions about what it's like at UC, different study areas, the student experience, and campus life. 
(This is NOT a live chat, so you can usually expect a typed response from our student ambassadors via our Unibuddy chat platform within 24 hours.)

If you have tougher questions about entry criteria, course selections, UC policies or application processes please direct these to a staff member. (Staff will usually reply within 24 hours in standard NZT business hours only.)

  • Student Ambassadors are not admissions officers: 
    Please avoid asking students admission-related questions such as “Is my x score good enough to gain admission”, or “Can you please help me check through my application?”.
    Please direct questions about entry requirements and admission criteria to our Staff Ambassadors.
  • Avoid spamming: 
    Please avoid submitting the same question to multiple Student Ambassadors.
    Pose your question to a Student Ambassador that best fits the context of your question (the student could share a similar background to you, or be doing a qualification you are interested in). 
  • Personal recommendations are personal: 
    Our Student Ambassadors do not you know you personally, and are not best placed to make a personal recommendation for you or your situation.
  • Please do not ask our Student Ambassadors to share their personal contact details with you. This is against our policy.
  • Respect their time: Our students juggle a busy schedule. At times, they may need a longer time to respond to you, especially during exams, or term breaks. We appreciate your understanding.